Right equipment crucial in preparing for summer
TASMANIA Fire Service has joined with Brierley Hose and Handling in warning farmers and home owners of the potential for a catastrophic bushfire season this summer.
Many bushfires have already decimated areas in the northern states.
The team at Brierley has its “Fire Ready” program up and running to help people prepare for what looks like a very dangerous summer, including a free new Bushfire Survival Guide.
“There are number of steps people can take to protect themselves and be fire ready”, said John Brierley.
“Ensuring pumps on farms are working and can meet the capacity required is imperative”, he said.
The Bushfire Survival Guide includes a pump-selection guide as well as inforHonda mation on installation.
The Aussie Fire Chief is a simple, robust, self-priming fire pump with a high-performance engine. It boasts a maximum flow of 500 litres per minute and offers a maximum delivery head of 75 metres – more than 100psi in pressure.
The pump is powered by a GX160 or GX200 engine with recoil and electric start options. The pump also primes fast and leads competitors with a suction lift of 7.6m.
For applications requiring more pressure, Aussie’s Mr T delivers heads to 95m. It is powered by a Honda 9hp or 13hp heavy-duty petrol engine and comes with a full roll frame.
“More people are going with electric start these days whether it’s Honda petrol or top quality diesels like Yanmar, Kubota or Hatz. When there’s a fire coming, nobody wants to wrestle with a recoil cord when they can have instant performance just by turning a key,” Mr Brierley said.
For a copy of the bushfire guide or more details contact Brierley Hose and Handling in Hobart or Launceston or at brierleyhose.com.au.