As specialist online dealers operating under the P-tec brand name, Nicole and Ulrich Persuhn supply accessories and equipment for fire departments, fire prevention, first aid, environmental protection and disaster relief. As a long-time member of Celle’s voluntary fire brigade, precision engineer Ulrich Persuhn is particularly aware of the areas in need of optimization. For instance, among his earlier developments was the logiroll roller container, which quickly evolved into its own brand. However, eager to concentrate on the development and production of hose carrier baskets, the Persuhns sold logiroll in 2014, at which point they established the flexattack brand. Under this new name, the couple has now developed a hydrant key designed to solve the common problem of opening hydrant covers once and for all.

According to the manufacturers, the flexattack hydrant key C makes opening covers much easier thanks to its special claw mechanism. To use the key, the firefighter places it on top of the cover being opened and uses the foot-operated lever to swivel the claw into place. The hydrant cover can then be removed and swung to one side, while the user remains in a comfortable, upright position. Moreover, this solution is said to even make light work of covers that are firmly stuck in place with extremely dirty key slots, meaning users can now forgo the laborious task of scraping the covers clean beforehand. Besides actual hydrant covers, the flexattack hydrant key can also be used for any street caps, provided they have a key slot of a similar size - such as the rectangular caps used for grid gas. Set to appear at the upcoming INTERSCHUTZ 2020 in Hannover, the flexattack hydrant key C is available in two versions - either as a complete key with a claw already welded on, or as an attachment kit to be welded onto existing hydrant keys.