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BEAST Tools

The BEAST (Blanchat External / Interior Attack Structure Tools) allows firefighters to safely make an interior attack from the outside. This eliminates having to open up a structure or enter a hostile environment, decreasing flashover risk.

 

IMG 9875The BEAST set consists of a custom piercing slide hammer, custom wall nozzle and quick change couplings. The male quick change adapter is a 1-1/8" straight bore nozzle or 3/4" if CAFS is not utilized. The kit will also include one 2127 pistol grip nozzle with shutoff and handle and one 1714 Turbojet adjustable tip.

 

The BEAST is one of the safest methods to attack an internal fire by keeping the firefighters safely outside the structure. Blanchat Mfg., Inc. guarantees your satisfation with the BEAST. If for any reason you are not satisfied, return the BEAST set within 1 year of the purchase date for a full refund.

 

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Example Scenario 1

Attack through an exterior wall once the electricity and gas threats have been removed.

 

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The BEAST slide hammer pierces into the wall of a structure creating a hole or entry point.

 

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The BEAST nozzle system starts out as a standard combination nozzle.

 

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The fog nozzle can be removed to make a straight bore nozzle for initial attack.

 

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Straight bore nozzle inserted for initial interior attack.

 

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Initial straight bore nozzle attack across the interior.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is easily attached and can be inserted at different depths to coat the interior or inside the wall, etc.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle spray pattern is fully rotated to coat the inside of the structure.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle completely coats the ceiling and walls.

Example Scenario 2

Through the ceiling into the attic.

 

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The piercing slide hammer makes a hole in the ceiling into the attic.

 

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The slide hammer pierces through the ceiling into the attic.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle prior to insertion in the ceiling.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated 360 degrees inside the attic.

Example Scenario 3

Through the roof into the attic.

 

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The piercing slide hammer makes a hole in the roof.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is inserted through the roof into the attic.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle attacking the attic.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is fully rotated for complete coverage inside the attic.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle spray pattern inside the attic.

Example Scenario 4

Through the floor in the entryway into the basement or crawl space.

 

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The piercing slide hammer makes a hole in the floor in the entryway.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is inserted through the floor into the basement or crawl space below.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated 360 degrees attacking the basement.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated 360 degrees attacking the crawl space.

Example Scenario 5

Through the porch ceiling into the attic.

 

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The piercing slide hammer makes a hole in the porch ceiling for the 90/45 degree wall nozzle to be inserted.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated 360 degrees for complete coverage inside the attic above.

 

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Water is streaming out of the eves and soffits and down the walls in the porch area.

Example Scenario 6

From the exterior into the basement

 

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The piercing slide hammer can make a hole in masonry or the foundation of a structure.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is fully rotated for complete coverage inside the basement.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated inside the basement from the exterior.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle coats the ceiling, walls and contents of the basement completely.

Example Scenario 7

From a lower floor into the floor above or in between ceilings.

 

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The piercing slide hammer makes a hole through the ceiling and floor above.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is fully rotated for complete coverage above the ceiling.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated 360 degrees to coat the floor above.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle completely coats the area in between ceilings.

Example Scenario 8

From the exterior into the eave.

 

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The piercing slide hammer makes a hole in the eave.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated to coat the inside of the eave.

Example Scenario 9

From the exterior through a block or masonry wall.

 

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The piercing slide hammer easily makes an entry point in the wall.

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is rotated to coat the inside of the structure.

Example Scenario 10

From the exterior into a container or enclosed trailer.

 

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The piercing slide hammer can easily make an entry point in an enclosed trailer to insert the 90/45 degree wall nozzle and coat the interior.

 

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The piercing slide hammer makes an entry point in a container to insert the 90/45 degree wall nozzle and coat the interior.

Example Scenario 11

Knockdown speed of an attack from the exterior of a structure. (This controlled burn demo was performed in North Portal, SK Canada with a warehouse structure)

 

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The 90/45 degree wall nozzle is inserted into the wall of the structure.

 

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The firefighter rotates the 90/45 degree wall nozzle to completely knockdown the fire inside the structure in less than 1.5 seconds with only one point of entry!

Wow!!

8-23-10-223I just experienced the most amazing interior attack that I have ever seen. I have been a firefighter for 17 years and this left me speechless. Greg came through our town on the way to deliver a B-27 Minuteman to Tanana, Alaska and stopped to demo the truck for several departments in the area. He demonstrated an interior attack from the exterior using a jammer staff to pierce a hole in the exterior wall then attached a customized tip to the CAFS line that reached inside the structure. Another Captain and I were inside the burning building to view the demo from the fires point of view. We set up a burn pan with normal combustibles. It was an enclosed room and the fire was near rollover when Greg began his “interior attack”. He inserted the nozzle and sprayed a ten second burst. Only the first 2 seconds were required! It was completely extinguished and the maximum water usage was about 3 gallons. I can’t believe that insurance companies aren’t enforcing city administrators to deploy this technology. The B-27 is a very impressive unit and it is nice to see a product where the owner of the company comes to show you how it works. Keep up the great work!

Gary David
Martensville, Saskatchewan

What sets the BEAST apart from other systems

The BEAST (Blanchat External / Interior Attack Structure Tools) system was designed by Greg Blanchat, a volunteer
firefighter for 30+ years, as a result of being disoriented in a structure basement fire. Around the same time period, two
volunteer firefighters in Texas were killed inside a structure fire.

 

To safely and effectively make an interior attack you must have three things in place: correct training, manpower and
equipment. After researching existing piercing nozzles, Greg Blanchat quickly discovered the inadequacies of these
systems. Other piercing nozzles on the market are difficult to pierce into walls, ceilings, roofs, etc. These designs are not
easy to interchange between a regular nozzle and the piercing nozzle. Similar designs do not have the capability to reach
up into the structure or control and know the direction of flow to coat the upper areas and cool the atmosphere. Greg
Blanchat understands the need for firefighters to safely and effectively attack a structure fire from the exterior and
designed his own system, which addresses these problems.

 

The BEAST design and tactic is completely different than all other piercing systems for the following reasons:

  • The BEAST nozzle system is preconnected as a first attack standard combination nozzle.
  • The BEAST piercing slide hammer can easily drive a hole in a wall, roof, floor, foundation, etc.
  • After removing the fog nozzle and adapter, the BEAST nozzle becomes a straight bore nozzle.
  • The BEAST 90/45 degree wall nozzle can be inserted at different depths to coat the ceiling, in between ceilings, walls, inside the walls, the attic, etc. and cool the atmosphere.
  • The BEAST 90/45 degree wall nozzle allows the firefighter to control and know direction and have the reach necessary for knockdown.
  • The BEAST wall nozzle features a dovetail spread 90 degrees one direction and 45 degrees the other direction and will reach higher than a two story home (shown below).
    BEAST reach higher than two story house
  • The BEAST system features three adapter quick couplings which make it easy and quick to switch between a combination nozzle, straight bore nozzle and the 90/45 degree wall nozzle.

 

Greg Blanchat designed the BEAST system because he is passionate about maintaining firefighter safety.

 

We are the only manufacturer that offers this system. If I’ve saved one firefighter’s life, I’ve done my job.

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