is a beautiful time of the year but just how safe
is a dry tree inside your house? It is not
all that uncommon for fire to strike without
warning destroying your home, causing injuries or
death during this joyous season.
In 1996, Joe had a new idea for a
Christmas Tree fire
idea includes a small household ABC type fire
extinguisher connected to an extension-mounting
adapter. A dispensing head and valve at the top of
the shaft would restrain the pressurized contents
of the extinguisher until needed.
unit securely mounted to the tree trunk, the
lights and decorations could be applied as usual.
In an emergency, the
intense heat from a fire would melt a temperature
sensitive strip mounted on the dispensing head and
put the fire out, similar to a system used on
exhaust hoods in restaurants.
Joe sent this
to his patent attorney, he
to pass on the idea
because of another extremely worthwhile innovation
that later came to mind,
you remember the 2006 American Inventor winner? It
was the Guardian Angel Christmas Tree Fire
Extinguisher. First Alert approached the inventor
about his product on the show. We haven't seen it
yet, but hopefully someday it will be on
A new way to escape home fires.