Robotic Firefighter Can Decrease Firefighter Danger and Death

The Kickstarter project is equipped with several nozzles to fight fires in tight spaces or attics.


According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2018, 58,835 firefighters were injured and 64 died in the United States but, Matt Prizgint, the inventor of the “Robotic Firefighter”, a Kickstarter product, believes that his invention can reduce the likelihood of injury and death to firefighters and still help them do their job. 

In an interview with the Matador Messenger, Prizgint stated that he created the Robotic Firefighter to help firefighters in residential and commercial areas without having to risk their lives. He is seeking funding through Kickstarter. 

With this robot Matt Prizgint says, “firefighters can fight fires and rescue operations remotely. There will be several nozzles two facing in a v shape in the front and possibly rear of the chassis and one mounted vertically or facing upwards to help fight fires in tight spaces and or attics…” “

“The robot will also have a thermal camera and a regular camera attached to the body to help the controller to see where the fire is at and if there is any occupants in the building,”added Prizgint. 

 Mr. Prizgint has a background in fire science and works in the disaster response field. His advice for young people interested in creating a product is, “to never give up on your dreams whether it’s being a business owner to being a cook. Always reach for the stars.”