Effectiveness of foam as a fire suppressant
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): E. Stechishen; W. G. Murray
Editor(s): M. E. Alexander; G. F. Bisgrove
Publication Year: 1990

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • drainage
  • energy
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • foam
  • histories
  • microclimate
  • statistical analysis
  • temperature
  • water
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35060
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9352
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN Doc
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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This paper gives an overview of the history of forest fire fighting foam, foam characteristics, criteria critical to product selection, the benefits of using foam, and the results of effectiveness trials and evaluations. Source: Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre. Abstract reproduced with permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, 1999.

Online Link(s):
Stechishen, E., and W. G. Murray. 1990. Effectiveness of foam as a fire suppressant, in Alexander, M. E. and Bisgrove, G. F., The Art and Science of Fire Management: Proceedings of the First Interior West Fire Council Annual Meeting and Workshop. Kananaskis Village, Alberta, Canada. Forestry Canada, Northwest Region, Northern Forestry Centre,Edmonton, Alberta. p. 123-136,Information Report NOR-X-309.