The recent extreme weather conditions is already placing an enormous strain on the resources of the fire fighting authorities, and highlighting the need for home owners to be aware and prepared.
Australian Pump Industries has designed the Aussie Fire Chief, a reliable, heavy duty, fire fighting pump that enable users to have a good chance against a possible disaster. Recently Hamish Lorenz saved his log cabin at Arcadia, on the outskirts of Sydney, by teaming the Aussie Fire Chief and a heavy duty Unifire fire fighting nozzle.
The fire came within 10 metres of the house, and it was only their ability to dowse spot fires that saved their home, according to Hamish Lorenz. Hamish Lorenz started out using a standard fire fighting kit with 2.5cm delivery hose.
The 2.5cm kit worked ok to a point, but simply did not allow enough water to get out onto the fires to provide any kind of real protection. Later, Hamish Lorenz connected a 3.75cm high pressure hose with a big fire fighting nozzle, the Aussie Fire Chief proved to them, what it could really do.
The Aussie Fire Chief produces more than 100 psi pressure and flows of up to 500 litres per minute, providing real confidence in asset protection.
Farmers can be prepared this summer by ensuring that homes and surrounding areas are properly maintained, grass is short, and an Aussie Fire Chief on standby and ready to go at all times.