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    Question First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray

    Anyone have any information - scientific, anecdotal or other wise on the real world effectiveness of the First Alert Tundra Fire Extinguishing Sprays and similar products on the market?

    http://www.firstalert.com/fire-extin...E2%84%A2/AF400

    http://www.firstalert.com/faqs/tundra

    http://www.firstalertstore.com/store...?category_id=2

    http://www.firstalertstore.com/store...r_Brochure.pdf

    First Alert You Tube Video -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HtvKGm_H1I

    News Channal "Deal or Dud" Video -
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JV-R...layer_embedded


    They see seem to be showing up in the big box stores everywhere.

    Our department has started doing community and business portable fire extinguisher training programs and people are asking about these "Fire Extinguishing Sprays" and weather they should buy them. I don't really have a good answer yet.

    I have not been able to find much technical information about them other than they do not appear to be UL rated nor to they carry any type of NFPA capacity rating.

    My knee jerk reaction is for 15 bucks a piece - I'd rather spend 40 bucks and have a 2A 10BC rated ABC Dry Chem Extinguisher.

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by hdavid66; 12-02-2009 at 11:38 PM.
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    Default Anyone?

    Someone.... Anyone?
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    http://www.middlesexfire.org

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    Have seen them, but have not tried to use one.

    1. it does come out as a GAS, is that correct??

    if so than not much good unless in confined area, like the rules for halon, CO 2

    2. What is the actual rating on the canister 1/2 A 1/2 B 1/2 C????

    Cannot seem to find it on the web site, is it on the can???????

    3. Doe it carry a UL listing???

    *Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray has been tested to the qualified performance requirements of UL 711, UL 711A and KOFEIC 0108 by an independent Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

    http://www.firstalertstore.com/store....asp?item=1209

    4. how long does it actualy discharge??

    Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray 's discharge time is 4 times longer than traditional fire extinguishers allowing you to fight fires longer.???????


    5. what is the reach????

    6. How do you know anything is in the can??? no gage

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    hmmmm.....

    NFPA 10 -
    1-4.3
    Portable fire extinguishers used to comply with this standard shall be listed and labeled and meet or exceed all the requirements of one of the fire test standards and one of the appropriate performance standards shown below:
    (a) Fire Test Standards. ANSI/UL 711, CAN/ULC-S508-M90
    (b) Performance Standards
    1. Carbon Dioxide Types. ANSI/UL 154, CAN/ULC-S503-M90
    2. Dry Chemical Types. ANSI/UL 299, CAN/ULC-S504-M86
    3. Water Types. ANSI/UL 626, CAN/ULC-S507-92
    4. Halon Types. ANSI/UL 1093, CAN/ULC-S512-M87
    5. Film-Forming Foam Types. ANSI/UL 8.
    1-4.4*
    The identification of the listing and labeling organization, the fire test, and the performance standard that the fire extinguisher meets or exceeds shall be clearly marked on each fire extinguisher.
    Exception: Fire extinguishers manufactured prior to January 1, 1986.
    1-4.5*
    An organization listing fire extinguishers used to comply with the requirements of this standard shall utilize a third-party certification program for portable fire extinguishers that meets or exceeds ANSI/UL 1803, Standard for Factory Follow-up on Third Party Certified Portable Fire Extinguishers.
    Exception No. 1: Fire extinguishers manufactured prior to January 1, 1989.
    Exception No. 2: Certification organizations accredited by the Standards Council of Canada.

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