Each Aussie summer seems to bring its share of fires, and to survive you must be prepared. Whether your property is out in the country or simply on the fringe of an urban area, it’s important that you have the necessary plans and fire protection systems in place ahead of time to protect yourself, your family and your assets.
Understanding the Risks
The first step towards fire protection is understanding your risks. A fire can happen anywhere – open grasslands, coastal scrub or bush – and spread very rapidly. It is important that you and everyone on your property understands bushfire risk, including weather conditions that may influence how the fire travels and important safety measures that they must take.
Talk about your fire safety plan and pin it up where everyone can see it. Ensure that all personnel on the property are familiar with fire protection systems in place. It is important that everyone (including children) know where to locate and how to operate the fire pumps correctly.
In the event of a fire, it’s important to realise that you may not have access to power, so a fire pump system is essential for protecting your property. Davey pumps are petrol or diesel driven and self-priming (which simply means that once started, they suck water in through the inlet automatically).
Davey offers a huge variety of pumps for every circumstance and need. From small units to suit tray-mounted tanks right through to Remote Start units that can be activated by SMS, there’s a fire pump to suit every situation. Fitted with the latest technology these pumps are durable, simple to use and most of all, reliable.
Fire Protection Systems: Advanced Security
If you live in a rural area, your fire pumps will be an important part of a bigger system involving storage tanks and sprinklers. Every property is different and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to fire protection, so it’s important to seek some expert advice on what your property needs. We can help you install a system that suits both your property and your budget.
Your fire-fighting pump should be well maintained – after all, you never know when you might need to use it! Check the pump regularly, running the engine to ensure that everything is operating smoothly. Make sure the fuel lines, gaskets and seals are in good condition. Your pump should be serviced regularly by a certified technician.
Can I use my Fire Pump for more than Firefighting?
The short answer is ‘yes!’ Your engine-driven Davey pump is ideal for water transfer, irrigation, boom spraying, sheep jetting and pumping water for stock.
Talk to the team at Total Eden about a Fire Protection System for your property. We can help you install a system that suits both your property and your budget. When mother nature rages, enjoy the peace of mind knowing you have a system in place to protect your home, surroundings and loved ones.