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    has there been a thread on this, my dept just got a couple of these things, any body use these?

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    use the search feature
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    "and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English. I thought this was covered in NIMS training."

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    Send a PM to George.....
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    Kentland has one on their engine...guess fires are getting to hot for them.

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    This from "Firefighter Hourly".....



    May 05, 2009
    Arson The Focus In May

    The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) in conjunction with the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) is focusing National Arson Awareness Week (AAW) May 3-9, 2009, on the theme "Arson for Profit". Experts fear the current economic crisis will reverse the recent downward trend and drive an alarming increase in building arson fires, particularly in regions hardest hit by recession.

    A new and innovative technology from ARA Safety is changing all that.

    Firefighters and arson investigators have discovered that ARA Safety's Fire Interruption Technology, FIT-5, is a powerful ally in their fight against arson. FIT-5 is a compact light fire attack tool using an environmentally safe extinguishing agent that stops fire in seconds without the use of water.

    FIT-5 rapidly lowers fire temperature and knocks down flames, suppressing the fire so that firefighters can enter the building with a higher degree of safety to completely extinguish the fire using only a fraction of the water required by conventional building firefighting techniques.

    In a recent arson fire in Canada, FIT-5 was so effective in suppressing the fire that literally only a few gallons of water were required to completely extinguish it. This resulted in the crime scene being preserved essentially intact for arson investigators, who were able to make arrests based on evidence remaining at the scene.

    Posted at 08:26 AM in In The News | Permalink

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    Oh boy....this is gonna get good.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by don120 View Post
    Firefighters and arson investigators have discovered that ARA Safety's Fire Interruption Technology, FIT-5, is a powerful ally in their fight against arson. FIT-5 is a compact light fire attack tool using an environmentally safe extinguishing agent that stops fire in seconds without the use of water.

    FIT-5 rapidly lowers fire temperature and knocks down flames, suppressing the fire so that firefighters can enter the building with a higher degree of safety to completely extinguish the fire using only a fraction of the water required by conventional building firefighting techniques.

    In a recent arson fire in Canada, FIT-5 was so effective in suppressing the fire that literally only a few gallons of water were required to completely extinguish it. This resulted in the crime scene being preserved essentially intact for arson investigators, who were able to make arrests based on evidence remaining at the scene.

    Posted at 08:26 AM in In The News | Permalink
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    So these MUTTS yeah, I said it, are trying to say that their frggin' gizmo made in someone's garage is reducing the arson problem? These people are the lowest forms of life imaginable.

    I friggin' DARE one of these POS to come on this thread and try to defend this blatant false adevertising. I DARE them. They won't show. They have no balls.

    But, since I am leaving in a few hours for the IAAI conference in Arlington, TX, I most certainly will bring this up and I would be surprised if there aren't a few more mad folks.
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    this just looks like a glorified fire extinguisher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MoosemanKBB527 View Post
    this just looks like a glorified fire extinguisher.
    Sure, didn't you ever see "Backdraft"?
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    I want to know what happened to fit-1 through fit-4? Are they out on OnDemand yet? Right next to the first five Leonard movies and seven minute abs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I'm in for Six Pages......... Dwayne, You holdin' the pool??.....

    Sure, who needs the OP? We'll keep it alive....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMP0LMAN View Post
    has there been a thread on this, my dept just got a couple of these things, any body use these?
    Wow. A couple of them?

    I guess in for a penny, in for a pound.

    There are fire departments in NJ that can't afford turnouts and some are buying a "couple" of these unproven devices.

    What's wrong with this picture?
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    Hmmn,Popcorn? Check! Iced tea? Check! This oughta be good. Chuck and ducks! I'd rather use a 1.75 and a couple FF's but what do I know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Wow. A couple of them?

    I guess in for a penny, in for a pound.

    There are fire departments in NJ that can't afford turnouts and some are buying a "couple" of these unproven devices.

    What's wrong with this picture?
    New chief new ideas, i geuss. got 5 of them, chiefs car, asst chiefs car, and in the three first due engines. hope it proves to be money well spent some day. salesman claims homeowners insurance will reimburse us if used at a scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMP0LMAN View Post
    ........... salesman claims homeowners insurance will reimburse us if used at a scene.
    Well, it must be so if the salesman said it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMP0LMAN View Post
    Salesman claims homeowners insurance will reimburse us if used at a scene.
    Salesmen would never lie to make a sale...

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    salesman claims homeowners insurance will reimburse us if used at a scene.
    I wouldn't bet the ranch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMP0LMAN View Post
    New chief new ideas, i geuss. got 5 of them, chiefs car, asst chiefs car, and in the three first due engines. hope it proves to be money well spent some day. salesman claims homeowners insurance will reimburse us if used at a scene.
    Seems like an easy enough thing to check. Call the insurance company and find out.

    I'm doubtful. Any idea what they cost you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Any idea what they cost you?
    too much.



    Save yourself the money and help out one of the troubled youths in your community. Give him 20 bucks to make a pipe bomb, but instead of wrapping it with nails, have the little guy put it in a canister of dry chem powder. Voila, I just saved you several thousand dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don120 View Post

    FIT-5 is a compact light fire attack tool using an environmentally safe extinguishing agent that stops fire in seconds without the use of water.

    Does anyone know what this extinguishing agent is that stops a fire in seconds without the use of water?
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    LOL, yeah im not a big fan of salesman myself, i dont recall exactly what they cost i just know it was alot, im sure the money could have been spent a little better, our gear and equiopment is pretty good so i got no complaints to the waste of money except that a new pool table, kegarator, and ice machine would have been a better purchase in my opinion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScooterUMT56 View Post
    Does anyone know what this extinguishing agent is that stops a fire in seconds without the use of water?
    i think it was mostly some kind of sodium and potasium mix. and its not really an extinguishing device, but an interupter, that slows down the chemical reaction side of the fire tetrhedron, to buy arriving companies a few extra minutes. but only rated to be effective in compartments up to 2400cuf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScooterUMT56 View Post
    Does anyone know what this extinguishing agent is that stops a fire in seconds without the use of water?
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