Roll to Put a Fire Out

A universal design approach was adopted for Capsule – a fire extinguisher containing an oxygen tank and powder capsules that can be thrown or rolled into the fire to extinguish it.

Capsule encompasses the essentials when it comes to life saving in fires. Within the body of the fire extinguisher are an oxygen tank and a capsule box containing a number of fire-retarding powder capsules. The addition of an oxygen tank is an essential component, as it protects people trapped in fires from toxic gases. The amount of oxygen is shown through a gauge. If the tank is out of oxygen, the mini oxygen tank can be charged through valves that are located in both sides of the handle.

To reduce the required handling of the fire extinguisher, the user needs only pull down the cover from the extinguisher’s base, and a powder capsule will emerge from an opening. The user rolls or throws the capsule towards the fire. The capsule, made of a material that reacts to high temperatures, will explode when it reaches the fire. Thus, the user does not need to get close to the fire in order to put it out. The elasticized body of the capsule enables it to absorb shock when it is thrown.

Designer: Woo Seok Park (Website planned to go live on Jan 31 2008)

57 Comments

  • The worst thing you could do is to put more oxygen into the fire. It will burn even more and hotter.

    • wilson says:

      Why do you think so?
      Even if fire extinguisher into the fire, capsules bombs in fire.
      Then, the fire is not extended and puts out a fire.
      Well,I think that is so cool idea.
      For put out fire and life probability.
      It means one thing makes two profit

    • Dong seok, Kim says:

      well, oxygen protects people trapped in fires from toxic gases.
      Doesn’t it?? so I think oxygen must need to protects people.
      If fire extinguisher into fire~ , capsule would bomb in the fire~.
      Preferably, the fire put out cause bomb of capsules~.

    • GrnMtnFire says:

      Actually that’s not always true. To have a fire you need fuel, heat and oxygen. All must be in somewhat equal amounts. To much of one or take one out of the equation and the fire will go out.

    • NotMine says:

      your not putting o2 in the fire, thats a respritory system built in, your breathing through the damn thing and it only cointains and dispersues the cpasules to through into the fire

  • shueng Lin says:

    wow~ It’s so cool.
    next generation fire extinguisher~

  • Mark Jin says:

    Amazing fire extinguisher.
    So fun!
    And idea is very unique.
    Is it public product??

  • Turner says:

    where can I buy this fire extinguisher.
    Nice design. Nice idea.

  • Daniel says:

    You must be kidding me. This is one of the most horrible designs I’ve ever seen. It takes more than pretty graphics to improve on something that’s been the standard for decades. The little “capsule bombs” would be good if you were trying to put out the flames on a three-year old’s birthday cake, but in terms of something that actually functions I think this is entirely worthless. I can just see the whole scene playing out right now:
    “Dude! You gotta get outta here! The house is burning to the ground!” ”
    “Not yet man, not without my O2!”
    “What are you talking about dude? The door’s right there! Just go outside to breathe!”
    “Hell no, bro…. I paid $2,000 for this state of the art fire extinguisher, so I’m going to get those two ounces of air that I paid for, even if it means I get burned alive…”
    “Why the heck are you throwing those little golf balls into the flames? You could pee this 4-alarm fire out before those balls make a difference!”

    • Woo Seok Park says:

      Thank you for your concerning advice.
      This is just concept product.
      I want to easily use & directly know everyone when someone face of danger.
      So I made its concept When powder capsule are broken, fire are extinguished. And It will be equipped with gas mask in public place.
      I thought that it won’t make a kind of method for tragic situation by poisonous gas.
      I agree that if people are safely escaped from dangerous situation, it’s the best way. I wish to express my deep appreciation for your advice. I will remember your concerning advice & make good product.

    • ignorance is ignoran says:

      just because the balls are small doesn't mean there useless. When someone talks about a huge fire there usually talking about the height of the flames when really they should be talking about the base area that it covers. For the fire is burning from the base. The biggest reason you need a lot of water to put out a fire is because your pouring it on top of the flames and a lot of the water is evaporating before it hits the base. But if you have capsules that literally explode when they hit the base of the fire and cover the surface with flame retardent then the height of the fire won't matter. Also think about how many people have escaped a fire but have severe respiratory damage. Also this isn't for putting out a small fire this is just for escaping a fire that is already out of control. I agree if there is a fire get ouside and call the fire department. But getting out without choking on smoke and clearing a flame free path is ideal.

