Thread: Chimney Fires

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    I'm on a volunteer fire department and I was wondering how other departments handle Chimney fires. We use a heavy weight with a chain that we send down the chimney. Sometimes we use a dry chem exting. to assist with putting the chimney fire out. Any help I can get from you would greatly be appreciated. Thank You.

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    We use similar tactics, except we have "chimney bombs" made up. Just sandwich bags full of dry chem. We don't chain until the fire is out and we have emptied the fire box.

    Of course we also check for extension.

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    We use Chimney Rods....about a meter in length....the first rod to go up has a "Mushroom Sprinkler" on the top attached to a line of hose...

    As we feed the rods up the chimney the line of hose sits into a bucket and somone pumps slowly...the sprrinkler on the top sprays a fine mist onto the walls of the chimney till u hit the top and there's no mess as the water turns to steam and rises to the top cooling the whole chimney....

    Simple as mud !

    No need to go on the roof and absoluty no mess
    Dublin Fire Brigade

    *The Fire-Fighting Irish*

    If u cant use it, eat it or drink it............SMASH IT !

    And always remember to duck !!!!!

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