Germany’s IFEX Technologies makes this incredible tool for firefighters, which can smother an inferno in the blink of an eye. It uses compressed air to discharge water or a water/foam combo at speeds up to 400 km/h (~249 mph), making quick work of fires.
(Loud) Engineers from Japan’s Tohoku University and National Institute of Technology are developing a truly unusual firefighting device. The machine self-balances on its water stream and can snake its way into difficult to reach locations as it sprays water on flames.
(PG-13: Language) The idea of grabbing onto a fire hose dangling from a forklift, then taking it for a ride sounds like equal parts fun and insanity. But these off-duty firefighters did just that, as one of the guys hangs on for dear life at the end of a hose pumping out 200psi.