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Ara rolls out new throwable fire extinguisher

Aerosol canister disperses a powder that will interrupt fire for about 15 minutes

By FireRescue1 Staff

Ara Safety has introduced a newer version of its aerosol canister that can knock down a room-and-contents fire for nearly 15 minutes.

The device removes the fuel from the equation at the molecular level, interrupting the fire tetrahedron, and knocking down flame and heat, the company says.

The Ara Safety Pro can be used in a wide variety of structure fire scenarios, from incipient to fully involved and in defensive, offensive and transitional modes.

The company says the unit will cool a room long enough for a water source to be secured, an interior attack to be launched or a primary search to be conducted.

When using the device where victims may be trapped, the company recommends throwing it as far from the victims as possible and removing the victims as quickly after deployment as possible.

The aerosol flow may disrupt the thermal layers, causing hotter air to move towards the floor momentarily.

In all scenarios, the company recommends that after deploying the device, the fire area be sealed off as much as possible to allow the powder to work.

The company says that its product works best when deployed at the lowest point possible so that the air flow draws the powder into the flames.

Rising hot air will carry the powder upwards and away from the fire. The unit is especially effective for basement fires.

The units cost $997.50 when buying two or more at one time.

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Ronnie Benton Ronnie Benton Tuesday, November 13, 2012 6:12:10 PM Sounds awesome ! I could have used one last night as I dragged a victim from a closit ! In a fully involved house trailer.
JohnDavid Lomax JohnDavid Lomax Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:14:43 PM Saw this several years ago at Winter Fire School in Missouri. I thought it was already being marketed.
Tom Sluder Jr. Tom Sluder Jr. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:17:00 PM This is very interesting. Would love to see a video where this is used, like in a training situation.
Richard Corso Richard Corso Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:50:10 PM Tom, If you want to see the product in action, take a look at the manufacturers website. I have no connection with the company or product. here's a link
Agbili Martin Agility Agbili Martin Agility Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:38:49 PM This is really good. I wish I can get one here in Nigeria. I know that it make alot of inputs and changes in fire fighting over here.
Kent Anthony Pridemore Kent Anthony Pridemore Wednesday, November 14, 2012 5:20:02 AM hears a video of a similar product.
Matthew Keck Matthew Keck Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:20:51 AM We could so use some of these
Preston Turney Preston Turney Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:06:15 AM I market this technology in the southeast with the DSPA-5. If anyone on this thread would care to learn more, please feel free to message me via Facebook and I will provide more info.
Joseph Kuesis Joseph Kuesis Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:26:47 AM The DSPA-5 has always been available. In Canada visit, in the USA visit, in the UK visit and for the rest of the world visit DSPA is the original. It was tested last week in Alabama and worked flawlessly. Here is a link to the extinguishment of a 3" natural gas leak:
Joseph Kuesis Joseph Kuesis Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:27:52 AM You can:
Mike Doucette Mike Doucette Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:39:04 AM We have used "chimney bombs" for years. We take a cup or two of dry chem powder , wrap it in a dry cleaner film (thin plastic) pouch. Just drop on or two of these down a chimney on fire and usually get good knock down. This saves cracking the liner with water cooling shock. Interesting to see this use in compartment fires.
Joe McCormick Jr Joe McCormick Jr Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:31:24 PM Working as the fire service liaison for ARA Safety for the last 6 years, I have deployed several dozen ARA Safety Pro units worldwide and I can honestly say that in situations where there may be a delay in getting water or personnel to the scene, in a confined space, or where there is a burning flammable liquid in an enclosed space, this tool is invaluable. Joseph E. McCormick Jr. FDNY Ret.
Marco Montanez Marco Montanez Sunday, November 18, 2012 10:01:26 AM That's awesome bro. Glad u guys are okay especially in a tight situation.
Jamie Kennedy Jamie Kennedy Sunday, November 18, 2012 6:53:37 PM This may well be an awesome product but the inaccuracies in the description make me skeptical... Removes the fuel? Really..... does it pick up sofas and throw them out the window? Wouldn't it be more accurate to say removes oxygen or disrupts the chemical chain reaction. I doub't it 'removes' the fuel...
Shane Kennedy Shane Kennedy Monday, November 19, 2012 4:01:04 AM They used to make fire grenades years ago. Just a modern version? I think the old school ones were kinda toxic though.

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