20 Minute Wildfire Defense Whole House Wrap System
5 Minute House to House Fire Burn Defense System

  For First Responders & Homeowners  

                                                         US PATENT 7,866,101

                                       Patrick Henry Boggs Jr. Inventor


My name is Patrick H Boggs Jr an African American Inventor of the Inflatable Protective Home Barrier (IPHB) US Patent 7,866,101 issued January 11, 2011 to protect homes from wildfires.  I’m chasing the American dream pioneering waterless firefighting technology the next progression to firefighting as solar, wind and nuclear has been to electricity. When water in the future becomes a vital commodity and is in short supply for crops, animals and to drink water would become too expensive to be used for putting out house fires at 1,200 gallons a minute to waste down the gutter. My Waterless Firefighting Technology will be the technology of the future space travel where IPHB will fight for fires in 0g.  IPHB is presently in the research and development stage. Grants, Partners and Investors are needed to help bring IPHB to market.


I started asking for help to develop IPHB with letters in 1986 to Presidents, their Cabinets, Senators and Congress and to every administration including President Barack Obama’s. I’ve been profiled, dismissed as a scientist and magazines were more interested in how much money I could make instead of the merits of my invention. It’s been a 34 year journey since 1986.  I’ve always known I had a special Idea. After years trying to find partners I filed a patent application for Inflatable Protective Home Barrier in 2006 Final patent for Inflatable Protective Home Barrier was issued in 2011.  I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about the firefighting industry ever since I had my first Idea for Inflatable Protective Home Barrier in 1986.


What’s needed to compel excellence from government is for homeowner taxpayers to take actions that will force the Senators and Congressman of their state government to help protect homes and not waste tax dollars on outdated technology by expressing homeowners needs with ballot referendums in the 2020 elections.  Hold community meetings and decide what actions are most important and acquire enough signatures to put the needs of you and your families' on the 2020 ballot in your state. Your state Senator and Congressman haven't taken any actions to pass a bill pending since 2018 the U.S. Senate Bill 2290 to upgrade The US Governments Fire Protection Technology

          The National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Commerce Department writes performance evaluations of government agencies.  In 2015 the Obama administration’s government scientist and specialist were encouraged to do their jobs by identifying and finding solutions to problems effecting American society. The NIST wrote a case study review focused on the Waldo Fire, Mountain  shadows Community ( MSC) where 346 homes were destroyed by wildfires in 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The case study called NIST Technical Note 1910, (November 2015) CODEN: NTNOEF DEPT OF COMMERCE.      

NIST Technical Note 1910 puts in black and white what every Western Fire Chief has known since the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871 recorded as the worst wildfire in US history. The Peshtigo fire burned more than a million acres and killed 2500 Wisconsin and Michigan residents. 148 years ago Defensible space HIZ Home Ignition Zone the clearing of trees and vegetation out 100 to 200 feet from the homes foundation as a buffer from fire and embers.   

           Eastern city building codes require more defensible space between homes for the occasional accidental house fire caused by cooking, faulty heating equipment, faulty lighting equipment, careless smoking and candles than any western wildfire state where the effects from so called fire tornados have been known by western Fire Chiefs since 1871.  And still many wildfire state communities are not zoned with defensible space between homes leading to 75% of homes being destroyed by house to house fire burn.

Since structures are fuels what are the reasons why Primary Findings listed IN NIST Technical Note 1910 are not being addressed unless the reason is profit and or corruption. No defensible space between homes. Why when you Google defensible space page after page it’s only found on lots greater than 1/3 acre? If reasonable people can agree that dense pack communities have very little defensible space JFSP knows IPHB technology can help. The decision was made after great city fires in the east building codes required all center city structures to be fire proof brick construction.                       
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 NIST Technical Note 1910, (November 2015) Concludes while the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) structure fire problem is similar in principle to the urban structure fire problem of the US in the 1970s a significant body of research is necessary to improve construction codes, standards and best practices as well as provide first responders with effective tools and safe and efficient standard operating procedures (SOP) to address the WUI fire problem. 

            U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington State a Wildfire State Democrat and U.S. and Co-Sponsor Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado a Wildfire State Republican and others recognize is time to upgrade outdated technology and for the Senate to pass the January 10, 2018  U.S. Senate Bill 2290 to upgrade governments Fire Protection Technology. 

            A paradigm shift may be necessary to enable very rapid deployment of agile resources to safely and effectively fight interface fires. Preplanning for rapid and targeted deployment within the community, can improve firefighter safety and in many cases reduce structural losses. Improved situational awareness is also required during an incident. 

