Aussie Pumps distributors across the district have responded to the need for information on fire protection! The feedback from those in the line of fire is that the biggest issue is a lack of preparation putting homes, commercial buildings and whole townships at risk.

“No one expected the shear severity of this year’s catastrophic fires” said Aussie Pumps Operations Manager, Hamish Lorenz. “Fire fighters, farmers and homeowners all report a lack of preparation for what appears to be the worst fire season in a century,” he said.

Even farmers, who have worked with and used pumps all their lives, have been caught by surprise with, in some cases, devastating results. Houses, sheds and even lives have been lost. Local company Australian Pump Industries has print tens of thousands of their FREE Bushfire Survival Guides to aid homeowners, businesses and even Government authorities.

The Bushfire Survival Guide provides invaluable information on a wide range of fire fighting topics. “Even now, we’re learning every day from this year’s fires, how we can make the Survival Guide better for next season” said Lorenz.

The Guide is now in its 10th year of printing, with every season’s version being improved based on the growing knowledge bank compiled by Australian Pump. The company believes first and foremost in producing the world’s best fire fighting pumps and secondly making sure that the users of the product get the very best out of them.

Copies of the Bushfire Survival Guide have been made available to dealers throughout the country. The Guide is available on the Aussie Pumps website and is now in its third print run for the season. Visit for a copy.

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