Stat-X First Responder® Aerosol Fire Suppression Tool (FST)

The Stat-X First Responder® is an emergency-use, condensed aerosol fire suppression tool (FST) that should always be a component of your on-hand emergency response equipment. The Stat-X First Responder excels at containing and suppressing small early-stage fires in enclosed spaces before the fire becomes unmanageable and requires a full fire department response. When fire departments fight fire with water from hose streams, there is always a corresponding increase in damage and downtime.

The Stat-X First Responder is a small, light, handheld device activated by a pull actuator. It is designed to be hand tossed into an enclosed space where there is an active fire. Three and a half seconds after the pin is pulled, the Stat-X First Responder activates, filling the space with Stat-X condensed aerosol agent, immediately suppressing the fire.

When used by firefighters, the Stat-X First Responder buys time while hoselines are being deployed, can stop a flashover, and it can provide an emergency egress route when firefighters need a path through a wall of flames. It is also highly useful for police or other first responders who arrive at a fire scene ahead of the fire department. When deployed, the Stat-X First Responder can slow down the fire long enough to allow the fire department to arrive. The Stat-X First Responder is also a valuable tool for police tactical units making entry on barricaded suspects and meth labs.

Further, the Stat-X First Responder can be particularly beneficial for energy and utility employees. If a fire occurs in an underground vault, the Stat-X First Responder can be tossed down into the vault through the manhole opening. This is far and away a safer option than entering the highly dangerous, burning, underground environment to directly attack the fire with a hand portable fire extinguisher. What’s more, if personnel are underground when the fire erupts, the First Responder tossed in from above can buy them time to exit the space and is not harmful in any way to the trapped personnel.

For more information on how Stat-X protects the underground utility industry, click here.

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When would a Stat-X First Responder be used?

Fire Fighter

Scenario A

Firefighter arrives at the scene of an early stage fire. After evacuating people and before additional resources arrive at the scene, toss a Stat-X First Responder into the rooms which are involved with the fire. This will buy time for further rescue and for firefighters to lay hose.

Scenario B

Firefighters are concerned about potential flashover from a fire down a hall and water isn’t available yet. Toss a Stat-X First Responder ahead of the firefighters to eliminate many of the contributing factors of a flashover.

Scenario C

A firefighter is trapped or can’t get to a victim due to an intense area of fire. Toss a Stat-X First Responder into the flame area for immediate fire suppression.


Scenario A

Police arrive at a vehicle fire as a result of an accident. There are occupants trapped in the burning vehicle and the fire department has not yet arrived. Break a window, toss the Stat-X First Responder into the vehicle to knock down the fire and remove the occupants.

Scenario B

SWAT arrives on site and must deploy “flash bangers” into an area. These flash bangers often ignite combustibles. Toss a Stat-X First Responder into the flame area for immediate fire suppression for entry or to suppress fire while awaiting the arrival of the fire department.

Scenario C

Police arrive on the site of a structure (house) fire, in advance of the fire department. Occupants can be seen or heard in the fire area. Deploy the Stat-X First Responder to possibly attempt rescue or at least suppress and hold the fire in check until the fire department arrives.

Energy Company Employee

Scenario A

The worst case – fire erupts in a manhole with worker stuck in the manhole and either incapacitated or unable to escape though the flames. Co-worker immediately deploys a condensed aerosol Stat-X First Responder and tosses it into the manhole away from the trapped worker. It will suppress/extinguish the fire, buying valuable time for evacuation or power shutdown.

Scenario B

Underground transformer fire, or any below grade enclosed space fire. Just twist and pull the ring, toss a Stat-X First Responder in. It will suppress/extinguish the fire, buying valuable time for evacuation or power shutdown.

The Stat-X First Responder is truly a new innovation in fire suppression technology. There is no other like it on the market today. It will not replace anything you are currently using, but it could be a wonderful addition to your arsenal of tools.

Stat-X® and Stat-X First Responder® are registered trademarks. The Stat-X brand is sold worldwide exclusively by Fireaway Inc.

