Hydrovent is a hydraulic ventilation and suppression system developed by Firefighters for Firefighters, and is dedicated to Safety Through Training.
How it Works
- Hydrovent is put in place from the outside by a single Firefighter and left unmanned.
- Hydrovent will then ventilates thousands of CFM.
- The vent nozzle uses approximately 95 gpm and the Suppression nozzle uses approximately 95 GPM
- Hydrovent can be used from basement through high rise and roof cuts
- Broken down from “Vent to Attack” without shutting down
- Hydrovent can even be used to break windows for effective placement
- High rise- placed in from the safety of the floor below
- 95 GPM fog out (Ventilation) – Approx. 95 GPM in (Suppression)
- Weight 20 lbs. +-
- Meant to be placed into the fire room from the outside
- Hydraulic ventilation (Fog) out through the fire room – pulling heat and smoke out away from FF & Victims
- Suppression simultaneously (Straight Streams) into the fire room – softening the fire – Dropping temperatures – Slowing fire growth and fire extension
- Entry point – FF’s bring fresh air in with them – Flow path is directed out through the fire room
- Protects exposures – Fog
- Can be utilized to break windows and can be easily placed in Basement-1st-2nd – roof and high-rise ventilation openings.
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 put in place prior to Attack crew entry starting Ventilation and Suppression. Attack crew entry with little fire and smoke present. Mop up only needed.
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 Promotional Video showing many clips including timed ventilation of a burn tower and Hydrovent be used in high heat conditions at a house fire. All were shot in ventilation mode only.
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.