Feedback from a customer in Bredasdorp, South Africa:
In 2005 the Fire Association of Bredasdorp, S.A. declared a total fire ban in the region.
Our customer contacted the association with the concern that he had not yet established his firebreaks.
Despite repeated requests, they refused to give him permission to burn his firebreaks under the prevailing
extreme fire hazard conditions. At least, not until they saw the Blackline equipment he intended using—at
which point he was able to complete the burning operation successfully and without incident.
Which is why he contacted us with this story.
“One of the biggest problems we have to deal with is fires started by passersby and children
living in the area. We bought a Blackline Burner to help us deal with this problem.
We have used it for two seasons now and it's very effective. It also minimizes the risk of
incidents when making firebreaks.”
Mr. J. Oosthuizen for
De Beers Premier Mine LTD, Cullinan,
“I bought a Blackline Burner during the winter months of 2001,
after seeing a demo presented by Mr. Van der Walt. I use it to burn firebreaks on my farm and
find it works extremely well. It dramatically reduces the risks involved in burning firebreaks
because the fire is kept under control, even in fairly windy conditions. It has enabled me to
make firebreaks with greater safety, faster and more efficiently than previously.
I would recommend Blackline 100 percent to anyone.”
Mr. Cerneels Claassen, District Reitz,
“Blackline has proved to be the perfect solution
for my circumstances.
As an advocate, cattle farming is a part-time occupation, therefore I have to burn
firebreaks quickly and safely in the short opportunities available. My farm is near Harrismith,
an area where the fire risk is high and where it is very windy.
We have done over 125 miles of firebreaks this season without any serious incidents and with
fewer workers than normal. The safety of Blackline is of utmost importance to me.”
Adv. G. Galloway, Harrismith,
“Good firebreaks are essential for protecting the game on my
farm. I have used Blackline for two years now and find it fast, safe and easy to use.”
Mr. Kolie van Rensburg, Vaal Dam,
“My major concern when burning firebreaks between plantations of
trees is safety. I feel completely at ease using Blackline. Also of great importance
to me is the fact that I can use fewer workers without compromising the safety of the operation.”