Greg Patterson and the Shutgun will be at the American Fire Sprinkler Association Exhibition and Conference in San Antonio, Texas from September 14th to the 17th. Come and meet him at booth #3 and try it yourself.
Shutgun, designed by a Toronto District Fire Chief of 35 years, provides fire fighters and emergency response teams with a one-handed, easy-to-use fire sprinkler shut off tool. Shutgun’s fusible link ensures that if a fire re-kindles the link will melt and the tool will release. Consequently, there is no need to shut off the water supply to the sprinkler system until it is time to change the head. Also, while the system is being drained, water will not be escaping from the activated head. Shutgun works to shut off most types of sprinkler heads including the recessed style now popular in commercial complexes.
Since the Shutgun’s introduction earlier this year, select distributors have been established in regions of Canada, the United States and Europe. The company is actively looking for additional American-based distributors. The simple yet ingenious design of this unique fire sprinkler shut off tool has captured the attention of people in the fire protection industry from around the world.
Greg Patterson, President of Technicraft Product Design Inc., notes that most of the people who have become distributors are already in the fire sprinkler or fire safety arena. Across the board, they took one look at the Shutgun and said, “Why didn’t I think of that!”
Even people who are not in the fire fighting business appreciate the value of having a Shutgun once they have seen this tool. As David Snell, a senior technology consultant says, “I can no longer walk into any computer facility, university I/T department or hospital without looking around to see how costly an accidental fire sprinkler activation could truly be.”
While accidental fire sprinkler activations are not a common occurrence, they do happen. Patterson adds, “Just ask any urban fire fighter how often they are called out for an accidental activation”. Shutgun is an inexpensive device that gives fire fighters a fast and effective fire sprinkler shut off solution.