FireIce Academy goes global

by Admin 28. November 2011 08:03
One of the great things about a blog is that you have the ability to create so many different types of content. We have had tremendous success with our FireIce Academy feature on facebook, so it seemed natural to give the academy a home on our blog. We hope you enjoy it as much as our facebook fans do. Assess the scene and leave a comment on how you would handle the situation. We will post the results tomorrow. Its 1900 hrs and you receive a report of a structure fire in a small industrial area that is centered in the middle of a residential neighborhood. As you approach the scene you see what is pictured in the upper left photo… What are your initial thoughts? Once you arrive on scene you see what is pictured in the upper right photo… What are your thoughts? As you approach the gate you see the placards that are pictured in the lower left and right photos… What are your thoughts and concerns? How do your deploy your crew? How and what do you advise to the other responding units? Stay Safe!


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Paul Combs joins in on the US Forest Service QPL celebration

by Admin 16. March 2011 09:03
FireIce and its patent pending fire suppression product was recently added to the USFS QPL list and renowned artist Paul Combs produced a new cartoon to celebrate the momentous occasion.


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by Admin 28. February 2011 15:02

How does FireIce work? When FireIce® is added to water it produces a fire fighting water enhancing gel. FireIce® breaks the fire triangle by suffocating the oxygen from the fuel by cooling the heat source, thus breaking the thermal barriers of fire. This prevents rekindles, which reduces property damage and increases firefighter safety.

Is FireIce toxic? FireIce® has been tested to the United States Forest Service Specifications 5100-306A and is non toxic to mammals. Is

FireIce corrosive? FireIce® is non-corrosive to fire apparatus and aircraft as tested by the United States Forest Service and 3rd party laboratories.

What the shelf life of FireIce? FireIce® has a shelf life in excess of 5 years.

Do I need an eductor to use FireIce? Yes, the FireIce® Eductor was engineered to draw a dry powder into the water stream, where as current foam eductors were designed to draw a liquid concentrate into the water stream.

How does the FireIce Eductor work? The FireIce® Eductor works on the same venturi principle as foam eductors do.

What the minimum water pressure required for eductor usage? The FireIce® Eductor will operate with a minimum pressure of 35psi.

How does FireIce compare to Class A foam? Firefighters worldwide say that FireIce’s® suffocation and cooling ability is far superior to foam.

Who is using FireIce today? Municipal, County, State, and Wildland Fire Service personnel currently use FireIce®.

What are the applications? FireIce® has been proven on structure fires, motor vehicle fires, wildland fires, and also in creating a fire break in front of an advancing fire. FireIce ® can be used in water canisters, ground apparatus (i.e. Fire Trucks), and aerial operations (all aircraft).

What sizes does FireIce; ship in? FireIce® is available for purchase in premeasured bottles (for use in your Pressurized Water Cans), and 25 lb buckets (for use in Fire Apparatus).

What type of fires does FireIce extinguish? FireIce® is rated for Class “A” fires, although FireIce® has been used by the Fire Service to extinguish other classifications as well.

What happens to the FireIce after the fire? FireIce® prevents rekindles which reduces property damage and increases firefighter safety. The FireIce® used in the pumpers and tanks can easily be rinsed out of the equipment with water.

Is FireIce UL tested? Yes, FireIce® has been tested to ANSI/UL 711 Specifications and is NFPA compliant.

Is FireIce USFS-QPL approved? FireIce is currently being evaluated under the United States Forest Service Specification 5100-306A.


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