Protect your property:
Stop a veldfire in its tracks
If you live on a farm or a plot with or near large open fields, you and your property are under the constant threat of veldfires.
Fire is unpredictable. Dry, open fields are an increasingly common feature of the South African landscape as a result of climate change. What this means for property owners like you is that a fire caused by a single irresponsible human action can run rampant in seconds, with devastating effect to your assets.
The rise in veldfires in South Africa
In a paper written for Forestry South Africa, Neels de Ronde estimates that the total area lost to veldfires in South Africa during 2012 reached about 1.2 million acres, “a much higher average than in the United States, considering the much smaller size of this country.” (www.forestry.co.za).
The severity of these statistics is echoed by the National Veldfire Risk Assessment Report of 2010, which states that South Africa’s wildfire situation “has evidently worsened significantly during the past several years. There have been major catastrophic fires in many areas. Land use patterns are changing rapidly under the influence of diverse factors, including the expansion of towns and cities, causing an expanding urban-rural interface, and exposing more assets to the hazard of wildfires.”
Who is protecting your property?
As the situation stands, homeowners, landowners and communities bear the ultimate responsibility of protecting themselves and their properties from the risk of runaway fires.
Even a seemingly small or inconsequential flaw in your property’s fire protection scheme can allow fire to gain the upper hand, at potentially enormous cost to you.
How you can remain prepared
You can empower yourself to fight a fire on your plot or farm by equipping your property with a superior quality Honda GX160 petrol engine-powered fire fighter from Genpower.
The fire fighter is a bakkie-bed mounted unit, comprising a 600-litre tank, nozzle pistol, 20 metre hose and reel. The four-stroke Honda-powered petrol engine was designed to ensure reliability and efficiency.
Depending the size of your property and your specific requirements, you can choose between a TR22 pump option, pumping 22l/pm @40 bar or the TR 60, pumping 42l/pm@40 bar. An optional feature is a refill Venturi.
The fire-fighter unit fits on double-cabs as well as small pick-up trucks and falls under a 12 month warranty.
Make sure your fire unit is filled and accessible at all times during the high-fire risk seasons of hot, dry and windy conditions.
Did you know?
Although wildfires can occur naturally, humans are the primary catalysts. Over 80% of all fires are started by people. A huge proportion of properties are damaged or lost due to irresponsible human action and unprepared landowners.
Contact us today
Equip yourself with a top quality fire-fighter today and be prepared. Contact Genpower directly or visit www.genpower.co.za for more information.