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SmartFarmer • November 2014
Simple planning goes a
long way towards safety
A good plan is one that's written before the fire danger season as last-minute decisions may be just too late.
THE CFS is reminding all South
Australians that they must
have a Bushfire Survival Plan
if they live or work in a bushfire-
State coordinator Mark Thomason
said preparing a plan would make it
easier for people to take appropriate
action ahead of a bushfire, and avoid
making last-minute decisions that
could become fatal.
"Once a Bushfire Survival Plan has
been developed it becomes an effec-
tive tool to guide you through your
decision-making process by helping
you decide what actions to take
when threatened by a fire," he said.
"If you decide to wait and make
decisions when a bushfire is
threatening you or your family, it
will be too late."
Mr Thomason said most deaths
in bushfires happened when people
tried to flee their homes at the last
"A well-planned and practised
Bushfire Survival Plan will help you
to stay focussed in difficult situa-
tions and should include decisions
about whether to stay and defend a
property or to leave early," he said.
"A good plan is one that's written
before the fire danger season, has
been practiced so you know how it
will go on the day and includes other
members of a household including
children, elderly and pets."
Mr Thomason said that although
a written and practiced plan would
help reduce confusion, panic and
time wasting, it should also try to
make allowance for changing condi-
tions and different scenarios.
"The plan should also consider
different responses for fire danger
ratings, CFS bushfire warnings and
what actions to take, for example,
on a weekday when the family is
at work and children are at school,
compared to a weekend when at
• Need to know more?
Information about developing a bushfire
survival plan is available on the CFS
website at www.cfs.sa.gov.au or by
contacting the Bushfire Information
Hotline on 1300 362 361.
Butlers pumps up capacity
to guard rural properties
THE owner of Adelaide's Butlers
Pumps & Irrigation business claims
his business offers the best water
solutions for rural properties.
Terry Delmenico says his company,
now in its 60th year of operation, can
size, design and supply any pumping
system required, from small domestic
setups to the largest irrigation
Butlers also offers after-hours help
in an emergency breakdown situation.
The company stocks leading brands
including Grundfos, Davey and Onga,
Lowara, Johnson, Orange and White
Butlers specialises in engine drive
pumps and carry a full range of
'firefighters', petrol and diesel, plus
hose reels and other fire accessories.
"We have been appointed the
official Polymaster Tanks dealer for
Adelaide metro, offering sales and
installation of any size tank," Mr
"The company also carries tank
stock on the premises with all the
"And we specialise in irrigation
design, irrigation stock and any
backup needed to solve problems.
"Country customers are quite
welcome to order product and we will
organise the delivery."
• Need to know more?
Terry Delenico 08 82314428, terry@
butlersirrigation.com or www.
Butlers Pumps & Irrigation new
owner Terry Delmenico says the
company can "size, design and
supply" any pumping system
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is to fight with a Finsbury pump!!!
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