I really don't talk about my brothers. I have three of them. FYI. But this post is all about Paul, my only older brother.
He is an inventor. In his previous life, he was a Scout for the US Army. And then he was a fire fighter for the US Forest Service. (Cool pics below) he has a great young family.
I am talking him up. Why you ask, well besides the obvious that I love my big bro, but he has an invention that is actually pretty darn cool. Those of you that live in high wild fire areas will like it as well.
But it needs some votes to help fund it and make it a reality. Since I have this forum here, I thought I would help him out a bit.
It's a bladder that explodes when fire approaches, spraying retardant all over your house or yard, dousing and/or preventing fire from destroying your property. And you don't even have to be there to set it off! And unlike those foams they have on the market where you spray your home and it only lasts up to six hours, this only goes off when needed. No worries if you have to evacuate your home days in advance. Below is from the voting site.
The Oasis Structure Protection Device
An adjustable thermal sensor detects heat from an approaching wildfire. The sensor trips, sending a signal to a relay device, which in turn, sends an electrical charge to each "Oasis Structure Protection Device".
When the charge reaches the device, an airbag is deployed. The airbag will put tremendous pressure on the fire retardant-filled bladder causing it to rupture and deploy the fire retardant on the structure. Multiple "Oasis Structure Protection Devices" would be needed to adequately cover structures.
More details on it and voting for it can be found on Quirky.
You do have to sign up to vote, I did and have yet to receive any junk mail from them.
Any questions for him, you can ask there or here and I will gladly pass it along.