#2176: FiRetreat

Corridor extinguishers invite people with no firefighting skill to stay near a fire and put themselves at risk by ‘fighting it.’

Today’s invention is a simple one-way trigger mechanism for a portable fire extinguisher (Surprisingly, I can’t find anything like this among the ‘prior art.’)

Instead of the usual squeeze-to-shoot mechanism, imagine a portable extinguishant cylinder with a trigger that, once pulled, allows the water, foam or powder all to escape in a sustained, directed flow.

This device would have the usual nozzle which could be pointed at a fire and simply left in place whilst the activator retreated from the building.

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