All VENTRY Fans may be set out of the way, in the landscaping or snowbank, leaving the attack area clear for crew and victims. 24GC160 shown.
The Legs on VENTRY® Fans...
Fire fighters were using a conventional fan* during ventilation training and noticed from the backside of the structure that not much air was coming out. When they checked on the fan, they found that it had sucked in leaves from all around in a 15-foot radius and was plugged, because it was on the ground. That won’t be a problem with their new VENTRY Fan! ~ As told by Fire Fighter Purk in Oak Harbor, Ohio
*Conventional fans refer to all fans which operate within a foot of the ground.
Our products have always been all-terrain, solid standing and unhindered, even when set up in spring puddles, summer grass, fall leaves and winter snow.
They always have had legs and always will have legs because, as John Neils explained...
“When I joined our volunteer fire department in the late 80s, the Chief ‘volunteered’ me to build a PPV fan for the department.
“Two problems with existing fans were obvious. First was the problem of aiming the airstream over obstacles like entry steps, especially at mobile home fires. The second was ground debris being sucked into the fan. . . Every student pilot learns not to run up his/her engine over loose gravel; it gets sucked in, wrecks your prop, and gets batted through the windshield of the Lear jet (which costs twice as much as your airplane)! The solution to both problems was to elevate the fan. The problem would then be to handle the high thrust created by a properly designed prop (a story in itself).
“The solution was our curved leg design, and good enough that we were granted a patent. As the curved legs are extended, the fan base widens, adding stability and handling the thrust. Also, with a VENTRY fan, your people can decide to elevate a little or a lot as the situation requires.”