Ever gone down a sewage pipe?

Warning: Wet wipes are NOT flushable and cause up to 75% of sewage drain blockages. Repairs can be very costly for both residents and water utilities. It is truly amazing what people stuff down toilets. Let’s not go into details. Sewage pipes are often deep underground and when the system clogs up it can be

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Hose Recovery goes AUTO……

In the time of autopilots, cruise control, self-parking cars and pizza delivery drones, large diameter hose recovery has gone automatic. The hardest job will be to decide which hand to use for the remote. The AutoFlaker 300 is engineered to automatically recover large diameter flexible hose in size from 200mm / 8” to 300mm /

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The cost of Poms stuck in traffic

Linking the quality of emergency response to the cost of the emergency for the economy should be encouraged. If emergency services cannot deploy efficient equipment the economy will bear the brunt. We applaud the UK Government for giving us insight in savings of a flood emergency; savings realized by using a more efficient high volume

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Port of Mackay: Let the fuel unloading begin!

Import of diesel and other fuel products to medium sized ports around Australia is on the rise, partly fueled by closure of some of our refineries, but also as new fuel suppliers expand their operations. The unloading of fuel in ports requires additional fire protection. When berths have multiple users, this additional fire protection is

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Dry Australian diplomats in Thailand and FMA

6 automatic FloodBreak flood barriers were recently installed at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. Well done! They work 24/7 with No Power, No People, No Pumps and No Batteries: just flood water. The Thai suffer greatly when flooding occurs and much more flood protection is needed going forward. In Australia, Lismore was one place that

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Swedes invent clever flood barrier

Long dark winters, freezing outside, mist and rain give Swedes plenty of time to think and invent. They produced the Boxwall, which stands out because of its sturdy simple design and effectiveness. It looks like a plastic Ikea chair with the legs missing, but actually is a clever device that even works well in flash

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What do we need to put this out?

Water of course. But at the Chullora Waste Recycling Centre, it was not that straightforward as: The onsite firewater tanks were empty quickly The nearby hydrant was already being used The nearest large capacity hydrant was 1,300 metres away Fire and Rescue NSW evaluated, coordinated and acted quickly by deploying their Hytrans Bulk Water Transfer

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The State of North Rhine-Westphalia stations Hytrans Fire System in Emmerich

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia stations Hytrans Fire System in Emmerich 27th November 2015 The State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia is procuring 6 special fire trucks equipped with Hytrans High Volume Water Supply System units. Each district government in the state and the National Firefighting Training Institute in Munster will get one, 6 in total.

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Hytrans mobile high volume water system supports environmental alarm in Minden-Lübbecke

Hytrans Fire System used in environmental emergency on the Bastau River in the Minden-Luebbecke district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. After heavy rain and high water levels in early July this year the oxygen content in more than 19 kilometers of the Bastau River dropped considerably. Pungent smells and discoloured water resulted and the authorities feared for

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Hytrans flood pumps at North Rhine, Germany

Hytrans Fire System is deployed to protect buildings from floodwater from the Alte Issel River, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany On July 27th 2016 the Hytrans Fire System was used to pump water from land surrounding farms and a nursery downstream into the flooded Alte Issel River. Pumping occurred at the rapid rate of approximately 6,000

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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

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