Thanks to the generous donation from the NAD Auxiliary, all 4 ambulances are now equipped with the X-Tinguish FST. These hand held units can be deployed in a moment’s notice during a structure fire type emergency. A large majority of our district is covered by volunteer fire departments whose members have to respond from home. Many times our NAD crews arrive on scene first, and until now - have only been equipped with a portable fire extinguisher.
The X-Tinguish FST can be safely deployed by one rescuer from the outside of the structure, in to the area closest to the fire. The unit deploys an aerosol in to the air that instantly reduces the temperature in the room, helps prevent flashover conditions and ultimately stops the process that allows the fire to continue to burn. The aerosol expands through the structure to effectively cover up to 5,300 cubic feet. These units were designed to help first responders bring the fire under control faster, provide safer conditions for rescuers, and effectively reduce water use by up to 80%.
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Northwest Ambulance District is located in Geneva, Ohio. Our staff is made up of full time Paramedics and auxiliary EMT's & paramedics. Northwest Ambulance District provides advanced life support 911 services to Geneva City, Austinburg, Harpersfield, Trumbull & Geneva Townships. The station is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week