This is a fire fence, its primary purpose is to create a barrier between what is burning/ and what will burn without a defensive line against that fire.  It is, the front edge of the fire blanket that does the main portion of the work, as this is what the fire encounters first/ to shut off the fuel.  That edge is realistically protected from being staked, on the ground, and controls the flying sparks by being “close screening for the first five feet of rise up the banner itself.  Solid material on the fire blanket (ground part) / and screening on the banner (vertical part) is the most suitable method.  The wind drives the fire/ thereby unless it dramatically turns the wind is always going to be pushing the banner back into the machine called a fire fence: creating a wall.   Instead of billowing it out the other direction.  Release brackets, for the banner; can be made if the wind changes to the opposite direction taking the fire away.  They are expected to be completely reusable.


          This is a free invention, for use by all: under the condition that you may NOT CLAIM any portion or part for yourself; patent etc/ and thereby refuse others the same rights for manufacture, usage, etc.  There are military and hunting applications; but I don’t care.  It is free to all/ BECAUSE this is a bribe by me directing you to other more significant matters, as are the initial words and descriptions on the individual banners.  It is formally the purpose of internet sites I provide, such as the vital, immediate need information is written on the “fence banner”/ kindly read it, as it is shown.  This is free for media use/ WITH THE EXCEPTION, you cannot discard, hide, or in any way modify or nullify the purposes of the bribe which is to provide awareness of threats to this world.  You can however make any statements you wish to defend,  regarding the threats I understand to be extreme or significant.


          The fundamental problems to be solved are these: a banner material that can withstand the fire/ potentially fiberglass or graphite.  And suitable anchoring so that the wind is a force that must, and can be dealt with.  Therefore instead of a solid barrier or fence banner/ the reality is as shown that a netting is preferable/ or a solid or semi-solid banner with lines, holes, perforations or whatever will allow a reduction in that wind.  That, by turbulence, then traps the flying incendiaries, and lowers them to the ground under the machine: where they are intended to stay, because the lowest portion of the banner is solid for that purpose.  It is only necessary to stop the fire/ not the wind. A secondary reality is: the more solid the banner is/ the greater the chimney effect it will create.  Fire itself can be directed by using the heat it generates to create its own wind. As it goes up the “chimney effect”/ the wind is changed, where the heat is greatest.  As erected this is a ten foot high fence, which will stop the majority of conditions that spread fire along the ground in lower conditions.  The erection of a taller fence line requires a pneumatic cylinder that will push a staging steel tube upward carrying a fire banner that then goes to the appropriate height.  This is not shown, and has not yet been created in physical form.  Nonetheless, they will arise in two’s primarily with the block and tackle mechanisms to rise other banners between these erections.  The trees already in place, represent the anchors needed to hold it against the wind.

           Additionally to erect a fire barrier or fence in bush conditions or any other condition it is necessary to transport the supporting frames, through whatever stands in the way.  Thereby the fire line fence machine is intended to be a “trailer train”/ that goes over rocks, stumps, logs, ravines and through streams as needed.  It is pulled by whatever machine you have available.  Or a suitable, simple, cheap machine has been designed and will be established on this site at a later time. 

          Theory of operation is:   the fire line train is composed as built of individual units each roughly 6 feet by 7 feet/ and weighs roughly 100 pounds. They hook together in a line that follows each other such as a train and its cars.  When released it forms a line roughly 3 times longer than the train being pulled. Roughly ten units at a time are expected to be hooked together.  To accomplish a correct spacing as is needed in the erection of a long line banner that is completed to form a wall.  There are automatic hitch pin releases, which reel out a predetermined length of steel cable. A cable reel is used to play out the line, and roll it back up. Because a long line of fire line units is impossible to pull back together; a winch is used in the front unit with a cable that runs through the framing of each unit to pull them back into a train. 

