ARA Safety Inc.

ARA Safety Inc.

September 02, 2009 08:00 ET

ARA Safety Introduces New and Improved FIT Pro Fire Knockdown Tool

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2009) - ARA Safety announced today its all-new handheld Fire Interruption Technology® device, the FIT Pro. With all the knockdown power of its predecessor FIT-5, the new and improved FIT Pro includes an innovative new activator, featuring an integrated safety mechanism.

Completely redesigned to exacting US Military quality levels, the all-new activator brings a previously unrealized level of dependability and safety to the new FIT Pro.

ARA Safety FIT are powerful handheld fire knockdown tools specifically designed for use as initial attack tools for career, volunteer and industrial firefighters. FIT enables firefighters to rapidly knock down flame and temperature without entering a structure, making it much safer to fight the fire and dramatically reducing property damage.

Michael Gardiner, ARA Safety vice president marketing, said the FIT Pro is a significant advance over the original, pioneering, FIT-5.

"We have listened to firefighters and closely monitored the performance of each and every FIT-5 used in the field," said Gardiner. "The FIT Pro, with its all-new activator, will bring substantial improvement to the dependability of Fire Interruption Technology products and increase firefighter confidence and safety."

The ARA Safety FIT Pro will be available for a limited time at introductory pricing of $1,049 USD, two-hundred and fifty dollars below the MSRP. Departments can save even more by purchasing two for $1,995 USD.

The FIT Pro and activator upgrades are expected to begin shipping in six to eight weeks. FIT-5 devices are available today at clearance pricing. Customers who purchase clearance FIT-5 devices will also receive the improved activator at no charge when they become available.

Gardiner said that ARA Safety will conduct a free activator upgrade program for all its existing FIT-5 customers when the new activators are ready.

"We want to assure all our customers that all our products meet the highest standards of dependability and that ARA Safety stands behind each and every one," said Gardiner.

ARA Safety Fire Interruption Technology® was first introduced to the US fire fighting market in 2007. Since then, FIT has helped firefighters save more than 40 properties and as much as $8 million in losses.

About ARA Safety

ARA Safety is a world leader in innovative fire and life safety technology. ARA Safety's powerful Fire Interruption Technology (FIT) can knock down fully involved fires quickly and effectively, buying firefighters time to extinguish fires completely with little or no water. In November 2008, ARA Safety's FIT-5 was included in Popular Science Magazine's Best of What's New in 2008. To learn more about ARA Safety and FIT visit www.arasafety.com. Fire Interruption Technology is a registered trademark of ARA Safety. FIT, FIT-5 and FIT Pro are trademarks of ARA Safety.

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