FAQs

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

What the shelf life of FireIce? FireIce has a shelf life in excess of 15 years.

Do I need an eductor to use FireIce? Yes, the 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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