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Putting a fire smart plan in place for your business

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article image Kerry McArthur from Blayney, NSW checks out the new Aussie Survival Guide for tips on how to get the best out of her fire protection system

Australian Pump Industries has introduced a new bushfire survival guide designed to prepare farmers and homeowners for the bushfire season.

Featuring up-to-date guidelines, Aussie Pump’s new Fire Smart Guide is based on the NSW Rural Fire Service’s ‘PREPARE, ACT, SURVIVE’ theme, and takes farmers and homeowners logically through preparation for defending properties in the event of a catastrophic bushfire.

Aussie Pump’s Brad Farrugia explains that the Fire Smart Guide is their way of supporting their fire pump customers, by not only supplying great fire pumps but also helping people get the best fire protection irrespective of the brand of pump they use.

The Aussie Fire Smart Guide deals with the option of ‘stay and defend’ or get out of the way of the oncoming fire. A well prepared home is more likely to survive a bushfire and also easier to defend; the guide shows homeowners how to prepare their home so that they have substantially better protection in the event they are prevented from retreating.

Farrugia observes that the Aussie Fire Smart Guide is indispensable for anybody wanting to protect their property, stock, crops, home infrastructure and lives. The guide covers everything from setting up sprinkler systems to providing household protection, and details all the basics of family fire drills, pump maintenance and selection.

According to Farrugia, Australian consumers have favoured the Aussie Fire Chief and Mr. T twin impeller over the last 20 years as the pumps were designed for firefighting. These two pump models deliver plenty of water at pressure to feed a roof mounted sprinkler system and can also supply a fire hose.

The Fire Smart Guide also equips the reader to ask the right questions when buying a fire pump. Farrugia says the guide will arm customers with a realistic expectation of what can be achieved, what equipment will be needed, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls.

The Aussie Fire Smart Guide is essential reading for anybody living in high bushfire danger areas including urban suburbs with bushland gullies.

Aussie Pumps’ Fire Smart Guide is available free from Aussie Pump distributors throughout Australia and can also be downloaded from the website.

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