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This innovation initially came to life when…
I was watching TV and the subject was a Singaporean ship had become stacked on the beach at Caloundra Qld. To refloat the vessel two Chinook helicopters were used to take containers off the ship, some with a weight of over 7,000 kgs and out of the blue the following crossed my mind: “If a 7,000 kgs-plus container can be easily lifted by a Chinook, a water tank can be easily lifted as well…If the biggest fire chopper can lift only 6,000 litres or kilograms…Bingo! I got a new idea and long research begins.”
WHAT & HOW
The purpose of this innovation is to…
Take aerial firefighting to the technological limit; hence, extinguishing extreme fires becomes achievable — in fact winnable.
The invention includes: Novel devices
Uses: Existing infrastructure and natural elements as gravity and inertia
Requires: Unmodified Army Transporters
Absolutely: Effective and Cheap
It does this by…
Placing strategically special water tanks and downloading devices designed to transform army transporters into the biggest water bombers ever, without modifications. At the nearest domestic airport to the fire, the local emergency services is ready to upload full tanks plus downloading devices into fixed/wing transporters and the Chinook can sling lift tanks, and off they go to control extreme fires.
PURPOSE & BENEFITS
This innovation improves on what came before because…
The Massive Rain Project can rain down fires with 12,000,000 litres of water in 24 hrs, impossible at the moment and for a fraction of the cost of hiring water bombers which are revamped old aircrafts technically outdated, inefficient and expensive. We own the hardware capable to control catastrophic fires and ensure the safety of our citizens, flora and fauna and property.
Its various benefits to the customer/end-user include…
Other disasters usually leave something behind. The devastation of catastrophic fires is brutal, entire communities are devastated; in 2009 we lost 172 Australians. Massive Rain will have a positive impact worldwide, by eliminating unmanageable disasters. No more “Black Fridays.”
In the past, this problem was solved by…
Ground firefighting means to some extent, equipped with the latest technology, which is ineffective in extreme fires. Aerial bombing has had some positive impact, but with superseded technology and heavy ancillary equipment the effectiveness is limited and incapable of dealing with extreme fires. One thing that everyone prays for, in “extreme fire” situations, is a consistent Massive Rain!
Its predecessors/competitors include…
Aerial Fire Bombers with limited results, old choppers and second hand airliners can’t beat extreme fires, the invention is unique hence no competition. The Armed Forces have the most advanced fire bombers; technologically civilian fire bombers are decades behind.
It is made for…
The control of extreme fires, recently invented devices as waveless water tanks, downloading and lifting devices. When adopted will provide a huge leap forward in fighting extreme fires that were once unwinnable. Massive Rain is the solution for a worldwide problem, hence a global market.
It is available for sale through…
The Massive Rain novel devices aren’t for sale yet and we do not expect in having an extensive range of products or a complex distribution channels, the manufacturing and worldwide distribution absolutely from Australia, keeping this new technology 100% Australian.
Our marketing strategy is to…
It’s early to discuss — the Massive Rain concept needs to be introduced first to the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC), a public organisation funded by Australia and New Zealand to manage fire bombing. So far the Queensland Fire Emergency and Rescue Services is looking at my proposal and a NAFC Queensland representative will facilitate a meeting with the NACF head office in Melbourne.
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