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Well done QLFA!

After four fantastic years of research and development, QLFA is proud to announce we won a Good Design award for our category, we also won the Parton's Prize for excellence in innovation and secured a position in The Powerhouse Museum's Design Exhibition.

From the Good Design Judges:

“Any product that aims to save lives should be commended. This is an igneous design solution that has significant market potential let alone the potential to save precious lives in fire fighting situations,” the Judges commented.

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

The idea came to Mr Jacobs, a 31-year-old professional fireman and the managing director of Quick Lay, when he was watching a YouTube video of American firefighters using a coiled flat hose. This hose got water from the hydrant to a fire faster, but the hose could drop into a disastrous ''mess of tangles''.

  • Read the rest of the article here
  • See our entry on the Australian International Design Awards website here

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In many ways, firefighting presents itself as a traditional, almost innovation-resistant profession.

American firefighters still wear the large helmets their great-grandfathers fought blazes with, and why not? With iconic images of firemen charging towards a blazing inferno with hose draped over their shoulder it only paves the way for more of the same.

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KATHMANDU, MAR 06 -
It was entirely a new experience for Shaligram Thapa on Wednesday during his yearlong career as a firefighter at the Juddha Fire Brigade (JFB).

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Fast Lay Fire Hose

Updated February 12, 2012 1200

If you can turn on the water the fast-lay fire hose is for you

DESLEY BLANCH : An Australian fire fighter has come up with a faster and more efficient system to deploy hoses in a hurry.

SEBASTIAN JACOBS : It means that the emergency response team members can respond and deploy 60 metres of hose in 60 seconds and have twice the effect they would on the fires they would otherwise.

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