Universal attachment turns any water bottle into a makeshift fire extinguisher

Designed for third-world countries or places where fire-fighting infrastructure isn’t readily available, the Fire Conqueror helps turn a regular water bottle into a fire-fighting device. All you really need to do is mix vinegar and baking soda into the water to create an effervescent solution that generates CO2, and the Fire Conqueror module lets you spray the solution onto a fire, helping neutralize it.

The Fire Conqueror, a winner of the iF Design Award, was conceptualized by the students of Dalian Minzu University. Fire extinguishers aren’t readily available or accessible in public spaces, even though the presence of one can be the difference between life and death. The Fire Conqueror helps makes fire-fighting materials much more accessible by literally allowing you to turn a regular water bottle into an extinguisher.

Designers: Yu Zhang, QingGuang, Chen HuaYing & Xu Jia Xu

The Fire Conqueror snaps onto the top of any standard bottle with a 28mm neck. Screwing onto the top, the device then provides the perfect mechanism to spray the contents of the bottle on command. To use the Fire Conqueror, all you do is add vinegar and baking soda to the water inside the bottle. This generates bubbles containing CO2, which when sprayed onto the fire, can help cut the oxygen supply to the fire and cause it to die down almost instantly. Pressure within the bottle begins building up, and a valve on the Fire Conqueror lets you deploy the contents of the bottle in a focused spray, much like a fire extinguisher.

The Fire Conqueror is a winner of the iF Design Award for the year 2022.