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 mobile high volume pumps used to create a controlled landslide to protect railway line.

Large pumps from Hytrans used for cliff restoration after UK floods The UK has over 50 high volume water pumps from the Netherlands manufacturer Hytrans. During the disastrous 2014 Spring floods in the South West of England the Somerset and Devon fire services deployed several pumps to restore the damaged coastline. The cliffs above a stretch of coastal railway track at Dawlish were deemed unstable and before the train track could be re-opened they needed to be stabilized. The unstable material had to be removed in a controlled landslide. The Hytrans Hydrosub 150 pumps were ideal for the job – with their 10 bar pumping action they were able to send forceful jets of water high enough to … [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...]