1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Posts
    256

    Default Foam in Extinguishers

    Recently someone questioned me as to putting foam in extinguishers. I know this is common practice in some areas of the country for things such as oil burner fires. What kind of foam is used? Easy to refill? Any type of "shelf life"?

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Res343cue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Your 1st due.
    Posts
    1,651

    Default

    We just add a paper cup of Class A foam to our water cans.

    Give it a good shake when you pull it off the truck, and go. Not sure if it loses it's "bubble power" over time.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThNozzleMan
    Why? Because we are firemen. We are decent human beings. We would be compelled by the overwhelming impulse to save an innocent child from a tragic, painful death because in the end, we are MEN.

    I A C O J
    FTM-PTB


    Honorary Disclaimer: While I am a manufacturer representative, I am not here to sell my product. Any advice or knowledge shared is for informational purposes only. I do not use Firehouse.Com for promotional purposes.

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ftfdverbenec770's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Right between city and country
    Posts
    347

    Default

    yea, like the other guy, we just mix water with a splash of F-500. we havent had any problems yet with it. we have some cans that get used quite a bit, and some that just kinda sit around. like i said, no problem.

    o, we do make it a 1% mixture. it only takes a very small amount of 500 to do this.
    Your a daisy if you do.

  4. #4
    dazed and confused
    Resq14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,993
    God Bless America!Remember all have given some, but some have given all.
    Google Is Your Friend™Helpful forum tip - a "must see" if you're new here
    Click this to search FH Forums!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 3%-6% foam in water extinguishers
    By smokeater81 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 12-12-2010, 06:40 PM
  2. World Of Fire Report: 10-04-05
    By PaulBrown in forum World of Fire Daily Report
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-12-2005, 08:28 AM
  3. Use of FF'ing Foam in Certain Farm/Ag Scenarios?
    By EJR in forum Fireground Tactics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-10-2005, 09:36 PM
  4. AFFF or FFFP
    By Lallo in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-18-2002, 09:34 PM
  5. RFP's
    By D Littrell in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2000, 07:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register