Jany M1 Tested Firemans seat with integrated Oxygen Cylinder Smartdock®
With urban and city traffic, it’s good to send out a smaller fire appliance ahead of a large Fire Engine, it can manoeuvre quickly through traffic and gain vital minutes to assess the full risk of the task ahead. Also sometimes a callout to a fire does not require a 6 man Fire Unit, but requires all the equipment and protection for the firemen of a full sized Fire Engine.
Jany are pleased to announce the launch of their M1 tested Fire Seat with integrated Smartdock®, the seat offers full functionality of the seats you will find in a fully loaded fire engine, but as we have tested to 20G, it can be fitted into smaller vehicles such as the Mercedes Sprinter, Ford Transit, Iveco Daily, Peugeot Boxer, Volkswagen Transporter etc.
Traditionally full sized Fire Engines have their seats pull tested to 6.6Kn and 6 times the seat weight, our new M1 Fire seat has been tested to 20G meaning it’s been pulled to 13.5Kn and 21 times the seat weight, currently the toughest seat pull test requirement available.
One of the biggest challenges in smaller vehicles is interior space, so we have designed the seat, so the cylinder can be placed in the seat ready to go, the fire officer then can get in the vehicle as normal and sit in the seat and buckle up to the cylinder, once the fire officer is ready to leave the vehicle a simple “lean forward” and the cylinder detaches itself from its unique lock. In the event the vehicle is involved in a collision, the Smartdock® “claw” clamps down on the cylinder protecting the occupant from the cylinder during impact.
We have also developed a cover for the cylinder area of the seat, which can be placed over cylinder and the vehicle can be used as a normal non emergency Fire Vehicle with the cylinder function hidden until needed again.
Be-Ge Jany have been supplying the “Blue Light Industry” for the past 17 years and are a well respected supplier. We do not design a seat we “think” the industry needs. We consult and listen to the emergency services and develop products in co-operation with our customers.
We see this as a massive advantage across the Fire Service, not only will it be useful for smaller towns and villages who perhaps cannot justify a full sized unit, but with inner city congestion and escalating fuel costs, the seat opens a whole new avenue for Fleet managers to offer full protection to their officers, in vehicles not previously not thought suitable for their application”
Please note this product has a Patent Pending (European patent application 12156663.2)
Gary Shaw, Be-Ge Seating UK Ltd