Australian Pump Industries reports the huge success of its publication, ‘Fire Ready Survival Plan’.

Available online or in hard copy, the plan is a hit with communities across Australia, including many farmers who are significantly better prepared for this season’s catastrophic fires.

Firefighting authorities are urging homeowners to assess risks in their areas and to take appropriate precautions.

Aussie Pumps’ Adam Scully observes that loss of property, livestock or even human life can be avoided if properties are properly prepared.

The Aussie Bushfire Survival Plan maps out two options for home and property owners: stay and defend or leave early and avoid the fire altogether.

However, they should avoid emotional decisions about staying back to defend with inadequate equipment, water or supplies.

According to Scully, people think they can use their pool pump or any other electric pump to protect their property. What they don’t realise is one of the first things that happens in a bushfire is the power goes out leaving the electric pumping system useless.

Aussie Pumps recommends a quality petrol powered pump as the foundation of a protection plan. A top quality product that should be the heart of any external sprinkler or fire protection system, the Aussie Fire Chief, designed for Australian bushfire fighting conditions is sold by Australian Pump Industries all around the world.

The Aussie Bushfire Survival Plan analyses site conditions and provides recommendations and practical advice on property fire protection systems. Property preparation and guidelines on design and installation of sprinkler systems are all included in the guide. Vital information is provided on the advantages and features of petrol or diesel drive pumps, use of lightweight pumps and the absolutely critical pre-season preparation and servicing that must be carried out to equipment to make sure it works when it is needed.

Aussie fire pumps are powered by Honda engines because of their reliability. The Aussie Fire Chief is available in 5.5hp or 6.5hp genuine Honda engine configurations.

Featuring a big belly body and huge 7.5” single piece impeller that delivers a whopping flow of 450 lpm and a maximum head of up to 75m (170psi), the Fire Chief is a powerful pump that will enable operators to run a sprinkler system while also supporting a 1” firefighting hose and nozzle for ‘mop up’ firefighting.

Australian Pump advises homeowners to get the advice of their local firefighting authority.