New innovations would ultimately be required with all activities integrated around representative fire and ember exposure values.  Read NIST conclusions pages 121 and 122.    Interface fires are fires started miles behind the fire front by embers carried by the wind.  The Inflatable Protected Home barrier (IPHB) is designed to protect homes from embers carried by wind and house to house fire burn by placing IPHB SHIELDS between structures on fire and the rest of the community.


Voters need to know the US Forest Service the Department of Agriculture is the largest single user of fire proof Aluminized Structure Heat Wrapping Material in the world to protect homes from wildfires.  However the installation process the US Forest Service uses is a 76 years old outdated unsafe expired public domain patent Structure Wrapping Technology filed November 6, 1942 by Paul Rhoads Wagner, Patent 2,365,127 that takes 4 to 5 hours, ladders and 15,000 staples to install.  Wagner’s invention was designed to prevent the spread of fire by protecting buildings from being set aflame by an adjoining fire. By providing fire-resistant curtains each rolled up into a compact bundle to be carried up ladders onto the roof of any building that adjoins a blazing fire. Wagner’s invention by today’s standards installs to slow and is dangerous for installers who have to climb ladders.  IPHB is designed to be DIY install quickly in minutes. 15 IPHB installs to 1install by US Forest Service.


                                            GOOGLE structure wrap for wildfires                                                      
                  see photos and articles for yourself how long it takes to wrap a structure.

          There are PHD Scientist on staff with every agency having anything to do with wildfires really smart people so why is there such a disconnect between agencies what’s actually needed to protect regular taxpayers. Safety standards and policies written only for the rich by USDA Scientist that only apply to homeowners with lots greater than 4 acres are trashed by NIST Scientist for not writing standards for the majority of homeowners who have lots less than 4 acres with some lots the separation between your neighbors house can be less than 5 feet see house spacing in the National Guard Photo. The concept of the home ignition zone (HIZ) was developed by retired USDA Forest Service fire scientist Jack Cohen in the late 1990s, following breakthrough experimental research into how homes ignite due to the effects of radiant heat.
Studies have shown homes ignite due to the condition of the home and everything around it, up to 200’ from the foundation. This is called the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ).  Those measurements for the necessary HIZ defensive space recommendation requires a lot size greater than 4 acres.  Where is USDA’s (HIZ) plan for the taxpayers living in real world communities like the photo below on 2 and 1 acre or less lots when your home ignition zone is your neighbor’s own home?   Don't look there is none.



                                                             CALIFORNIA NATIONAL GUARD PHOTO

               No National Standard Operating Protection Procedures for Communities with lots less than a third acre.

           The USDA wrote in 1990 properties where HIZ overlaps into adjacent properties homeowners should work collaboratively with neighbors to reduce their environmental shared risk.  Why did it take 25 years until 2015 for the NIST Dept. of Commerce to recognize most homeowners do not live on a third acre and needed protection from fires burning from house to house as close as 5 feet?  (IPHB) is designed to protect homes from flying embers and house to house fire spread.


Per NIST in 2015 page 121.  Current concepts of defensible space do not consider fires burning from house to house. Concepts of defensible space and the HIZ that only consider the environment within 9.1 m (30 ft) to 30.5 m (100 ft) of structures a third acre do not account for hazards present in Waldo Canyon Fire up to 150 m from primary structures. High density primary structure areas adjacent to wildlands with topographic features that can increase fire and ember exposure are not considered in current concepts of defensible space. A particular location can be defensible from ember attack yet not defensible from direct fire spread. 

Per NIST Page 5.
20. Out of the 445 total ignited structures, there were 55 to 119 (12 % to 27 %) identified as burning within 60 min of the passage of the main wildland fire front. 
27.There are currently no National Standard Operating Procedures for WUI firefighting response or resource deployment. SOPs for deploying resources in the WUI need to account for the extremely fast and safe response that might be required to stop fires in communities with high density and low structure separation distances before the fire becomes embedded in the neighborhood.

28. Fire can rapidly ignite multiple structures in high density, low structure separation distance communities even when first responders are at peak deployment of resources.   (Peak deployment miles away on the fire front)

29. Rapid resource deployment strategies should be designed and rehearsed with mutual aid.(The BLITZ MODEL) 

Per NIST Page 6.

35. Due to the limitations of the current state of knowledge, defensible space definitions do not consider defensibility from structure to structure fire spread or defensibility from dangerous topographic configurations.  
           36. Structure spacing and density affected exposure between adjacent structures and made certain locations untenable for first responders, therefore, reducing their effectiveness and possibly their ability to respond quickly to stop early fire spread.   

