Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: CAFS or NOT?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    0

    Default CAFS or NOT?

    We are working on purchasing a new engine. One of the big discussions is to go with CAFS or not too. I am asking for everyone who has purchased a new engine in the past 24 months to respond with which manufacture of truck, if you went with CAFS or not, and why.

    Thanks


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Joshua Texas
    Posts
    178

    Default

    I have used WS Darley CAFS and I like their understanding of the special CAFS controls needed to flow low volumes of water and high volumes of air to create the best CAFS with accurate ad controlable foam concentrate injection rates needed for the wide range of expansion ratios.
    Mark Cummins

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber dday05's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    1,331

    Default

    WE have a CAFS truck as well. I have a truck that is not to trust worthy and that is unfortunate. We have a ALF custom truck. The foam sysytem works great (when the truck work or is operable). The price to add CAFS was around or just over 40k though. It was a little bit hard to decide on it. We do use as our # 1 attack line a 2.5 CAFS line for any fire we have. It works awesome. Good luck on making you decision.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    77

    Default

    ......................
    Last edited by kuntrykid; 09-11-2008 at 12:11 PM. Reason: Don't want to be a member of these forums, so I deleted my posts.
    My comments do NOT necessarily reflect the opinions of my department, my fellow volunteers, or anyone else with whom I am associated.

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    130

    Default

    We are in the process of ordering another pumper and the only item that is not open for discussion is the CAF's We use a Waterous Eclipse 1st due, the lack of water damage, the knockdown ability,the ability to lower the heat FASTER with less water (Palmdale studies),the reach, the coating abilities, the lower surface tension of the water.are a few of the reasons.
    Those who don't want CAF's either do not have it, have not used it or did not receive the proper training in its use.

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Joshua Texas
    Posts
    178

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by captaincvfd View Post
    We are in the process of ordering another pumper and the only item that is not open for discussion is the CAF's We use a Waterous Eclipse 1st due, the lack of water damage, the knockdown ability,the ability to lower the heat FASTER with less water (Palmdale studies),the reach, the coating abilities, the lower surface tension of the water.are a few of the reasons.
    Those who don't want CAF's either do not have it, have not used it or did not receive the proper training in its use.
    Well said.
    Mark Cummins

  7. #7
    MembersZone Subscriber JaredMTFD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    47

    Default

    We have two 2004 E-One Typhoon pumpers with CAFS. I'll never be happy with just water again. Wouldn't go back!

    Had mobile home fire the other night, 75% involved. Had complete knockdown in about 5 minutes with one handline using CAFS. Didn't even need the tankers.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Cfx Cafs
    By SamsonFCDES in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-21-2006, 03:26 PM
  2. Cafs
    By LeeRog in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-17-2003, 11:01 PM
  3. Cafs
    By ffsnoq in forum The Engineer
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-20-2002, 03:41 PM
  4. CAFS
    By live_wire09 in forum The Engineer
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-30-2002, 08:57 PM
  5. CAFS: do you have it?
    By tigger in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-10-2000, 06:13 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