Fyrestick Piercing Nozzle

Frank Michaud, from the Billings Fire Department, gives examples of the uses of this firefighting tool that pierces virtually any surface to put out a fire. The unique design of the Fyrestick allows a firefighter to safely install it near the source of the flames with one or two individuals. Steam production comes through the piercing nozzle at 80-100 GPM, and this targeted spray can kill the fire in much less time than axing through to attack the flames. Thermal imaging technology can be used to locate the source of the blaze, and the Fyrestick is inserted through a roof, concrete or steel to extinguish it. This device uses a reduced amount of water, causes less damage and is a safer method of fighting fires.

One Firefighter's Story

Tim Stavnes, an engineer paramedic, addresses a real-life example of the use of the damage saving capability of the Fyrestick on a roof. The weight of the stick and the piercing nozzle make putting out a fire much quicker and safer, resulting in a lesser amount of property loss. Firefighters using the Fyrestick have less risk than having to use pry bars and axes to open the area where the fire is located, whether on a roof or a car.

Fyrestick Piercing Nozzle Shipping Container Fire Demo

The Fyrestick peels the metal away when inserted into a steel shipping container, incurring less damage to the transport box. In less than 13 seconds, the container is broken into with a small hole and water from the piercing nozzle will douse the flames. This is much less time than it would take to cut into it with a saw. In addition, this method is much safer than opening the door.

Fyrestick vs Chicago Concrete and Steel Floor

A three and a half inch thick concrete slab and 22 gauge corrugated steel platform was built to illustrate the power and capability of the Fyrestick. Many high rise building in Chicago and other large cities have this type of construction. It only took 25 seconds to thrust the tool through this heavy duty layer of concrete and steel. The benefits of using the Fyrestick include the quickness of getting water to the flames and less damage incurred to a ceiling/floor.
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Designed By Fire Professional for Fire Professionals

Frank Michard, the training officer for the Billings, MT Fire Department decided he needed a new tool for fighting fires safely and efficiently. After researching the piercing nozzles on the market he decided that the tool he needed was not available on the market.

He turned to Wes Nelson, owner of ProFab, Inc., in Billings, MT. The result — one year and four prototypes later — is the Patented Fyrestick Piercing Nozzle, which quickly extinguishes fires in walls or attics using a fraction of the water required by traditional methods.