Heat and time are the two elements every firefighter struggles against. Heat, because it promotes fire growth, personal injury and property damage; time, because the longer a fire rages out of control, the more difficult it becomes to suppress until it depletes all available fuel. At Nochar Inc., we understand that it takes more than water to combat the dual contributors to raging wildfires.
About E115 Firefighting Gel
Our E-115 is a complex liquid, polymer-based emulsion, designed to enhance the capability of water, and create an extremely effective firefighting tool for all types of Class A Fires. E-115 is tested non-toxic, non-corrosive and safe for the environment.
When blended with water at various ratios—depending on the desired film thickness—E115 firefighting gel will minimize either direct or radiant heat transfer to adjoining surfaces. It’s highly effective in extinguishing Class A Fires without using as much water as would normally be necessary.
Thanks to its polymer-based formula, E115 can be used on structural fires, as well as fire breaks, to aid firefighters in slowing the progression of a fire front. It’s used to fight wildland fires both on the ground and in the air by dropping blended gel from helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. In the Western United States and Canada, this technology is marketed under the name Firewall II.
USDA Forest Service Approved Fire Extinguishing Gel
A lot of research has gone into the use of water in firefighting. This includes new ways of delivering water, different hose stream patterns, water misting to reduce radiant heat and the use of water as a delivery system for additives, such as foams and surfactants. Nochar Inc. has worked extensively with the USDA Forest Service to formulate firefighting gel that’s both environmentally friendly and highly effective in its ability to mitigate the spread of forest fires. E115 is the result.
E115 is more effective than straight water at rapidly cooling the ambient temperature of the fire environment and potential fuel surfaces. Our gel is an advanced technology designed to dramatically increase the efficiency of water as a fire extinguishing agent. To learn, we invite you to review the Fact Sheet and MSDS for E115.
Mitigating the Effects of Wildfires
is proud to be on the front lines of wildfire mitigation, and we’re ready to assist firefighters and forest service professionals in safeguarding against the spread of wildfire. Reach us today at 317-613-3046
to learn more about our E115 firefighting gel and how effective it is in wildfire fighting and prevention.