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Compressed Air Foam System

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  1. for hand hose, abbreviated CAFS, is a system used in firefighting to deliver fire retardant foam for the purpose of extinguishing a fire or protecting unburned areas from becoming involved in flame

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 23, 2009
  2. Ron Rochna of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho defines a compressed air foam system as a standard water pumping system that has an entry point where compressed air can be added to a foam solution to generate foam … The air compr

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  3. APW fire extinguishers are commonly converted into makeshift CAFS extinguishers by drilling two 1/8-1/16 inch holes in in the pickup tube

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 23, 2009
  4. The idea that water is not a perfect tool for extinguishment has been long noted, as by W. E. Clark (1991)

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  5. CAFS is able to deliver a range of useful foam consistencies, labeled from Type 1 (very dry) to Type 5 (wet), which are controlled by the air-to-solution ratio, and, to a lesser extent, by the concentrate-to-water percentage

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  6. A major advantage of using CAFS is having the unique ability to produce a wide range of foam qualities or foam types to provide the most appropriate foam response to individual fire situations … This gives the fire officer the advantage of custom t

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