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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #480 on: May 09, 2018, 02:17:54 am »
Since this spring is so dry, I figured I better prepare myself for the inevitable. Slapped this together this afternoon. It gives me 3000 litres. The pump can do 400l per minute and I have 2x 3/4inch 50 foot hoses on with adjustable nozzles. The Canadians are surprisingly indifferent about fire. When I bought all the fittings at the co-op the guys asked what its for. I told him a fire fighting "trailer" and he said "what for...?".


 



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #481 on: May 09, 2018, 03:38:40 am »
Does the pump have an auto-bypass if you shut off the nozzles on the hoses?

I'd add a couple of shovels, and a few beaters. Back in SA the fire dept made great beaters from sections of old fire-hose attached to the end of strong sticks.

Also add some sort of fire-blanket. If you plan on getting in harm's way in a bush fire, have a safety guard. Fire can very easily obvertake you if the wind picks up, and fire actually causes localised winds. A fire blanket is something you can take shelter under should you find yourself in the path of the fire with no way out. Google it up man.  8)

And a cooler with lots of drinking water, and several Powerade's or Energades etc... fighting fires dehydrates you fast.

Finally, see if you can get a good used fireman's Bunker Gear. Will protect you from burns from flying sparks and embers etc...

ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

pps. I'd also see if I could get a small portable breathing apparatus. Smoke kills more fire-fighters than actual flames do.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #482 on: May 09, 2018, 04:00:57 am »
Does the pump have an auto-bypass if you shut off the nozzles on the hoses?

I'd add a couple of shovels, and a few beaters. Back in SA the fire dept made great beaters from sections of old fire-hose attached to the end of strong sticks.

Also add some sort of fire-blanket. If you plan on getting in harm's way in a bush fire, have a safety guard. Fire can very easily obvertake you if the wind picks up, and fire actually causes localised winds. A fire blanket is something you can take shelter under should you find yourself in the path of the fire with no way out. Google it up man.  8)

And a cooler with lots of drinking water, and several Powerade's or Energades etc... fighting fires dehydrates you fast.

Finally, see if you can get a good used fireman's Bunker Gear. Will protect you from burns from flying sparks and embers etc...

ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

pps. I'd also see if I could get a small portable breathing apparatus. Smoke kills more fire-fighters than actual flames do.

All very good suggestions Zog. Never thought of the pressure relief bypass. Will get that tomorrow. Will also get a fire blanket on Amazon. Shovels, extra petrol, extra hose and drinking water I have in the tool box. I did think I could hide under the trailer if I have to. I can open the valves at the bottom and just let it drain out, providing I have water left.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #483 on: May 09, 2018, 04:02:57 am »
Does the pump have an auto-bypass if you shut off the nozzles on the hoses?

I'd add a couple of shovels, and a few beaters. Back in SA the fire dept made great beaters from sections of old fire-hose attached to the end of strong sticks.

Also add some sort of fire-blanket. If you plan on getting in harm's way in a bush fire, have a safety guard. Fire can very easily obvertake you if the wind picks up, and fire actually causes localised winds. A fire blanket is something you can take shelter under should you find yourself in the path of the fire with no way out. Google it up man.  8)

And a cooler with lots of drinking water, and several Powerade's or Energades etc... fighting fires dehydrates you fast.

Finally, see if you can get a good used fireman's Bunker Gear. Will protect you from burns from flying sparks and embers etc...

ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

pps. I'd also see if I could get a small portable breathing apparatus. Smoke kills more fire-fighters than actual flames do.

All very good suggestions Zog. Never thought of the pressure relief bypass. Will get that tomorrow. Will also get a fire blanket on Amazon. Shovels, extra petrol, extra hose and drinking water I have in the tool box. I did think I could hide under the trailer if I have to. I can open the valves at the bottom and just let it drain out, providing I have water left.

