With the Hills District on the “urban interface”, residents have to be aware and educated on the risks of living near bushland. It presents an extreme fire danger and property owners must be prepared.
Joe Attard from Kenthurst has set up his home to be bushfire ready. Located near Guppy Creek, Joe has installed a reticulation system using Aussie Pump firefighting pumps.
In 2002, Joe’s place was nearly destroyed when bushfires threatened. He takes property protection seriously and has worked with Aussie Pumps to share his experience with a short online video.
“There’s always a worry. With recent rains; the bush has new growth waiting to burn.” said Joe “I’m happy to show others what I’ve set up so they can see on a practical level what’s possible,” he said.
Aussie Pumps has also produced a free Bushfire Survival Guide that provides instruction on how you can protect your home and set up your own protection system.