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    Default Wow....Lots of foam. (picture)

    Way to go City of Riverside Fire, California. When in doubt- Foam the f*ck out of it.



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    Was this before or after you realized you were standing in a pool of gas????
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    No, THIS is a lot of foam....
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    ...and a lot of hose....
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    dmleblanc,

    Where were thoes pics taken? It looks like some kind of testing place for a large volume monitor.
    Would thoes be for oil refinery fires?

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    Looks like some kind of oil refinery fire brigade to me.....?
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    Yes, this is some of the equipment I work with at my paid job. The pictures were taken a few months ago at Louisiana State University - Fire & Emergency Training Institute. We're part of an industrial mutual aid group informally known as the "Hired Gun Gang", and this was a flow demonstration we conducted with that group. We were flowing somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 gpm ( I say "we"....I wasn't actually there, but a lot of the equipment is ours and some of the guys I work with participated in it)
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    Some of the smaller foam cannons (3,000 gpm, I believe....)
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    What kind of water mains do they have? 24" and many of them.

    Is the water pressure that supplys the monitors from the water main or do they use fire trucks to pump the water?

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    Default This is alot of foam

    If you think those pictures showed alot of foam ck out this link to a foam test gone wrong!!!

    http://www.strategypage.com/gallery/...0064611181.asp

    Scroll Through the pictures OPPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ledebuhr1
    What kind of water mains do they have? 24" and many of them.

    Is the water pressure that supplys the monitors from the water main or do they use fire trucks to pump the water?
    Portable diesel pumps (known as "skid pumps") drafting from an on-site pond. The pumps are rated at 4,000 gpm each (at least ours are, not sure about the ones some of the other companies brought)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ant195
    If you think those pictures showed alot of foam ck out this link to a foam test gone wrong!!!

    http://www.strategypage.com/gallery/...0064611181.asp

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!


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    When I worked at Aberdeen Proving Ground I happened to be in building out at the airfield that could see into the hangar. They had a similar test (but they stopped it at around 5 feet of foam). I didn't get any advance notice so it was quite surprising to look up and see the building foaming out. The interesting thing was trying to get rid of the foam. They tried to use the prop blast from the military version of a king air to blast it out, but it didn't work...they just waited for it to break down.

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    Alright probie....start packing up the hose!

    Holy crap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant195
    If you think those pictures showed alot of foam ck out this link to a foam test gone wrong!!!

    http://www.strategypage.com/gallery/...0064611181.asp

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    Holy Shi*!!!!! Ya, Id say it went wrong.

    But considering thoese bombers are like what, a billion $ a piece, its comforting to know they have that much foam on hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ant195
    If you think those pictures showed alot of foam ck out this link to a foam test gone wrong!!!

    http://www.strategypage.com/gallery/...0064611181.asp

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    Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah, that is ONE HELL OF ALOT of foam.
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    Bou, you wildland types still pre-empt a fire by foaming structures in the the path? How about the tinfoil stuff used in Yellowstone, is that still being used?
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    Impressive pics!! And alot of hose rolling!! 30,000 gpm is awesome.

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    Cool I've heard about these mistakes......

    I heard about these mistakes when the Contractor built our newest hanger, that my Full-time Department protects.
    The scary thing is that I believe the same Fire Suppression Contractor was used with our hanger...........
    When they did their foam tests at our hanger, they made sure that there was a valve placed inline so that the concentrate could be shutdown...... we also insisted that we have a crew there to monitor how the testing was going.
    The worst part has to be the cost of replacing all that high-expansion foam...... I know that class "A" foam is about $50 per five gallon bucket....... our Suppression system is somewhere around 3,000 gallons or so, if I am rememberin' correctly.
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