This past June, a wildfire broke out in Yarnell, Arizona that raged on for over two weeks and, in the process, took the lives of 19 firefighters and destroyed more than 120 buildings. Many of the fire shelters in use by firefighters today protect only up to 500°F, and can withstand such temperatures for a couple minutes, at best. The firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire didn’t stand a chance deploying their shelters when the temperatures from the wildfire rose to over 2,000°F. Our goal is to make sure that, in the near future, firefighters in this position have a fighting chance with the SunSeeker Fire Blanket.
Utilizing NASA technology, we will develop a fire shelter that will give fire fighters over 2500°F degrees of protection!