Podcast Air Date: November 15, 2021
Saving lives and property is what FireAvert is about. Firefighter, Peter Thorpe, created a powerful home fire prevention product that stops kitchen fires after years of fighting fires caused by unattended cooking. Every 4.5 minutes in the U.S., firefighters are called to homes to put out kitchen fires. These fires could have been prevented if they had FireAvert.
When smoke alarms are activated, FireAvert automatically shuts off power to electric stoves or gas to gas ranges, eliminating the heat source and stopping the fire before flames even erupt.
"I was working as a career firefighter in May of 2011 and had just left a call where we had to break down a door of an apartment building where the smoke alarms were blaring. The tenants were not home but they had left a pot of beans cooking on the stove. The apartment was filled with smoke and I thought to myself, 'What if there was a way for the stove to turn off when the smoke alarm sounds'? And that is where the idea was born."
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