Foam

How to match the firefighting foam to the fuel

By Robert Avsec Firefighters and officers can do their job more safely, effectively, and efficiently by correctly matching the appropriate firefighting foam to their fire suppression needs. These fires types range from eucalyptus tree-fueled wildland fires in California to structural fires to flammable liquid fires. Mixed land use like business and residential, residential near commercial and industrial, and Wildland Urban ...

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Expert roundtable: Firefighting foam trends and future predictions

By Rick Markley, FireRescue1 and Fire Chief Editor-in-chief Mention the use of foam to a group of firefighters and you almost certain to get a range of strong opinions. Some love it, some hate it and many simply don’t fully understand it. To better understand what firefighting foam can and cannot do and what developments are in the pipeline, we’ve ...

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5 ways CAFS can help your fire department

By Robert Avsec A Compressed Air Foam System uses a Class A foam concentrate, combined with water, and compressed air to form a fire extinguishing agent that is greater than the sum of its parts. The synergistic affect is a product with greatly reduced surface tension, compared to that of plain water, which enables the solution to penetrate burning fuels ...

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