South Australian Country Fire Service Promotions Unit

Raising awareness of the roles, training and activities of CFS Volunteers state-wide


The High Rise Kit

Equipment for multi storey buildings

A High Rise kit

The High Rise kit has been designed to assist firefighters, who work in large Multi-Storey buildings, with a means of utilising the hydrant booster system.

This kit contains enought hose to reach 60 metres with a branch. It also has a hydrant key for turning the hydrants on and hardening, or tighening the hose fittings, and a small axe to assist with entry into doors if required. With all this packed into a knapsack, it becomes easily transportable and compact until required.

When an appliance is connected to the Hydrant Booster of a building, usually located in a box near the street, it provides additional pressure to all the floor hydrants in a large building.

Photographs on this page taken by Ashley Hosking, CFS Promotions Unit