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    Fighting fire with chemical bombs

    Text By Amy Dove - Goldstream News Gazette

    Published: January 04, 2010 3:00 PM
    Updated: January 04, 2010 3:38 PM

    Langford Fire Rescue to test high-pressure spray device

    If the circumstance calls for it, Langford firefighters are going to throw a fit.

    Or more precisely they will throw a device called a Fire Interruption Technology (FIT).

    The Langford department purchased six of the devices with the intent of evaluating them to see if they should become a permanent addition to the firefighter’s arsenal.

    “The FIT is a device that can be thrown into a fire that deploys a chemical that interrupts the fire at the molecular level,” said Lieut. Steve Adams.

    Basically, the device is similar to a fire extinguisher, except it can cover more surface area. Firefighters prime the FIT, and like a grenade, they have a limited amount of time to throw it into a fire.

    Spraying out high-pressure chemicals, one FIT can smother a fire within 2,000 square feet, Adams said. That means better safety for the firefighter and potentially less damage for the property owner, he added.

    The FITs could be used in difficult to access fires, Adams said, such as attic or basement blazes. The chemical retardant lowers the heat and intensity of a fire, allowing firefighters to use less water to control the blaze.

    The combination of less burn time and less water equals less damage for the property owner, Adams said.

    Langford Fire Rescue learned about the devices at a training expo in the United States and got a deal to test drive them. Normally, the FITs retail for about $2,000.

    “To my knowledge, we are the first department on Southern Vancouver Island to implement them,” Adams said.

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    Langford Fire Rescue Lieut. Steve Adams shows off a Fire Interruption Technology (FIT) unit, which sprays out a chemical fire retardant. Langford Fire purchased six of the devices and will evaluate their effectiveness during training and real-life scenarios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
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    Not this topic again...
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    Not this topic again...
    Err... ok. Sure. Didn't know it was an "Again" topic.
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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    I am going to use this opportunity to relaunch my line of Firefighting Robots. But since firefighting is dangerous, and robots are expensive, they will use the FIT to fight the fire!



    And here is the Johnie Fit-5 in action!



    (I was just looking for an excuse to post these pictures again)
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    Ummm ok. I guess I'll head over to the "Flog-A-Dead-Horse" aisle......???
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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    Search FIT-5 on here Rick and you see what they are talking about.

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    My favorite movie as a kid. "Hey laser lips, your mother was a snow blower!"
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Yes it seems they are becoming more common place as they gain acceptance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Yes it seems they are becoming more common place as they gain acceptance.
    You are common place around here. That doesn't mean that anybody accepts you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    You are common place around here. That doesn't mean that anybody accepts you.
    Good one! I knew we would find something we agree on.
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    Popcorn! Peanuts! Nachos! Ice cold beer and getcher programs here! Can't tell the FIT from the Fireball without a program!!

    Last edited by DubyaVFF; 01-05-2010 at 12:42 PM. Reason: punctuation
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Yes it seems they are becoming more common place as they gain acceptance.
    Especially with people like you and LA who aren't firefighters and don't want to get your expensive Halloween costume dirty.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Especially with people like you and LA who aren't firefighters and don't want to get your expensive Halloween costume dirty.
    Lol. Every thread has turned into an anti-trifecta thread. Oh boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    I am going to use this opportunity to relaunch my line of Firefighting Robots. But since firefighting is dangerous, and robots are expensive, they will use the FIT to fight the fire!



    And here is the Johnie Fit-5 in action!



    (I was just looking for an excuse to post these pictures again)
    Does Johhny 5 deliver the FIT in one of these

    A Honda Fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Does Johhny 5 deliver the FIT in one of these

    A Honda Fit
    It's in Beta Testing right now...

    But I figured that if the fire and the building is large enough, we can just drive the Fit through the wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    It's in Beta Testing right now...

    But I figured that if the fire and the building is large enough, we can just drive the Fit through the wall.
    For better distribution, you could toss it into the building's air handling system... or in other words...

    make the FIT hit the fan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    For better dostribution, you could toss it into the building's air handling system... or in other words...

    make the FIT hit the fan!
    If you make a goofy face while you throw it, would you be.........Fit Faced?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    If you make a goofy face while you throw it, would you be.........Fit Faced?
    If you toss it while you are intoxicated, you'll be "S--T faced FIT faced"
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    These jokes about the FIT are completely uncalled for.

    You are going to make the makers throw a FIT.

    Question is, would it work.
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    Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong. Which one are you?

    'The fire went out and nobody got hurt' is a poor excuse for a fireground critique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocVBFDE14 View Post
    These jokes about the FIT are completely uncalled for.

    You are going to make the makers throw a FIT.

    Question is, would it work.
    Honestly, I don't give a Fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    Honestly, I don't give a Fit
    What if a bear took a FIT in the woods, would you give a FIT then?
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    Amateurs practice until they get it right; professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong. Which one are you?

    'The fire went out and nobody got hurt' is a poor excuse for a fireground critique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    Honestly, I don't give a Fit
    If one of Victoria's Secret models walked on stage with carrying two of these devices, would one say "That's a fine pair of FITS?"
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    Sitting here at the office with head in hands..... "Oh my. What did I unleash this time? Someone is going to be FIT-to-be-tied!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    If one of Victoria's Secret models walked on stage with carrying two of these devices, would one say "That's a fine pair of FITS?"
    The ladies like it when you stimulate her FIT....
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    Webteam might throw a FIT for all the free advertising that piece of FIT is getting.

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