Product/Service

Con-Space Rescue Probe

Source: Con-Space Communications
Con-Space Rescue Probe
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.

Description

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.

FEATURES

  • 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

  • CONCEPT
    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: .