And more then a few were junk, not worthy of the saliva it takes to spit on them with.Items/tools that we have now were introduced at some point nd were very likelty shunned and not at all welcomed.
More then likely they will not be, and will be something we all joke about in the future.The FIT-PRO has been shunned on this board, yet generates very good press. Maybe in a few years they will be commonplace.
Don't be a hater. This is probably one of those miracle devices, like bottled air.I am not so sure of a fire blanket though for a car fire. The car is generally a total loss. Maybe there is another application for this product.
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01-17-2010, 05:22 PM #21I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
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02-20-2010, 07:31 PM #24
I could see this also used in a parking garage - I know the ones where I work will NOT fit an engine in there 0
In the videos, the people look like they are taking their time - so actual deployment would take less time.
Backdraft waiting to happen - yes, I could see that.
Protection of other vehicles - yes, I could see that too - again, in the parking garage situation.
I wonder if this would be practical, say, at an accident scene where you have an entrapment - with either fire or possiblility of fire - use the blanket as a shield while 1 crew attends to the fire/hazard and the other to the victim(s).......
The company website for one of the blankets says it is made of a fiberglass material, high heat resistance - from the firetexx website.....
Firetexx is a company established by Poly-Ned (www.polyned.nl). Firetexx capitalises on the growing demand for environmentally friendly fire prevention equipment. The Firetexx products are made of a fire resistant fabric, a product that, therefore, fits in well with the textile products of Poly-Ned. This fire-resistant textile is made of fibreglass with a fire-resisting coating. The textile is extremely fire-resistant. The heat radiation of the material is also extremely low! Firetexx currently has many applications for the material.
02-21-2010, 10:40 PM #25
I wonder if it would resist heat well enough to be used to cover exposures to auto/trash bin type fires. Something to keep that 40K car sitting 20 feet away from heat, water, flying trash damage.
I wonder what extra damage it causes to the surfaces under the vehicles as well. Retaining all that heat instead of knocking down the fire and dropping the heat level faster could be a problem on some surfaces.
Although on most of the roads in NY another pothole or two won't get noticed....
02-22-2010, 04:00 PM #26
Design it like one of these
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