          Each “wheel set” is composed of a small tire, that can be taken off easily to protect it from the fire by setting farther behind the fence line.  It is further built to rotate backwards against any force it cannot move thereby causing the front properly angled beam to absorb the weight and force of going over this object, until the wheel itself is over and rolling down the other side.  A front high wheel is used to initiate the climb over a large object/ and control the descent if it is excessive.  A back lowering beam is used to gently control the descent over an obstacle; it changes angle dependent upon the position of the wheel in relation to its structural  frame.  The tension required to reset the frame and make the unit rise, fall, or remain stable over obstacles is created by any variety of spring sets you wish.  Tension is set with an adjustable chain or whatever you wish.  As shown the chain is pinned at a predetermined height, which allows the unit to be lowered or raised as needed.  As shown the spring tension is released for lowering the machine to the ground for additional stability in the wind, the unit can be anchored for stability as well.  Each wheel set is an independent axle on the unit structural frame.  It simply pushes in/ a framing rod is used to keep it in place.  Pull one pin and the wheel set on either side can be removed and replaced, if needed.

          Transporting the banners and riser per unit is accomplished by creating suitable holders that simply put these parts in the middle of the machine on a support which then carries them to their destination. They must be separated by levels/ so they don’t catch on each other when turning corners. When spreading the machine out, two workers will walk beside the machine to unload these pieces off to the side, as that is finished, the banner is then assembled by pinning or bolting, the riser as needed to create a structural upright spike for carrying the weight.  Materials can be carried on the outer portion of the machine particularly when preparing to deploy; but to turn corners the fabrics must be protected against snagging, thereby slides are needed.  One unit, the back unit shown is the actual device/ while the front two units shown in the video are built to achieve “a train”/ and needed only to be “out of available materials”.

          Erecting the banners, and anchoring the fire fence line requires: that large banners shall be raised by winch.  Bear it in mind that these parts and pieces must travel through the forest, and turn on the frames; consequently a suitable size is required. To give better control, and then people anchor by a suitable screw in the ground, peg, or by using concrete anchors into rocks or whatever is available including trees. Even a tree on the fire side of the fire line is useful, as a metal cable will accept the initial brunt of fire, and give a better chance of control if needed.  Wrapping the cable in graphite will keep it together. Screw anchors are driven in by a portable tool, and the front unit is expected to include a generator to power such a device (not shown).  Anchoring the line requires that the banner shall be used as a primary means of creating the strength needed to hold the fire fence in place.  Or more simply the banner stretches out in front of the line so that anchors are put into the banner for holding against that force.  Spikes with long handles are suggested to “save your back”.  On the back side of the fence or banner line are cables which construct a “V” style anchoring to each point of movement.  A steel banner pipe holds the top of the banner, and provides the anchoring points used for the back line of support.  Banners in-between the risers and their units are held with a steel pipe structure as well, firmly connected to the unit riser banner;  at the ends.  Controlling the ends of the banner is also necessary.  The banner pipes are fitted with supporting ends separate from the banner pipe, so that the banner pipe can be rotated, to release or return the banner to its rolled up state.  These pipe ends provide the structural anchors, and are made so as to provide room for the banner to roll, these need bearings to help.  A tool is inserted into the pipe end to roll the banner up.  A structural cable runs over the banner/ or as shown the structural cable runs through the banner pipe so as to give strength to the line.  A handle fits into the end when the in-between banners have been removed.  Riser banners are rolled up with the pipe inside the roll/ while in-between banners are rolled up with the structural pipe on the outside of the roll: because there is no mechanism to allow them to turn.  Loops on the fire blanket, for the structural pipe to hold, will allow easy replacement.  It will also allow for folding the fire blanket up, and carrying it in a protected container until ready to use.  That container could easily be a three corner on each side of the hitch in front/ with the fire blanket folded like a flag.  A u-trough across the axle makes storage for anchors, etc.  No blanket, makes the riser much simpler to work with under trees and so on/ but it takes longer to assemble.  Fire blankets do need structural members to absorb the wind stresses, shock cords on the cables;  and either wire ties (available for all applications in quantity)/ or better locks to keep the blankets together in the seams.  It should be noted a fire wall that is impenetrable becomes a trap for all creatures big and small.  Therefore where the trains meet an overlap, or small gap between the trains; properly prepared, and visually noted will let them through.


