Tanks play a crucial role in fire safety
DFES recommends home owners who plan to stay and actively defend their homes during a bushfire to have an independent water supply of at least 20,000 litres.
Preparation and planning for a bushfire is crucial.
Having water on hand to fight a fire assists in minimising the damage and impact.
It enables homes and sheds to be dampened before the fire approaches, allows for dousing spot fires and can be used in connection with a sprinkler system.
It is most likely water and power supplies will be lost during a bushfire.
The tank should be placed within easy access for an emergency situation, the pump should be engine driven by fuel and not reliant on electricity, and an adequate hose should be connected to the pump.
It should be noted at all times that warnings and instructions from the official fire authorities be adhered to in an emergency situation.
DFES has launched Fire Chat, a website which asks some simple questions to help home owners decide what to do if a bushfire threatens life and property.
Fire Chat provides guidance about what property owners need to do to ensure they are fully prepared.
Everyone can spare five minutes so check out Fire Chat on the DFES website — be aware, plan ahead and stay safe this fire season.
Visit dfes.wa.gov.au/firechat/. West Coast Poly manufactures a range of large-capacity water tanks up to 27,500 litres.
All large rural tanks come with standard fittings and are delivered free within 700km of Perth. Additional fittings can be supplied to meet the requirements of local brigades if required and this can be quoted at time of order.
Contact your local agent.
Call 1800 555 185 or go to westcoastpoly.com.au for more details about large-capacity water tanks.
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West Coast Poly manufactures a range of water tanks up to 27,500 litres.