Life-saving inventor salutes firefighting heroes

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Roger Carr, managing director of British patent-holding manufacturer, Britannia Fire – and the inventor of the world-leading P50 fire extinguisher – presented a £10,000 cheque to Group Manager Emyr Gough of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, on behalf of The Fire Fighter’s Charity on 16 August 2022.

“Every day, firefighters put their lives at risk to save others,” says Roger Carr. “We wanted to salute their heroics and – due to the success of Britannia Fire and the P50 – we’re able to do that with a sizeable donation.”

The Fire Fighters Charity provides specialist lifetime support for the members of the UK fire services community, including former fire personnel with five years’ service, the Fire Services Youth Scheme and volunteers. The charity empowers its members and their spouses/dependants to maintain their mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives. This support is delivered at their centres, remotely, online, as well as within UK communities.

Emyr Gough said, “I can assure you, these funds will be well spent. The Fire Fighters Charity doesn’t get any government money, but it does much of the work you would associate with being publicly funded. It’s gratifying that this comes from the company that invented the P50, which is a game-changer of a fire extinguisher.”

Britannia Fire’s P50 is a very low maintenance fire extinguisher – it’s greener, lighter, safer and stronger than traditional metal fire extinguishers.

The P50 can be used on different types of fires ie solids (eg wood, paper, etc), flammable liquids and electrical. This removes the need for multiple fire extinguishers on-site, eliminating the risk of the wrong type of extinguisher being used for any given application.

Each fire extinguisher carries a ten-year guarantee. At the end of its 20-year life, every part of a P50 can be reused or recycled, apart from its foam contents. However, the P50 is also greener – it doesn’t require a fire engineer to check it every year, thereby saving all the carbon footprint involved in that routine.

Since 1970, Britannia Fire has continuously used invention and innovation to deliver safer and more sustainable products for its customers, helping to save lives and the environment.

The cheque was presented on 16 August at Diamond Jubilee Fire & Rescue Station, Carrow, Norfolk where Britannia is based.

For more news updates, check out our July/August issue here.

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