CON-SPACE provides First Responders with a practical and affordable means of early detection, location of, and communication with, victims trapped within a collapsed structure.
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
CON-SPACE provides First Responders with a practical and affordable means of early detection, location of, and communication with, victims trapped within a collapsed structure. The Rescue Probe increases the capabilities of CON-SPACE Rescue Equipment Users.
The Rescue Probe accessory consists of a completely watertight and shock resistant speaker and microphone built into a Cylindrical Stainless Steel Housing with a nylon tip. The diameter of the Probe body is 1.65" which allows it to pass easily through a 2" bore hole. Attaching a Steel or PVC pipe to the threaded rear section of the Rescue Probe extends its reach. This allows rescuers to push it deeply into a collapsed structure through holes, cracks, debris etc. and into voids and/or pockets where victims may be trapped.
Interchangeable with all CON-SPACE Hardline Communication Systems
Intrinsic Safe Class I,II,III,Div1&2,Groups A,B,C,D,E,F,G - When used in CSI-1000 or CSI-2000 Systems.
The Rescue Probe is a full duplex TWO-WAY communication device, giving Rescuers the ability to hear victims as well as talk to them.
The threading on the rear of the Probe accepts standard National Pipe Thread (NPT)on 1" steel pipe (11.5 threads per inch)
Attaching metal or PVC pipe to the back of the Probe allows rescuers to push it deeply into a collapse horizontally or vertically, through holes, cracks, etc. and into voids where victims could be trapped.
When practical the Probe can be lowered into a void or shaft using the Rope Adapter
The diameter of the Probe body is 1.65" which allows it to easily pass through a 2" bore hole.
The Probe is of very rugged Stainless Steel construction with a durable, high molecular weight nylon tip.
All internal components of the Probe are completely watertight - it can be fully immersed in water without damaging internal components.
Uses a sensitive omni directional microphone
It is important to understand that the CON-SPACE Rescue Probe is not a replacement for seismic sensing systems or search cameras. The development of the CON-SPACE Rescue Probe took place over a 1 1/2 year period and was done in conjunction with professional Collapse Rescue Personnel. Reports regarding existing search equipment included the following comments:
Site must be shut down to monitor properly
Setup can be difficult, holes must be drilled to access voids
Can't be forced through debris
Equipment is delicate and temperamental
Single dedicated use, high cost.
Con-Space Communications, 505-5600 Parkwood Way, Richmond, BC V6V 2M2. Tel: 604-244-9323; Fax: .