Alternative to Emergency Flares

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Authors
  1. Hickman, L.
Corporate Authors
Canadian Police Research Centre, Ottawa Ont (CAN);Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Police have been looking for an alternative to the common flare because of their following limitations: - expensive, - not considered environmentally safe, - risky at chemical or gas spills, - burn uniforms and equipment, - generally difficult to use, - fumes are offensive and noxious, - very smokey, - heavy to handle and store. Mega Technical Industries, located in Alberta, have been developing and testing, with the assistance of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, several products to be used in place of emergency flares. These products were found to be cost effective, require little maintenance, have great visibility, and easy to use. The two products, "LIFE-LIGHT" and "EMERGENCY STOBE" were deployed in six different scenarios. 1. "LIFE-LIGHT" strip arm band. 2. "LIFE-LIGHT" on safety traffic vest. 3. "LIFE-LIGHT" strips used on safety triangles. 4. "LIFE-LIGHT" on traffic cones. 5. "EMERGENCY STROBE". 6. "EMERGENCY STROBE" in traffic cone.
Keywords
Police -- Equipment and supplies -- Evaluation;Light;Emergency lighting
Report Number
HV7936.E7;TM-03-1992E;TM-03-92 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Feb 1992
Number of Pages
12
DSTKIM No
CA031227
CANDIS No
530084
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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