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Firescuba mask prevents smoke inhalation

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February 18, 2010

The Firescuba is a cardboard cup-shaped device that, when fitted, allows users to breathe ...

The Firescuba is a cardboard cup-shaped device that, when fitted, allows users to breathe through a carbon filter, and is designed to be used a in a fire-related emergency

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It might look like a McDonald’s fries packet but the Firescuba is nothing to be laughed at if it keeps you alive until help arrives. Smoke inhalation is the major cause of most fire-related injuries and deaths so if this device with its carbon filter lets you breathe through smoke, it’s probably worth carrying one around with you or keeping one within reach at home.

The Firescuba is easy enough to use – squeeze it open and hold it in place over your nose and mouth. It’s small and flat enough to fit in a pocket or handbag and may help you survive that once-in-a-lifetime catastrophic event, like a night club, cinema or stadium fire.

At this stage the Firescuba is still just a concept, so no pricing.

Its designer Dang Jingwei has also been responsible for an all-in-one toilet – bowl, basin, mirror, vanity unit.

Via Yanko Design.

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5 Comments

this fire device sounds a superb idea, thank you

robinyatesuk2003
19th February, 2010 @ 05:50 am PST

Would be nice to see this brought to market soon...An easily portable simple seeming solution for improved survival odds in an emergency..

Gerard Gallagher
19th February, 2010 @ 08:19 am PST

These could be packaged on the back of hotel doors, along with the other fire escape information there. They could sell millions. The hotels should also have a "safety" channel on the in-house cable network describing fire safety, as well as a "how-to" video on use of these.

matthew.rings
21st February, 2010 @ 04:55 pm PST

hope can buy it frm market soon~

Tee Yannee
21st February, 2010 @ 05:53 pm PST

Now they just have to add a strap so you don't have to hold it on all the time.

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24th February, 2010 @ 09:06 pm PST
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