STE-ANNE-DES-LACS, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 13, 2012) - AFG Flameguard Ltd. ("AFG" or the "Company") (CNSX:AFG) is pleased to report on the recent successful live fire demonstration of its revolutionary DSPA (Dry Sprinkler Powder Aerosol) fire suppression technology on September 9, 2012 in Ste-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec. This demonstration, in cooperation with the Ste-Anne-des-Lacs Fire Department, was conducted using a house donated for firefighter training purposes and attended by professional and volunteer fire departments from municipalities in the region as well as a representative of Hydro-Quebec.
The demonstration involved both the DSPA-5 hand-held portable aerosol extinguisher and our exclusive fire resistant intumescent paint. For the DSPA-5 demonstration a fire was lit in the living room on the main floor of the house and reached a temperature of 1400 degrees Celsius within 15 minutes at which time the DSPA-5 was deployed. Within 60 seconds the temperature was under 250 Celsius and falling enabling quick entry and easy overhaul for the firefighters. This scenario is very close to the actual field experience of first responder crews. Recent deployments of the DSPA-5 by firefighters have saved over 20 similar buildings in just the past 2 years resulting in the saving of entire homes and cost savings into the millions from prevention of fire, water, injury and environmental damage. Onlookers at the Ste-Anne-des-Lacs demonstration also witnessed how AFG's intumescent paint prevents the burning of wood in a demonstration that placed torches against both treated and untreated wood floor joists to show that no heat damage was caused to the treated wood long after the untreated wood floor joist was completely destroyed.
AFG's demonstration is part of an ongoing initiative to introduce and market DSPA fire suppression technology to fire departments across Canada and promote consumer interest in our products. DSPA-5 hand-held portable units are now in use in over 175 fire departments in eastern Canada. The successful use of this revolutionary fire suppression technology has assisted firefighters in saving structures and preserving contents that could have easily been lost due to the devastating impact of fire. The recent deployments of the DSPA-5 device by fire departments in Canada has resulted in millions of dollars in savings related to less property and content damage, environmental contamination, lower associated costs and personal safety.
ABOUT DSPA TECHNOLOGY
DSPA utilizes environmentally friendly waterless aerosol technology to rapidly suppress fire. The use of DSPA technology significantly reduces air, water and soil contamination caused by excessive amounts of water used in conventional methods of fire fighting. Water is often not readily available or accessible in sufficient quantity and may take valuable time in getting transported to the site of a fire which may result in the total loss of property and life. DSPA technology can buy valuable time to assist firefighters prior to using conventional methods and is a valuable resource for people looking to protect their property from fire.
Fire Department's, business owners and consumers that are interested in ordering DSPA-5 portable units, fixed installation units, intumencent paints or other AFG products please call toll free 1 (866) 736-6600 to speak with one of our sales representatives.
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