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Compressed-Air Foam System (CAFS) Helps Extinguish House Fire

CAFS Used to Extinguish PA Fire

CAFS Used to Extinguish PA Fire
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In the early morning of December 28, 2017, Patton and Big Run, PA, fire departments responded to a mutual aid call in Burnside, PA. The temperature was well below zero, and the engine they put into the creek to source water from froze up when they disconnected a line to get other equipment in. They started calling in tankers, but they were freezing up after only dumping one load. With the cold freezing everything, firefighters turned to Big Run’s CAFS. Big Run flowed 7,100 gallons of water and 20 gallons of foam out from its tower through a 1¾-inch handline. Thanks to the CAFS, the fire was put out. (Photos courtesy of W.S. Darley & Company.)

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