About TFT

Leading the Way in Ice Control

Mission Statement

Task Force Tips saves lives and protects property by designing and manufacturing innovative tools which exceed the expectations of those that risk their lives to save others.

Company History

In May of 1968, TFT’s founder Clyde McMillan invented an automatic fog nozzle for firefighting applications. This invention led to the creation of Fire Task Force Innovations in 1971. The company began as a small family business in his basement, but grew steadily to become a global leader in water flow products, known today as Task Force Tips. TFT is recognized as an innovator with an extreme focus on safety, reliability and customer service. Its world headquarters located in Valparaiso, Indiana houses all manufacturing operations and a robust support system of service and technical support for TFT’s suppliers and customers in over 100 countries.

In the early ‘90’s, a TFT team member was sitting on a plane that was being deiced and saw the equipment being used. He felt sure that TFT products could be created using the base fire nozzle for this market. He returned from his trip and began to work with aviation industry experts and TFT’s manufacturing and engineering departments. TFT introduced its first deicing nozzle shortly thereafter and later introduced anti-icing and combination products. Today the products include manual and ER nozzles for monitors and a full range of handheld nozzles.