Pool Resource for Fighting Fires
Model: Aussie Fire Chief
Thousands of country homes and rural properties are located in high hazard bush fire areas and the humble swimming pool is an often overlooked but very effective fire protection resource.
With the La Nina event producing record levels of undergrowth it will only take a few days of forty degree temperatures for bushland to become a tinder box ready to ignite. Fire authorities have already warned that the fire danger for this season means that their resources will be stretched to the utmost. They have produced excellent information on how to prepare for emergencies and how to protect properties by practising an upgraded level of self reliance.
The keystone of that self reliance is using locally available water resources, swimming pools, dams, wells etc, for basic fire protection procedures.
The family swimming pool is the ideal fire fighting resource. It is normally located close to the house so it makes it easy to fill up the gutters or damp down walls, roofs and any other surface that is potentially combustible.
Teaming the swimming pool with a reliable fire pump and hose kit, as recommended by the authorities, means homes can be saved and tragedies adverted. The Aussie Fire Chief is claimed to be the world’s best lightweight high pressure fire pump. It offers features and performance that are unbeatable.
The pump comes with a huge 100 psi pressure performance and the ability to pump up to 500 litres per minute. Its that big flow and high pressure that gives the Aussie Fire Chief the ability to literally drown spot fires or damp down houses and outbuildings fast.
“Fire fighting authorities understand that speed is what counts in fighting fires, getting the water onto the property fast is all important” said Aussie Pumps’ Product Manager Brad Farrugia.
The standard Aussie Fire Chief comes with a Honda Japanese built 5.5 HP industrial gasoline engine. Other drive options are available including Yanmar diesel and big 6 HP Vanguard petrol engine for increased performance.
The Aussie Fire Chief is able to draught water easily from swimming pools with the ability to suck from depths of up to 7.6 metres. It primes fast, first time, every time! The pump boasts a boasts a precision ceramic style mechanical seal and a heavy duty balance matched impeller that weights up to two and a half times more that the industry standard. The impeller is a heavy duty one piece aluminium construction, not plastic or riveted.
“It’s no fluke that the Fire Chief provides more performance than it’s competitors,” said Farrugia, “the pump is simply a bigger pump and the extra metal, matched with its superb hydraulic design, provides great flow pressure combinations.”
The Aussie Fire Chief is on display at Aussie Gold dealers around the country. Check here for your local dealer, further details on the Fire Chief and the full range of Aussie fire pumps is available on our fire fighting pumps page. Or download our Aussie Petrol Fire Fighting Pumps PDF (236KB).