For 2015, the 5th year in a row that STOP-FYRE acts as The Official Fire Extinguisher of The National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA), the year will include at least 80 events across the nation, several hundred pulling vehicles, and tens of thousands of fans. Protecting all from fire at each of those events is the goal of this partnership.
“We are excited to have STOP-FYRE back for the fifth year in a row as a sponsor of the NTPA,” said Gregg Randall, NTPA Office GM. “Safety is a top priority within our association, and we’re happy to have STOP-FYRE fire extinguishers by our side at events.”
“When it comes to fire safety, we don’t settle for anything less than the best,” says NTPA’s Director of Technical Services Larry Richwine, who has spent 40 years in the sport. “We need a product that’s absolutely the quickest at putting out a flash fire, and STOP-FYRE is the best I’ve ever seen.”
Fire extinguishers and firefighting equipment come in many sizes and agents. While this is true and gives consumers many options, the safety professionals at motorsports organizations put their trust in STOP-FYRE – The World’s BEST Fire Extinguisher. They choose STOP-FYRE because of how fast and effective it is, the fact that it is non-corrosive and leaves no mess behind, how easy it is to use, and that it is a multi-shot unit and does not require maintenance like a traditional dry chemical fire extinguisher. Also, the fact that is it compact and lightweight is an added bonus when the overall weight of the vehicle is important.
“I’ve used all kinds of fire extinguishers, but I‘ve never seen one do what STOP-FYRE can do,” says Harold Phipps, an NTPA Track and Tech official for 20 years. “We had an engine failure cause an alcohol and oil fire. There was a wall of flames between me and the driver. I could not see the vehicle anymore. I was able to use STOP-FYRE to extinguish the fire and get the young man off the tractor. STOP-FYRE has a success rate like we’ve never seen before.”
“We are so thankful for the support of the NTPA,” says Allen Kronebusch, who owns AKE Safety Equipment, the maker of STOP-FYRE. “The NTPA is an outstanding organization that understands the importance of fire safety and fire extinguishers. We’re proud to be part of keeping this great sport safe.”
“For 5 years in a row our relationship continues to grow stronger every year,” says Kronebusch. “The NTPA – a motorsports organization that knows the best when it comes to fire safety – chooses STOP-FYRE. The NTPA could choose any fire extinguisher. But they choose STOP-FYRE and I appreciate their trust. We’re honored that they continue to recognize STOP-FYRE as their chosen fire extinguisher for tractor pulling.”
STOP-FYRE can be seen used by track officials at NTPA events nationwide during the 2015 tractor pulling season. You can also stop by and speak with a STOP-FYRE representative during one of the Grand National events. They will share the benefits of switching to STOP-FYRE, stories of STOP-FYRE helping pullers and farmers save their property, and how to purchase The World’s BEST Fire Extinguisher.
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