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RAMFAN Heated Ventilation System
In Scandinavian countries, where winter temperatures regularly drop below freezing, there are firefighting apparatuses outfitted with a dedicated heating systems that delivers warm air from the engine compartment to the tools compartment. The tools are warmed up and ready to go on a moment's notice. The heating system itself is also deployed as a tool with a heated hose running from the tool compartment to a nearby vehicle dispersing warm air that keeps the temperature between 60°F - 70°F. The heated tools provide a significant advantages to firefighters.
Winter months can cause slick road conditions leading to vehicle collisions. Rescue teams need to work swiftly to free patients with the added danger of cold weather. However, some complex collision require extended extrications that take longer than 20 minutes or 4 major maneuvers. During winter rescues, the heated hose is used to keep the patient warm, preventing frostbite and hypothermia. Even a case of mild hypothermia can lead to a cold-induced coagulopathy causing more blood loss and/or shock. The ability to deploy warm air on a trapped patient has made a difference on the patient's condition.
In Canada, fire apparatuses are not equipped with dedicated heated ventilation systems, but you can still use a portable heating system to achieve the same benefit as your Scandinavian counterparts. The RAMFAN UB20 In-line heating system uses an indirect-fired heater to blow warm air with no harmful gases to enter the flowpath during ventilation. The portable heating systems delivers up to 55,000 BTU of safe, warm breathable air.
Delivers up to 55,000 BTU of safe, warm breathable air for 8 hours.
Order #ED7125-HT: Includes UB20 blower, propane heater, regulator, remote thermostat, 15' duct and carrying bag.
Order #HA01-100HT: Includes UB20 blower, propane heater, regulator, remote thermostat, 15' duct and Quick-Couple™ Canister
Order #HA01-125HT: Includes UB20 blower, propane heater, regulator, remote thermostat, 25' duct and Quick-Couple™ Canister