Hytrans Hoselayer utilised for large diameter hose deployment in fighting waste dump fire in Somerton, Victoria

The CFA used the Hytrans Hoselayer from CFA Scoresby Fire Station at Somerton, Victoria to deploy 3 lays of large 100 mm diameter hoses to fight a waste pile fire. At 2.30am on November 20th 2015 the waste pile was struck by lightning and caught fire. The towering mound of wood and other possibly noxious materials threatened to burn for multiple days and cause significant air pollution for nearby communities. It was estimated to be 20 metres high by 80 metres wide and had been operated illegally with the EPA and the City of Hume Council pursuing the owners through the courts in preceding months. Large amounts of water were needed to extinguish the fire, and the hoselayer quickly deployed a … [Read more...]

AFAC15 Exhibitor Showcase – Bluemont

By MDM Publishing Ltd (Richard Parsons) 3:03 pm July 9, 2015 No water…. the fear of every firefighter. No water, water coming too late or not enough water will make firefighting much more complicated, often more dangerous and sometimes impossible. Hence we need to have water quickly, lots of it and continuous. Hytrans mobile water supply as procured by Fire & Rescue NSW is often the solution. Hytrans mobile water supply has proven its value globally for over 25 years. How does it work? A diesel power pack drives a portable and floating hydraulic submersible pump. The power pack is deployed within 60 meters of a water source (sea, river, creek , dam, tank, hydrant, mains) and … [Read more...]

Hytrans & CFA hose layer: A great system helps a great crew lay & recovery hose during the Hazelwood fire.

Hytrans mechanised hose layer and recovery system deployed for fire extinguishing and de-watering at Hazelwood open-cut coal mine fire February 2014 The new acquisition made by Scoresby Country Fire Authority in January 2014 had hardly been unpacked before it was in the field in supplying vast amounts of water to put out the Hazelwood open-cut mine fire, and to aid in dewatering at the site. Scoresby Fire Station mounted their new Hytrans hose layer container and hose layer recovery unit on a new Mercedes truck. It was used to lay and recover hose quickly for 4 weeks continuously at the burning mine site. Tough operating conditions for fire control in heat, wind, poor air quality and … [Read more...]