AUSTRALIAN PUMP INDUSTRIES has announced their success with a contract to supply 280 diesel drive Aussie Fire Chief pumps for the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) mobile firefighting unit. The prestigious contract for the building of replacement vehicles was won by Blayney based ICR Engineering. It is a multi-million-dollar contract that will do wonders for the rural community and create new jobs in the area.

Australian Pump has worked closely with National Parks over the last 25 years in supplying a specially configured version of their Aussie Fire Chief high pressure pump. The Fire Chief is arguably the world’s finest lightweight portable firefighting pump. It is claimed to deliver more water at pressure than competitors.

“To drive the pump, we use a Yanmar 4.8 hp Model L48 single cylinder diesel engine and close couple the pumps. This makes it a very compact unit, important as space is at a premium on the back of the Land Cruiser ute” said Aussie Pump’s Chief Engineer, John Hales. “National Parks would not compromise on the pump. They know using the Aussie Fire Chief over the years has given great results” he said.

Further information on the Aussie Fire Chief is available from ICR, all Aussie Pump Distributors or online at