Cool stuff man  :thumleft:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #484 on: May 09, 2018, 04:48:59 am »
I used high pressure fine spray to cool and retard my "backburn?" when fighting sugarcane fires, not sure on forest fires though.
I had a normal backpack next to my bike with very sharp cane knives and stopped a few fires by getting there fast.
If your fires are mainly timber, chainsaw?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #485 on: May 09, 2018, 05:18:24 am »
Chainsaw....good idea!
Its more for grass fires in my pastures. And also for around my house. It should buy me enough time till the fire department shows up. We can't make fire breaks to create a buffer. Too close to the forest.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #486 on: May 09, 2018, 06:42:30 am »
Well Honduras is also dry and its the jungle burning down. Four fire fighters dead in two weeks. :(

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #487 on: May 17, 2018, 06:27:19 am »
Chainsaw....good idea!
Its more for grass fires in my pastures. And also for around my house. It should buy me enough time till the fire department shows up. We can't make fire breaks to create a buffer. Too close to the forest.

You can you cut / mow a firebreak instead to reduce flammable materials.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #488 on: May 18, 2018, 03:39:14 am »
Chainsaw....good idea!
Its more for grass fires in my pastures. And also for around my house. It should buy me enough time till the fire department shows up. We can't make fire breaks to create a buffer. Too close to the forest.

You can you cut / mow a firebreak instead to reduce flammable materials.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #490 on: May 18, 2018, 05:14:55 am »
I fitted micro sprayers to the pitch of the thatch roof of the one farmhouse and used them to cool it when there was fires close( it was inbetween the canefields)
Maybe cut a firebreak short and do something like that? It will at least retard the fire and helps with fires jumping.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #491 on: May 18, 2018, 08:40:57 am »

 :eek7:  :patch:   :imaposer:

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/world/2018-05-17-watch--angry-woman-poops-in-store-and-flings-it-at-employee/
At first I thought that was in SA, re - Timeslive.co.za

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #492 on: May 19, 2018, 04:16:31 am »
I fitted micro sprayers to the pitch of the thatch roof of the one farmhouse and used them to cool it when there was fires close( it was inbetween the canefields)
Maybe cut a firebreak short and do something like that? It will at least retard the fire and helps with fires jumping.
That is a good idea. I ordered 6 of these yesterday. Hopefully they will be here by Tuesday next week.



I also improved my water capacity to 10,000 litres. I am not trusting my borehole to charge fast enough when I start all my pumps. Besides, my petrol pump can only lift to 18 feet and I figured that my submersible will only run a short while till they cut the electricity.
My co-worker said they stopped a fire 50 feet from his house on Wednesday. I could see the smoke from my house but had no idea it was so close to his.



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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #493 on: May 19, 2018, 04:28:34 am »
ps. If it was me, and I got cornered by the fire, I'd shelter under that trailer, under the water tanks. If the fire ruptures them, they will keep you wet and hopefully safe. Just don't drown under there.   :thumleft:

I would not do that if there is still petrol in the pump's tank......... :patch:
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« Reply #494 on: May 19, 2018, 04:34:32 am »
Point taken. But not much of a choice if this is heading my way

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #495 on: May 19, 2018, 05:34:02 am »
Holy shit...
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #496 on: May 19, 2018, 07:11:10 am »
I fitted micro sprayers to the pitch of the thatch roof of the one farmhouse and used them to cool it when there was fires close( it was inbetween the canefields)
Maybe cut a firebreak short and do something like that? It will at least retard the fire and helps with fires jumping.
That is a good idea. I ordered 6 of these yesterday. Hopefully they will be here by Tuesday next week.



I also improved my water capacity to 10,000 litres. I am not trusting my borehole to charge fast enough when I start all my pumps. Besides, my petrol pump can only lift to 18 feet and I figured that my submersible will only run a short while till they cut the electricity.
My co-worker said they stopped a fire 50 feet from his house on Wednesday. I could see the smoke from my house but had no idea it was so close to his.



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Good idea, just make sure you start them well before the fire is too close.
I used micro sprayers as they make a fine mist and use very little water( cool and moist the air)
Maybe look at sprayers further out from your house if I look at the size of the fires there.
On big timber, chainsaw and clearing underbrush will bring the temp down and give you more time.
I cannot remember if I reminded you to always reverse your trailer in when getting close to a fire? Rigs do not make good elephant turns.😳
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #497 on: May 22, 2018, 06:37:19 am »
With that short green grass and the pasture beyond, you can always start a counter burn before the main flames get there.
As for that firestorm, that is burning wood gas above the ground where the heat causes the wood higher up in the tree to gasify and ignite.
Often it passes so quickly that the wood at the base of the trunks doesn't even char.
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