An article about the fire fighting foam. It is a foam used for fire suppression. Its role is to cool the fire and to coat the fuel, preventing its contact with oxygen, resulting in suppression of the combustion. Fire fighting foam was invented by the Russian engineer and chemist Aleksandr Loran in 1902.
31-page document about the principles of fire fighting foam. The purpose of this document is to develop use of foam strategies for controlling and fighting fires associated with biodiesel-blended fuels.
22-page PDF document about fire fighting foam. This guide outlines the basic characteristics and types of foam as well as application hardware and proper application techniques. Utilizing this handy reference, you will begin to recognize the advantages and limitations of the wide variety of foams and equipment available and, more importantly,make informed choices when responding to a particular situation.
38-page document about the foam operations. It is about: Basics of foam; Types of foam; Foam educator; Foam midget; FU 14; Additional resources. Requires PowerPoint viewer.
An article about the basic principles of foam. It is about the effectiveness, expansion ration, and the foam characteristics.
Video length: 9 min 26 secs. A video from Michigan power cleaning. This system puts out wild land fires using 1% foam and very little water. They also showed that foam helps protect structure.
Video length: 8 min 6 secs. Video of Captain Bob Ruth. He demonstrates the use of foam in wildland firefighting and structural protection
48-page powerpoint presentation about firefighting foam. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information on effectively applying firefighting foam using various foam types, concentrates, and delivery devices following the policies and procedures set forth by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Requires PowerPoint viewer.
Video length: 7 min 35 secs. Video of a foam application technique in fighting ethanol.