          These fire fence units are intended to be trucked to their location for use.  They can be set upright for storage, or stacked;  by taking the wheel sets off, and using suitable boxes, that fit the spaces available, to transport these.  Wheel sets can be made without the axle attached as shown/ by simply allowing a slide coupling go over the structural frame to conserve space/ not as strong.  The structural frames as built, measure when 2 are horizontally laid together: 8 feet/ by 8.6 feet @ one foot tall with storage box. Nine high times 2; equals 6 times on 48 feet;   for a truck trailer.  Allows transport of 108 individual units. The units are light, easily disassembled into three main pieces; with risers, and blankets/ cables, etc; not included; but they are simple too.   They are made smaller/ or pushed together like “shopping carts”, if you prefer: they stack together at just over two feet per unit; plus the initiating 6 foot for a hitch.  With hitch over the back of the trailer, that allows 24 units on a fifty foot trailer. But by changing the tension springs to a torsional spring that distance could be halved.  A pulling hitch can simply be bolted onto any unit/ a winch needs to be on top, for watching the spool wind the cable  .


          Because I have no use for these machines, or their banners; other than a demonstration.  You are invited to bid for them in the future/ as a means for testing them out for yourselves or whatever you wish.  Bidding closes whenever I choose.  If you wish to buy through me, there are manufacturers willing to build: their price, at this time is.  I will add fifty dollars to each individual unit for the trouble/ but I will also refine the product and work with the manufacturer as is reasonably needed.  The hitching method needs to go back to the originating idea, with a slight change to the pin (no lathe)/ and a strengthening of the operating movement. The correct spring, a collar instead of a pipe, and so on.

          The fire fence remodeled; is fixed with a 300- 500 pound torsional spring, that delivers that return power through not less than a 90degree swing arc. Dependent upon the entire weight of the device when finished with fire blanket in storage. It is also changed to use slides, instead of wheels, with non-abrasive plastic shoes to absorb the limited travel over concrete and rocks.  The bottom slide extends to become the let-down arm as opposed to a separate device.  The torsional spring is fitted into corresponding holes on the frame and wheel assembly which can then be “spring adjusted” by placing the spring ends into alternate holes.  It should also then be crafted with a larger toolbox that incorporates all available area as would be useful.

          A stepped hitch pin, with corresponding holes for ease of removal when pulled under tension is also necessary; with spring tension holding it in place until pulled by the cable adjust.  That cable adjust which gauges the distance between frames should have a set of three or more loops for different lengths/ as when pulling it around in or through an arc, the distance required will change.


          This machine should be used in conjunction with other machines to clear a path in a hurry.  Machines such as chainsaws fitted to tractors which are currently being used in the logging and pulping industry; capable of cutting an enormous amount of trees and brush in just minutes.  Machines such as bulldozers following to clear a path when needed.  The fire fence must be moved into place as these other machines go!  Because if something goes wrong, and the fire goes faster than expected: the back side of the fire fence will protect both people and machine. It is necessary to remember, the wind will turn into any area that creates a stronger/ hotter fire: because oxygen is pulled in, and heat creates a thermal rise.  Thereby wherever the excessive fuel is on fire/ the wind will follow.  Wherever the wind flows around an obstacle/ that wind, can turn 90 degrees, into the fire that exists beyond the obstacle itself. 

          It takes a very small path to stop a brush fire.  It takes a larger path to stop a forest fire.  But nothing even close to the size required without this fence.  The incendiaries which float high in the sky are largely without enough substance to ignite a fire farther away.  Therefore only the incendiaries rolling on the ground, or within the first ten feet, are likely to ignite a continuing fire.  Thereby the machine will work.  Helicopters with water buckets should search for the possibility of any fire getting through the line; just to be safer.