WILDLAND FIRES 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 solid 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 launch ECOPOL F: a new firefighting foam dedicated for class A wildland fires (forest, cereal fields, grass, brush, bush…) 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. 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. Expansion property: When mixed with air, ECOPOL F solution creates a high-quality foam blanket that insulates the fuel from air and cools the fuel. Its drain time provides longer surface wetting and prevents the fire from re-igniting. 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 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 defense are confident using it against wildland fires.
AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SOLUTION
ECOPOL F is an ecological solution for forest fires (Class A) that does not contain fluorinated derivatives (PFAS chemicals including PFOS or PFOA) or PBTs (Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic substances). The foam concentrate is 100% biodegradable. ECOPOL F achieves GreenScreen certification: the first eco-label for firefighting foams conducted by a third party. It evaluates safer PFAS-alternatives and assesses the chemical safety of the product. GreenScreen certified products, including ECOPOL F, are PFAS-free and without other environmental and human health pollutants. This foam concentrate does not have an impact on animals and vegetation. The use of ECOPOL F helps to avoid environmental and aquatic toxicity. ECOPOL F is also non-corrosive.
Since 1998, BIOEX has been formulating and manufacturing foam concentrates to fight all types of fire. In 2002, BIOEX, convinced of the harmfulness of fluorinated derivatives, launched the first 100% fluorine-free ecological foam concentrate. ECOPOL firefighting foam is the alternative to combine respect for the environment and high extinguishing performance on all types of fires. Thanks to its laboratory and an expert team, BIOEX is proactive in the research and development of new formulations.
With a new state-of-the-art production facility and a large storage capacity, BIOEX delivers worldwide in a short time to answer the needs of firefighters and safety professionals. Certified according to international standards (EN, UL, ICAO, LASTFIRE, USDA, IMO…), BIOEX firefighting foam concentrates are highly efficient on class A solid fires, on class B hydrocarbon, and polar solvent fires, as well as on toxic vapors. BIOEX foams guarantee rapid extinguishing times and a long burn-back resistance. All over the world major fires brigades, petrochemical industries, and airports trust BIOEX firefighting foams: SOLVAY, OILTANKING, DUPONT, DOW, PARIS AIRPORTS, French Air Force, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain…