Fire Chief » foam http://www.firechief.com Every Department | Every Leader Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:07:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 How to match the firefighting foam to the fuel http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/match-firefighting-foam-fuel/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/match-firefighting-foam-fuel/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:22:42 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1111 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 ...]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/match-firefighting-foam-fuel/feed/ 0 Expert roundtable: Firefighting foam trends and future predictions http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/expert-roundtable-firefighting-foam-trends-future-predictions/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/expert-roundtable-firefighting-foam-trends-future-predictions/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:20:28 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1108 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 ...]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/expert-roundtable-firefighting-foam-trends-future-predictions/feed/ 0 5 ways CAFS can help your fire department http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/5-ways-cafs-can-help-fire-department/ http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/5-ways-cafs-can-help-fire-department/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:16:06 +0000 http://www.firechief.com/?p=1106 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 ...]]> http://www.firechief.com/2014/04/01/5-ways-cafs-can-help-fire-department/feed/ 0