REMOTELY OPERATED FIRE FIGHTING VEHICLE

Research funded by DTI through SEEDA

The Firemote® Fire-Fighting Robot is an electrically powered tracked Unmanned Ground Vehicle fitted with a monitor, variable pattern fire-fighting nozzle, second shield spray nozzle, colour navigation camera(s), local cooling system and roll-flat hose inlet.  This type of machine is also colloquially known as a fire fighting robot. 

The Firemote is controlled from a panel that can be situated outside the danger area with no line-of-sight necessary. The panel features a daylight viewable monitor that simultaneously displays a software dashboard with the Firemote’s parameters and video feedback for ease of navigation. The panel can also record or send on video files to a command centre. 

USE THE FIREMOTE FOR:

  • Fire fighting with water or foam without fire-fighters having to set up or operate monitors in danger areas
  • Deploying Cintec Waterwall blast protectors around acetylene and other gas cylinders, IED’s or bombs to limit blast damage (see lower picture)
  • Decontamination in Chemical, Biological, Radiation or Nuclear Incidents  Crowd control in civil disturbance situations 

DEPLOYMENT SITUATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Areas of potential structural collapse such as, workshops,  factories, retail units and warehouses
  • Refineries,  power plants and fuel depots
  • Road incidents, rail incidents, aircraft and maritime emergencies
  • Tunnels 

GUIDELINE PRICING (2015):

For a Firemote fitted with a slew and elevation monitor, variable pattern nozzle, colour and thermal imaging cameras and toxic gas sensors, the price would be £43,000 (Net) or a weekly rental price of £735 (Net).

FOR LARGE SCALE SCENARIOS, WE WOULD RECOMMEND THE HIGHER CAPACITY FIREMOTE 4800 

FOR FULL SPECIFICATION AND MORE INFORMATION, SEE: FIREMOTE DATASHEET (pdf)  

Firemote Jet Front View

Firemote Waterwall Acetylene Cylinder

Firemote with waterwall foldedFiremote with waterwall inflatedFiremote with waterwall landed