The Fire Knight Fights Fires Using Soil

 - Dec 5, 2011
References: tinyurl & ecofriend
The Fire Knight is a unique concept specially designed to fight forest fires. The Fire Knight was designed by Designnobis to fight fires without the aid of water or the need to destroy trees.

The way the Fire Knight puts out forest fires truly is ingenious. The vehicle sucks up the soil from the surrounding area and sprays it over the fire. The soil helps to remove chips and layers from trees that are burning. This ensures that the entire tree will not go up in flames and add to the fire. The sand also helps smother the fires oxygen source by creating a massive dust cloud. The dust cloud cools off the air around the fire making it safer for fire crews to come in and finish the blaze off.

Forest fires are a problem in the western portion of the U.S. where drought conditions combine with high winds to whip up fires. Water is often scarce in the areas hardest hit by these fires, making the Fire Knight the ideal vehicle to fight these fires.