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Posted by Positive Aging Community on 03/22/2023

Dangers of Kitchen Fires for Older Adults - Affordable Solution

Are you concerned about a loved one, client or resident of a senior living community forgetting about pots on the stove? Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires in the U.S. responsible for to hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries every year! 

A live & interactive discussion on this topic with Mark Baldino, the founder of the world's first smart cooktop suppression system. Learn how this innovative easy-to-install and technology can save lives.

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Questions Asked

  • Is the battery lithium?
  • I have an island stove (not close to a wall) with an overhanging light.  Am I correct in concluding that your system could not be installed in such a kitchen configuration?
  • Any difference in how this works with electric stoves?
  • Is the suppressant ok for glass cooktops?
  • If the device is activated, what is the cost to replace the liquid bag
  • I’ll be looking forard to your developing the ceilng unit, since I (for the very first time ever) walked away from my stove after cooking and left the flame on for quite a while before notcing!!!  [Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, eh?]
  • Is there an optional wifi device that can be added that will notify 911 when your device is activated?
  • Would boiling water steam set it off?

Chat Transcript

12:07:17     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : Fire Loss in the United States During 2021 https://www.nfpa.org/~/media/fd0144a044c84fc5baf90c05c04890b7.ashx

12:10:10     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.firebotsuppression.com/

12:21:56     From  Margie Lidoff   to   Hosts and panelists : what is the suppressant? Do you include installation in the cost?

12:24:09     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Electric burners?

12:24:32     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : How have you talk to association

12:25:52     From  Melissa Kahn : How is the suppresent refilled after use?

12:26:28     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Other areas such as bedroom?

12:27:13     From  Courtney Nalty : What about microwave fires and oven fires? Do you have a product for those or some type of extension hose?

12:27:47     From  Krista Kramer   to   Hosts and panelists : An important question for older adults is whether they can hear a smoke detector, especially when their hearing aids are out at night.

12:28:35     From  Aileen Klein : can you show us what the unit looks like installed?

12:30:33     From  Aileen Klein : After the apparatise goes off, can I remove the pan? How can I turn off the product once the fire is out?

12:30:37     From  Mariette Young   to   Hosts and panelists : Sounds like fantastic product that should be in every home! Does the chemical released have potential to damage appliance or countertop etc.

12:36:51     From  Mariette Young   to   Hosts and panelists : Thank you for pricing it so it is affordable. Seems like you could be asking a lot more.

12:37:33     From  mary busse : Congratulations on the creation of a device that will surely make him a wealthy man!  I want to be on the waitlist for the device for freestanding range.

12:40:04     From  Sally Carter   to   Hosts and panelists : Do you think  insurance companies will ever consider lowering premiums for homes that have these installed? I asked mine about this possibility for an automatic stove shut-off device I was researching and they told me no.

12:40:47     From  Mariette Young   to   Hosts and panelists : I recommend anyone needing to get new appliance and has option for electric to go for induction cooktop in addition to having the fire bot. We’ve had induction cooktop for 10 years -it’s safest option over gas flame or electric burner.

12:40:54     From  Rea Estrada   to   Hosts and panelists : There are dozens and dozens of older adults in my apartment building. 

We really need your product here.

12:44:54     From  Mariette Young   to   Hosts and panelists : Our induction cooktop has a lock button that you tap and hold for three seconds to activate and deactivate. Great safety feature. Especially if you have little ones or confused older adults who may try to turn on a stovetop etc.

12:45:17     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : My smoke - other alarm speaks loudly

12:45:44     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://relaysd.com/news/top-5-fire-safety-devices-for-people-with-hearing-loss#:~:text=Strobe fire alarms are designed,can distinguish between different warnings.

12:49:09     From  Rea Estrada   to   Hosts and panelists : Too funny!  Good good dog

12:53:33     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Breathing chemical?

12:58:30     From  Fairfax Building: : Excellent session - many thanks, Steve!

12:59:35     From  Mark Baldino   to   Hosts and panelists : mark@firebotsuppression.com

13:00:47     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Community : https://www.mysmokealarm.org/

13:00:54     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Steve. My alarm speaks!  Yells Fire

13:02:15     From  Courtney Nalty : This was wonderful! Thank you for your creation Mark, and thank you Steve for sharing!!

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