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Chapter 17 - Foam

  • Foam is a fundamental liquids firefighting tool.
  • Understanding the of foam helps ensure brigade member safety and fire control.
  • Foam is an effective tool for and fire control of hydrocarbon and polar solvent liquids.
  • Effective firefighting foam requires the correct mix of concentrate, water, , and mechanical agitation.
  • The correct foam type must be matched to the .
  • Foam characteristics differ with the type of foam and the performance required.
  • Correct foam must be matched to the type of hazard.
  • Correct foam is necessary to extinguish a fire or suppress vapors.
  • Safety must be the priority; equipment and tanks can be replaced.

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