Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Firefighter Invents a Water Misting Station for Heat Relief

Mike Robinson is a reserve firefighter in Knoxville, TN.

He was experiencing the heat of firefighting, and especially the heat of summer, when he designed a better (and less expensive) water misting station.

As we all know, the summer heat fuels very active wildfire seasons.  Even now, firefighters are battling wildfires in WashingtonNorthern CaliforniaSouthern CaliforniaOklahomaIdahoOregon and more.

So Mike developed a water misting station which hooks up to any fire service apparatus with water and a pump.  It blows water through a stainless steel nozzle, which produces a mist cloud capable of lowering the ambient temperature by as much as 30 degrees.  Pretty cool!!

Protect yourself from the heat with Mike's idea, and others such as:

It's been a hot summer with active wildfires burning vigorously.  Year-to-date 6 million acres have burned, fueled by widespread drought conditions.

The heat is on!  Find a way to chill out!

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