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Robotronics to attend EMS EXPO 2010

September 28th, 2010 by

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Robotronics will be attending the EMS EXPO co-located with Firehouse Central and Enforcement Expo on September 29 through October 1 in Dallas, Texas.  At EMS EXPO 2010 we are bringing Sparky the Fire Dog and Pumper, Andy the Ambulance, and PC the Patrol Car robots for everyone to see and try out.  Come visit us at booth number 2543.

Robotronics offers educational fire safety, crime and injury prevention products to assist your department with educating children and adults.  Our robots and costumes make learning about safety enjoyable while increasing retention of the principles taught.  Robotronics really does make it fun to learn about fire safety, crime and injury prevention.  Check with our marketing and sales professionals, Phil Weeks and Floyd Tippetts.  Mention this post and they will give you a free safety item.

Robotronics has been the leader in safety education products for 30 years.  Beginning with our first robot, Pluggie, we now offer thousands of robots, costumes, puppets and educational materials to help your organization teach children how to be safe.  Many of our first robots are still on the job today teaching children how to be safe.  Our ongoing commitment is to help you encourage safety in your community in a fun and enjoyable manner.

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Fast Facts About Smoke Alarms and Fire

September 23rd, 2010 by

From the NFPA website: http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=2022&itemID=47397&URL=Safety+Information/Fire+Prevention+Week+2010/Fast+facts+about+smoke+alarms+and+fire

Smoke Alarms

  • Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire in half.
  • Most homes (96%) have at least one smoke alarm (according to a 2008 telephone survey.)
  • Overall, three-quarters of all U.S. homes have at least one working smoke alarm.
  • Each year, nearly 3,000 people die in U.S. home fires.
  • In 2003-2006, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from home fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • No smoke alarms were present in 40% of the home fire deaths.
  • In 23% of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.
  • In more than half of the reported home fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate even though the fire was large enough, batteries were missing or disconnected. Nuisance alarms were the leading reason for disconnected alarms.
  • More than half of the smoke alarms found in reported fires and two-thirds of the alarms found in homes with fire deaths were powered by battery only.
  • Most homes still have smoke alarms powered by battery only. In a 2007 American Housing Survey (AHS), 67% of the respondents who reported having smoke alarms said they were powered by battery only.
  • In a 2008 telephone survey, only 12% knew that smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • In fires considered large enough to activate a smoke alarm, hard-wired alarms operated 91% of the time; battery-powered smoke alarms operated 75% of the time.
  • Interconnected smoke alarms on all floors increase safety.
  • In a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) survey of households with any fires, interconnected smoke alarms were more likely to operate and alert occupants to a fire. (This includes fires in which the fire department was not called.)

Fire

  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and injuries.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.
  • Heating is the second leading cause of home fires, fire deaths and fire injuries.
  • Electrical failures or malfunctions are factors in roughly 50,000 reported fires each year.
  • Roughly 30, 000 intentionally set home structure fires are reported each year.

In 2008

U.S. fire departments responded to 386,500 home fires.

  • Home fires killed 2,755 people and injured 13,160.
  • Someone was injured in a reported home fire every 40 minutes.
  • Roughly eight people died in home fires every day.
  • A fire department responded to a home fire every 82 seconds.
  • 83% of all fire deaths and 79% of fire injuries resulted from home fires.
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FAST FACTS ABOUT SMOKE ALARMS AND FIRE

September 22nd, 2010 by

From the NFPA website: http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=2022&itemID=47397&URL=Safety+Information/Fire+Prevention+Week+2010/Fast+facts+about+smoke+alarms+and+fire

Smoke Alarms

  • Smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a reported fire in half.
  • Most homes (96%) have at least one smoke alarm (according to a 2008 telephone survey.)
  • Overall, three-quarters of all U.S. homes have at least one working smoke alarm.
  • Each year, nearly 3,000 people die in U.S. home fires.
  • In 2003-2006, roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from home fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
  • No smoke alarms were present in 40% of the home fire deaths.
  • In 23% of the home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present but did not sound.
  • In more than half of the reported home fires in which the smoke alarms were present but did not operate even though the fire was large enough, batteries were missing or disconnected. Nuisance alarms were the leading reason for disconnected alarms.
  • More than half of the smoke alarms found in reported fires and two-thirds of the alarms found in homes with fire deaths were powered by battery only.
  • Most homes still have smoke alarms powered by battery only. In a 2007 American Housing Survey (AHS), 67% of the respondents who reported having smoke alarms said they were powered by battery only.
  • In a 2008 telephone survey, only 12% knew that smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.
  • In fires considered large enough to activate a smoke alarm, hard-wired alarms operated 91% of the time; battery-powered smoke alarms operated 75% of the time.
  • Interconnected smoke alarms on all floors increase safety.
  • In a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) survey of households with any fires, interconnected smoke alarms were more likely to operate and alert occupants to a fire. (This includes fires in which the fire department was not called.)

Fire

  • Cooking is the #1 cause of home fires and injuries.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths.
  • Heating is the second leading cause of home fires, fire deaths and fire injuries.
  • Electrical failures or malfunctions are factors in roughly 50,000 reported fires each year.
  • Roughly 30, 000 intentionally set home structure fires are reported each year.

In 2008

U.S. fire departments responded to 386,500 home fires.

  • Home fires killed 2,755 people and injured 13,160.
  • Someone was injured in a reported home fire every 40 minutes.
  • Roughly eight people died in home fires every day.
  • A fire department responded to a home fire every 82 seconds.
  • 83% of all fire deaths and 79% of fire injuries resulted from home fires.
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Robotronics to attend Fire Rescue International 2010

August 24th, 2010 by

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Robotronics will be attending the Fire Rescue International 2010 trade show on August 27-28, 2010 in Chicago.  At FRI2010 we are bringing Sparky the Fire Dog, Andy the Ambulance, Pluggie the Fireplug, Freddie the Firetruck, Buzz E Smoke Alarm with his Safety House as robots and costumes for everyone to see and try out.  Additionally we will be showing the Rainbow Valley safety DVDs.  Come visit us at booth  number 2153 across from US Fire Administration (2249) and Cutters Edge (2354).

Robotronics offers fire prevention educational products to assist fire departments with educating children and adults.  Our robots and costumes make learning about safety enjoyable while increasing retention of the principles taught.  Robotronics characters have helped children to know what to do in an emergency and how to save their lives and the lives of their loved ones.  We provide a positive medium for teaching and have some of the best educational products around.

Robotronics has been the leader in safety education products for 30 years.  Beginning with our first robot, Pluggie, we now offer thousands of robots, costumes, and puppets along with educational materials to help your organization teach children how to be safe.  Many of our first robots are still on the job today teaching children how to be safe.  Our ongoing commitment is to help you encourage safety in your community in a fun and enjoyable manner.

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Freddie the Fire Truck – Custom Paint Pictures

August 12th, 2010 by

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Freddie the Fire Truck™

Freddie the Fire Truck™ is an exciting tool for teaching fire safety. A fully animated fire truck robot, Freddie moves, speaks, listens, plays audiocassette tapes and sounds his siren, all by remote control. He can wink, blink, and move his eyes and with his smiling mouth he presents a positive and friendly image to young and old alike. He can be used with great success in school classrooms, assemblies, station tours, shopping mall exhibits, state and local fairs, and any other setting where your program is represented.

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Freddie the Fire Truck™ in blue

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Freddie the Fire Truck™ with kids

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