Australian Pump Industries have produced a new updated version of their “fire survival guide”. The guide helps home owners in bushland areas like the Hills District & Hawkesbury area to confidently assess the risks of fire for their property and to take preventative action.

Fire Fighting Authorities across Australia are warning of a potentially catastrophic bush firefighting season this year. Winter rains have been a bonus for farmers but have also lead to a huge increase in undergrowth posing major hazards, not only in country but also in urban areas.

The document details extensive knowledge and information on preparation work to be done in advance. Even if you decide to ‘get out of the way’ of oncoming fire and leave, a well prepared home is more likely to survive and is easier to protect. The guide also illustrates on how to prepare your home so that you have substantially better protection if you are prevented from retreating.

The survey taken of Victoria’s CFA, New South Wales, RFS and Queensland’s FES indicates a similar sombre view of the coming summer season. “Stable rainfall over the winter season, means that vegetation growth has been much greater than ever before and will continue to grow over spring”, said Aussie Pumps’ Brad Farrugia. “Meaning that there is more fuel for the sweltering hot fire season, which authorities have predicated will be disastrous. We have bumped up production and begun an active education program for dealers, farmers and home owners”, he said.

Aussie Fire Ready Survival Plan, a 24 page document packed with invaluable information, is available free of charge from Aussie Pump distributors and other key outlets throughout Australia.

The Aussie Pump Survival Plan is available to download from, together with further information on the Aussie range of fire pumps.