• How to choose the best type of fire extinguisher

    The first fire extinguisher was patented by chemist Ambrose Godfrey in 1723. Since then, many types of extinguishers have been invented, altered and developed. But one thing remains the same no matter the era — four elements must be present for a fire to exist. These elements include oxygen, heat...
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  • How safe is firefighting foam?

    Firefighters use aqueous Film-forming foam (AFFF) to help extinguish difficult-to-fight fires, particularly fires that involve petroleum or other flammable liquids ‚ known as Class B fires. However, not all firefighting foams are classified as AFFF. Some AFFF formulations contain a class of chemi...
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  • 4 ways to tap the potential of data and use it to improve community health and safety

     Back when Bill Gardner joined the fire service in then-rural Texas, he came wanting to make a positive difference. Today, as a retired career fire chief, volunteer firefighter and senior director of fire products for ESO, he sees those aspirations in today’s up-and-coming generation, too. In add...
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