Thread: Pro Pack
11-20-2006, 06:34 PM #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2003
- CARROLLTON,MISSOURI, USA
Has any one have any experience with the foam PACK? Are dept. just purchase one in a demo and we thought it would help on rekindles. We don't have the cafs on are pumpers.
11-20-2006, 09:19 PM #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
- Bossier Parrish, Louisiana
We carry a pro-pack on each of our engines for Class A foam applications. We use it on brush fires, vehicle fires and structure fires for overhaul, and we find it very effective.
We also carry a pro-pack on our rescue for application on Class B fires or spills. Since the most likely situation for us involving class B is MVAs, it's carried on the rescue since that goes to all MVAs.
11-20-2006, 09:21 PM #3
I used them a few times as a Federal FF at a Military Installation on range brush fires. Worked pretty good, usually had them set real low (1%) and the 2-3 gallon capacity lasted a while. 1" forestry line in, about 30GPM or so, @40-50PSI."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
11-20-2006, 10:47 PM #4Chris Shields
Lieutenant / EMT
East Syracuse Fire Dept
Onondaga County, NY
11-21-2006, 05:43 PM #5
our fire district owns a couple of the pro paks. there great for smaller applications (brush fires, dumpsters) and overhaul. Have used it on car fires, but usually have a 1.5 inch line do the knock down then mop up with the pro-pak. Its another tool to add and has there place.
11-22-2006, 09:03 AM #6
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
- Saratoga Springs, New York
I agreeOriginally Posted by firefighterbeau
Worth the investiment if that is what you are looking to get out of them.
Richard M. Spackmann
Greenfield Fire District
11-24-2006, 01:04 AM #7
Yup, as others have said, we have two of them. One on our brush truck for making fire lines, overhauling stumps or logs, stuff like that.
The other one is on our first out engine for vehicle fires or Class B fires. Works awesome!Jason Knecht
Altoona Fire Dept.
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11-24-2006, 06:51 PM #8
We carry two, even though both frontline engines have foam on board. Only thing I would suggest is to buy the longer hose, as the two foot is useless."My friends, watch out for the little fellow with an idea." - Tommy Douglas 1961.
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11-24-2006, 07:06 PM #9
we bought an imitation pro pack a few years ago.... big mistake... tried it once for training, been in the closet ever since. Stay away from the imitations!Service is the rent you pay for having space on earth.
11-24-2006, 08:02 PM #10
- Join Date
- Jul 1999
- Rural Wisconsin, Retired from the burbs of Milwaukee
The Pro Pack is a good tool although in my mind it's low flow, 12 gpm, and high price are marks against it.
My volly FD bought Scotty 8 gpm foam systems for our 3/4 inch garden hose on our old brush truck and 40 gpm foam systems for our 1 inch forestry hose.
The more economical Scotty System allowed us to guy 2-8 gpm set-ups and 2-40 gpm set-ups for less than the Pro Pack. The set up is different from the Pro Pack in that the Scotty system uses a 1 gallon jug that attaches to the end of the hose with a nozzle attached to it. It is available with 2 types of nozzles, one with no aeration, one with medium expansion and one with high expansion. We have used them al and it makes excellent foam for fire attack or blanketing for overhaul.
11-25-2006, 09:26 PM #11
Good investment, we’ve had one for about 8 years and it works great. Used mostly in mopping up car fires but also good on room fires (mop up). Works very well on cellulose insulation.
Remember it’s only a “tool”
Contact HFRH28 perhaps he’ll make you a deal.
11-27-2006, 06:47 PM #12
We have them on the Majority of our engines. Great tool, one drawback I do see with it though is that some guys think it is the cure all for overhaul. But other than that they are great.
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