In their response May 22 to the lawsuit filed by Hero Systems — a Chicago company formed by Chicago firefighter Michael Wielgat— Elkhart Brass reps denied the charges against them. The company went further, lambasting the “poor quality” of the firefighting system designed by Wielgat, the focus of the legal tussle. It also filed a countersuitread more
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His first prototype, constructed by a Philadelphia company he hired, was a series of aluminum pipes that would connect to interior water pipes and hang from a window ledge. But assembly was too complicated and the pipes were too heavy to lift up to the next floor.read more
Michael Wielgat, right, demonstrates his Hero Pipe at the Fire Department Instructors Conference. Fighting high-rise fires can be especially frustrating for firefighters unable to mount a direct attack on a fire that’s above the 12th floor. But thanks to the ingenuity of a Chicago Fire Department lieutenant, that job might be a lot easier. The Hero Pipe (High-rise Emergency Response Offensive Pipe) is the brainchild of Michael Wielgat of Chicago, who designed it to be deployed onread more
The Hero Pipe System was designed to be transported in elevators as with most other equipment. In the event that all elevators are disabled, the Hero Pipe System can be transported up stairwells.read more
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