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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 prevented its spread, and bought five minutes until 32 volunteers from my department arrived at the scene."

Rowland and his volunteers remained at the scene for 1.5 hours and used only 250 gallons of water to fully extinguish the fire as opposed to 750 - 1000 gallons that would have normally been used.

"Without the FIT-5, we would have required at least three more hours to fully extinguish the fire. The FIT-5 saved the home and made interior attack safe," said Rowland.

Brian Lynch, owner of US Fire Tech Corp., the ARA Authorized Dealer that provided the unit to Shelter Island Fire Department said that he is proud to have played a role in protecting a home.

About ARA Safety

ARA Safety is a world leader in innovative fire and life safety technology. ARA Safety's revolutionary Fire Interruption Technology (FIT) fire knock down tool is saving lives and reducing property loss in cities and towns across North America.

ARA Safety's fire and life safety technologies also include the Zero Combustion line of fire proof sprays, paints and coatings, and its world leading line of Photoluminescent products. ARA Safety's technologies have been used by NASA, the Pentagon, the United States Military and are featured prominently on the Vancouver Shangri-La. ARA Safety Inc. is based in Vancouver, Canada. To learn more about ARA Safety visit, http://www.arasafety.com.

For editorial information:

Michael Gardiner

ARA Safety

mgardiner@arasafety.com

(778) 836-2108

For editorial information:

Tina Janczura

GolinHarris

tjanczura@golinharris.com

(312) 729-4349


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