Rally Car Saved in Stage
Ian Paterson was competing in the recent Argyll Rally when his rally car had a ﬁre.
Ian and his team instinctively activated the cars on board Fire suppression system, as well as two FIA approved handheld extinguishers, which all three of these failed to extinguish the ﬁre.
Knowing the traditional extinguishers were not working, he reached for a Fire Safety Stick on board and used a 100 second discharge Fire Safety Stick. The ﬁre was eﬃciently extinguished before it could cause further damage.
He was left wishing he had reached for the Fire Safety Stick sooner, instead of using the other handheld devices. It certainly would have saved him a lot less damage and mess!
The Fire Safety Stick has already been proven to be highly eﬀective in several competition ﬁres where traditional extinguishers had been unable to control the ﬁre eﬀectively. We believe in the power of conversation, and therefore invite governing bodies such as Motorsport UK & the FIA to review these incidents as well as discuss why the Fire Safety Stick is becoming the handheld extinguisher of choice for the rally car community.
“If it wasn’t for the Fire Safety Stick, I would have completely lost my £60k car, I will not hesitate in recommending the product to all rally competitors” said Ian Paterson (Rally Driver during incident)
“We are relieved that most importantly, the team walked away safely and unharmed in this incident. This success story will be part of our driving force of ongoing education in ﬁre safety” said Sergio De Michele (Managing Director – Fire Safety Stick)