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    Default 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.

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    Talking Sure.....

    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

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    Default Another use...

    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
    needed.

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    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?

    p.s. Don't use it to wash your trucks! It will sometimes strip the paint!
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