  • Effective Agent Performance
    Agent application at the required density provides quick knockdown and reflash protection
  • Effective even when submerged under water
  • Durable
    Ideal for harsh environments
  • Long Service Life
    Service life of ten (10) years
  • Virtually Maintenance Free
  • Environmentally Friendly
    EPA SNAP Listed for normally occupied and unoccupied spaces
  • Zero Global Warming Potential (GWP)and zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) base on EPA SNAP list inclusion
  • Made in the USA

Listed for Class A (surface), B, C fires and available in one size, the 500 g aerosol mass (see specifications for more details).

The small size of the Stat-X First Responder makes it easily portable.

In the event of a fire, Stat-X First Responder units are activated by removing the safety clip and pulling the ring pin. The unit can then be thrown near the fire, where it will actuate following at least a 3.5 second time delay.

Upon activation, the Stat-X First Responder produces an exceptionally effective, ultra-fine, potassium based aerosol that provides extremely fast knockdown, and rapid suppression of fires.

On an agent weight basis, Stat-X aerosol is significantly more effective than other agent alternatives. It does not reduce the oxygen levels. Fire suppression is achieved through interference between the ultra-fine aerosol particulate and the flame’s free radicals — terminating propagation of the fire.

The agent will hang in suspension after delivery providing ongoing suppression capabilities.

Container. The unit housing is constructed of metal and incorporates insulating/cooling material. The discharge ports for agent release are located around the circumference of the housing. The housing shall accept a M228 initiator and shall be non-pressurized prior to system activation.
Initiator. The initiator complys with MIL specification DTL9235210 (modified for output charge) and is subject to 100% reliability testing by means of x-ray.

Safety. Units incorporate dual safety devices — a crimped safety pin requiring a twist motion prior to pulling the safety pin by means of a ring attachment. The initiator shall incorporate a minimum five second delay timer prior to activation.

Aerosol Agent. Aerosol generated is potassium based and manufacturer shall provide fifteen (15) minute time weighted average data from an independent United States laboratory demonstrating that the aerosol does not produce (at normal design concentrations) harmful levels of CO, CO2, and NOx based on NIOSH standards. Agent has no ozone depletion potential and no global warming potential. Agent is approved for commercial sale by the US EPA.

Dimensions. Unit contains 500 grams of aerosol forming composition and is 5.625 inches tall (6.875 including initiator mechanism) with a diameter of 3.188 inches. Total unit weight is < 2.7 lbs.

Origin. Units are manufactured in the U.S.A.

Operation/Storage Parameters:

  • Operating Temperature -29°C to +60°C (-20°F to +140°F)
  • Storage Temperature -40°C to +60°C (-40°F to +140°F)
  • Relative Humidity up to 98%

Transportation Classification:

  • Classification Code: 1.4S
  • UN Identification No: UN0432
  • Shipping Limitations:
    — Ground: None
    — Cargo Air: Maximum weight per unit packaging — 100 kgs (220 lbs)
    — Passenger Air: Maximum weight per unit packaging — 25 kgs (55 lbs)

General Specifications:

ModelStat-X First Responder
Aerosol Mass — kg (lbs).50 (1.10)
Ship. Wt./unit packaging — kg (lbs)
0.96 (2.12)
Ship. Wt./unit packaging — kg (lbs)
Standard 4 Pack
4.31 (9.5)
Length — mm (inches)
142.9 (5.625)
Length — mm (inches)
Unit with actuator
174.6 (6.875)
Diameter — mm (inches)80.98 (3.188)
Delay Timer (meantime in seconds)at least 3.5
Discharge Time (seconds)20.0

Coverage will be dependent on the specific characteristics of the situation encountered — class of fire, level of involvement, areas of potential leakage, etc. Tests have shown significant suppression effects up to an 8 ft high x 10 ft x 10 ft room — around twenty (20) cubic meters. More units would be required for a larger volume or spaces with excessive leakage. The aerosol flows and spreads rapidly throughout the volume, in a manner similar to a gas. However, since the aerosol is buoyant, more may be required in a high ceiling situation.

The Stat-X First Responder is most effective when thrown directly at or near the fire.



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