Vogt-CTE – We supply firefighting fans, firefighting ventilators, battery ventilators, battery ventilators, positive pressure ventilators and high performance ventilators for professional firefighters, plant firefighters and volunteer firefighters. BLOWHARD’s firefighting fans and firefighting ventilators are innovative and robust tools for use in the event of a fire. The fans focus on the needs, challenges and requirements of first responders in fire departments. They are lightweight, solid, easy and quick to use portable devices with a concentrated air flow. They inspire with maximum reliability.

Fulfills DIN 14963

BlowHard firefighting ventilators have been tested and comply with the new DIN 14963 standard for portable ventilation equipment.

Quickee – DIN14963-EM-A-1-1
Commando –DIN14963-EM-A-2-1


Battery life is important because the decision should be yours when to stop using it. Blowhard relies on integrated batteries as they promise lossless power transfer, longer runtime and longer life than is possible with replaceable batteries. The integrated technology allows, in addition to a temperature management of the batteries, the IP 67 standard (dustproof & waterproof) and is therefore also ideally suited for tough applications.

Power without control is useless. Even the highest technical values are of no use if it does not arrive and can not be used at the place of operation. The BLOWHARD High-Flow-Jet airflow management system smartly turns the already high performance values of BLOWHARD fans into an unbeatable helper in fire management.

The blowhard fan design allows you to continuously tilt the airflow up to 180 degrees. This freedom allows for a wide range of tactical settings and arrangements at the scene, giving you effective and safe PPV ventilation.

Blowhard devices are designed to be quickly and effectively put into action. In this regard, the weight and volume of the PPV fans play a key role for rescuers. The devices are light enough to be brought to the scene even by a single person.

Blowhard products are built for use in the harshest conditions on site. Despite the lightness of the devices, no compromises are made on the solid construction. The devices are suitable for many years of use in the harshest conditions.

The basis of a good fan is good performance values. Not only the battery, the motor and the electronics used are decisive, but also the flow design of the fan unit, such as the rotor blades and their number, as well as the design of the air grille and much more.

Every second counts at the scene of a fire. Both for the fire scene and for rescuers, as well as for the possible victims. Equipment that supports this rescue must therefore be ready for use quickly. The concentration should be on the operation and the tactics of the operation and not in setting up the equipment. Blowhard ventilators are built in such a way that anyone can set them up quickly at the scene of an emergency, even without explanation. No matter whether professional fire department or volunteer fire department.

Stand in place, start the positive pressure ventilator and give full attention to the scene. The operability of the equipment must not be a mystery. Electronic “gimmicks” are of little use, because the concentration should be on the operation and the operation tactics and not in the operation of the equipment. Even without technical training, the equipment must be easy to operate. Regardless of whether it is a professional fire department or a volunteer fire department.

Blowhard PPV positive pressure ventilators are designed for low operating costs. On the one hand, the units offer very high mechanical quality combined with very long service life even in tough applications. Spare parts availability and corresponding warranty plans further reduce operating costs. Components of the highest quality are installed, such as the most modern and reliable battery technology. So that rescuers do not experience any surprises.


BLOWHARD is an innovative, independent company that puts the needs, challenges and requirements of firefighters when using firefighting fans and firefighting ventilators at the heart of everything they do.

The focus is on developing solutions that fire departments can easily integrate into their processes to make them more powerful and efficient. The performance and battery life of the fans play just as important a role as their reliability, ease of use, small footprint and absolute robustness.

These ideas and innovative solutions are implemented at BLOWHARD’s headquarters in the picturesque Willamette Valley (USA) in western Oregon. BLOWHARD employees are passionate about their work and strive to deliver the best product for firefighting applications from start to finish. On this foundation, BLOWHARD has evolved into a PPV company that is trusted by firefighters around the world today.


Firefighter fans developed in the field. For more than 10 years, BLOWHARD has exclusively manufactured PPV fans for firefighters that exceed the previous industry standard. BLOWHARD introduced the first battery-powered fan to the market in 2011.

BLOWHARD is currently revolutionizing the effectiveness and efficiency of firefighting fans with its High-Flow Jet airflow management system. This new and highly efficient generation of fans succeeds in replacing electric fans and gasoline fans and even surpasses their performance values.

BLOWHARD products are not created exclusively on the drawing board. Thousands of devices are in daily use around the world and constantly provide new knowledge, which we take up in cooperation with active firefighters and apply in our battery ventilators. This, in order to achieve an even more effective and safer use of your first responders.

Built for the highest professional demands and requirements

  • Charging electronics – The built-in charging electronics allow short charging times on the vehicle and optimal care of the battery. This happens automatically when the BLOWHARD fan is connected to a mains socket and completely without additional and space-consuming external chargers.
  • Power Electronics – Integrated power electronics allow for maximum battery life through optimal temperature control, protecting batteries and extending their life.
  • Dual-Power – Blowhard fans can seamlessly switch between battery and mains power without interruption, requiring no replacement batteries and minimal attention during use.
  • Large Battery – Blowhard uses the largest possible batteries to avoid high peak loads and therefore temperature spikes during power output. This extends the life of the integrated batteries.
  • Fan design – Rotor and ventilation grille have been specifically designed for the task at hand. They guarantee maximum build-up of air volume and air pressure with minimum energy consumption.
  • High-Flow Jet – Blowhard airflow management combines the advantages of jet airflow with those of cone airflow. As a result, the units offer the user a range of applications with appropriate reserves.
  • Lightweight construction – The Blowhard device design was developed together with firefighters in the field and features extremely high load capacity combined with low weight and device volume.
  • Quick connectors – Blowhard is easy and quick to use. Powerful pot magnets allow quick attachment of accessories such as water rings or hoses.
  • Ergo-Fold – The airflow of a Blowhard unit can be smoothly and easily adjusted up to 180-degrees to provide a wide working area. This is accomplished in a simple, intuitive manner, even in inaccessible job sites.
  • Wheel set – Wheels and handles should not hinder the operation and should not take up space on the emergency vehicle. The wheel set for the BLOWHARD Commando can be folded away including the handle, thus saving important space for additional equipment.

QUICKEE – For fast, flexible and effective ventilation use.

Our compact and lightweight fire department fan & fire department ventilator QUICKEE is based on the proven technology of our successful model BH-20, but offers more power in an even smaller and lighter housing and is the most efficient and effective unit on the market and replaces electric fans thanks to its excellent performance values.

COMMANDO – When fan power is needed in serious emergencies

Our big power model for larger fires or simply when pure power is needed. As a battery-powered fan, COMMANDO is sometimes more powerful than some gasoline-powered fans. Yet COMMANDO is lightweight and ergonomic enough to be set up and operated by a single person.