FireIce Protects Montana Homes from Wildfire
JUPITER, Fla. -- GelTech Solutions Inc., creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally was informed by the East Glacier Volunteer Fire Department that its FireIce product was used this past weekend to protect two homes from an advancing wildfire. The homes sprayed with FireIce were unaffected by the wildfire.
Chief Ben Steele, East Glacier VFD stated “On January 4, 2012, our department responded to what began as a small grass fire, but turned out to be one of the largest wildland fires in Blackfeet history. We were quickly dispatched to a rural community that was in the path of the raging fire. The fire was screaming across the plains driven by winds with gusts up to 70 mph. Understanding we were pressed for time, I determined that the homes in the immediate path of the fire needed to be coated and protected by FireIce. FireIce far exceeded our expectations. The homes coated with FireIce were not damaged by the fire. Everything that we didn’t touch with FireIce was nothing but ashes.”
In my 22 years of firefighting, I’ve never seen or come across a product that is as efficient and effective as FireIce and I have used other commonly used suppression products such as foam, other gels and fire retardants. Our department will be using FireIce on every structure and car fire that we respond to in the future.”
Michael Cordani, CEO, stated “It is gratifying to hear that our revolutionary FireIce product was able to protect the homes in Montana. We are grateful to Chief Steele for his confidence and vision to use our product to safeguard property.”
Joe Ingarra, president, said “Chief Steele’s actions demonstrate how firefighting professionals are able to protect property from advancing wildfires by using FireIce. With our FireIce home defense unit, homeowners can use this same revolutionary product to ensure their homes are protected.”
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public accomplish environmental and safety goals, such as water conservation and the protection of lives, homes, and property from fires.
FireIce® is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus; fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.
GelTech also markets Soil₂O™ which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil₂O “Dust Control"™ products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil₂O Granular and Topical blends don’t just reduce water consumption, they promote healthy root development in plants and lawns and generate faster seed germination by keeping nutrients at the root level longer.
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