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Arizona man creates exterior sprinkler system to combat wildfires

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Valley man has created what he said is the ultimate fire shield, and he wants to outfit every home in the high country with his system.

"We have infrared detectors that detect an oncoming fire," said Randy Lang with waveGUARD Corporation. He said once that happens, his system sends a signal to get to work. 

"The heads are placed around the structure, we have 100% coverage over the home and a 30 to 40 foot perimeter around the house," Lang said. "We also eject a fire retardant in the system and all the heads go on at one time, so we create a dome of water over the house."

He added that the retardant is environmentally friendly, and since his invention is automatic, you don't have to wait for a crew to get there to protect your home. 

"Any kind of water putting down on a structure is going to help, but we're getting the entire structure covered," Lang said.

Fortunately, he said none of his customers have been threatened by wildfires yet.

"I'm confident it will work," he said.

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Lindsey ReiserLindsey Reiser is a Scottsdale native and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

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Lindsey returned to the Valley in 2010 after covering border and immigration issues in El Paso, TX. While in El Paso she investigated public corruption, uncovered poor business practices, and routinely reported on the violence across the border.

Lindsey feels honored to have several awards under her belt, including a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award, Hearst Journalist Award, and several National Broadcast Education Association Awards.

Lindsey is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and she currently serves as a mentor to journalism students. She studied for a semester in Alicante, Spain and also earned a degree in Spanish at ASU.

She is proud to serve as a member of United Blood Services’ Community Leadership Council, a volunteer advisory board for the UBS of Arizona.

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