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 is 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 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.
Is the LED Lighting System Waterproof?
The lights are waterproof, the battery and its connections are dipped in silicon and placed in a sealed box. We have done extensive testing in water and have had no issues. You will occasionally get condensation inside the box – when this happens, we suggest opening the box and letting the inside dry.
What is the average time to fully charge the LED Lights?
It takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge the lights.
How long does a full charge last for the LED Lights?
On a full charge the lights will last approximately 1 ½ hours left on. They will last approximately 3 weeks on standby, though we highly recommend charging the lights at least once a week to keep them ready for action.