USDA FOREST SERVICE APPROVED
Heat and time are the two elements against which every fire fighter must struggle. Heat, because it promotes fire growth, personal injury and propety damage. Time, because the longer a fire rages out of control, the more difficult it becomes to suppress until it depletes all available fuel. The technology needed is a product that is more effective than straight water to rapidly cool the ambient temperature of the fire environment and the fuel surfaces. WATER IS inexpensive and usually readily available. A lot of research has gone into the use of water in fire fighting. Research on new ways of delivering water to the fire, new ways of delivering various hose stream patterns to the fire, water misting to reduce radiant heat and the use of water as a delivery system for additives, such as foams and surfactants. All of the research has been conducted to create a more efficient use of water as a fire suppressant.