POINT-BOSTON-CC-Inc-REV-2-Bushfire-readiness

Report
Port Lincoln Dec 2009
Photo taken from
Point Boston WTF
POINT BOSTON CC Inc. 25691
Bushfire readiness Kit 2013
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Point Boston Community Corporation Inc. 25691. Bushfire readiness Kit
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
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You live in a MEDIUM fire risk area. Your home has been designed and built to either STAY & DEFEND or Leave.
If you choose to Stay & defend, implement your own Fire management plan. Guides to suitable plans are
available from www.CFS.sa.gov.au
East Bay Precinct Bushfire Survival Plan template [insert link to Survival plan template document]
Your next-door neighbours home has the same fire safety measures in place as your home does
Defend your own property first
The community corporation inspects your property once a year to ensure your property is ready for the fire
season
If you receive an order to make good your readiness you must make arrangements for that work to be
undertaken.
Your home protection equipment is for mopping and clean up purposes only. It is not designed to fight a bushfire.
The CFS will fight the fire.
The common property adjoining your property is managed by the community corporation well before the fire
season
The community corporation maintains the Fire water supply in your street. Do Not interfere with these hydrants
The community corporation has negotiated with the local CFS to help defend your property. Do not interfere with
the CFS operations
Your garden and plantings have been designed within the design guidelines of living within a Medium fire risk
area.
It is your responsibility to maintain your external fire protection equipment so it is ready for use in a case of
emergency.. Copy of the Deign guide lines are available from [insert link to the guidelines]
EMERGENCY ASSEMBLY POINTS
ON THE BEACHES
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Point Boston Community Corporation Inc. 25691. Bushfire readiness Kit
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW
PBCP Guideline 4.5.6
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Country Fire Service fire service tank connections: FIRE ENGINE RED
– Fire water tank: A dedicated 4,000 L non combustible tank for fire fighting purposes only shall
be provided, in accordance with the CFS requirements and to the Minister’s Specification
details.
– Colour: Paint fire service tank supply pipe work connection from the mains supplementary
drinking water supply plumbing red in colour. Do not paint the tank or the CFS feed
connection.
– The filling and level maintenance supply from the mains supplementary drinking water
connection shall be as detailed in Section 4.5.3. of the plumbing guide
– Fittings: Plain brass/bronze/stainless steel - 1 x 65mm nominal bore London round thread rigid
feed CFS tank connection. Install a hatch in the tank cover for access by CFS personnel. Install a
tank contents indicator visible from the street and the house.
– Pipes exposed to view and above ground: Medium galvanized steel painted red.
– Supply stop valve: Required to have its handle removed and the valve to be in the
permanently open position. (The valve is to be closed only during fire tank maintenance.)
– Overflow pipe: To have an inspection port as detailed in drawing House Allotment Water
System Schematic included at the end of this guide.
– Signage: ‘WATER FOR FIRE FIGHTING’ on the side of the tank and ‘FIRE WATER SUPPLY—DO
NOT DRINK’ in 100mm high white lettering on red background on the side of the tank adjacent
to the London connection valve, obtainable from the Community Corporation. Above ground
adhesive labels to be UV resistant.
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Home protection
equipment External
5.5HP PETROL driven Fire pump
30mt long 19mm hose reel
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Home protection
equipment External
1000lt dedicated fire water supply
• Add photo of a fire water
storage tank showing
London valve and signage
65mm London valve
Signage
Galv. pipe up-stand
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Home protection
equipment External
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CFS action plan
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PBCC corporate management plan
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PB native vegetation low
combustion plant species
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• CFS Bushfire Survival action
Plan [Add link to PB
survival plan template]
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management plan [Add link
to PB corporate Bushfire
management plan]
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species list [Link to list)
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Home protection equipment
Optional External
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OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Roof mounted sprinklers
Window flushing sprinklers
Rakes, knapsacks, sand buckets etc.
