FOL-DA-TANK acquires EVAC Systems Fire and Rescue

MILAN, Illinois — FOL-DA-TANK, which provides purpose-built portable water tanks, acquired EVAC Systems Fire and Rescue, which makes bags, paks and other products for fire and rescue crews.

“We’re always looking for ways to innovate in the fire and rescue industry, and EVAC Systems’ range of solutions perfectly complements our line of products,” said Joel Wright, President, FOL-DA-TANK. “With this acquisition, our combined teams will be in a position to better serve our customers and offer an even wider array of smart, reliable products.”

The acquisition is the first for FOL-DA-TANK, which got its start in 1954 when its founder used his young daughter’s Playpen as inspiration for the first folding frame drop tank. The drop tank invention revolutionized rural water supply.

EVAC Systems also features a wide range of innovations to assist those in the firefighting and rescue industries as well. Its paks are reliable and dependable because of firefighters’ demanding jobs. Made with 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon and made in the USA, EVAC Systems’ paks and bags include a multitude of features for those in the emergency services industry.

“We’re looking forward to the way FOL-DA-TANK will help us grow,” said Laurie McCune, retiring President, EVAC Systems. “We make products we stand behind, and it’s great to work with people who have a similar mindset and commitment to products with integrity.”

The acquisition became official on October 14.  The EVAC manufacturing facilities, showroom and team have been relocated nearby to FOL-DA-TANK’s factory in Milan, IL. EVAC Systems will operate as an independent brand under FOL-DA-TANK, LLC.

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Since creating the first portable drop tank in 1954, FOL-DA-TANK has innovated creative solutions for those in the firefighting industry. With an array of portable water tanks, FOL-DA-TANK also provides spill containment products that help protect the environment and tanks to store drinkable water for emergency situations.

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About EVAC Systems

With bags and paks for those in the fire, rescue, and emergency services industry, EVAC Systems has built a reputation on delivering reliable paks and emergency gear for demanding jobs. For more information about EVAC Systems, visit

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