Thread: Wet mopup
11-15-2004, 10:19 PM #1
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What is wet mopup.
11-16-2004, 08:55 AM #2
Wet moping, is when you actually have water to mop up the fire. Mop up is extinguishing all burning material, and trying to remove all the heat from the fire. It sure makes things go a lot faster. You will also hear people refer to heli-moping, when you have a helicopter do water drops after the fire is contained, just for the purpose of mopping up. Most pilots get very upset when someone tries to use them for mopup.
11-17-2004, 03:51 AM #3Originally posted by ramseycl
Most pilots get very upset when someone tries to use them for mopup.
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11-17-2004, 04:37 PM #4
I know we have heli moped before, it depends on the situation. I worked for the park service this year where you can't drive off road, and there were two roads in the park. We did some helimoping, and a lot of dry mop.
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