Firefighters 1, Fires 0

Based on the IFEX 3000, the HPI 1000 Impulse Gun is designed for fast and effective control of small fires. With 25 bars of pressure, 1 liter of water can accelerate to over 400 km/h atomized through a special membrane. The high exit velocity enables deep penetration into a fire, curbing the heat within. Bad ass! If only I could get this for the next company water gun fight.


Designer: Jan Thinius

18 Comments

  • Kim says:

    Looks really badass!! Me want one now!

  • SparkyWoof says:

    I'd be a tad worried about not having enough water to get the job done…..

  • SparkyWoof says:

    I'd be a tad worried about not having enough water to get the job done…..

  • Pete says:

    not too bad of an idea, but if a firefighter needs to get that close to the fire he would require a BA (breathing apparatus) that is usually a tank on the back already. would you develop a package that could combine the two?

    Also, would the hose nozzle adjust the hose spray from a jet to a ‘shield’ for the fire fighter?

  • Pete says:

    not too bad of an idea, but if a firefighter needs to get that close to the fire he would require a BA (breathing apparatus) that is usually a tank on the back already. would you develop a package that could combine the two?
    Also, would the hose nozzle adjust the hose spray from a jet to a ‘shield’ for the fire fighter?

  • Kim says:

    Good points Pete. Also the product must withstand really hazardous temperatures. Also you might want to think about color use / ways of illumination, since the air is most of the time so full of smoke that you can't even see your own hands. How about using neon colors? I wonder if there was any way of using that smoke to actually start a chemical process in the materials, resulting in a really strong glow for example.

  • Kim says:

    Good points Pete. Also the product must withstand really hazardous temperatures. Also you might want to think about color use / ways of illumination, since the air is most of the time so full of smoke that you can't even see your own hands. How about using neon colors? I wonder if there was any way of using that smoke to actually start a chemical process in the materials, resulting in a really strong glow for example.

  • Korbl says:

    Ironically it reminds me of the photon packs from Ghostbusters for some reason.

  • Korbl says:

    Ironically it reminds me of the photon packs from Ghostbusters for some reason.

  • Nice idea but there's a reason this this doesn't already exist and it's not because nobody's thought of it. It would be useless unless it could shoot water at at least the rate of conventional fire hoses…and if it did it'd only last like 10 seconds tops.. not much use at all. What is promising is the 'gun' style design of the hose nossel. It could be useful in situations where only one person can man the hose.

  • Nice idea but there's a reason this this doesn't already exist and it's not because nobody's thought of it. It would be useless unless it could shoot water at at least the rate of conventional fire hoses…and if it did it'd only last like 10 seconds tops.. not much use at all. What is promising is the 'gun' style design of the hose nossel. It could be useful in situations where only one person can man the hose.

  • Got a question to the designers, How much does this fancy water gun weigh. Did you take into account that the average fire fighter is already carrying 80lbs of crap, And has their back occupied by a SCBA?

    What do you expect us to breathe?

    Sure your fancy watergun looks cool but you really should have consulted with actual fire fighters as we use CAFS systems that already do what your trying to accomplish.

    It looks cool but real world firefighting says that it will never work.

  • There is never an occasion where one person is alone in a interior attack, Practices like that get people killed.

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