Navigation Links
Home in Prominent Shelter Island, New York, Ablaze; Saved by the FIT-5 Fire Fighting Device
Date:7/2/2008

New technology suppressed basement fire, allowing for less time and water

needed to fight fire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As the first firefighter to arrive at the Shelter Island, New York, house fire, Shelter Island Fire Department First Assistant Fire Chief William Rowland made a decision that likely saved the burning home -- he used ARA Safety's FIT-5, a new handheld fire interruption device that quickly knocked down a basement fire and protected the home from potentially being engulfed in flames.

The FIT-5 is gaining recognition as a supplementary tool in aiding fire fighters in challenging interior fires, including basement fires. This is the third FIT-5 deployment over the last seven months in the New York/New Jersey region.

In December 2007, the FIT-5 was credited with saving buildings and lives following a third floor house fire in Port Jervis, New York; and in May 2008, a fire department in West Milford, New Jersey, put out a basement fire by using the FIT-5. Currently, 23 fire departments on the East Coast are equipped to use the FIT-5 to extinguish structure fires, similar to the Shelter Island basement fire.

"Basement fires are uniquely difficult and dangerous to fight. This can be further amplified in areas like Shelter Island where there is limited access to water," said Michael Gardiner, ARA Safety Director of Marketing. "ARA Safety's FIT-5 can be an especially important tool in the toolbox in these circumstances."

At the Shelter Island fire, First Assistant Fire Chief Rowland kicked down the basement door and activated the FIT-5 which emitted a non-toxic aerosol powder that quickly suppressed the basement fire -- which originated in an electrical panel -- and decreased the amount of water required to fight the fire.

"As the first to respond, I had limited resources and time to extinguish the fire," said Rowland. "The FIT-5 knocked down the fire preven
'/>"/>

