Australian Pump Industries opened early after a shortened summer vacation with the staff back on deck to provide support for customers facing an escalating bushfire risk around the country.

Aussie Pump’s Brad Farrugia explained that their staff reported back early to ensure continued support to farmers, dealers and firefighting authorities, given the conditions with temperatures hovering around 40 degrees and catastrophic fires in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.

The introduction of the Aussie Fire Chief almost 20 years ago changed the market’s perception of the performance and longevity of portable lightweight fire pumps. Having gone through a number of enhancements since then, Aussie fire pumps are highly appreciated across the world today with the Fire Chief being shipped to North America, Europe, South East Asia and Africa.

The Aussie Fire Chief is the only portable high pressure fire pump in the world that comes with a 5-year warranty, indicating the company’s confidence in the product and in the top quality engineering that led to its development.

Most of the Aussie Pump staff reported for duty on the 5th of January 2015 in response to the extreme fire conditions around the country, with large sections of Eastern New South Wales, Western Victoria, Southern Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia exceeding normal potential for major fires.

According to Farrugia, the necessity for property owners to take precautions before the fire hits cannot be underestimated; Aussie Pump therefore, ensured their ‘Aussie Fire Smart Survival Guide’ was freely available to users. The guide emphasises the many facets of bushfire preparation including both livestock and crop protection issues.

Aussie Pump’s Honda-powered firefighting pump range, based on the Aussie Fire Chief concept extends right up to big twin impeller pumps running off 13hp Honda petrol engines and meeting the higher performance requirements of professional users with large applications. Electric start options help users start the pump quickly in an emergency. The company also offers a full range of heavy duty diesel drive fire pumps from 4.8hp right up to the heavy duty Brigade Boss Series.

Free documentation available on the Aussie Pump range include the Fire Smart Survival Guide and a handy Fire Pump Selection data sheet that shows how to make sure the right pump is selected for the consumer’s individual bushfire protection requirements.