To fight small and medium size fires, it is necessary to direct water from a safe distance onto the fire area, in the required form (large/ small droplets). Pressurized water can be conveyed to the affected area using fire fighting hoses. However, to project it to the fire area, it is required to convert the pressure energy of the water into velocity energy. At the same time, it is necessary to project the water in the desired form i.e. jet, spray or fog, to ensure maximum effectiveness depending upon the situation. Handline firefighting branches and nozzles do the job of converting the pressure energy to velocity energy and projecting the water in the required form.