GelTech Solutions, Inc. (GLTC), creators of FireIce, a revolutionary water enhancing fire suppressant that has the potential to change current firefighting techniques globally announced today FireIce was successfully used to protect the Jicarilla Apache Nation Indian Reservation near Dulce, New Mexico from an approaching wildfire.
Fire managers at the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) credited FireIce and Single Engine Airtanker (SEATS) pilots with preventing another large wildfire in the southwest United States. "We witnessed the effectiveness of FireIce today and the results were exceptional, it's a superior retardant," stated Elizabeth Dick, BIA manager of Airtankers. "With 14 minute turnaround times, no other product mixes so fast and effortlessly without any cleanup problems," added mixmaster and loader, John Reinhart.
BIA is the oldest bureau of the United States Department of the Interior. Established in 1824, it currently provides services to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaskan natives. One of its many responsibilities are for the administration and management of 55 million acres held in trust by the United States for this group.
Michael Cordani, chief executive officer of GelTech Solutions, stated, "GelTech is encouraged by the continued success of FireIce in New Mexico and thankful for the opportunities provided to us by the BIA. Our equipment, product and manpower resources are in place to swiftly deploy to any wildfire incident in the United States."
For additional information about our equipment and aerial firefighting support capabilities, please see the following links:
FireIce 2012 Equipment Guide
FireIce Single Engine Airtanker video
FireIce Aerial Firefighting video
About GelTech Solutions, Inc.
GelTech Solutions creates innovative, Earth-friendly, cost-effective products that help industry, agriculture, and the general public achieve environmental and safety goals such as water conservation and protecting lives, homes and property from fires. All the products currently marketed by GelTech Solutions, Inc. were created for the Company by inventor and chief technology officer, Peter Cordani.
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.
GelTech also markets Soil2O which is both a non-toxic soil conditioner and a dust abatement product. Soil2O "Dust Control" products and solutions stop all types of particulate matter from entering the air and water, solving even the most stubborn dust control problems. Soil2O Granular and Topical blends reduce water consumption up to 50% and promote healthy root development in plants and lawns, generating faster seed germination by keeping nutrients and moisture at the root level longer.
For more information on GelTech, please visit: http://www.GelTechSolutions.com