SOURCE ARA Safety
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The AtriCure Minimally Invasive Platform Highlighted by Prominent Cardiac Surgeons and Electrophysiologists at Cardiostim in Nice, France
2. ATS Medical Products Prominently Featured in International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) Scientific Presentations
3. Prominent Advocate on HIV/AIDS Issues Joins Altarum Institute
4. Two Prominent Nebraska Doctors Become Patients in Living Donor Liver Transplant
5. Highmark, Prominent Part of Pittsburgh City Skyline, to Go Dark for One Hour to Support the Environment
6. Prominent Cosmetic Dermatologist and Author Joins MySkinCareConnection.com
7. Prominent Health Care Executive, Kevin Kraushaar, Joins Triadvocates LLC as Managing Principal of DC Office
8. Prominent Respiratory Therapist and Author Joins StopSmokingConnection.com as a COPD Expert
9. Prominent Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Joins Radlink Board of Directors
10. Prominent Chick Lit Novelist Laura Zigman Joins HealthCentrals MyBreastCancerNetwork.com as Expert
11. Prominent Farmington Plastic Surgeon Uses Two New Non-Surgical Procedures to Tighten Skin and Remove Fat
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Philanthropic giving in the ... societal issues and needs. Money for Good 2015, released today by Camber Collective, goes ... an annual potential to mobilize up to $22B in new philanthropic giving and shift ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... by members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, according to a new ... 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures – which reflects views on ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... Virginia entrepreneur Marcella Ellis, CEO ... maintaining her firm’s success in the hair care and distribution industry through her ... Ellis will be providing “Look and learn” live demonstrations, as well as promoting ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... September 18 at The ACE Club and Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill, ... Segal, has raised more than $13.5 million for programs and services designed to support ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 ... ... solutions, today announced the release of version 5.2 of the FirstSpirit Content Management ... Content Cloud initiative. With the new version of FirstSpirit, companies will be well ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Camber Collective Releases Money for Good 2015 - Revealing Root Causes to Why Charitable Giving Has Been Stuck at 2% GDP Since the 70s 2Health News:Camber Collective Releases Money for Good 2015 - Revealing Root Causes to Why Charitable Giving Has Been Stuck at 2% GDP Since the 70s 3Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 2Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 3Health News:Beauty Entrepreneur creates hair extension smart machine and mobile app inspired by UBER technology 2Health News:The 26th Jerry Segal Classic Returns to Benefit Patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 2Health News:The 26th Jerry Segal Classic Returns to Benefit Patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 3Health News:e-Spirit boosts Corporate Content Cloud initiative with release of FirstSpirit 5.2 2Health News:e-Spirit boosts Corporate Content Cloud initiative with release of FirstSpirit 5.2 3
... and the Member Health ... Index Receive High Honors, THOUSAND OAKS, ... Health Index have been honored,as 2007 BlueWorks(R) winners. A program of ... Blue Cross and Blue,Shield companies are working to increase the efficiency ...
... 27 The Association for,Professionals in Infection ... has been selected by Blue Shield of ... effort to reduce healthcare-associated,infections (HAIs)., APIC ... organizations to expand,the Foundation,s innovative California Healthcare-Associated ...
... Comes a Year Early to Help Combat Vets, ... B. Peake today said an expansion by the Department ... readjustment,counseling and outreach services to returning combat veterans, is ... it would open 23 new centers during the,next two ...
... Nancy Pelosi,House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and House ... the appointment of Retired Master,Gunnery Sergeant Patricia Orsini ... new Wounded Warrior Program., The Wounded Warrior ... Leader Hoyer and Chairman Brady with the goal ...
... BOSTON, Feb. 27 Although,physician-scientists and supplement manufacturers ... sparring over multivitamins. In fact, half the,physicians on ... taking a,multivitamin themselves. In recent years, Harvard Men,s ... that even if they don,t,help, they won,t hurt. ...
... 1950s for causing birth defects, is now showing promise ... recurrent ovarian cancer, according to a study led by ... Jr., M.D., principal investigator for the multicenter, randomized Phase ... research study in the current issue of the journal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Blue Cross of California Honored with Two BlueWorks(R) Awards 2Health News:Blue Cross of California Honored with Two BlueWorks(R) Awards 3Health News:Blue Cross of California Honored with Two BlueWorks(R) Awards 4Health News:VA Has Added 20 New Vet Centers 2Health News:Pelosi, Hoyer, Brady Announce Appointment of Director of House Wounded Warrior Program 2Health News:Pelosi, Hoyer, Brady Announce Appointment of Director of House Wounded Warrior Program 3Health News:It's Time to Reassess the Value, Safety of Multivitamin Use, Says Harvard Men's Health Watch 2Health News:U of Minnesota study finds thalidomide shows promise for treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... LOS ANGELES , Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, ... Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and David ... Investor Relations, will present a corporate overview at ... spotlight the biotechnology and healthcare industries: the FBR ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... , Sept. 1, 2015 Pressure ... a leader in the development and sale of ... solutions to the worldwide life sciences industry, today ... that suggest the Company,s PCT Platform could play ... personalized/precision medicine.  This role is based on PCT,s ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... -- BerGenBio AS ("BerGenBio" or the "Company"), ... appointed Hilde Furberg and Dr Stener ... Directors, effective immediately. Hilde Furberg ... biotech and is currently Senior Vice President Rare Diseases ... was Vice President and General Manager of Nordic Benelux ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytRx Announces Participation at FBR & Co. Second Annual Health Conference and Rodman & Renshaw 17th Annual Global Investment Conference 2CytRx Announces Participation at FBR & Co. Second Annual Health Conference and Rodman & Renshaw 17th Annual Global Investment Conference 3CytRx Announces Participation at FBR & Co. Second Annual Health Conference and Rodman & Renshaw 17th Annual Global Investment Conference 4New Scientific Publication Suggests Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform Could Play Significant Role in Personalized/Precision Medicine 2New Scientific Publication Suggests Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform Could Play Significant Role in Personalized/Precision Medicine 3New Scientific Publication Suggests Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform Could Play Significant Role in Personalized/Precision Medicine 4New Scientific Publication Suggests Pressure BioSciences' PCT Platform Could Play Significant Role in Personalized/Precision Medicine 5BerGenBio Appoints Non-Executive Directors 2
... Oct. 24, 2011 PhotoMedex , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... including the XTRAC® excimer laser ( www.XTRACLaser.com ), is offering ... XTRAC psoriasis treatments for children, an underserved population of ... presented in recognition of World Psoriasis Day ...
... 24, 2011 HealthWarehouse.com, Inc. (OTC: HEWA), a ... it will begin providing prescription medications for WhiteGlove ... "We,re excited to have a national partner ... areas," said Robert Fabbio, co-founder and chief executive ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PhotoMedex Increases Access to Care for Children in Recognition of World Psoriasis Day, Oct. 29 2PhotoMedex Increases Access to Care for Children in Recognition of World Psoriasis Day, Oct. 29 3PhotoMedex Increases Access to Care for Children in Recognition of World Psoriasis Day, Oct. 29 4WhiteGlove Health Selects HealthWarehouse.com to Provide Prescription Medications to its Members Nationwide 2
Reptilase-Time from Bothrops atrox...
Thrombin Activatable Fibrinolysis Inhibitor Assay Kit...
Pefakit TAFI Calibrators and Controls...
Plasma Control Level 2 - 1 ml...
Medicine Products: