” Smoke and Fire in transport aeroplanes continues to pose a risk in aviation. While the number of fatalities caused by aviation accidents has decreased, the risk of future fire related incidents or accidents has increased due to the proliferation of lithium batteries and other risks. The importance of continued research, improved regulation, improved manufacturing standards, adoption of technology to mitigate in-flight smoke and fire and oversight by safety professionals is proven in this document. The threat profile of in-flight smoke and fire is also changing due to the expansion of composite materials used in aeroplanes. Composite materials burn differently, disperse heat differently and produce different toxic substances post ignition.”
Fire in the air is one of the most hazardous situations that a flight crew can be faced with. Without aggressive intervention by the flight crew, a fire on board an aircraft can lead to the catastrophic loss of that aircraft within a very short space of time. Once a fire has become established, it is unlikely that the crew will be able to extinguish it.
Xcaper masks would fill a long missing roll in Aircraft Fire, Smoke and Fume events.
Absorbing and filtering most of the deadly gases mentioned in the articles below
Xcaper masks would increase your chances of survival on an order of magnitude.
On 22 August 1985, British Airtours Flight 28M caught fire on the runway after an engine failure on takeoff, the engine failure punctured a fuel cell and caused a massive fire that killed 52 of the of the 131 passengers aboard.
Forensic investigation later deduced toxic smoke was the main killer, and that most passengers would have survived had they had some form of respiratory protection. Most died from smoke inhalation of carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide which are common constituents of combustion gases.
Survivors stated that:
The effect of the smoke was shocking one breath of the toxic gases made them feel debilitated and they knew that a second or third breath would likely kill them.
I personally now always take an Xcaper Kit as carry on baggage. Knowing it will provide the exact type of protection the investigators recommended, without the disadvantages of a smoke hood. Not only am I protected when traveling, but while staying in foreign hotels with less reliable fire safety.
To see where they discuss the cause of death go to 33:00 minute point
An Xcaper Kit can provide life saving time to escape almost any situation.
Fire Fighter Training lecture from the NIST and UL about the tactical considerations of ventilation. How does ventilation cause fires to grow and be pushed and what are the effects on hot gasses and searing temperatures that can be quickly increased or decreased depending on the way you combine suppression and ventilation.
A MUST watch for Fire Professional
For the average person with limited understanding of what this all means to you. By watching the time lines of these fires realize just how quickly temperatures get to thousands of degrees, and how thick smoke gets in minutes.
Fire Captain Harry Fast (retired) has created this video to help educate people on home fire safety. He not only comes at this from a professional fire fighters point of view, but also as a family member who lost an uncle in a tragic blaze as well.
Please watch this video, and take fire seriously, The fire department probably won’t make it to your house in time to save your life. Take responsibility for yourself and your family and TAKE ACTION NOW.
Order Harry’s book and safety planning worksheet. Its your life, take action.
Fire Warden training is invaluable when disaster strikes your workplace.
Whether its Fire, Earthquake, Chemical leak, Terror attack or any other type of disaster; trained fire wardens save lives.
Requirements for training vary, depending on industry and province.
Owner and founder of National Life Safety Group Jason Reid is one of the most respected and knowledgeable experts in the field. His company offers courses on Work Place Fire Warden Training throughout Canada. Contact Jason for a free consultation and discussion about how he can help your company comply.