About us

WATERAX has a long, proud and exciting history of moving water around the world. WATERAX originated as Watson Jack & Company, which was founded in 1898 by Montreal, Quebec native John Colquhoun Watson Jack.

The WATERAX mission is to place powerful, precision engineered lightweight portable pumps into the hands of our heroic wildland firefighters to move water to keep people safe, protect our forests and communities from the ravages of wildfires.

To become a world recognized authority and leader in the wildland firefighting community by providing powerful, precision engineered lightweight portable pumps and water-handling accessories.

At WATERAX values are more than impressive-sounding statements to hang in the office lobby. We strive to live our values day in, day out. Grounded in respect, empathy, curiosity and commitment, our values are an extension of the people we are, the business we move forward and the support we provide for our clients.

Our values shape our aspirations and mission. They guide:

  • How we behave, both collectively as a team and individually
  • How we make decisions and evolve our business
  • How we stand out for our clients, investors, employees and the communities we serve

WATERAXers value

  • Respect and empathy
  • Passionate curiosity
  • Dedication and commitment

WATERAX is a vibrant, Montreal-based company whose work makes a real difference to wildland firefighters worldwide.

We’re a successful, multi-disciplinary team of professionals who share a core belief in teamwork and reward for a job well done.

A product is only as good as the service behind it. At WATERAX, we back up our quality products with steadfast service. Trust us to be there when you need us.

Quality. Reliability. Trust. Our pumps are as tested and proven as the men and women who use them every day.