Fighting Fire With Infrared Laser Technology

Fighting Fire With Infrared Laser Technology
Proactive pruning of treetops prevents fires from spreading.

When we think about urban fires, an electrical device malfunction, or a poorly maintained old water heater, or even a lightning strike fill our imaginations as common causes. Plain enough. All of these causes are quite real. Yet unlike forest fires where we understand the way in which flames hop from one tree to another, sometimes even across entire roads, the same situation does occur in urban communities. After all, plenty of trees adorn our neighborhoods. So common are they, and other botanical aesthetics, that we don’t necessarily see the hazards, and part of this disconnect is the way in which urban fires are covered by the news media.

The focus tends to be on mortal dangers, not technical causes, unlike forest fires which tend to hone in on weather conditions, attempts and degrees of containment, and the number of acres currently scorched.

Fighting Treetop Fire of Jerusalem is developing infrared optical device technology for pruning the tiptop of trees to stop the unfold of active forest fires.

“Fires occurring on the tiptop of trees are often fifty times hotter, and move abundant quicker, than fires on the bottom,” saysWanetick.

Firefighters are ready to use FTF lasers to trim leaves off high branches simply by scanning the lasers across treetops from as secluded joined metric linear unit, as well as from helicopters over troublesome terrains and in windy conditions. Salamandra Zone, another Jerusalem firm, developed a technology enabling people to use elevators to escape high‐rise fires. Ordinarily, elevators square measure avoided just in case of the fireplace as a result of they’re not protected against flames, extreme heat and deadly gases.

Salamandra Zone’s B‐Air E unit, placed on prime of elevator cabs, converts deadly gases into the breathable air in nanoseconds. Sensors in B-Air E confirm the kinds, concentrations, and blend of chemicals that ought to be free to convert the smoke to air reckoning on that materials square measure burning. The pressure of the refined, cooled air being pushed into the elevator cab prevents smoke from coming into once the elevator is moving or once its doors open. For value-added safety, the units contain an additional battery, pump, and detector. Backup electricity will operate it for a minimum of 3 hours.