Why do building codes not consider defendable space for structure to structure fire spread



Thousands of homes are being devastated because fire fighters deployed miles away on the fire front can not be redeployed miles behind the fire front against roads clogged with evacuating home owners.  There are no Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) mitigation contingency plans for high density communities with lots less than 4 acres set ablaze miles behind the fire front by flying embers and firebrands. Current concepts of defensible space do not consider the next door house on fire burning from structure to structure.  

                     The concept photo below is how with the right training and equipment homeowners not at risk of the direct fire front can protect their communities by watching for flying firebrands and embers and putting out all that fall to the ground with a garden hose or a super soaker.  My concept is to organize communities to be their own first line of defense to put out ember spot fires because in this new reality of house to house fire burn. Communities will have to learn how to put out their own spot fires because there's no one else to call firefighters already on the fire front can't be redeployed miles behind the fire front against the tide of evacuating homeowners  




NIST summary page 122.
            The information generated from this case study can provide input, together with additional research, to improve WUI building and landscaping (construction) codes and standards, and best practices. Extensive research is also needed to provide first responders with effective tools and SOPs. Continued advancements are also necessary in the field of data collection and rapid situational awareness. Only then will hazard mitigation improvements for new constructions and retrofits, together with improvements in firefighting response, reduce WUI structural losses.

            The NIST Technical Note 1910 outlines the dire need for The January 10, 2018  U.S. Senate Bill 2290 to upgrade governments 1970’s Fire Protection Technology Sponsored by U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington State a Wildfire State Democrat and U.S. and Co-Sponsor Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado a Wildfire State Republican.

             Today homeowners in their communities should be trained and supplied to put out spot fires caused by embers and firebrands falling from the sky that destroyed 73 percent of the 445 total ignited structures by house to house fire burn.  That’s the description of service described by NIST in 2015 page 5. summery 29.  This process of training communities should have already been in place.  Every spot fire behind the fire front was cause by embers from the sky that could have been put out by a garden hose or super soaker. Spot fires not the fire front was responsible for 73 percent of homes destroyed due to house to house fire burn.  The Inflatable Protective Home Barrier is designed to be placed between homes on fire and the rest of the communities.  
              The US Forest Service has known that's what the 1944 patent by Paul Rhoads Wagner invention was designed to prevent the spread of conflagration by protecting buildings from being set aflame by sparks and flame from an adjoining  fire and by their own rules can not be used to protect non-government private homeowner property.  The 1944 invention being used today by the
US Forest Service takes 4 to 5 hours to install using ladders thousands of stables and hundreds of feet of tape that also have to be removed.  The Inflatable Protective Home Barrier automation makes it deployable in minuets no ladders no staples no tape and can be removed in minuets ready to be redeployed in minuets on the next home by one person if necessary all from the safety of the ground. 

           How can The US Forest Service justify spending taxpayer dollars for the continued use of out dated technology that needs 4 to 5 hours to install and the same time to take down and can only protect one structure every 8 to 10 hours and by their own rules can not be used to protect non-government private homeowner property

The need to modernize has not gone un-noticed. January 10, 2018, President Donald Trump’s Senate U.S. Senator Cory Gardner and Senator Maria Cantwell introduced Bill 2290, the Wildfire Management Technology Advancement Act of 2017, a bill to modernize firefighting agencies into the 21st century. This bill will improve situational awareness required during an incident. I believe a Democratic push to give high tech tools to firefighters that can also help communities put out spot fires would make Red State homeowners realize they only need to replace their Senators to get the wildfire protection they have paid their tax money for and deserve.  If your Red State Republican Senators will not vote for U.S. Senate Bill 2290 to upgrade governments 1970’s Fire Protection Technology to protect you and your family a Democratic Senator will. 


Inflatable Protective Home Barrier (IPHB) by Patrick H Boggs Jr needs help with research and development.  IPHB is designed to install quickly in minutes. 15 IPHB installs to 1 US Forest Service. The IPHB is inflated between the next door house on fire. I believe tax payers given a choice would choose the updated technology that’s safer 15 times faster making it more cost effective than any 1942 World War II technologies.


I will be walking the halls of Capitol Hill visiting representatives and senators of each wildfire state. Pushing Senate Bill 2290 and how together with IPHB can help home owners with advanced warnings to locate spot fires in time to react with water hoses of their own to increase their chances of keeping their homes and their families lifetime of memories. I will be asking Democrats to help me help those 100 Million Americans get the fire protection their taxes have already paid for.


