During a training demonstration at the CalTrans yard in San Luis Obispo, California, a small trash can fire was used for training employees on how to suppress a fire with a dry chemical extinguisher. We all know that dry chemical can create a mess and is not friendly to the Storm Water run off. To suppress a fire with a dry chemical extinguisher, a person has to get pretty close to the fire to suppress it. Most people are not trained on how to suppress a fire so it can be pretty dicey and dangerous. Another concern with the dry chemical extinguisher is you have to hold the extinguisher in one hand and hold the nozzle with the other when approaching the fire. I witnessed some people losing balance and waving the nozzle all over the place in an uncontrolled manner. It takes a lot of training to perform the proper techniques to suppress a fire with a dry chemical extinguisher. This is problematic because it would require a lot dry chemical usage, be very costly, and creates excessive pollution.
When all twelve employees went through the training, I had one of the employees use our WASP Stinger nozzle. The employee held the nozzle about ten feet away, pointed the nozzle at the fire and pulled the trigger. Because our system atomizes water with the right pressure, the employee was able to suppress the fire from a safer distance and only used a half cup of water. The other employees watching were amazed and thought there was some type of fire suppressing chemical in the water. This was an opportune time to teach everyone the power of water when water is broken down into smaller water droplets. They now understand the science behind our system and would like to see this type of technology brought to the forefront of suppressing fires.
When more and more people see our technology, it will create the movement we all need to move forward with proven fire suppression technology. It is safer, cleaner, and quicker.