Eductor Basics

Dominic Colletti Jr. details the use of eductors as an easy and less-expensive way to become involved in the application of nozzle-aspirated Class A foam.


You have had success using Class A foam during fire training exercises to combat automobile interior and other ordinary combustible fires, and you’ve now decided to implement nozzle-aspirated Class A foam. You already own a 95-gpm eductor that can be used during fire responses. The device has...


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Summary

Even with these operation concerns, eductors remain one of the easiest ways to become involved in nozzle-aspirated Class A foam. Eductors have a long history of use in the fire service and they can be used effectively today.

Through careful planning and an education program on the particular system that your fire department has in service, you can see great results when using eductors to apply Class A foam for structure, grassland and other types of ordinary combustible-fueled fire challenges.


Dominic Colletti Jr. is a career firefighter with a large East Coast combination fire department and the founder of the CAFS Institute. He is a fire instructor specializing in training on the use of Class A foam and compressed air foam systems. Colletti can be reached at www.CAFSinstitute.org.