Fire Fighting Pumps


Never have fire fighting pumps been more important for rural properties. Bushfires are becoming more and more common in Australia these days, mainly to the ever increasing hot climatic conditions. Recently, 50 fires were burning in Queensland and many other parts are suffering from drought conditions due to below-average rainfall. Could a fire fighting pump help you?

Fire fighting pumps are helping to protect rural properties

There is a great impact of such fires in different areas, which is why it is important for property owners to have some knowledge of fire fighting pumps. 

Fire is a natural phenomenon and is more likely to occur  when the weather conditions are extremely hot. Its therefore, incumbent on every resident in rural areas to take appropriate precautions and follow rules and regulations of the state.

There are certain products, which can assist in minimizing the impact to some extent such as the bushfire pumps. The property owners can take advantage of such products and make informed decisions on the best fire fighting pump for their given situation. 
Below is a comparison between two bushfire fighting pumps and outcome of their potential uses. 

Bushfire Pump #1: WARTON PRP-45P 8HP 4 Outlet Petrol High-Pressure Fire Pump

view_productThis bushfire pump consists of a recoil starter that would make the startup easy. There is a low oil alert system that can guide the user when the oil level would be lower. It would require low maintenance as per the product description. It consists of four outlets and the class-leading head is 160m. The alloy pump housing is anti-corrosive, which is a good feature. Seals of this bushfire pump consist of ceramic and carbon. The filter is multi-level. It requires minimal assembly. It is easy to get the user manual since it is available online. 

Bushfire Pump #2: Warton PRP-02P Series II Pro-Series 8HP 235cc  


This bushfire pump is similar to the first one except for only one difference. It consists of three outlets instead of four. Other than that the alloy pump housing is anti-corrosive just like the first pump. Seals consist of ceramic, carbon, and the filter is multi-level. It has a class-leading head of 160 m just like the first fire pump.

The recoil starter would make it easy to start, it is low maintenance and indicates the oil level. It is easy to assemble and the user manual for this one is also available online. 

Main Difference in Potential Uses: 

It appears that the potential use of both bushfire pumps is similar; however, there is just a difference in the outlets. 


  • As per the product description, Bushfire Pump #1 vs. Bushfire Pump #2 has the following specifications and features: 
  • The maximum output is 8.0 HP/3600 rpm for the bushfire pump #1 and it is also 8.0 HP/ 3600 rpm for the second one. 
  • Bushfire pump #1 has a fuel tank capacity of 4.5 L and the fuel tank capacity for the second bushfire pump is also 4.5L. Thus, these two features are essentially the same in these products. 
  • The first bushfire pump has a suction of 7m and it is 7m for the second one as well. 
  • The water supply is 36000 L/H for the first bushfire pump and there is no change for the second one, i.e. it is also 36000 L/H. 
  • The max lift of the first product is 160 m and for the second bushfire pump, it is again 160m. 
  • The first bushfire pump is a Warton Brand and the model is PRP-45P Series III whereas for the second one the brand is Warton and model is PRP-02P Series II. 

Other high-performance Fire Fighting Pumps

Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5″ Water Pump, 5.5hp

Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5 Water Pump 5.5hpThis lightweight, portable 1.5″ fire fighting pump has a high flow rate of 570L/min and is ideal for moving water quickly and with minimal fuss – especially in emergencies like bush fires.

This pump, powered by a Honda 5.5 horsepower engine, delivers high-pressure performance for fire protection and spray irrigation and machinery/equipment wash down.

This unit has a one-year pump warranty, a three-year engine warranty, and a national service network. It has two discharge sizes, a robust flow rate of 570 litres per minute, and a rigid steel frame.



Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5″ Water Pump, 4.8hp

Water Master Honda Fire Fighting 1.5 Water Pump 4.8hpKey Characteristics:

  1. Firefighting/Protection Gear Irrigation/Sprinkling Water Tanks and for Washing Down
  2. After the initial prime, self-priming occurs.
  3. Genuine Honda GX160 4-Stroke petrol engine, 4.8hp Roll Over Frame for added security
  4. Head Pressure to 74.5 m and flows of up to 390 L/min
  5. The pump warranty is one year, and the Honda engine warranty is three years


Cromtech Fire Fighting 1.5″ Diesel Water Pump with Twin Impeller, 5.3hp

Cromtech Fire Fighting 1.5 Diesel Water Pump with Twin Impeller 5.3hpThe Cromtech twin impeller pump is ideal for farm use. It can also be used for firefighting, cleaning machinery, and general-purpose water transfer, making it a versatile tool and equipped with an electric start for quick and easy start-up.

Similarly, starting the pump using an electric start for added convenience. The model is ideal for quickly and efficiently transferring water from ponds, dams, and water tanks. With its twin impeller pump, the pump can produce up to 250 litres of water per minute at a total head of 75m.


Crommelins Robin Fire Fighting 1.5″ Water Pump, 6hp, with trolley

Crommelins Robin Fire Fighting 1.5 Water Pump 6hp with trolleyThis Pump will be suited to most firefighting and other water transfer tasks. It comes with a Trolley Frame to make moving the pump around your property more accessible. The pump, powered by a 6.0hp Robin engine, has a maximum head of 60 metres and a rated capacity of 360 litres per minute.

A 1.5-inch inlet cast aluminium alloy pump with a three-way outlet; 1 x 1.5-inch and 2 x 1-inch outlets—a self-priming, single impeller pump with a two-year warranty and a national service network.



Fire brigades and residents use portable fire pumps and hose systems to protect homes from burning down in a bushfire. The suction line on these portable petrol-powered fire pumps sucks water from water sources such as swimming pools, tanks, or lakes. The fire hose linked to the fire pump sprays down the property’s structures and the surrounding bush.

Final Words 

Technological advancement has brought numerous changes in the life of modern individuals. The harms of nature can’t be avoided; however, it is possible to minimize the impact to some extent using the products, which are a gift of modern means of technology.

Using bushfire pumps can be a good way to tackle with fire. However, it is important to be aware of the relevant product features and specifications especially when someone has not used the products personally, it is a good idea to read the descriptions online and see what other people have to say about it.

It appears from the descriptions that the only difference between these two bushfire pumps is the difference in model and brand along with the outlets. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same! 

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