The New Zealand government says it’s no longer selling the world’s first ‘fire apparatus’
The New England state of New Zealand is selling its first fire apparatus, which can be used to heat homes.
The “Fireman’s” fire extinguisher is the product of a partnership between the city of New Bedford and a company called Fireman’s, which manufactures the products and services that are sold in New Zealand.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Fireman and bring the Fireman Fire Extinguisher to New Bedford,” said Mayor David Dunga in a statement.
Fireman also made a $30,000 donation to the city to support the project.
The device comes in four sizes and comes with an 18-volt battery, an extension cord and a “fire starter” that fires a flammable liquid.
It can be plugged into a wall outlet or a wall-mounted “gas stove” and the device will operate at a maximum temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Fireman team has also created a website to help residents find the right equipment.
The city says it is “currently developing and testing” the product.