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Welcome to HydroVent,

Hydrovent is a hydraulic ventilation and suppression system developed by Firefighters for Firefighters, and is dedicated to Safety Through Training.

Hydrovent Highlights

  • Hydrovent uses less water
  • Hydrovent  is quicker, safer, and simpler to use
  • Utilizes manpower more effectively

Featured Videos:

Video attached shows the following
Test Burn in 2 L shaped cargo containers Burn room lower right with vent window L R - Ventilation opening 2 man doors lower left with a straight visual into the fire room = FF entry attack point Drone view watch for smoke and fire conditions prior to HydroVent Once in place watch amount of ventilation and smoke color from dark to light (= interior suppression) Also watch smoke conditions opposite HydroVent -Decrease significantly (flow path), fresh air in through FF entry point Fire load per demo is explained in video

Video attached shows the following with overhead view and voice over narration.
Test Burn in 2 L shaped cargo containers Burn room lower right with vent window L R - Ventilation opening 2 man doors lower left with a straight visual into the fire room = FF entry attack point Drone view watch for smoke and fire conditions prior to HydroVent Once in place watch amount of ventilation and smoke color from dark to light (= interior suppression) Also watch smoke conditions opposite HydroVent -Decrease significantly (flow path), fresh air in through FF entry point Fire load per demo is explained in video

Hebron
The next Burn was hosted by Hebron Ill.. Things of importance to look for in this video ** Fire growth and spread Exponential Fire growth as seen from the inside ** Hydrovent is put in from the outside and the video is slowed to frame by frame to show the effect of the suppression nozzle on the Fire then followed by the ventilation aspect.

4 views at once of Hydrovent in ventilation mode only. Inside and Outside cameras and Thermal imaging cameras were run simultaneously. Real products of combustion were used (overstuffed couch, love seat and chair) Wind conditions 15mph blowing into the vent window. Inside take notice of lower heat conditions and increased visibility along with controlling your flow path against wind conditions Outside exposure protection - greatly decreased temps only a few feet past the Hydrovent.

Hydrovent as seen from the eyes of the Attack crew. 2nd floor bedroom training fire showing Attack crew suppression with inside and outside views of Hydrovent in vent mode.

Hydrovent as seen from the eyes of the Attack crew. 1st floor bedroom training fire showing Attack crew suppression with inside and outside views of Hydrovent in vent mode. Great fire behavior with rollover and fire rolling out the bedroom door.