Hey all you departments that use Foam. I need your help. We are now using Class B foam, but I think that Class A foam would be useful in our area. But its hard for me to convince the older guys. We are a rural area where there are no hydrants and water tankers are our hydrants. Wouldnt Class A foam reduce the amount of water needed? If so, since we have maybe one structure fire a year wouldn't it be economical for us just to use our inline eductor and but 5 gallon buckets of class A? Also can the Class A buckets be dumped into our water tank on the pumper and used during the entire fire? What are your opinions? Thanks
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Thread: Class A Foam for us?
10-16-2002, 08:32 PM #1
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10-16-2002, 10:03 PM #2
Try here http://www.wfrfire.com/website/articles/foam2.htm . We have tried foam in the tank and it does help but it is more effective applied with a foam system or eductor. Less waist this way also. At $15 to $20 a gal it adds up and on a structure even at 1% it goes pretty fast. We use it primarily on wildland fires. There are some wet water type products that you add a quart to a tank of water that work pretty well.wellsfr
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