This book is intended to help fire and emergency responders meet the foam requirements contained in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualifications standards in NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents (2002), NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2002), NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications (1998), NFPA 1003, Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2002), NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (2002), NFPA 1051, Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2002), NFPA 1081, Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications (2002).
This manual provides information on foam concentrates used for Class A and Class B fires, and Class B liquid spills. Information is also included on foam selection based on various types of hazards, such as structural, wildland, industrial, and transportation.
Also discussed are the various types of foam proportioning equipment, foam delivery systems, including compressed air foam systems, fixed, semifixed, mobile, and portable, and training foams and facilities. A glossary is provided for foam-related terminology.
Chapters: * Fire Behavior and Extinguishment * Foam Concentrate Technology * Foam Proportioning and Delivery Equipment * Foam Delivery Systems * Class A Foam Fire Fighting * Class B Foam Control: Unignited Class B Liquid Spills * Class B Foam Fire Fighting: Class B Liquids at Fixed Sites * Class B Foam Fire Fighting: Transportation Incidents * Foam Concentrate Use Training