Greg Browning from the Bureau of Meteorology is warning that the wetter than average Spring could lead to a very dangerous bushfire season. Greg points out that even while the rain was welcome in bushfire prone areas, it won’t be enough to reverse the years of drought.
One local company, Aussie Pumps, is working hard to build more pumps to cope with the anticipated demand this year. “We’ve bought every Honda and Yanmar diesel engine we could get our hands on and are turning them into top quality fire pumps using the Aussie Fire Chief as the base” said Aussie Pumps’ Brad Farrugia.
Brad warns that buying a pump from a third world country can not only be a disappointment but could put your property, livestock and maybe even your lives at risk. “Check before you buy, is it a reputable brand? Is it from a first world source? Does it carry a respectable warranty like Aussie Pumps’ unique five year?” he said.
Further info including free copies of Aussie’s Bushfire Survival Guides is available from authorised Aussie Pump outlets or your local Firie Depot.