AttackSpike Nozzles in Action
AttackSpike Overview Video
See the AttackSpike Nozzles put to the test. Watch video and thermal imaging from our R&D validation burns as well as acquired structure evolutions.
How it Works
Why does droplet size matter?
Large droplets have the mass and momentum to penetrate superheated gases and smoke to reach the seat of the fire. This water coats walls, floors, ceilings and room contents stopping pyrolysis and cutting-off the fuel from the fire. Water that reaches the seat of the fire also cools the fire, taking away a key leg of the fire triangle / tetrahedron.
Smoke is fuel – incomplete combustion, especially of modern furnishings, produces fuel-rich smoke conditions. Small droplets evaporate and rapidly absorb energy and reduce temperature while contracting the superheated gases in the compartment.
AttackSpike Nozzles produce a wide range of droplet sizes to reach the seat of fire and cool / dilute smoke. The Attack Tip is designed for a directional attack with larger droplets. The Shield Tip produces both large and small droplets for reach and cooling capabilities. The Mist Tip produces small droplets which cool the compartment and smother fire.
Flowing the right droplet size distribution onto a fire that is vent-limited, without allowing any additional air to enter, can rapidly cool and control the fire. Flowing 18 to 23 GPM, AttackSpike™ Nozzles can knock-down and control the fire while additional crews arrive or initial crews prepare for an interior attack.
Engineered and Manufactured in the USA
New tools with proven capabilities
AttackSpike Nozzles make use of the well-proven concept of small-droplet piercing nozzles but are optimized for the North American Fire Service.
Small-droplet piercing nozzles have been utilized around the world and have been proven effective over the past several decades. AttackSpike Nozzles make use of the basic concept but utilize a patent-pending tip design to optimize droplet size. Flow rates and stream patterns are optimized for the larger rooms and buildings found in North America. The nozzles are built with stainless steel bodies with hardened, replaceable tips and striking surfaces.
AttackSpike Tip Options
AttackSpike Nozzle Tactics and Uses
Made in North America
We are an engineering and product development company founded to use fire science and research to improve firefighting tools and tactics. Modern fuels, lightweight building construction and more air-tight buildings have changed how fast fires grow, flashover and respond to traditional tactics. Our mission is to support the evolution of firefighting tactics by developing and manufacturing purpose-built tools.