SETTING UP YOUR WATER TANK FOR BUSHFIRE PROTECTION

Tank Size and Material

 It is recommended that a residential home have a miniumum of 5000 litres of water for fire protection. 

Tests show that steel or concrete tanks are ideal for fire protection.  

Budget Version!

We have used 1000Lt IBC pods in the past as Static Water Supplies, they are common and when linked together can form a valuable resource.

Tank Outlets

Often over looked, restricting the water supply to your pump will cause cavitation and premiture failure the pump.  The size of your tank outlet is critical and should be no smaller than the inlet of your pump. We recommend a 50mm or 2 inch brass outlet and matching ball valve.

Connecting Your Pump to the Tank

We recommend having a dedicated outlet for your pump and using camlock fitting on your suction hoses.

Fire Service Fittings

Fire services have standard fittings that allows them to connect to your tank, ensuring your tank complies will make protecting your home easier for them.

Fire Service Requirements

Access to your Stored Water

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The fire services will need to draw water from your water tank, to prevent cavitation and speed up the process they have standard requirements.

NSW RFS

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 The NSW fire services require a 2 inch metal tank outlet with a nickel plated brass ball valve and a forged Storz 65 fitting. 

Victorian CFA

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The CFA requires a metal outlet a minimum size of 2 1/2" with a valve and CFA 64mm 3 threads per inch outlet.

South Australian CFS

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CFS requires metal fittings & valve & a Storz 65 outlet. 

MFS requires a Storz 150 outlet.

Tasmanian Fire Service

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Tasmanian Fire Services requires a 2 inch metal tank outlet with a nickel plated brass ball valve and a forged Storz 65 fitting & Cap.  

Queensland

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A 2 inch Male camlock fitting.

NSW RFS

NSW Static Water Supply Water Tank

The Requirements

The requirements outlined in Guidelines for Single Dwelling Development require metal pipe fittings and forged NEN Storz Fittings.

Guide Lines
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Our Products

We can supply all the parts you will need to comply with NSW RFS requirements.

Nickel Plated Brass Ball Valves, Forged Aluminium Storz Fittings and tank outlets. 

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Connect your Pump

Connect your pump to the water supply using a Storz 65 hose adaptor, these are identified as Storz 65  40 or 50 Hose Tail. 

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Victorian CFA

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The Requirements

65mm or 2 1/2" metal outlet, valve and a  male 64mm CFA 3 TPI fitting. 

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Our Products

 

We can supply all the parts you will need to comply with CFA requirements.

Nickel Plated Brass Ball Valves, Aluminium  CFA Fittings and tank outlets. 

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Connect your Pump

 Connect your pump to the water supply from the same tank outlet.

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