Smoke jumpers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and the Bushbunker shelter could help them out. Made with 300mm steel and reinforced fire retardant concrete, this shelter can withstand 4 hours of direct exposure to flames.
They can also be made in one piece so they are strong and airtight. A standard Bushbunker can accommodate six adults for four hours and would come equipped with compressed air cylinders to maintain positive air pressure.
Other features include bench seating, battery powered electric lighting, UHF radio, emergency transponders, fire blankets, and other fire aid material.
The Bushbunker Provides Safe Spaces for First Responders
1. Fire-resistant Shelters - Developing advanced shelters that can withstand direct exposure to flames for extended periods of time creates disruptive innovation opportunities in firefighter safety.
2. One-piece Construction - Creating shelters that are made in one piece, strong, and airtight can revolutionize the efficiency and durability of emergency response infrastructure.
3. Integrated Emergency Equipment - Designing shelters that come equipped with essential emergency tools and materials such as compressed air cylinders, lighting, radios, and fire aid material enhances the effectiveness and preparedness of first responders.
1. Manufacturing - Manufacturers can explore the production of fire-resistant shelters using advanced materials and construction techniques to meet the specific needs of first responders.
2. Emergency Response - The emergency response industry can adopt and integrate advanced fire-resistant shelters as a standard offering to enhance the safety and effectiveness of firefighters and smoke jumpers.
3. Construction - Construction companies can specialize in the design and construction of fire-resistant shelters, utilizing reinforced fire retardant concrete and innovative building technologies.