THE FOGNAILS ADDS AN OPTION FOR VENT LIMITED FIRES
Firefighters have two ways to control fire development in buildings. One is to limit the introduction of air necessary to support the release of energy by the fire and the other is application of water. In some cases, these tasks are simple, but in others it is considerably more difficult.
A ventilation limited compartment fire, limited staffing, and no direct access to the fire compartment to apply water is one of these difficult situations. Fognails provide an effective answer to gaining control of this type of fire until additional resources arrive.
“FOGNAILS PROVIDE AN EXCELLENT ADDITION
TO ENGINE COMPANY CAPABILITIES”
By placing a Fognail through a window frame or exterior wall, water can be applied to effectively control the fire without increasing ventilation. Fires in construction voids present a similar challenge. Increasing ventilation to gain access to the fire can increase the heat release and worsen conditions if the fire is not immediately suppressed.
The use of Fognails to apply water to void spaces involved in fire, prior to opening them for final extinguishment, provides an effective alternative to traditional tactics.
Fognails provide an excellent addition to engine company capabilities in both the urban and rural setting.
Fire Chief Central Whidbey Island (Washington) Fire & Rescue