The Gondola is operated from a Command Center from inside the vehicle's control room or from controls located inside the Gondola. The Gondola is designed to traverse the exterior walls of a high-rise building at different angles.
By using the gondola to transport emergency personnel and building occupants, this avoids the problems that arise from blocked stairwells and exits. The Gondola travels at express elevator speeds and is positioned using computers, sight, sensors and monitors. Firefighters are lifted to the upper floors or the roof of a high-rise building and upon arrival are not exhausted from climbing stairs and carrying equipment.
The room-mount and roof-mount systems are controlled from the vehicle's control room. The roof-mount can be installed on a rail system or may be permanently located on the roof of a high-rise building. There is no height limitation for the Gondola. The height the Gondola travels is determined by the length of cable provided on the vehicle's lifting system.
The CeaseFire High-Rise Emergency Vehicle is owned by the fire department. One portable roof-mount is provided to the fire department by CeaseFire Systems, Inc. The room-mounts and roof-mounts are owned by the high-rise building owners.
CeaseFire Systems, Inc. Construction/Repair and Maintenance Systems:
The CeaseFire Construction/Repair and Maintenance Systems are designed to provide quick and safe transportation of people and materials to any location, vertical or horizontal, of a high-rise building during construction. Systems currently being used have to be permanently mounted into the structure of the high-rise and cannot be moved horizontally. In many cases, several such systems are required.
The CeaseFire Construction/Repair and Maintenance Systems eliminate time and expense of "tear down time" necessary with other systems. In some instances, "tear down time" of other construction and maintenance systems may takes several weeks but requires only a few moments with an CeaseFire Construction/Repair and Maintenance System.
A CeaseFire Construction/Repair and Maintenance System can easily be moved from one high-rise building construction site to another either during or after construction is completed.
Current high-rise building equipment is usually leased for each construction project. Leasing cost for such equipment on one project can easily be more than the total cost of one CeaseFire Construction/Repair and maintenance System.