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October 22, 2019

Portable Fire Fighting Units: Advantages and Qualities to Look For

Agriculture, Fire Fighting Units

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Fires are devastating. In fact, in 2013 alone, there were 4,595 fires per weekin Australia, a 40% increase since 2008. Considering the risk to property, farm businesses and infrastructure, portable fire fighting units are called for to help protect lives and livelihood.

Let’s explore the advantages of effective portable firefighters so you can be a step closer to deciding which type is best for you.

Advantages of Portable Fire Fighting Units

1. Adaptable and Multi-functional

Portable fire fighting units are extremely versatile. You can take them whenever and wherever they’re needed at a moment’s notice, even in the most remote locations. Compact fire fighter units, for example, are designed to be mounted easily on the back of your ute tray back or trailer while skid fire fighter units are easily fitted onto vehicles for easy transport.

Coerco portable fire fighting units

800 Litre Compact Fire fighter (left); 800 Litre Skid Mounted Fire fighter (right)

Portable fire fighting units are also multi-functional. That is, they aren’t just for fighting fires, they’re also useful for plant-watering and so much more!

2. Easy to use

Portable fire fighting equipment is useful to anyone living in rural areas. It doesn't matter if you're a rural farmer or a homeowner in the hills, if you live in rural areas your property is very much at risk to bushfire. Good thing being able to effectively operate portable fire fighting equipment is doable with user-friendly units that make setup up quick and easy. You don't need to spend hours reading a complicated manual or attending a training session to figure out how to operate one!

3. Cost-Effective

Fires cost Australians millions every year. If a fire consumes your house or property, you can imagine the immense monetary and emotional costs.

Owning an affordable, portable fire fighter unit is a cost-effective way to safeguard your family and valuable property from devastation.


4. Tough and Stable

Portable fire fighting equipment can attribute their strength to their engineering. Sun, heat, and water can be hard on any portable firefighters, but not on fire fighting units constructed from reliable and lightweight UV-resistant poly. The poly cartage tank on these units provide sturdiness which, in conjunction with built-in baffles, also offer stability. All these qualities give you an edge in emergency situations.

5. Backed by a strong, reputable, quality-certified company

How many times have you bought something and needed a replacement only to find out that the company went out of business a year later, and the parts are no longer available?

Needless to say, the best fire fighting equipment are those that are backed by a strong, reputable company so you will always have easy access to help and support whenever you need it.

Coerco Fire Fighting Units: The Solution You Need Against Bushfires

Coerco has earned the prestigious ISO 9001 quality certification and has thousands of happy customers. When you own a Coerco portable fire fighting unit, you also gain the support of a strong, service-oriented company who will be here to serve you for generations to come.

Quality and longevity are the hallmarks of our firefighters! Below, you’ll discover more of what Coerco firefighting units have to offer.

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Qualities of Coerco Portable Fire Fighting Units

  • Multiple options

Compact fire fighter units come in several sizes to fit any need, and they also come with additional options. For example, you can potentially attach a suction port to the unit so that it can be filled from a pond, lake, tank, or dam.

Additionally, you can customize your unit to fit your specific needs. With a compact unit, you can optionally use a 25-mm hose reel instead of the standard 19-mm hose reel along with a twin impeller pump to dramatically increase performance. There are many ways you can optimize your unit to suit your unique situation.

  • Quality parts

Everyone has had an experience where they bought a magnificent machine only to find out that a year later, it broke down or has completely disintegrated.
You never have to worry about that with the Coerco portable firefighters because they have a laser-cut, hot-dipped galvanised steel frame for a more compact design and smoother operation. Its ergonomic design enables easier use, while the improved handle has created a simpler winding mechanism. The original poly framework has been replaced by a laser-cut, hot-dipped galvanised steel frame for a more compact design and smoother operation.

With its compact design, the units leave plenty of room at the back of a ute for tools and other equipment needed for day-to-day farming. Backed by a five-year pump end warranty, the Aussie Fire Chief pump is powered by a genuine petrol Honda GX series engine. The Honda engine features a three-year commercial warranty while the pump incorporates a replaceable flange suction port as well as discharge ports, which allow easy access for servicing. A heavy-duty, closed impeller provides additional performance while the large body enables fast priming. The pump's impeller, a die-cast aluminum, closed design, is seven and a half inches in diameter, providing real velocity for the pump with more material than its competitors.


Additionally, Coerco fire fighters operate with Honda engines. Honda has been making quality engines for over 70 years. You can rest assured that Coerco fire fighting units run on technology that has been tested and proven for nearly three-quarters of a century.


  • Peace of Mind

The purpose of portable firefighting units is to provide security. We intend to further that security by offering you the assurance you need and deserve. That’s why all Coerco firefighter units come with a 5-year repair or replace warranty that’s only matched by renowned after-sales support.

Overall, Coerco portable fire fighting units meet the requirements of adaptability, ease of use, affordability, overall reliability, and top-notch quality.


These versatile, cost-effective, and long-lasting fire fighting units could save your property just when you need it most:


Portable Fire Fighting Unit

Tank Capacities (Litres)

Compact Fire Fighter


Skid Mount Fire Fighter



A Note on Maintenance

Just like any equipment, portable fire fighting units require occasional maintenance. Check the unit regularly for any signs of wear and tear. Make sure the hoses are pliable, the unit is clean, and the engine has enough clean oil. Change the oil whenever the manufacturer recommends it and be sure to change petrol every two months. Change the air filter when needed, and make sure there aren't any leaks in the plumbing and fuel lines. Test the unit periodically to ensure it will be ready whenever you need it.

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Owning a compact fire fighter unit provides peace of mind. Knowing that you have a formidable partner that’s ready to fight with you leaves you more room to prepare for any additional bushfire planning you need to take. Now that you know about the advantages and qualities of effective portable fire fighting units, what’s next on your to-do list?

Remember, the best time to prepare for bushfire season is before bushfire season!

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