Stirrup pump

A stirrup pump is a portable reciprocating water pump used to extinguish or control small fires.[1] It is operated by hand. The operator places a foot on a stirrup-like bracket at the bottom of the pump to hold the pump steady, the bottom of the suction cylinder was placed inside a bucket of water.[2]

Fireguard on the roof of a building London 1941
Topaz Utah 1946
Engraving from the mid-17th Century fire museum in Salem at Lake Constance, Germany
Farm and Garden Annual
A Currie & Co, Milwaukee, Wis.


  1. ^ Feuerwehr-Dienstvorschrift 1 (FwDV 1) − Grundtätigkeiten − Lösch- und Hilfeleistungseinsatz. Ausschuss Feuerwehrangelegenheiten, Katastrophenschutz und zivile Verteidigung (AFKzV), [Fire brigade service regulations 1 – Primary duties – Fire extinguishing and rescue service. Committee on fire fighting, emergency management, and civil defense.] Bremen 2006, S. 53.
  2. ^ Smoke, Flame, Fire!: A History of Firefighting: A History of Firefighting. R.Apps (2018) ISBN 1526305356, ISBN 9781526305350

External linksEdit