Survival guide for bushfires

Aussie Pumps has put out a bushfire survival guide to help make it easy to prepare a survival plan and secure a property before bushfires threaten.

The booklet titled Aussie Pumps’ Fire Ready is being given away for free to support the community.

Aussie Pumps’ Victorian regional manager Craig Bridgement said they printed tens of thousands of copies and the response had been positive.

“With brutal fires already experienced across the country, we know that the season is a long way from being over,” Mr Bridgement said. “With this incredible season of climate extremes, we’ll see more catastrophic months ahead.”

The guide covers the essentials of bushfire protection with detailed information about how to select a suitable pump and how to install the sprinkler system.

The guide deals also outlines the need for an adequate water supply and for the property to be fully prepared to be defended. I covers setting up a roof reticulation system and sprinklers, equipment checklists, fire drills and pump maintenance, as well as last minute checks to do on the day of a fire.

Mr Bridgement said a quality firefighting pump was key to setting up a protection system, as second rate gear can risk property, crops, stock and even lives.

“Homeowners need to be planned, prepared and practiced at using the gear,” Mr Bridgement said.

It’s not too late to get organised. Even if you plan to leave you should be prepared to defend yourself in case you are prevented from evacuating.”

Australian Pumps supplies high pressure firefighting pumps and offers a five year warranty on its products.

The Aussie Fire Chief and Mr T twin impeller fire pumps produce more water at pressure.

For more information, visit aussiepumps.com.au.

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