JUPITER, Fla., July 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GelTech Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally, today is announcing it has been selected by one of the country's largest publicly traded utilities, a Fortune 200 company, as the fire suppressant of choice to combat manhole fires.
Older cities such as New York, Boston, and Washington DC, have a long history of dealing with manhole fires. Manhole problems occur frequently during cold spells or heat waves; heat and cold strain the infrastructure below the street. Electrical cable failure is at the source of the majority of manhole incidents, and a corroded power cable caused by water in the manholes is the most frequent cause of these incidents.
FireIce was selected after 15 months of rigorous 3rd party laboratory evaluations and field tests to prove not only the product's efficacy, but also its environmental safety.
Michael Cordani, CEO, GelTech Solutions, stated, "The effectiveness of FireIce in these scenarios could not be overstated. We were able to put out fires that were burning over 20,000°F and demonstrated a tremendous ability to encapsulate emissions coming off of the fire. We are excited to begin showing other utilities companies how FireIce will be able to assist them in dealing with these types of hazards."
Joseph Ingarra, President, GelTech Solutions, added, "We feel that by using FireIce our customer will be able to improve control and suppression of fires, which will reduce the on- site time of local fire departments and in the end lessen negative impact to their customers."
In March, after 24 months of evaluations FireIce received listing on the United States Forest Service's 'Qualified Products List'. FireIce is now approved for use on Federal land with ground application equipment or can be dropped from planes and helicopters to suppress spreading wildfires.
About GelTech Solutions:
GelTech Solutions' creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public accomplish environmental and safety goals, such as water conservation and the protection of lives, homes, and property from fires.
FireIce® is a patent pending fire suppressant used for direct attack of fires as well as a medium term retardant for structure protection. FireIce can be used in all types of apparatus; fire extinguishers, pumper trucks, aerial units for wildfires and home defense units for personal home protection.
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