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Could Flameout Foam Revolutionize Fire Safety?

Posted on: June 28, 2013

It seems like the past few years have been particularly bad not just for wildfires but for building fires as well. But a newly introduced fire suppression foam called Flameout promises to be the solution to these and future problems.

What is Flameout?

Flameout has been described as a “new age” foam fire suppressant specifically designed to neutralize fires at their fuel source. Early tests have shown that one of the greatest strengths of the chemical is its ability to prevent reignition, one of the most dangerous aspects of firefighting. It is so effective that even a blow torch was unable to reignite the embers affected by Flameout.

Flameout fights fires from a number of angles to ensure complete fire protection. In addition to starving the fire of its oxygen source, Flameout’s special formula chemically disrupts the fire and removes it from its fuel source. Finally, unique wetting agents augment water’s cooling and penetration properties while simultaneously acting as a scrubber, causing residual smoke and soot to settle to the ground.

Other Benefits of Flameout

One of the major benefits of Flameout, in addition to its revolutionary firefighting capabilities, is its endorsement by the US Forestry Service and the EPA. The foam fire suppression chemical is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and 100 percent biodegradable. This is huge for a place like Boulder, Colorado, where the material is being extensively tested, and will be huge if it begins to roll out to other parts of the country. It’s already being picked up in places like Wal-Mart. Will we ever see it here in New Jersey? Time will tell, but we’re hopeful.

You can learn more about Flameout on their website.

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