The EFCS Difference

Compare the two scenarios, the FAA recommended way of dealing with a personal device fire vs. utilizing the EFCS system. Which would you rather do on board an aircraft at 35,000 feet? Which do you think your passengers would prefer?

Device becomes warm or shows possible signs of overheat.

FAA recommended action.
Nothing

Emergency Fire Containment System (EFCS)
Put on the provided ThermalGuard Gloves. Place device inside EFCS bag as a precaution. Arm the EFCS by removing arming pin. Move the EFCS to a non-critical area. If the device does not catch on fire, remove the device un-harmed when you safely arrive at your destination.

Device begins smoking.

FAA recommended action.
Douse the device in water. Do not move the device. (Device destroyed, smoke fills the cabin, passengers are moved away from the the hazard, possible loss of adequate seating to safely land, extensive collateral damage to aircraft likely.)

Emergency Fire Containment System (EFCS)
Put on the provided ThermalGuard Gloves. Place device inside EFCS bag as a precaution. Arm the EFCS by removing arming pin. Move the EFCS to a non-critical area. If the device does not catch on fire, remove the device un-harmed when you safely arrive at your destination.

Device is burning with visible flames and smoke and battery cells are bursting.​

FAA recommended action.
Douse the device in water and continue to do so. Do not move the device. (Device destroyed, heat, flame, smoke, and molten metals expelled throughout the cabin or cockpit uninhibited. Smoke fills the cabin, passengers are moved away from the hazard, passengers may be displaced from safety equipment such as oxygen masks, possible loss of adequate seating to safely land, extensive collateral damage to aircraft likely.)

Emergency Fire Containment System (EFCS)
Put on the provided ThermalGuard Gloves. Place device inside EFCS bag as a precaution. Arm the EFCS by removing arming pin. Move the EFCS to a non-critical area. If the device does not catch on fire, remove the device un-harmed when you safely arrive at your destination.