Its undeniable that the weather is changing. Temperatures are getting hotter, droughts are longer, bushfires are becoming more frequent and disastrous. We’ve all witnessed how the firefighting authorities, professional and volunteers, have responded in a dramatic and positive way to the fire threat.
Settlements have been wiped out, lives lost, stock and property destroyed.
Australian Pump, the countries’ leading manufacturer and supplier of engine drive pumps have been on high alert for the last 4 months.
“When we realised that the houses on the Urban Interface, meaning those people who want to live in amongst the ‘gum trees’ are in potentially danger, we realised that there is a real need for not only product, but education,” said Aussie Pumps Chief Engineer, John Hales.
We know that the volunteer services, some 200,000 men and women across the country, are diminishing in numbers. That projection of volunteers for the future means homeowners, particularly those on the urban fringe are going to have to become self-reliant.
Australian Pump have worked towards developing products and systems to help homeowners to protect their properties! The reality is we Australians love our trees and apparently the Government will not prevent us from continuing to build in amongst areas where we’re close to national parks, forests and even leafy suburbs like those in our major capital cities.
That being the case, the role of the humble engine drive pump, can become the difference between not only saving the property but life or death.
Australian Pump have gone to extremes to produce Bushfire Survival Guides for property owners across the country. “Last year we gave out tens of thousands of these through our dealers across the country. Even volunteer fire fighters praise the documents we produce to help people,” said Hales.
The Urban Interface is currently quoted by the RFS in NSW as being at least 1 million houses.
That’s a million houses in jeopardy that need protection!
For more information including Aussie Pumps free Survival Guide visit the Aussie Pumps website (aussiepumps.com.au) or contact their national dealers.