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Kyoto Animation Arson Inspires New Firefighting Product

Kyoto Animation Arson Inspires New Firefighting Product

Hard to believe, but it’s been over two years since the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation. Now a Japanese manufacturer has unveiled a product inspired by the attack in order to prevent such tragedies in the future.

Called the Quick Splasher, it’s a sprayer that helps prevent gasoline from catching fire.

According to the Asahi Shinbun, the Quick Splasher isn’t aimed at extinguishing fires entirely: instead, it’s centered on containment. Designed to be used quickly, all the chemical agent in one extinguisher can be released within two seconds.

It’s the brainchild of Eiichi Toyama, the president of Nippon Dry-Chemical Co., based in Tokyo. He proposed developing the product following the KyoAni arson attack.

Here’s hoping that Toyama’s product can help prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Source: Asahi Shinbun

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.