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Proof of Concept
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Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
A protective barrier that saves property and belongings from wildfires.
Wildfires have devastating consequences for people caught in their path. Thousands of families lose their homes, business and belongings every year.
Wildfires move quickly and unpredictably. People in at risk areas usually have little warning before they must evacuate their homes. Leaving them with no option but to abandon their belongings and get on the road quickly. They return to find that their home, business, family heirlooms and the memorable moments they shared in those places are gone. Many of them are left destitute and without a home.
We’re on a mission to change that!
We believe that thousands of decent hard working individuals shouldn’t have to lose the things they spent a lifetime working for in a wildfire.
That’s why we invented the Structural Barrier Shield.
Inspired by the emergency shelters wild-land firefighters use in the field when trapped by fire. The Structural barrier shield is a simple and affordable but highly effective protective covering for homes, that reflects up to 95% of the radiant heat from a fire and prevents flames and embers from reaching the structure.
How does it work?
The Structural Barrier Shield fire protection system utilizes flame retardant panels that are constructed of a high-quality fire resistant material bonded to a reflective aluminum coating that reflects up to 95% of the radiant heat. Each panel is sewn with fire resistant threads.
The Structural Barrier Shield’s design allows homeowners/business-owners to set it up themselves. It requires very little, if any, physical attachment to the structure. Once all of the panels cover the structure, each panel is secured effectively sealing the structure from wildfires. The reflective and insulating properties of the material protect the structure underneath from flame, embers, and radiant heat, keeping the structure and valuables safe from the flames.
Why we need your help:
Our goal is to raise awareness so that everyone living in a danger zone knows that they have an affordable, easy and accessible option to protect their property and valuables from total loss.
We want to get a Structural Barrier Shield in every home and business in at risk areas throughout the country and eventually the world!
With little resources to advertise we need to raise awareness for the Structural Barrier Shield and let people in at risk areas know that there is an affordable and easy way to protect their properties from the devastation of wildfires.
Wildfire Response Teams
Our volunteer wildfire response team will be traveling to at risk areas throughout the country to give away and install free Structural Barrier Shields to those in need.
In order to accomplish this we need to pay for the traveling and lodging expenses associated with moving our team from state to state, as well as buy the materials (in bulk) to build the flame retardant panels.
It is crucial we buy the materials in bulk to keep the costs down and make each unit affordable. The lower we can get the cost the more units we can give away & homes that will be protected.
Where Are We At With Production?
We’re ready to roll. We’ve sourced all of our materials and have identified a manufacturer that can make the Structural Barrier Shield with little lead time.
In an era of over saturation and with little resources to advertise we are constantly competing for people’s attention. Many of us today are adrift upon a sea of triviality, focused on the latest gadget, gizmo or video game, while truly important innovations that have the power to better or save lives go unnoticed. However, we believe this is changing, thanks to the power of the crowd. There has been a significant rise in the funding of projects for public good. That is why we are here. It is vital that we raise awareness for the Structural Barrier Shield and let people in at risk areas know that there is an affordable and easy way to protect their property from the devastation of wildfires.
Additionally, wildfires are not only a problem in the United States. They devastate communities all around the world. It is our goal to make this solution available for anyone anywhere that needs it. In order to spread our message globally we need to not only raise funds, we need to go viral. This is why your participation is so critical. We need all the help we can get spreading the word. Please help us by sharing this campaign with your friends, family, coworkers, social media or anyone you think would like it. Together we can help protect families from the havoc wildfires wreak.
Get your name written in vinyl letters on a response unit. As our response team travels across the country putting up Structural Barrier Shields in at risk areas, you will have your name written on a dedicated unit. Every time that Structural Barrier Shield goes up on a property, anywhere in the country, your name will be on display for all to see.
Get the above reward plus the option to add customizable text to the response unit. Plug your website, represent your hometown or share an inspiring message
Memorable Game Night
Game Night on us! Game Nights lead to fun memorable moments that last a lifetime. Structural Barrier Shield is all about keeping the memories. We would like to say Thank you and offer you a chance to make memories with friends and family with a game that we think you will love!
Plug your business on a response unit. As our response team travels across the country putting up Structural Barrier Shields in at risk areas you will have your business name written on a dedicated unit. Every time that Structural Barrier Shield goes up on property, anywhere in the country, your business name along with customizable text, like a slogan, will be on display for all to see.
The most visible spaces on the response unit good spaces will go on a first come first serve basis. The earliest backers will have prime placement on the response unit.
If you live in one of the at risk areas that our volunteer response team will be visiting, we will make your home or business one of the first stops on our trip. You will get a priority status install of the Structural Barrier Shield.
Wooden Memory Box
In the case you're not in an at risk area we would like to offer you a Memory Box. As a mother, I know what it's like to want to keep absolutely everything. A piece of jewelry or a fragile piece of art will be safely nestled into a beautiful wooden box to keep the irreplaceable safe. We cannot thank you enough!!