Pump range primed for fire season
FIRE-fighting authorities across Australia are warning of a potentially catastrophic bushfire season this year.
Winter rains have been a bonus for farmers but have also led to a huge increase in growth, posing major hazards not only in the country but also in urban areas.
Brierley Hose & Handling stores are primed to support the local community by supplying top-quality Aussie fire pumps and accessories.
When lives are on the line a pump that doesn’t prime the first time or an engine that fails to start can result in tragedy.
Brierley’s is giving away a free guide to help customers choose the best fire-protection system for their needs.
“Choosing the right fire pump could save your property, livestock or even your own life,” said managing director John Brierley.
“Even if you decide to evacuate, you can’t always predict what will happen during a bushfire. We’ve already seen just how quickly a hazard reduction can spread out of control and the last thing anyone wants is to be caught out.”
The guide features the Aus- sie Fire Chief, developed for Australian bushfire conditions and lauded internationally.
The Fire Chief has the ability to draft water through a vertical lift of 7.6m, offering great priming characteristics that can be critical when the pump is drawing water from a swimming pool, dam or tank and the water level is dropping.
The Fire Chief also features big water passages with a twoinch inlet and a three- way outlet head. The pump boasts a maximum flow of 500 litres per minute and offers a maximum head of 75m, making it ideal for fighting spot fires and for household protection.
The Fire Chief comes with skids and anti-vibration mount as standard equipment and is powered by genuine Honda, Yanmar, Kubota and Hatz Diesel engines.
The Fire Chief also boasts a five-year warranty.
More information on the Aussie Pumps range of firefighting pumps and Fire Smart Survival Guide is available from Brierley Hose & Handling branches at Derwent Park on 6272 8144 and at Invermay on 6337 8444.