New PRO line of Kestrel Fire Weather Metres for use in wildland fire fighting available from CW Price and Co
Every successful fire management strategy starts with accurate on-site weather observations. Kestrel Fire Weather Metres measure all relevant weather variables needed by fire behaviour analysts meteorologists and deployed fire fighters to understand how a fire is evolving and how to keep the crew safe. The New PRO line of Kestrel Fire Weather Metres give you the ability to track conditions and view trends right on the unit, as well as send detailed data reports using the free Kestrel LINK app. The PRO metres also have the Probability of Ignition (PIG) and Fine Dead Fuel Moisture (FDFM) tables built right in, eliminating the complexity, times and errors involved in employing paper lookup tables. Kestrel Metres are ready to take all readings instantly and then log temperature, humidity and pressure even when off, giving instant visibility of trends.
When managing a burn site, knowing environmental conditions are within prescription is important for compliance and to ensure that a fire doesn't get out of control. A Kestrel Fire Weather Metre provides readings for monitoring conditions while burning.
Heat stress safety: training and operations
Wildland fire fighters train to withstand the challenge of heavy exertion in extreme conditions. Extreme heat is a constant companion and protective gear exacerbates the physical strain on a fire fighter's body. Building heat acclimatization is a critical component of training but doing so without incurring heat illness or injury is equally critical and challenging. Heat injury is a constant danger with many incidents of heat related illness occurring every year. Heat illness prevention programs recommend measuring Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) and implementing ACGIH work/recovery and hydration guidelines. WBGT is a much more complete measure of heat stress for the fire fighter because it includes the radiant heat of the sun, fire, or hot surfaces in the model. The Kestrel Fire Weather Metre PRO with WBGT makes it the complete tool for monitoring WBGT and fire weather during training or operations.
Contact: Kelvin Price
CW Price and Co
Tel: 011 805 4720