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Home protection
equipment Internal
Optional
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Internal fire extinguishers
Fire blankets
Protective clothing
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ADDITIONAL INFROMATION
CFS ASSESMENT LETTER
4/04/2008 to be read in
conjunction with the PB
Design Guidelines Nov. 2009
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ADDITIONAL INFROMATION
CFS ASSESMENT LETTER 2008
This statement does
not comply with
Dept. of Health
approvals for Point
Boston. Refer to PB
Plumbing Guide for
correct configuration
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ADDITIONAL INFROMATION
CFS ASSESMENT LETTER 2008
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ADDITIONAL
INFROMATION
Question to CFS RE:
NON Combustible tank material 2013
From: Dave Edwards [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, 25 July 2013 1:24 PM
To: CFS:Building Fire Safety Unit
Cc: Point Boston Management committee
Subject: Non Combustible, Interpretation of the term when applied to selecting a material for
fire water supply tanks
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Hi Leah, thank you for your time today. The very simple question that has come from our
Water Services Operation manager in Port Lincoln is;
What is meant by “Non Combustible” when describing a dedicated storage tank for a water
supply for mopping up purposes at Point Boston?
There are a number of houses at Point Boston which currently have Team Poly tanks set up as
the dedicated fire water supply for the property.
The development has been assessed at a Medium level. Does this assessment level have any
influence on the tank material to be used?
Is the Australian standard AS 1530.1 you quoted the only measure used when determining the
suitability of a particular type of tank?
We would like to minimise the number of types of tanks at Point Boston because the
development is all about collecting water and reusing water.
In Trevor’s assessment letter he describes the use of the fire water being combined with the
household water supply. This does not comply with the SA Health departments requirements
to eliminate the risk of cross contamination.
The storage of that water is critical and quite obvious on the ground, 2 or 3 22,000lt tanks plus
a 4,000lt dedicated fire water supply on each household lot.
The streetscape could get quite untidy if we don’t keep a control on the type and style of tanks
that are used on the development.
Poly tank are an economical solution to the bulk storage of the water required at Point Boston.
To keep the dedicated fire water supply in the same type of tank is an ideal outcome.
A copy of the medium assessment is attached for your information.
I look forward to your support.
Kind regards
Dave Edwards
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Hi Dave
Des Packer reports:
ADDITIONAL INFROMATION
The term “non combustible” in relation to poly rainwater tanks is a real conundrum for us all to ponder
over, because it has never been defined positively by those who drafted the legislation.
SA Country Fire Service continues to accept poly tanks as static water storage units throughout most, if
not all, of South Australia where circumstances on inspected sites permit. Generally, we would stipulate
more stringent requirements, namely BAL 29 and above, where it could be anticipated that any bushfire
impacting upon those tanks would be quite severe.
CFS INTERPRITATION OF
“NON COMBUSTIBLE” 2013
In regard to your circumstances at Point Boston, the vast majority of the subdivision would be adequately
served by poly tanks. The only areas which would come under question would be those allotments
directly adjacent to the remaining vegetation or revegetated areas should that occur. Buffer Zones would
be called for or the “non combustible” clause would be applied to those allotments as deemed necessary.
On the matter of joint household water supply and bushfire fighting water supply being drawn from the
one tank, this is done many, many times in any calendar year where mains reticulated supplies are not
available. Most of the State falls into this bracket, outside of rural township areas, and the self harvesting
of rain water for whatever purpose is the only option basically. SA CFS is mindful of the need to separate
reticulated supplies from self harvested supplies where they do overlap, but generally the need is not
there for joint supplies to be implemented, particularly for fire fighting purposes.
The sophisticated water system at Point Boston could not be adversely impacted by stand alone
rainwater tanks contaminating the general supply. Your subdivision should be encouraged to install no
more than two x 22,000 (twenty two thousand) tanks per residence, one of those being fitted with a fire
service London Round Coupling, along with plumbing to engage the portable pump unit for use by the
homeowner for minor grass or bushfire situations, should they occur. The inter-connecting of the two
tanks is a decision for the homeowner, it will not be mandated by the fire service.
Trusting this assists in your endeavours, what currently applies at Point Boston is adequate and
appropriate.
Regards
DES PACKER
DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENT OFFICER
Gill Tiede
Development Information & Support Officer
Development Assessment Service
SA Country Fire Service
Phone: (08) 8391 6077
Fax: (08) 8391 1877
Email: [email protected]
Address: 75 Gawler Street, Mt Barker SA 5251
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