In emergency situations, extra minutes, even extra seconds, are priceless
Trapped victims, children, the elderly and the wheelchair-bound are particularly vulnerable. Now, there's a fire protection blanket that can protect the people you rescue the way your turnout gear protects you. Great for placing on a tarp in front of the fireplace during a chimney fire.
Blanket Coverage for Emergency Response
The blanket's patented blend of high-performance fibers provides true flame resistance for reliability in a fire emergency. It has been subjected to testing based on National Fire Protection Association methods that are used in certifying firemen’s turnout gear. When wrapped around a victim’s head and torso, the Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket provides protection against open flame, cutting torch sparks, flying glass, super-heated surfaces and intense heat.
Protection Against Burns
Anywhere a fire emergency occurs, the Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket can help calm victims - keeping their body heat in and searing heat out. Professionally rated for high performance, the patented fabric of the Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket is engineered to protect individuals from open flame or super-heated environments. The Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket can give rescue teams the essential extra time needed to help victims out of harm's way.
Safe For Emergencies
The Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket is soft and lightweight, yet it is durable and well-constructed enough to be used as a stretcher in an emergency situation. No rescue vehicle should be without the Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket. Machine washable, reusable and decontamination ready, this unique blanket provides true flame resistance for reliability in a fire emergency. Police cars, ambulances, fire apparatus, and life flight helicopters have all benefited from this unique safety tool.
Professionally Tested. Reliable in Emergencies.
NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION
Test 1: Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)
What it measures: Heat transfer through the fabric when exposed to conditions constituting an emergency fire-fighting situation. TPP value 2x provides time (in seconds) to second-degree burns.
Results: This test indicated the EMS Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket (10 oz.) has a TPP value of approximately 30. When folded or doubled over, the Pro series rated approximately 76. Exposure to the radiant/convective heat source only blackened the blanket's test swatch … while the traditional fire retardant wool blanket flamed and melted away.
Conclusion: The Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket (10 oz.) delivers breakthrough performance in flame resistance and heat blocking.
Test 2: Heat and Thermal Shrinkage
What it measures: This test measure shrinkage and areas of melting and ignition when the product is placed in a 500º F (260º C) chamber for 5 minutes … a sustained high-heat situation.
Results: The EMS Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket was slightly discolored with minor shrinkage. (The wool blanket smoked heavily, was blackened and virtually disintegrated when removed from the chamber.)
Conclusion: The Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket products have far surpassed the performance of the traditional wool rescue blanket.
Test 3: Vertical Flame Resistance
What it measures: This test measures the flame resistance of fire fighting apparel. A fabric swatch is exposed to a 1 1/2 inch high vertical flame for 12 seconds.
Results of the test are measured against standards set by the NFPA and include:
- amount of burn time after 12 seconds had elapsed.
- amount of glow time after 12 seconds had elapsed.
- char length of fabric.
|After flame (seconds)
|Char length (millimeters)
|*Not measured because the wool blanket had to be extinguished.
Conclusion: Wool blanket burned furiously. Kovenex Rapid Response Blanket demonstrated superiority by refusing to support flame under any test conditions.