An estimated 47,000 stove fires start in North American homes each year, often leading to injury or loss of life. Furthermore, an estimated $135 million in property damage is directly attributed to home fires each year, two-thirds of which are caused by kitchen stoves.
Founded by Marvin Butt and Scott Kelly, Halifax-based Marsco Technologies is focused on developing innovative home safety products. The company’s first product, FireStop, reduces the incidence and danger of kitchen fires by detecting pre-fire cooking smoke and automatically turning off the stove, removing heat from the potential flame source.
Targeted at seniors and multi-unit dwellings, FireStop provides safety and peace of mind for people concerned about loss of life and property as a result of forgetting to turn off the stove.