The Shutgun concept was created by a TorontoDistrict Fire Chief of 35 years, with the intention to provide fire fighters, emergency response teams and property managers with a one-handed, easy-to-use fire sprinkler shut off tool. But what if a fire occurs in the same spot? Shutgun was created with a unique fusible link that offers continued protection by melting and releasing the tool in the event of a fire flare up or recurrence.
This way, the tool can be left in place with the sprinkler system charged until the pipes can be drained and the head replaced – thus giving the rest of the building full fire protection despite the activation. “This is of huge benefit to managers who don’t want to jeopardize the rest of the building by shutting off the water system completely,” said Greg Patterson.