This Life-Saving Christmas Ornament Doubles as a Fire Extinguisher

An agency and its fire-prevention client plan to bring the device to market this year

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The combination of tinder-dry trees and decorative lights is all too often a cocktail for fiery disaster each holiday season, especially in areas where home fire extinguishers and the know-how to operate them  are not as common.

Mexican agency Figallo and client Fire Service Plus Mexico are aiming to get out ahead of that danger this year with a new self-activating extinguisher system fitted into inconspicuous tree ornaments and topper stars. Set for release later this year, the “Christmas Hero” devices are each rigged to spray a small cylinder of extinguisher foam called FireAde when a built-in sensor detects fire.



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