The Beginning of the
3 ROOM INFLATABLE FIRE EDUCATION HOUSE
Below is the Original 3 Room Design
by Chris Barrett in 2008
The Inflatable Fire Education House was the idea of Fire Chief David Ramos, and designed by product designer Chris Barrett in 2008. Chris had just finished designing an inflatable donation fire boot for raising money for injured firefighters and "Fill the Boot" campaign collections (pictured below).
Dave, at the time, a battalion chief was responsible for the fire trailer at his fire department. After seeing the donation fire boot, Dave suggested Chris design an inflatable firehouse as an alternative to the 5th wheel fire education trailer. This inflatable prop would need to be easier to transport and could be set up inside the elementary schools during the winter. The house also would need to be a smoke drill house that you could be filled with theatrical smoke to replicate a house fire drill. More than anything else, the house would need to be affordable for smaller fire departments that did not have a budget or education program for children. It also could not be a bounce house or anything that could be a liability for fire departments. It needed to be an education prop that attracted kids but not be a playhouse.
Chris went to work seeking guidance from several other of his fire chief friends from different Colorado fire departments. The completed design was a 3 room maze (original design layout as seen on the left) with a kitchen, a living room with fireplace, and a bedroom with an escape window.
The first house was produced and prototype tested by Fire Chief Morrell and Fire Chief Friedel at Lafayette Fire Dept. in Colorado.
Since then, Chris has been selling the firehouses as well as helping educate kids about fire safety. He also has an Inflatable Fire Education House that he, volunteers to local fire departments, the Denver Boy Scouts, Children's Hospital, University of Colorado Hospital, and the Denver FD Burn Foundation. At these events the "Firehouse Girls" volunteer to help set up and catch kids at the escape window.
The Inflatable Fire Education House is not only sold to US fire departments, but now internationally in Canada and to the Fire Authority of Fiji. All branches of the US Military have purchased the Inflatable Fire Education House and use it to educate kids on the bases about fire safety.
The Inflatable Fire Education House is proudly made and warranted by All-Star Inflatables located in Dallas Texas.
The 9' Donation Fireboot comes with 2 donation slots and 2 dept logo banners for both sides. It has an internal blower and comes with a carry bag. Also made in USA. There is a 2 year manufacturer warranty on the boot and 1 year manufacturer warranty on the blower.
The Inflatable Fire Education House
will fit into most elementary school
cafeterias and gymnasiums.
(Above 2014) Ft. Lupton FD
Ft. Lupton Elementary School
They now have their own larger red fire education house.
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