"Preventing heat related injuries is much more sensible than treating them"
Firefighter Rehabilitation Tools
Everyday Firefighters across the country respond in their communities trying to protect citizens from a myriad of hazards associated with everyday life. With a sharp eye focused on protecting the community, we often times work through the fatigue of the call placing ourselves in danger of receiving or contributing to an injury. Many of these injuries result from the effects of exertional heat-related illnesses caused by the environment, safety equipment including structural firefighting gear, strenuous activities, and loss of focus mistakes. With core body temperatures possible above 104 degrees, we place others and ourselves in danger.
Over the years, the Fire Service has adapted to the increased fuel loads, poor construction practices, budget cuts, and changing environment, as we always have in the 100-year tradition of the fire service in this country, with a firm chin and a willing heart. As times have changed, we do more with less everyday regardless of the inherent dangers associated with the practice. Technology has provided the fire service with $700 cooling fans and pre-connect operated fans exceeding $1500 that work for formalized rehabilitation sections, but fail to meet the immediate needs of most firefighters.
HeatSeeker Technology & Design provides you a low cost immediate option for cooling on scene firefighters. Our Rehab Units set up in seconds, utilize minimal water, and have the ability to cool an area up to 30 degrees.