Mass transit is a critical component to many communities' transportation plans. In many communities buses play a major role in providing daily transit to commuters while reducing the congestion of personal vehicles on roads and highways. Meanwhile mobility vehicles have an increased role in allowing disabled persons to live more independently.
However, the impact of a fire in one of these vehicles is wide ranging. Issues include:
Firetrace systems offer a unique approach to fire protection of many of the fire prone areas of these vehicles. Firetrace systems detect fire using the proprietary red Firetrace Detection Tubing (FDT). This heat sensitive polymer tubing is pressurized and reacts to the heat and radiant energy of a fire by bursting, thus activating the fire suppression system.
Firetrace detection tubing is ideal for fire detection in buses as it tolerates the vibration, dirt, temperature extremes of the environments in which the buses operate. Also, as Firetrace systems are pneumatically operated, they require no power from the vehicle to operate and do not place additional strain on the vehicle's electrical system.
Firetrace is in use on more than 10,000 buses worldwide, along with thousands of paratransit vehicles, and light and heavy rail. In fact, Firetrace receives reports monthly on buses being saved, with a great many more going unreported!
Firetrace systems can be easily retrofitted to your existing fleet or added to future bus purchases by maintenance personnel or by authorized Firetrace distributors.