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    Post "Good Morning America" to demonstrate "Fire Barricade" product-July 9th

    I have no financial interest in, nor do I endorse this product. This is posted as an FYI for those who may want to view the demo.

    I received the following info from the show's segment producer...here's the plan:

    Segment Description:

    Ron Hazelton and Lt. John Bartlett (inventor) from the Palm Beach Fire Dept will demonstrate a product called Fire Barricade. This is a gel that is applied to homes to prevent the structures from burning. The primary use is for homes that are susceptible to wild fires.

    Demo: Two identical doghouses are placed side by side with about a foot or so space between them. One is coated with the Barricade gel using the home applicator system that operates with a standard garden hose. The other house is not coated but we may spray it down with water just before we light the flame to represent a homeowner spraying his house before a wildfire strikes. (It will still burn quite easily.)

    We apply the flame to both houses simultaneously and one burns up and the gel coated one is completely undamaged. We then rinse the gel off using the same garden hose to show its ease of clean-up.

    We will also demonstrate the fire resistive nature of disposable diapers using a hand-held propane torch (which led to the discovery of this product).

    We will have the Fairfield CT Fire Dept. standing by to assist.


    The show airs from 7-9 AM. Sorry for the late notice....
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    Why don't you endorse it?

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    I answered that question in a private message to Jedimike007.

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    saw it, not bad.

    but i can imagine homeowners throwing dirty diapers on the side of their house during the hot summer while there's a grass fire in the area.
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    I've seen this stuff (on TV) and read about it. It's been around for a few years. My first reaction is, "Why in the heck would you not use it?" It seems almost too good to be true (and you know what that means). Are any wildfire crews using it already?

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    I only wish that our State budget allowed us the luxury of providing this sort of protection in the urban/wildland interface areas. Perhaps it's time for our leadership in Trenton...to investigate obtaining grant monies...so that we can provide the public with this service. If not us, (NJ Forest Fire) then possibly the municipal departments we work hand in hand with...and who provide structural protection.

    Amazing demo...the protected structure wasn't even discolored by the propane torch. I'm impressed.
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    Well why not have home owners buy it?
    I think (think is key word) that its around $300 for a kit. but I wonder what the usfs gets its for GSA always brings the price down.

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    Default Re: "Good Morning America" to demonstrate "Fire Barricade" product-July 9th

    Originally posted by NJFFSA16
    [B]We will have the Fairfield CT Fire Dept. standing by to assist.[/i]

    cool:
    I wonder of our very own Leroy140 (yes, that Leroy!) got to be seen on network television?
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