The sophistication of modern fire safety systems is truly impressive — their sensitivity, efficiency, and comprehensive coverage are carefully engineered to keep our homes and businesses as safe as possible. However, those first on the scene in the event of a fire can enhance the efficiency of these systems.
The tools that first responders use can make all the difference in a fire’s severity and resulting damage. In the case of DSPA, or Dry Sprinkler Powder Aerosol, final water damage to a structure can be cut by up to 80%.
What is the DSPA 5?
A compact, portable first response tool, DSPA is a knock-down tool used to combat indoor fires before safety personnel have access to water. When a fire is hard to reach, beyond the limits of a common fire extinguisher, and rapidly burning, DSPA offers a fast, powerful solution, ensuring that a fire stops spreading until fire fighters arrive.
It’s an easy tool to deploy; DSPA is activated with a simple pull of a pin and can be thrown into a fire from a safe distance. The canister, once active, generates an aerosol cloud that quickly expands to flood an enclosure and knock down a fire’s growing flames.
DSPA 5’s Advantages
Just one DSPA 5 canister can reduce the risk of danger for firefighters dramatically, and has been proven to protect against property loss and damage. In fact, it’s been shown to reduce water use and water damage by up to 80%. Not only does this reduce damage and stress on a structure, but it also allows investigators to more accurately evaluate the fire scene after the event.
Additionally, DSPA comes with a host of other advantages, including:
- 6-10 times better performance than Halon
- Ecologically safe
- Non-toxic and environmentally friendly
- Non-corrosive and non-conductive
- An ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and GWP (Global Warming Potential) of zero
- Cost effective
The Fox Valley Fire & Safety team offers support and technical expertise in custom systems, portable tools and more to keep you and your property safe. For more information on DSPA and safety solutions for first responders, call today!