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New Technology Could Help Firefighters and Law Enforcement
Cold fire is a new agent to extinguish fires. The company says it can put out fires in just minutes. Makers say the foam is nontoxic and can be sprayed directly on a person. Cold fire can be used for every kind of fire.
"Many times firefighters need different foams for different fires. Cold fire can handle them all," said Thom Payson, President of Cold Fire.
One unit of Cold Fire runs about $200, which is at least 4 to 5 times more than a standard fire extinguisher.
"There is no cost on saving a life," said Payson.
But there is budgets every city has and most are not equipped for such a large price tag.
"We are in a fixed budget and already exhaust it every year with necessities," said Mustang Police Chief Charles Foley.
Foley agrees a price cannot be put on safety but says at this point his department just can't afford it.
Posted: Thursday, October 11 2012, 10:32 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Oklahoma schools hit by tornado had no safe rooms
May 21, 2013 19:18 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- An emergency official says Oklahoma has reinforced tornado shelters in hundreds of schools across the state, but the two that were hit by this week's storms in suburban Oklahoma City did not have them.
Albert Ashwood is director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. He told reporters Tuesday it's up to each jurisdiction to set priorities for which schools get limited funding for safe rooms.
Ashwood says a shelter would not necessarily have saved more lives at the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven children sheltering in above-ground classrooms were killed. He says no disaster mitigation measure is absolute.
He says authorities are going to review which schools have safe rooms and try to get them in more schools across the state.
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