When the engineers for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey called us, they were looking to replace all the fire pumps which service the entire airport. They were building a brand new structure to house all five fire pumps. This new structure is beautifully designed with glass walls, which visually showcase the pumps in all of their mechanical glory. Many of the photographs that you see on this website were taken at LaGuardia Airport. The project consisted of five 3500 gpm pumps, three were diesel and two electric. All are set on a simple pressure switch system. As pressure falls 10 psi from the jockey pump set point, pump number one starts and so on until all pumps are running and the required flow is attained. All pumps are Aurora single stage horizontal split case fire pumps. The two electric pumps require 500 horsepower motor which are started using medium voltage across the line starters provided by Joslyn-Clark. The three diesel pumps are driven by Detroit Diesel two stroke engines.