Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs - Bushfire Sprinkler System

We only use high-quality components (e.g. copper piping instead of cheaper plastic pipes etc) so it tends to be out of budget for typical residential owners. Private projects tend to be private farms, large homesteads, and large homes.

Visit our Commercial and Private properties page for more information.

Remote start pumps are petrol. Custom electric pumps can also be built with remote start control, whilst we also have diesel manual start pumps.

All of our projects are custom designed based on consultation with you, the client, on what parts of the property you want protected in conjunction with your preference of components along with our recommendations. Once we calculate this we’ll be able to size up the type of pump required to power the system.

The pumps operate on either petrol or diesel so if power were to go out in the area, it does not affect the system which will continue to operate. If your preference is an electric pump, then it is connected to an onsite generator.

There is a heat sensor that is connected to the pump which sets off the pump once it detects heat close by. We also have the “Embarr Argus” sensor system that some clients also install as an additional option:



 * Bushfire Sprinkler Automation system that we use – Embarr Argus


All pumps start off with a minimum run time of 2 hours with the option to increase depending on the size of the system, water source, etc. e.g If someone has a dam inside the property with a large water source then we can customise a pump that can run for 5 hours or longer.

This all comes down to how comprehensive you would like to go with protecting your property, e.g we can recommend a number of bushfire sprinkler options (including top  brands such as Impacts, Curtain, Perimeter). 

Due to the highest quality of materials that we use in our custom system (e.g. copper pipes), the budget is on the higher end, so we work in closely with you to provide you the highest protection for your property whilst also keeping within the budget you have set.  


For more information, visit our bushfire sprinkler system page.

We use a clipping system through rigid brackets where we mount the copper tubing on the roof top of the property.

We use only the highest quality of materials for our system and which includes copper pipes.

We use Blue Line Poly pipe for all our below ground feeds from the water source to the property.

We are not a budget operation. Our speciality is high-quality custom designed system for optimal bushfire prevention for your property. Our focus is how we can protect your property better, rather than where we can cut costs.

  1. We speak to the you regarding the type of system you are after and the budget they have in mind to work with

  2. We analyse the property and see what we have to work with. Depending on your location depends on if we can visit your property in person or using our remote technology.

  3. We charge a design fee that covers all designs including a site call out fee in which we’ll need to draw up and size the system

  4. We submit a quotation to you along with our plan designs for you to review

  5. If you wish to proceed then we deduct the design fee off the overall quotation and organise a date to start installing the system

The simplest first port of call is to call our main number (03) 9008 1998 and we can route you to our local representative if needed.

FAQs - Bushfires

Things you can do to help include:


  • regularly mowing the grass and raking up leaves.
  • removing weeds and pruning bushes and trees.
  • keeping garden beds moist through mulching or other non-flammable ground covers like pebbles.
  • regularly clearing leaves from gutters, roofs, downpipes, and around the base of trees.

Do not shelter from radiant heat inside your car, a swimming pool, or a water tank – these do not provide adequate protection from radiant heat or smoke. Before, during, and after a bushfire, it is important that you keep informed about emergencies that may be happening in your area.

Before the fire front arrives:


  1. Alert family and neighbours.
  2. Bring pets inside.
  3. Dress in protective clothing.
  4. Shut all doors and windows.
  5. Fill bath, sinks, and buckets with water.
  6. Place wet towels in any crevices, such as gaps under doors.
  7. Take curtains down and push furniture away from windows

Bushfires are generally slower-moving, but have a higher heat output. This means they pass in two to five minutes, but they can smoulder for days. Fire in the crown of the tree canopy can move rapidly. Bushfires are an intrinsic part of Australia’s environment.

People usually die without the flames even touching their exposed skin. The real risks of bushfires are dehydration and heatstroke which can lead to unconsciousness and death. If you put your hand near an open flame, an electric heater element, or electric light bulb, you can feel the radiant heat it generates.

Australia’s deadly fires are fuelled by a combination of extreme heat, prolonged drought, and strong winds. The Black Saturday bushfires occured when Victoria was in the grip of a heatwave, with record-breaking temperatures and wind speeds recorded at 100 km per hour.

Fuel reduction is paramount to bushfire minimization. One of Australia’s strategies to reduce the build-up of fuels in forest and grassland areas involves the deliberate burning off of these fuels by various fire and land management agencies.

After a significant bushfire event there is usually disaster assistance funding available for people in bushfire affected areas. In 2020, many small businesses or not-for-profit organisations that suffered direct damage to premises or equipment as a result of the NSW 2019–2020 bushfire event (beginning in August 2019), were eligible for a bushfire recovery grant.

Funding and grants for assistance with bushfire prevention and preparation are periodically available. Government grants are state specific and all relevant information regarding the grants, eligibility and their application process are available on their websites. There are other opportunities for funding such as through philanthropic organisations.

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