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Fire Truck Water Tanks

In 1986 UPF incorporated and the line of Poly-Tanks® fire truck water tanks took off. The Poly-Tank® was the perfect alternative to steel and fiberglass water tanks for fire trucks. We continue to develop our product line, which now includes more than just t-type and rectangle tanks for pumper trucks. Throughout the world, departments choose our Poly-Tanks® on tanker, brush, and ARFF trucks.  UPF designs each Poly-Tank® to meet the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) guidelines for water tanks.

UPF Poly-Tanks® are made from exceptional quality polypropylene with a limited lifetime warranty. Our polypropylene is a strong, lightweight plastic, and offers weight savings on your chassis.  In addition, our Poly-Tanks® and many of our other products will never rust or corrode.  Because replacing steel and fiberglass was such a success, UPF applied the same innovation for additional products such as our wrecker bodies, tool boxes, and our rescue bodies.

UPF Pumper TanksUPF is a member of the Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA).  In addition, we attend many of the fire industry trade shows, including the FDIC show in Indianapolis, Indiana, each Spring.  The FDIC show has over 800 exhibiting companies and UPF has been exhibiting our Poly-Tank® for over thirty years.


In addition to our outstanding line of tanks for the fire service, UPF has also designed and made available other polypropylene components for fire apparatus. These include rescue toolboxes, air-bottle storage racks, EMS and defibrillator boxes, and other components.

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Elliptical Tanks

The Ellipse and the Ellip-T-Tank by UPF are the only polypropylene elliptical water tanks backed by UPF’s lifetime warranty. Lighter than stainless steel or fiberglass, these tanks are the strongest non-metallic elliptical tanks available.

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Foam Trailers

Ranging in size from 250 to 3,000 gallons, UPF foam trailers are the most effective, low-cost method of storing, handling, and delivering bulk foam supplies available. Field-tested at military and civilian airports worldwide, UPF trailers have also served a host of industrial and municipal customers.

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Integrated Tank & Bodies

The PolyBody is a service body made from the same tough, durable, impact-resistant polypropylene that has made the Poly-Tank the #1 water tank in the fire industry.

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Pumper Tanks

The rectangle and t-type poly firefighting tanks that started it all is available in sizes from 5 to 5,000 gallons and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Utilizing 100% pure PT3™ resin, UPF poly firefighting tanks are 50% lighter than steel and are up to 90% stronger than conventional copolymer polypropylene at varying temperatures. The POLY-TANK® III includes two features: color coded fill towers, and a Tanknology™ tag. Fully NFPA compliant, POLY-TANKs® are the standard equipment in fire apparatus around the world.

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Rescue Bodies

Made from the same tough, durable, impact-resistant polypropylene that has made the POLY-TANK® the #1 water tank in the fire industry, the PolyBody® will not corrode, resists day-to-day dings and dents, and is more lightweight than conventional steel or fiberglass bodies.

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Skid Tanks

UPF offers the most complete line of skid units in the fire service. In addition, UPF stocks Defender 2C and Defender 3 tanks at all three UPF locations for quick delivery and low shipping costs.

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Tank Options

Each UPF tank can be fully customized, with many choices of options ranging from thru-the-tank tunnels, notches, dump distribution boxes and mounting blocks to name a few.

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Tanker Tanks

Fully customizable, lightweight, and has numerous features. UPF tanks are manufactured from PT3™ high impact polypropylene proven to last a lifetime!

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