The Northern Star is an innovative electronic compass designed to help firefighters maintain their orientation in zero visibility conditions – providing an additional level of personal protection. The Northern Star was developed by a firefighter for firefighters.
Guiding You Home
The Northern Star is the best line of defense when it comes to battling disorientation in low visibility environments. Every day firefighters around the world charge blindly into dangerous, unfamiliar environments without knowing the floorplan – all in the name of saving lives and property conservation. This can lead to disorientation, injury or even death. To keep you safe, trust the Northern Star to Guide You Home with its patented directional awareness technology.
The Northern Star is an innovative device powered by a rechargeable lithium battery. It features a durable, waterproof design that is responsive to movement, making it very user friendly and easy-to-use.
Northern Star Environments
- Zero Visibility
Firefighters can become disoriented within seconds of entering a zero visibility environment. The Northern Star provides continuous directional guidance when needed most.
Divers often cannot tell up from down, never-the-less North from South while under water. Dive with the confidence of always knowing your direction of travel.
- Rescue Efforts
When seconds count, directional awareness is paramount. Search faster by always knowing which way the Bravo/Charlie bedroom is with the Northern Star.
The Northern Star device was created by Eau Claire, WI Fire Captain, Jeff Dykes. Captain Dykes set a course to make his brothers and sisters in the fire service safer by providing the first ever directional guidance system. Every feature was designed from a firefighter’s perspective. The Nothern Star provides an additional level of personal protection otherwise unavailable.
The Northern Star was designed to help firefighters maintain their orientation in environments with low visibility.
Power and Purpose
Powered by a powerful, rechargeable lithium battery, the Northern Star can sustain over 7 hours of continuous run-time before batteries need to be swapped. Two batteries are included with each purchase.
The Northern Star features a programmable accelerometer that turns on through motion; No ON/Off Switch. Tap your mask and show it firefighter-like movement and the Northern Star comes to life.
A gyroscope and high powered microprocessor refresh multiple times per second to ensure a smooth and responsive display with zero delay.
Durable and Reliable
The Northern Star is durable and reliable. Its waterproof, drop-shock tested design, holds up in even the toughest environments.
At the diameter of a US quarter, the Northern Star can be installed in any style mask in the location most convenient to the user. A 3M, fire-rated, two-sided tape, ensures the Northern Star stays attached under high-heat conditions. Peel and stick - it’s that easy.