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Foam Operations Training

Photos by Michael Cossey

11 July 2007 Training

Volunteer Firefighter Johnny Palanca connects a hose from the hydrant into Engine 2's pump panel before the training begins.
   

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11 July 2007 Training

Probationary Firefighter Dustin Jaco connects the foam eductor and a five-gallon bucket of firefighting foam. The eductor pulls foam from the bucket as water passes through the hose. 
   

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11 July 2007 Training

Volunteer Captain Joel Galloway (with nozzle) and Volunteer Firefighter Bynum Matthews practice creating a blanket of foam on the parking lot of the Police & Fire Building as Palanca (right) looks on.
   

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11 July 2007 Training

Matthews and Volunteer Firefighter Maury Loket take their turn using the foam nozzle, which is designed differently than those used for water. The firefighters are training with alcohol resistant aqueous film-forming foam. This type of foam is used on liquid fuel fires. By creating a blanket of foam, the burning liquid fuel is trapped and cooled underneath, preventing flammable vapors from forming.
   

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11 July 2007 Training

Fire Chief George Glenn (far right) watches as (from left) Volunteer Captain Ed Platt, Volunteer Engineer Andy Wood and Volunteer Firefighter Palanca practices creating a blanket of foam.
   

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11 July 2007 Training

The foam nozzle had two positions for use in different applications. Above Volunteer Engineer Wood (left) and Volunteer Captain Platt use the wide-stream position of the nozzle.
   

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