I am available for meetings and model demonstrations in Baltimore and Washington DC.   Please call 202-480-2918, email iphb@comcast.net or leave your information on my contact page. Please help me help the 100 Million Red State American voters get the protection their taxes have already paid for.

Help me protect families homes and their lifetime of memories. 

   Thank you 

 Patrick H Boggs Jr




  Photo of Inflatable Protective Home Barrier shield material and commercial fire helmet. 

Read The Fire Triangle:  Covering a fire with a fire blanket removes the oxygen part of the fire  triangle putting out the fire.  

Wrapping a house on fire with the BOGGS INFLTABLE PROTECTIVE HOME BARRIER IS MY METHOD to upgrade antiquated US fire departments by using smothering technology to put out house fires.    

Wildfire article number one: Waldo Canyon Fire Colorado Springs Colorado June 23, 2012


Colorado News Photos: Before and after views of neighborhood burned by Waldo Canyon fire

Waldo Canyon Fire started the afternoon of June 23, 2012 near Colorado Springs, Colorado. Per Mayor Steve Bach, Cedar Heights, 183 single-family homes average value of $546,000, was given high-priority treatment. A total of 14 Springs fire apparatus were posted there the first day, and 23 the second, city records show. That's compared to four on Saturday and none on Sunday for the 1,413 single-family homes (average value, $340,000) in all of Mountain Shadows. Two days later, the fire entered the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, where 346 homes were eventually destroyed on June 26 causing 120 million dollars in damages.

In wildfires where large numbers of homes are destroyed, it is common for a significant number of home ignitions to result from home-to-home fire spread, with the wildfire becoming an urban fire. Close home-to-home spacing is an important component for this kind of fire.  Although it was not determined which of the homes were ignited by embers and which were specifically ignited through home-to-home fire spread, because of the relatively close between-home spacing, it is probable that many of the 346 homes destroyed were the result of home-to home fire spread. Wood shingles and wood siding are now illegal in Colorado.

                                         Government mismanagement of fire resources is a fact.

Government fire mismanagement of the Waldo Canyon Fire resources is a fact.   During the Mountain Shadows fire the government fire marshals early on made the decision to protect the gated Cedar Heights developments $546,000 houses early in the wildfire before sending left over equipment to protect the $340.000 at the height of a 3 hour evacuating homeowners so jammed the roads firetrucks could not get to the homes they were sent to protect they were just forced to leave. Homeowners got out just as homes started to catch fire and by this time it was deemed too dangerous for the fire fighters to stay.

After the fire homeowners had this to say.  Homeowners can’t rely on the government to protect their homes.  Homeowners were left on their own to protect their homes.  Per the homeowners there was a false sense of, 'The government is in control,' and no, they're not." You can't sit back and expect the government to save your ass," a  homeowner said.  "You're on your own, baby."

                      Dr. Mary Harrow made it out of her neighborhood alive on June 26, no thanks to the city.
                                        She wants to recall Mayor Steve Bach, but fire victim Dr. Mary Harrow expresses
                                                  gratitude for the firefighters who were put in such a horrific position.

READ FULL STORY Colorado Springs Independent  Misfire: How city leadership left residents — and their heroes — exposed during the Waldo Canyon tragedy

The BOGGS INFLATABLE PROTECTIVE HOME BARRIER has been evaluated by US Patent Office Engineers and Scientist and they have issued a patent based its ability as written to save homes and property from fires.  When it gets to dangerous for firefighters to defend your home they will leave nothing behind when forced to evacuate. THE BOGGS INFLATABLE PROTECTIVE HOME BARRIER is a passive system that Wild Fire House Wrap.Com will leave behind protecting homes for days or longer as needed.

            IPHB is in it's Research & Development stage. Research & Development funding is needed to bring Inflatable Protective Home Barrier to the market place.   I want to bring together Public and Private organizations to help fund development of the IPHB.  Establishing IPHB Units in the states most effected by wildfires will also create jobs. 

           To review Inflatable Protective Home Barrier US Patent: 7,866,101 Click to read more!  
more information our E-mail address is: IPHBUSA@GMAIL.COM  

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    Submit photos of your home with your emails to see what your house would look with our 20 Minuet House Wrap.  Email photos of each side of your house and we will email back a computer generated view of how the IPHB will look on your home.  IPHBUSA@GMAIL.COM  

          Help develop the IPHB and build prototype modules. Help get the message out to the homeowners and families forced to stay up each night keeping watch over their homes and waiting for the word no one wants to hear EVACUATION.  Help me bring hope to those parents who have none when forced to evacuate so they can have a home to return to.   
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