Tim Smith, Training Officer - Hoquiam, Washington
"We've all used piercing nozzles. This is more than that; it's a very versatile tool."
Danny Wilson, Firefighting Instructor State of Washington - Washington
"It's the most amazing piece of firefighting equipment I have ever seen. It's lightweight, easy to use - it's a must have! I believe that it is the wave of the future."
Ray Pumphrey, Fire Chief Hoquiam Fire Department - Hoquiam, Washington
"When I first heard the sales pitch for the nozzle and how it was going to change the way we fight fires, I was very skeptical. I agreed to watch the video showing the nozzle in use and was very impressed. What really sold me however, was watching our fire crews use the nozzle in actual live fire conditions. None of the fog nozzles we currently use could match the fog pattern and protection that this nozzle provides. My guys especially like it for its capability to pierce walls and ceilings to reach the hidden and hard to reach spaces such as attics, knee walls and crawl spaces. It Is very apparent to me that this nozzle is a true multi-purpose tool that will greatly enhance our safety and efficiency on the fire ground."
Gary Murdoch, Fire Chief - Moclips, Washington
"I believe one of the greatest challenges facing today's rural fire departments is the lack of volunteers to fight fires. This nozzle allows us to operate with limited manpower and is especially effective in areas where the water supply is limited. The many uses are only limited by your imagination."
Grant Reed, Fire Chief District #4 - Lake Quinault, Washington
"My first impression of the First Attack Nozzle was how fast it could put a room fire out and I wondered, 'What would happen if you had two nozzles like this on a house fire? Because, usually by the time you get to a fire, you have two rooms that are engulfed and with equipment like this, you could put a fire out in half the time."
Bobby Herrin, Assistant Fire Chief Bertram Volunteer Fire Department - Bertram, Texas
We started an exterior attack... the room we entered was full of smoke and fire. The fire was out in seconds. At another structure, fire was in the walls and under the house. Again, the nozzle worked perfect. The owner of the structure was amazed the water damage was confined to a small area and clean up was simple. Again, the nozzle put the fire out within seconds. We would also like to stress that with this nozzle a single fireperson (man or woman) can operate this nozzle by themselves without stress that you would obtain from the old standard nozzle. This can make a difference to the amount of time that a person can fight a fire".
Jody Viator, Fire Chief - Crowley Fire Department - Crowley, Louisiana
"The nozzle" has been used on numerous occasions such as diesel, mobile home, vehicle and motor home fires. The nozzle has proved to be a tremendous asset in the areas of firefighter fatigue because of minimal nozzle reaction. Because of the fog pattern the nozzle produces, the firefighters were well protected from excessive heat reaching them, thereby eliminating heat exhaustion. The safety factor of this nozzle could eliminate fire ground injuries by having minimal nozzle reaction if it were accidentally dropped. Last but not least, the piercing effect of the nozzle speeds up the attack time dramatically by being able to enter different applications so quickly."
Paul Steelman, Upshur County Fire Marshall - Upshur County, Texas
"I am impressed with it... I think it will be a handy tool."
"There was no kick to the nozzle itself. As it increased from 100 to 150 psi, I was holding it with one hand. [At] 200 psi, 250 psi, 300 psi I'm holding it with one finger. You cannot do that with a standard nozzle." -Richie Rankel, Ellington AFB Fire Department
The IFI First Attack Nozzle offers 90% reduction from radiant heat, allowing a safer approach for valve shutdown.