Thread: Other uses for AFFF
04-11-2003, 12:26 PM #1
Other uses for AFFF
Can AFFF be used at less than 3% on fires other than hydrocarbons, with any effect. We have some that is getting close or past a shelf life and would like to use it for somthing.
04-11-2003, 01:45 PM #2
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- Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
Try These: 1. Have a training session (with or without fire)
2. At 1% try it as a "Wetting Agent" so water soaks in
deeper/quicker in organic (class A) materials
3. at .05% as a detergent for degreasing/pressure washing
Let us know how these ideas work. Stay Safe....Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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04-11-2003, 05:23 PM #3
In California, Class A foam is used for african bee
removal and patient rescue. I dont know about Class
B. You can get more info at www.lacofd.org if
04-11-2003, 05:52 PM #4
Don't know if you do much wildland work, but a little bit added to a back-pack pump does wonders as a wetting agent. Use a 35mm film canister to measure the amount. One canister per fedco pump. How long has it been in storage?
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