When a fire breaks out, people typically depend on nearby fire hydrants to save the day. But now, you can use your pool as an instant water source with Bianca Wittenberg’s FireFighter1 pool fire hose. Bianca pitched her business on Shark Tank and got a deal with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner. As of 2023, FireFighter1 is worth an estimated $600,000.
About the Founder
Bianca Wittenberg is a resident of El Dorado Hills, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northern Arizona University and an MBA in Business Administration from Sacramento State College.
Her professional career kicked off when she became the owner of All Play Lawns. After three years at the firm, she worked as a broker associate at Lyon Real Estate and Morris Williams Realty. IBMC also hired her as an operations manager.
In 2016, she served as an air traffic control specialist for 11 months at the United States Department of Defense. When she returned home, Bianca was keen to start her own business. Due to her passion for real estate and interior design, she became the head of Own It Real Estate.
Founding the Company
When Wittenberg started a real estate firm, she noticed that many people in her area encountered wildfires. With this in mind, Bianca asked what would happen if people started using their pool water to put out them out. The average pool contain around 25,000 gallons of water, and that’s enough to fight a fire.
Bianca created the FireFighter1 hose, which can connect directly to a pool with a PVC diverter. It can spray over a gallon of water every second. The venture launched in 2015 and has been growing steadily but Bianca hasn’t been abe to dedicate 100% of her time to the business.
Getting on Shark Tank
Although the company has been around for 8 years, it hasn’t reached its full potential. This was the reason Bianca Wittenberg applied to get onto Shark Tank. Nevertheless, she got accepted out of thousands of applicants and made sure to deliver a strong presentation to close a deal.
Several firefighter products have featured on Shark Tank such as Hyconn, which Cuban invested in but not many have gone on to become a big success.
After Shark Tank
Despite the episode only airing, FireFighter1 is expecting to recieve a massive increase in orders from the show. Given the fact it’s a high-end product, they should be able to make at least $100,000 in revenue over the next month. The product is not something you’d use every day, but investing in it could save your life.
Interested buyers can purchase 50-foot and 100-foot hoses on FightFireFirst.com and Amazon. The 100ft FireFighter1 hose retails for $474 and it costs $240 if you need installation. Additionally, they sell accessory products to help boost revenue.
Unfortunately, the company hasn’t got many reviews from customers and only has one 5-star rating on Amazon. This will definitely change after Shark Tank. Currently, FireFighter1 is worth an estimated $600,000.