Innovative New Invention, the Grantham MechVent™ Fire Fighting Tool, Shown on Canada’s Discovery Channel

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The inventor Bobby Grantham, designer and builder of the Grantham MechVent™ (patent pending) announces a video presentation of the Grantham MechVent™ in action.

During the Daily Planet expose of the MechVent™ (patent pending), designed and built by inventor and fireman Bobby Grantham, the different capabilities of this genuinely novel and unprecedented breakthrough in firefighting technology were demonstrated. One novel feature touted by the inventor, the capability of the MechVent™ to be put into position in the window of a burning building without putting the firefighting crew in jeopardy, was shown.

Another important innovation incorporated into the Grantham MechVent™ is its firefighter escape platform. When fighting a fire, there sometimes arises a need for the firefighter to escape from a burning building by diving out the window and down the ladder headfirst. Being trained in this important emergency procedure, inventor Bobby Grantham saw a way to improve the odds of emergency firefighter egress from a burning building without injury to the firefighter, and incorporated this innovation into the MechVent™.

The overarching goal of inventor Bobby Grantham in his design of this defensive firefighting tool was to provide a means to remove the smoke and heated air from a burning compartment without the requirement that a firefighter be physically in the building. Incorporating this functionality would incur the advantages of improved visibility inside the building, while limiting the possibility of the occurrence of flashover events resulting from the accumulation of excess heat in the burning compartment. The negative pressure ventilation capability by way of the MechVent™ hydraulic ventilation feature handily accomplishes these goals.

Finally, the inventor envisioned that the Grantham MechVent™ would being able to apply enough water to suppress the flames in a burning compartment without flooding it with so much water that it compromises the building’s structural integrity. He accomplished this by incorporating a rotating nozzle delivering only 9 gallons of water per 10 second burst.

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