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Stilwell company designs door barricade to shelter students during active shooter situation

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Fire Door Solutions has created a barricade to quickly and safely shelter students in place during an active shooter situation. (KCTV5) Fire Door Solutions has created a barricade to quickly and safely shelter students in place during an active shooter situation. (KCTV5)
Developers say the stainless-steel barricade is capable of withstanding 6,000 pounds of pressure. (KCTV5) Developers say the stainless-steel barricade is capable of withstanding 6,000 pounds of pressure. (KCTV5)
STILWELL, KS (KCTV) -

A new invention that could keep your kids safer in school recently got approval by the Kansas Fire Marshal.

It’s a door barricade created by Fire Door Solutions.

Dave Geenens, president of Fire Door Solutions, said the idea to create Fire Door Armor was a simple one.

“As parents when we see a story like Parkland, it weighs on us. We’re parents of kids in these districts, and I have two daughters who are both public school teachers in this area,” Geenens said.

The device works simply.

You lift the finger tab and gravity guides it into place to secure the door both from push or pull forces. At the same time, it sends a WiFi signal to a mass notification.

“So literally within seconds, an entire school or campus can be locked down, securing kids and teachers in place, and protect against loss of life from an active shooter,” Geenens said.

The device also comes with a unique tool allowing officials to breach the door if the device was put into place.

“It’s as simple as that. Faster than a key to get inside a room. This is critically important especially for public safety officials and fire marshals,” Geenens said.

Fire Door Solutions newest prototype is actually made out of stainless steel. 

They said it’ll be able to withstand six thousand pounds of pressure. 

So far, about 25 school districts in the state of Kansas and 200 total across the country have already expressed interest in just the past couple of weeks.

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