The idea for the Extinguish Stick is actually based in science that was first advanced by Dynamit- Nobel, a European company back in the 1920’s. Their engineers discovered three startling facts about a specific reaction that could be initiated to create an advanced aerosol type gas. First, the reaction could be controlled to last a specific amount of time. Second, the gas was safe for the environment. Third and most importantly……the gas has a voracious appetite for oxygen. Hence, it was the perfect fire suppression system. However, it also had a few drawbacks in its infancy. The equipment that generated the reaction was not portable and it required an electronic “triggering” device. For those reasons, the science surrounding this ingenious technology was not advanced for several decades.
Then in the late 1980’s early 1990’s, the Russian Academy of Sciences identified that a new and improved portable fire suppression system, needed to be specifically developed for use on their Soyuz space capsules (and in a more general sense)……in all spacecraft and orbital environments such as space stations. They identified several shortcomings associated with “traditional” fire extinguishers. Some of these shortcomings included; carrying pressurized fire extinguisher tanks into space, the bulk (size) associated with larger volume fire extinguishers, “traditional” fire extinguishers require periodic maintenance to remain functional, A, B, C and E rated fire extinguishers can damage sensitive electronic equipment and cause health risks for the human occupants on board these space craft….. and the simple fact that attempting to operate a large, bulky, pressurized fire extinguisher in zero gravity requires an almost herculean effort to control/ aim! For these reasons, a new “state of the art,” technology was identified as needed to fight fires in the rigorous environment of space.
That is how the Extinguish Stick was born! Engineers located at our “State of the Art,” manufacturing facility in Italy overcame the few challenges need to make this technology portable as well as the need to use an electronic triggering device. What they developed was the most advanced portable fire suppression device in the world today! The Extinguish Stick is so light and portable it can easily be carried and used by anyone…..no matter what their physical limitations. As long as they have full use of both hands and are mobile, they should be able to use the Extinguish Stick. Since the Extinguish Stick is not pressurized, no maintenance is required to keep it in working order. The Extinguish Stick will be ready when you need it most! The Extinguish Stick will not harm the environment nor does it leave a residual coating or “dusting,” once activated to suppress a fire. This means minimal cleanup or inadvertent damage to sensitive electronic equipment.
A portable, light, easy to use, A, B, C & E Rated Fire Suppression Capability, zero maintenance, non-pressurized, environmentally friendly, one-time-use fire suppression device, ……that will always be ready to use when you need it most! We even provide a 5 Year Warranty on the unit! THAT is the Extinguish Stick!