FIREFIGHTERS were recently asked to specify their requirements for the ideal torch and the manufacturer, Streamlight, produced a torch to meet these requirements.
This is not a torch based on what the manufacturer thinks firefighters need. It is a torch that firefighters needed. The result is the Fire Vulcan torch. It is available from Montville Creative Products.
Unlike torches with a wide flood beam, the rechargeable Fire Vulcan has a high intensity 8W halogen lamp providing a powerful 65,000 candlepower spotlight to minimise reflection and cut through thick smoke.
Two ultra-bright blue taillight LEDs operating in two modes, ‘steady’ and ‘blinking’ provide added safety by indicating the location of personnel.
The ‘steady’ mode may be used under normal conditions and ‘blinking’ mode for personnel requiring assistance.
The spotlight and LEDs will run for three hours in steady mode and for six hours in blinking mode. In situations needing blinking mode for the LEDs only, it will operate for 60 hours.
The Fire Vulcan is available with a vehicle mount charger (12Vdc) or both home charger (240Vac) and a vehicle mount charger.
A 3-position switch beneath a high-clearance handle enables the unit to be operated with a gloved hand.
The Fire Vulcan has a high-visibility orange case constructed from high-impact thermoplastic, an unbreakable polycarbonate lens with scratch resistant coating and is waterproof.