Foam for All
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- Fog attack for ship fires. Farley, John P. // Fire Engineering;Jul96, Vol. 149 Issue 7, p47
Discusses issues concerning the tactical employment of water fog for general firefighting purposes. Direct straight-steam attack; Growing/steady state fires; Low-visibility fires; Offensive fog-attack method.
- Specialty apps drive mist advances. // Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Dec98, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p37
Focuses on the use of water mist as replacement of ordinary fire extinguishing agents. Effectiveness in fire extinction; Advantages over halon; Applications in data and communications rooms and computer rooms; Primary applications.
- The Magic Number. Colletti, Dominic // Fire Chief;Jun2012, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p30
The article discusses the advantages of deploying compressed-air foam systems (CAFS) for the structural firefighting. It mentions that the water supply required to extinguish fire is reduced. It further mentions that the time taken by tankers bringing water is reduced which also reduces the risk...
- Aspirated Class A foam found superior to plain water for darkening fires. // Fire Engineering;Feb96, Vol. 149 Issue 2, p26
Reports on the advantages of using aspirated Class A foam for darkening fires. Comparison between Class A foam and plain water; Improvement of visibility with foam; Distinction between fire knockdown and no knockdown.
- HotFoam outperforms CO[sub 2] systems. // Offshore;Jul2001, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p110
Compares the effectiveness of using carbon dioxide systems and HotFoam systems in extinguishing fires in enclosed spaces. Information on the HotFoam System developed by Svenska Skum company; Problems related to the use of carbon dioxide systems in fire fighting; Comparison of the storage...