200Kg rubber-tracked Remotely Operated Vehicle, fitted with a monitor that can handle up to 1,700 Litres per minute of water. We limited its width to ensure that it can fit through a standard doorway.
Our first SEEDA Funded Prototype which went through several iterations. This is an electrically powered fire fighting remotely operated vehicle, that we designed to provide fire fighting capability in fire ground locations that are too dangerous for fire fighters. The battery capacity provides a mission time exceeding 2 hours if repositioned constantly or much longer if kept in mainly one spot.
To enable remote control from outside a 200 Metre exclusion zone, the norm for incidents involving oxy-acetylene cylinders, the Firemote is controlled by a high power two-way radio-modem with first-person-view video feedback. We recommend upgrading to COFDM to allow reliable non-line-of-sight operation and video.
The tracked drive system gives the Firemote the capability to climb and descend stairs and pull a long length of hose across difficult terrain.
The water is supplied from a standard fire appliance by a 45 or 70mm hose and delivered through two outlets. There are two outlets; a shield spray to protect the Firemote from fire heat radiation and a high volume variable pattern jet or spray via a monitor that has controllable slew and elevation, to fight the fire directly.
We fitted the Firemote with additional auxiliary control outputs and inputs for operating a lifting arm for special operations. We also have the capability to fit it with body temperature monitoring.