On April 27, 2017, Rusoh, Inc.'s new fire extinguisher, the Rusoh® Eliminator®, was officially unveiled at Lucas Oil Stadium Booth #9041 during FDIC International 2017.
The product was invented by Randy Rousseau and his father. Rousseau is the owner of a second-generation fire extinguisher service business. While working in the field, he noted with concern that there were far too many extinguishers that were unlikely to work when needed or were themselves hazardous. He concluded that the industry was actually putting lives in danger, property at risk, and in the process, dislocating families and businesses. Rousseau and his father together resolved to invent a reliable fire extinguisher. They began by putting together a list of extinguisher issues. It turned out to be a very long list, which included the risks inherent with stored pressure cylinders: the integrity of the metal canister itself, faulty gauges, and concerns about third-party service industry abuses. They also noted major design flaws that make the traditional extinguishers awkward and inefficient to use emergency when panic is likely to set in.
Here, Eliminator® inventor Randy Rousseau gives us a quick demonstration of the groundbreaking dry chemical fire extinguisher's unique features:
Well aware that their invention could end the family’s business, the father and son nevertheless persisted in their resolve to invent a brand new extinguisher that would address every one of the problems on the list. Ultimately, they came up with a revolutionary design concept that did eliminate the problems, including the need for and cost of third party servicing. They patented their invention, calling it by two names: “The Eliminator" and the "DIY Fire Extinguisher™" to highlight the fact that their extinguisher could be fully serviced and reloaded by a lay person.
When asked to comment, Randy Rousseau, the inventor, stated, “My dad and I began our invention more than 16 years ago. It has been a very long 16 years, but in the end, the struggle has been worth every minute. The Rusoh® Eliminator® is the first major innovation in fire extinguisher technology in more than 60 years. It eliminates every issue in the industry of which we are aware. Not only will users enjoy savings through the elimination of third party servicing costs, but more importantly, our invention will save lives as well as protect property. Our family couldn’t be more pleased or proud.”
More information on the product and the features that enable it to eliminate the innate problems of traditional extinguishers can be found at www.rusoh.com.