      • steven says:

        hi. Sorry dude but i am not agree with you in some issues.. First, in huge fires, imagine a house in flames, firemans usually try to shoot to the roof because there are flames everyway.. the try to stops flames of roof because thats waht makes the house to fall down.. so if there are flame in walls, roof, ground.. which is the base? where are you going to aim the balls?.. remember that for rule, its importan to touch the walls and doors. if the detects that are heat next door, when the open the door or break the walk its goint to explote because of the new oxigen in the room… I dont know if you have seen what hapen in close rooms when windows break down.. its explode.. i would sugest some liquit that covers the walktrought.. if you aim to roof, walks and floor with some liquit that exting the fire for some seconds..

    • ignorance is ignorance, not bliss says:

      just because the balls are small doesn’t mean there useless. When someone talks about a huge fire there usually talking about the height of the flames when really they should be talking about the base area that it covers. For the fire is burning from the base. The biggest reason you need a lot of water to put out a fire is because your pouring it on top of the flames and a lot of the water is evaporating before it hits the base. But if you have capsules that literally explode when they hit the base of the fire and cover the surface with flame retardent then the height of the fire won’t matter. Also think about how many people have escaped a fire but have severe respiratory damage. Also this isn’t for putting out a small fire this is just for escaping a fire that is already out of control. I agree if there is a fire get ouside and call the fire department. But getting out without choking on smoke and clearing a flame free path is ideal.

      • steven says:

        hi. Sorry dude but i am not agree with you in some issues.. First, in huge fires, imagine a house in flames, firemans usually try to shoot to the roof because there are flames everyway.. the try to stops flames of roof because thats waht makes the house to fall down.. so if there are flame in walls, roof, ground.. which is the base? where are you going to aim the balls?.. remember that for rule, its importan to touch the walls and doors. if the detects that are heat next door, when the open the door or break the walk its goint to explote because of the new oxigen in the room… I dont know if you have seen what hapen in close rooms when windows break down.. its explode.. i would sugest some liquit that covers the walktrought.. if you aim to roof, walks and floor with some liquit that exting the fire for some seconds..

  • American says:

    Some use the Oxygen canisters are going to be. Without the required masks they’re useless. If you have time to put on and assemble the mask, you have time to exit the building. If you are trapped, you’re a goner anyway since that 15 second shot of air is just going to keep you alive till you’re extra crispy.

    And it’s obvious that the writer of this story is responding to his own article under different names. The dude can’t speak english. You can’t hype up your own product/design just by pretending to be a hundred different people who think that “i know well this design”.

  • Geisrud says:

    I kinda like the little grenades. I think it would be kinda fun to go into a fire (yes, I’m a firefighter) and toss a couple of these out of my pocket to help suppression.

    Leave the oxygen tank at home, there’s a reason why we carry compressed air to breathe, not O2.

  • xyz says:

    the one thing you do not want to do in a fire is increase the amount of oxygen in the environment. this is the reason during fire drills in schools, that children are reminded constantly to first close all windows and doors prior to exiting the building. this design needs more thought regarding fires and human life. obviously humans need oxygen, but it won’t do any good if it is already burned.

  • Daed says:

    But you could carry a heck of a lot less O2. 15 minutes of O2 seems like it would be pretty small, and thus actually practical to keep around. And it couldn’t oxidize TOO much if its tank melted, right?

    • Rsquared says:

      Doesn’t oxygen explode when exposed to flame? I don’t think any amount of it would be safe around a fire.

      • Daed says:

        No… oxygen is not combustible. It’s what does the combusting. It’s an oxidizer (oddly enough). Fire can’t burn without it — all oxygen does is let a fire burn hotter/faster. It does NOT make things explode, contrary to pop-culture belief.

  • sirius says:

    There is a better product in the market for more than 5 years and it s awarded many times;if I m not remembering wrong,their web-site was http://www.elidefire.com

  • prodmod says:

    I agree with Geisrud.
    Forget the O2 tank. The idea of rolling suppression grenades of sorts into the fire sounds pretty cool. And it sounds like something I can do on my way out of the building. Chances of my aim being good enough under pressure are slim, but hey why not give it a shot before I exit?
    And if you (Daniel) are bold enough to be so negative about someone else’s design maybe you should take some time to design your own stuff and publicize it for all to see. Good ideas start with imagination like this, you’ll always need more time to develope the product. That is why its called a concept – not a final product. And even if all Woo Seok Park does is bring some creative aesthetics to a product at least he is contributing something. It gets us thinking and discussing, like we are now, about its pros and cons and how to make it better. It can lead us to better ideas. It’s a catalyst.

  • HAha~ Everyone is an expert at controlling fire~!!!!

  • Barry99705 says:

    I’ve seen “extinguisher grenades” before. They look like smoke grenades, but instead of putting out smoke, they release nitrogen gas. They’re supposed to be used in enclosed spaces like car fires and what-not.

