AT THE FOAM FOREFRONT
- CLASS WARFARE. Hubert, Mitch // Fire Chief;Oct2003, Vol. 47 Issue 10, p60
Compares Class A and Class B fire extinguishing foams. Formulation; Active chemical agents; Effectiveness.
- NO SIZE FITS ALL. Wilmoth, Janet // Fire Chief;Jul2006, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p68
The article presents an interview with Clarence Grady, foaming systems manager for Pierce Manufacturing regarding alternatives for using water in firefighting. He served as both career and volunteer firefighter before entering private industry in the early 1990s. He recommends the use of the...
- Our Department Has Class A Foam; Now What? Cotner, Jeff // Fire Engineering;Jul2007, Vol. 160 Issue 7, p121
The article reports on the use of foam systems in firefighting, how these systems work, and what Class A foam is. Class A foam reduces surface tension and allows water to penetrate Class A fuels more quickly. Firefighters must know their foam system's operation and performance levels. Compressed...
- Foam for All. Cavette, Chris // Fire Chief;Nov2006, Vol. 50 Issue 11, p126
The article presents information on the usage of foam to extinguish fire. All sizes of foam pumpers can be used to tame more kinds of fire than water pumpers. Those cars that use ethanol-based fuels need alcohol-resistant foams to extinguish fire in case of highway accidents. Small leaks or...
- Glendale Hosts Foam Academy. // Fire Chief;Mar2010, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p8
Information about several topics discussed at the International Class A Foam and Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) Academy conference held in Glendale, Arizona is presented. Topics include foam basics and concentrates for chiefs and officers, foam system and CAFS types for technicians and...
- Time for a New Tradition. Wilmoth, Janet // Fire Chief;Apr2010, Vol. 54 Issue 4, Special section p18
The article details how pre-conceived ideas and misconceptions about foam delay its use for structural firefighting. It stresses that the traditional thinking that Class A foam only was a device for fighting wildland fires created a gap that many chiefs have not been able to make the leap to...
- Environmentally friendly extinguishing agent. // International Fire & Security Product News;Aug2003, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p26
Reports on the launching of Hygood Novec fire extinguishing agent by Macron Safety Systems in Great Britain. Applications for the agent; Features of the agent; Statement issued by manager Andrew Shinner on the agent.
- Fire prevention and suppression system. // International Fire & Security Product News;Aug2003, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p28
Reports on the fire extinguishing agents developed by FirePASS Corp. in Great Britain. Component of the agents; Percentage of oxygen contained in the agent for fire suppression.
- Proper Handling of Combustible Metal Fires. Kreitman, Kevin L. // Fire Engineering;Feb2008, Vol. 161 Issue 2, p115
The article discusses the dangers of applying water to combustible metal fires and notes the proper method of treating such blazes. A chart is presented noting that the only extinguishing agents which will contain all types of metal fires are argon, dry sodium chloride, and dry sand. The...