Uploaded on Aug 22, 2011
Safer Fire Fighting -
Indoors fire fighting subjects rescue personnel to severe risks; both physical and mental. Our method of cutting through and cooling fire gases, conducted from a safe position on the outside, is at present the safest option available to Rescue Services.
With regard to the work environment for rescue personnel in general, and smoke divers in particular, there are no operations in working life that are subject to greater risk than smoke diving.
BA operations involves serious risk and it subjects firefighting personnel to extreme stress. Personnel are subjected to both physical risks (such as intense heat, explosion, falling parts of buildings, sharp objects, and the risk of falling when the range of vision is reduced or is nonexistent) and mental risks due to extremely stressful situations.
Efficient Fire Fighting
Quick action, using a Cutting Extinguisher, suppresses the course of a fire and gives the Rescue Leader more time to plan operations to facilitate optimum efficiency. Flashovers can be counteracted by early application of Cutting Extinguishers and the spreading of fire can be limited.
Fire destroys economic values every year at extensive amounts. Damage by water in firefighting represents more than 50% of the costs in large fires. The Cutting Extinguisher has proved to be an invaluable tool in reducing the extent of damage in a way that no other equipment can offer.
The Cutting Extinguisher technique consists of a mixture of water and cutting agent (abrasive) being ejected through a special nozzle at high pressure, +250 bar, to cut through all known building and construction materials.
The method facilitates combating fire and fire gases from the outside of the fire location. The high pressure of the water results in very high velocity and dispersal of the water into droplets.
Once a roof, wall, door, casing, car body, hull, silo wall, or similar construction, has been penetrated the cutting medium is shut off and only water is applied through the thumbnail-size hole in the form of a very finely distributed mist.