The fires around Wauchope needed more water than was available in local dams and tanks.
The Hastings River provided an ample water supply to enable fast and constant fire truck refilling, away from the usual muddy locations close to the water source.
Mud free boots for all involved.
The Fire and Rescue NSW Hytrans unit responded to provide access to the river that was not easily accessible to traditional units.
The Fire and Rescue NSW Hytrans unit can continuously supply 3000 litres of water over 1200 metres with a head of 6 metres.
Throw the submersible pump over the bridge, switch to On and fill the trucks.