FAQ's

What are the measurements and ratings for the FAST Board?

The FAST Board is 46” L x 18” W x 4.5” H, and weighs 27 lbs. The Kevlar lashing has passed the NFPA 1971/1981 flame test and heat test and are rated to 5500 lbs. The 7.5mm Sterling “Escape Tech Fire Escape” rope is rated at 3900 lbs and has passed the NFPA 1983 Fire Escape as well as the the NFPA 1971/1981 Flame Test and Heat Test. The Horizontal bridle straps are rated at 9000 lbs.


When using the FAST Board why do you package face down?

We package face down to protect the face piece, to help contain the arms, and to give good access to the buddy breathing port.


Has the face piece ever gotten displaced?

We have not had any reports from our customers about face pieces becoming displaced.


What is the average time for a rescue operation using the FAST Board?

With the FAST Board and proper training we have found that the average time for a rescue operation is 5 minutes.


What is the difference in time for packaging a firefighter in other systems versus how long it takes to package a firefighter using the FAST Board?

Using other systems the time to package a firefighter can be anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes. With the FAST Board and proper training we have reduced that time from 25 to 30 seconds.


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