Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fire Shield Cords and strips prevent fires

Fire Shield products are ideal for home, office, and campus environments such as residence halls, labs, classrooms, libraries and other facilities. Fire Shield cords, with specially designed shielded conductors, are able to detect series faults and line-to-neutral faults, significantly reducing fire hazards. Available as power strips, surge protectors, appliance cords and extension cords.

Many universities are requiring Fire Shield products be the only strips used on campus.

Based on estimates by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC), there are 155,900 electrical fires attended annually by the fire service in
the US, resulting in nearly:

$1.68 billion in property damage
6,810 injuries
800 deaths

Each year across America, college and university students, faculty and staff experience a growing number of fire related emergencies. Annually, there are approximately 1,600 documented fires in college dormitories and Greek housing. In fact, according to the National Association of State FireMarshals (NASFM), fire fighters respond to fires in college dormitories four times a day and numerous fires go unreported. This number does not include the significant
amount of fires in other areas such as classrooms, labs and off-campus housing. CPSC statistics indicate that 50%of all electrical fires, attended and unattended by the fire service,were caused by faulty flexible power cords-extension cords, surge strips, and appliance cords.
Flexible cords fail in a variety ofways, including:
Pinched, Crimped or Frayed Cords
Overheated/Overloaded Cords
Application-related Damage (i.e. Room air conditioners, heaters,
tools, vacuums, etc.)
Frequent Movement of Appliance
Normal Aging and Wear


Extension Cords and Surge Strips are the Solution


TRC, the leader in ground fault sensing technology, developed Fire
Shield’s unique patented design to provide built-in fire protection in a power
cord set. This technology is available as an extension cord and a variety of
surge strips. It is also being utilized bymany portable roomair conditioner
manufacturers.
The Fire Shield Surge Strips are the only surge strips in theworld that can
protect against all of the following:
Cord Fires Surges
Overloads
Standard ground fault, surge and overload devices alone cannot prevent
cord fires. The patented, UL approved Fire Shield is the only cord set in theworld
that provides cord fire protection. Fire Shieldmonitors the leakage current, thus
sensing any damage to the cord and shuts off the power safely in 25/1000ths of
a second.
Using Fire Shield:
Protects electrical equipment from damaging power surges and spikes.
Shuts off the electricity before a fire can start if it detects damage to its power cord.


TRC is actively involved in the following university and safety associations:
The Center For Campus Fire Safety, National Association of College Stores (NACS), Association ofCollege and University Housing Officers - International (ACUHO-I), Association of Higher EducationFacility Officers (APPA), International Association of Campus Fire Safety Officials (IACFSO), NationalAssociation of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), NationalSafety Council (NSC) and Consumer Electronics Association.

Buy online at Anderson-Bolds

216-360-9800

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