Wildland fire incidents
Managing wildland fires is more important than ever because over the last few decades, the wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed: longer fire seasons, bigger fires and more acres burned on average each year, more extreme fire behavior…
The combination of heat and drought caused critical low fuel moisture content, and led to high fire danger.
Fight forest fires with ECOPOL F Class A foam concentrate
Thanks to its long experience in efficient and fluorine free foam development, BIOEX have launched ECOPOL F: a new firefighting foam dedicated for class A wildland fires (forest, cereal fields, grass, brush, bush etc.) in order to increase firefighter effectiveness and reduce firefighting costs.
ECOPOL F is an ecological solution to suppress in depth wildland fires thanks to its high wetting property.
ECOPOL F wetting properties are among the best ones on the market. The use of ECOPOL F surfactants reduces water’s surface tension and allows it to penetrate and extinguish embers at depth and therefore be more effective and quicker than water alone. Thus it reduces efficiently the amount of water needed. Its long drain time provides longer surface wetting and prevents the fire from re-igniting.
When mixed with air, ECOPOL F creates a high-quality foam blanket which insulates fuel from air and cools the fuel. The adhesive nature of the foam makes it possible to adhere to vertical surfaces for an extended period. Exposure protection and mop-up/overhaul can be completed with ECOPOL F for additional and faster fire control and extinguishment.
Use of ECOPOL F firefighting foam
ECOPOL F provides optimum effectiveness for wildland fire suppression with salt water, fresh water, and brackish water at all levels of hardness. The foam concentrate is usable from 0.1% to 1%.
ECOPOL F is an ecological solution for forest fires (Class A) which does not contain fluorinated derivatives (PFAS chemicals including PFOS or PFOA) or PBTs (Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic substances). ECOPOL F is 100% biodegradable with no impact on the environment.
ECOPOL F is non-toxic and non-corrosive. This foam concentrate does not have impact on animals and vegetation.
ECOPOL F is USDA Forest Service QPL listed qualified for all application methods: ground engines, water- scoopers, air tankers (SEATS), fixed-tank helicopters and helicopter buckets.
The foam concentrate is also compatible with long-term fire retardant Fire departments and civil defence are confident using it against wildland fires.
For more information, go to www.bio-ex.fr