  • Shifty says:

    My concern is, if these are exploding pellets, isn’t there a good chance that they could potentially cause the fire to spread. For example, Say you have a puddle of gas on fire on the floor. Throwing something that causes an explosion would just cause the gas to spread further wouldn’t it? I don’t know exactley how the pellets work, but thats just the first thing that came to mind when I saw this.

  • shane says:

    i’d feel safer with an ordinary extinguisher. you can aim one of those things and you can keep it with you, so it protects you.

  • Joe says:

    I agree with prodmod. I saw that in reddot site.
    that is so fresh idea. why people talking about safe?
    It just made a concept product, not final.

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  • I am a bit skeptic…
    How much would these suckers cost?
    and would they be marketed for home use, or ff use?

  • Completely crazy(Bastante Roco!) concept about Fire Extinguishers

    Comparing the volume of capsule of fire-suffectants with Oxygen Cans, this is not or never fire extinguisher, but bomb or grenade to fire up fires, if placing near fires or thrown into fire.

    Do you know the concept of fire, which needs absolutely oxygen to get alive????

    All fire suppression chemicals/water/foam in this wordl are made to prevent Oxygen from fires with AFFF(Aqueous Film Forming Foam), ABC Dry Chemicals(Nh4h2Po4), Halon, or Co2(Carbon Dioxide), absolutely prohibit any Oxygen to get around near fires.

    I would recommend you to replace the O2 with Grenade or gasoline instead!! to kill yourself eartier and sooner as urgently as possible!!!

    For your reference, Zephyr Archangel, Representative of Korea Fire Fighting Corporation is making “Nude Fire Extinguishers or Extinguishants” with Polycarbonate, Engineering Plastic, to check easily and make lighter than Iron/Aluminum/Stainless Steel, and also to explode at the temperature of about
    90 centidegrees, automatically with melting the cylinder itself.

    the Shape and design will be Venus or Nude Body of sexy lady, just like Jolly or Britney Spears, (Remember the bottle of Coca Cola!) with Bra and womb, as same as exact as lady's sexy body!!!

  • Completely crazy(Bastante Roco!) concept about Fire Extinguishers

    Comparing the volume of capsule of fire-suffectants with Oxygen Cans, this is not or never fire extinguisher, but bomb or grenade to fire up fires, if placing near fires or thrown into fire.

    Do you know the concept of fire, which needs absolutely oxygen to get alive????

    All fire suppression chemicals/water/foam in this wordl are made to prevent Oxygen from fires with AFFF(Aqueous Film Forming Foam), ABC Dry Chemicals(Nh4h2Po4), Halon, or Co2(Carbon Dioxide), absolutely prohibit any Oxygen to get around near fires.

    I would recommend you to replace the O2 with Grenade or gasoline instead!! to kill yourself eartier and sooner as urgently as possible!!!

    For your reference, Zephyr Archangel, Representative of Korea Fire Fighting Corporation is making “Nude Fire Extinguishers or Extinguishants” with Polycarbonate, Engineering Plastic, to check easily and make lighter than Iron/Aluminum/Stainless Steel, and also to explode at the temperature of about
    90 centidegrees, automatically with melting the cylinder itself.

    the Shape and design will be Venus or Nude Body of sexy lady, just like Jolly or Britney Spears, (Remember the bottle of Coca Cola!) with Bra and womb, as same as exact as lady’s sexy body!!!

  • WT says:

    this is a much better idea than your giving it credit for, the o2 is not going into the god damn fire. most of u don’t even know a damn about fires chemical reactions, nor are u reading the whole thing. the capsules you through act as a powder type fire extinguisher, only its thrown and not sprayed, second the o2 stays in the orange contraption and acts as a respirator, third, the o2 will not react unless its exposed to the fire, and if your exposed to the fire, then your screwed anyways.

  • Reason says:

    This is a horrible idea. O2 is extremely flammable. Even though its only for breathing, real fire fighters use compressed air, not O2 because it is not explosive. Pure oxygen IS a fuel for fire. As for the balls of powder, if they contain enough powder to do the job they would be massive and if they exploded with enough force to spread the powder, they would scatter burning embers everywhere.

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  • chloe impney says:

    i would definitely want to see a video demonstration of this one and maybe then i could see what i thought? it's not quite like the powder fire extinguishers everyone is used to be stranger things have come on the market.

  • chloe impney says:

    i would definitely want to see a video demonstration of this one and maybe then i could see what i thought? it's not quite like the powder fire extinguishers everyone is used to be stranger things have come on the market.

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