Diamond Valley Leader
Diamond Creek CFA Storz Fittings Changeover
Currently Diamond Creek CFA has 3 fire trucks with 2 completely different types of couplings/fittings. This means it takes more time to use adaptors between trucks to apply water to a fire. We would therefore like to change to one type of fittings called ‘Storz’. This will be easier for firefighters and will help combat fires quicker and more efficiently thus reducing the impact on the community.
The major costs associated with the project are
54 x 65mm/64mm Hose Tails: $1001.16 108 x 69/13mm Band-It Hose Clamps: $504.36 54 x 65mm Hose Sleeves: $135.00 16 x 90mm Hose Tails: $624.00 32 x 102/19mm Band-It Hose Clamps: $384.00
The $1,000 grant will be used
The grant money would be used to purchase the top item: 54 x 65/64mm Storz hose tails. This will mean all hoses on all trucks and in the hose store will have the same Storz type fittings on them.
How they raise the rest of the funding
The rest of the funding for the project will be raised through the annual Diamond Creek Fire Brigade plant sale in October and through the sale of Christmas trees in December this year.