The ‘SAFE Quick Cover’ is a rooftop system that automatically covers a house or other fire-threatened structure with fireproof fabric.
There are 3 steps to the fireproof tent deployment process:
1. The Quick Cover system is activated, this sets off a semi-explosive chemical reaction similar to inflating a car airbag that unfolds fireproof fabric from roof-mounted storage.
2. Two large fans, like the ones at carnival bounce tents, pump air into airtight, flexible exoskeleton tubes.
3. The fabric cover follows the exoskeleton lead and unfolds along the roof, dropping over the sides of the house.
The system reportedly works and remains rigid, even in strong winds. It could potentially save hundreds of people who die each year trying to save their homes in the face of fire. Additional benefits include the cost savings to insurance companies and home owners who are spared from property loss because of the protection.
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'SAFE Quick Cover' Automatically Protects Structures from Flames
- By: Katie CordreyJul 12, 2009