Fire Prevention week has us thinking about the the products that get used when fighting fires. The quality behind this equipment is imperative as dedicated Fire Fighters work swiftly to protect people and property.
Fighting Fires From a Distance
Think about all the equipment that is used in fighting fires. You may think of fire trucks and the gear that the fire fighters wear, but there are many additional valuable pieces of equipment. Telamco created a remote control that can be used on electric monitors that get mounted to ladders on ladder fire trucks. These remotes help fight fires remotely when it is too dangerous for a fire fighter to get near the blaze. They allow them to keep a safe distance and still actively fight the fire.
Designing a remote control for a fire fighting situation included some unique specifications. It needed a waterproof heatsealed switch that could be operated with a large gloved hand. They wanted to feel the switch closure and hear the click of the switches if possible. We were able to create the product to fit their needs. It includes large stainless steel double dome switches to create the desired tactile touch and sound requirement. Imbedded colored LEDs were designed into the product as well, for visual assistance.
New challenges are always welcome and this request had a unique twist. The product was designed to be effective and reliable for fire fighters, so they can save and protect people and property. It is rewarding to be a small part of such an important task. We are thankful for the hard-work and dedication of fire fighters everywhere.
Take a moment and make sure you have a fire escape plan in place at home and at work. While you’re at it check the batteries in your smoke detectors. Fire prevention week is a good time to ensure we’re prepared in case of an emergency and be thankful for our resources.Contact Telamco is you have a unique membrane switch need.