TERMIUM Plus®

The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.

OPEN WATER SUPPLY [1 record]

Record 1 2011-09-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Fire-Fighting Services
  • Water Collection (Water supply)
DEF

Natural or artificial water points (as rivers, lakes, ponds, etc.) from where it is possible to draw water for firefighting purposes.

CONT

Research shows that in the event of a fire people living in rural areas face a higher risk of fatality and losing property than their urban counterparts ... The following points need to be considered in order to limit the chance of fire and reduce the possible loss should a fire break out: Make sure your property is identifiable. Rural numbering is invaluable to assist in a quick response by emergency vehicles ... Ensure you have adequate water supply close by for firefighting purposes. Signpost your water supplies just in case they're needed to extinguish your neighbour's fire. Make sure portable pumps can be located within 7 meters of an open water supply.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Service d'incendie
  • Captage des eaux
DEF

Sources d'eau naturelles ou artificielles à l'air libre, tels étangs, lacs, rivières, etc. d'où l'eau peut être puisée directement à des fins de lutte contre les incendies.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Servicios de lucha contra incendios
  • Captación de agua
Save record 1

Copyright notice for the TERMIUM Plus® data bank

© Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2020
TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank
A product of the Translation Bureau

Features

Language Portal of Canada

Access a collection of Canadian resources on all aspects of English and French, including quizzes.

Writing tools

A collection of writing tools that cover the many facets of English and French grammar, style and usage.

Glossaries and vocabularies

Access Translation Bureau glossaries and vocabularies.

Date Modified: