In 2022, the Turtle Fire System was founded in response to a box alarm for a fire involving an electric vehicle in Jersey City, NJ. TFS Founder and CEO, Jersey City Fire Captain Howard “Buddy” Hayes, observed that when his department was presented with its first electric vehicle fire, they lacked an effective water delivery system capable of mitigating an EV fire.

After exploring potential tactics and strategies using the tools regularly available to the fire service, Capt. Hayes determined that there was nothing in this arsenal suited to properly respond to this new and rapidly growing threat while also keeping firefighters safe. He found a problem in need of an immediate solution.

After months of research, design, and prototype development and refinement, the Turtle Fire System, and an effective solution to an underserved segment of the fire service, was born.