CAFS

Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS) for Structure Firefighting

This is an On-Site Training Course, delivered by a Rural Firefighting Academy Instructor

Have you considered the use of Class A Foam and CAFS for structure firefighting? Class A Foam technology has its roots in wildland fire operations, but it’s proved to be a revolutionary breakthrough in structural firefighting. The fire service has seen a lot of promising innovations come and go, but few have represented as significant a step forward in our ability to control structure fire as the technology associated with Class A foam and Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS). This course will discuss the concepts and fireground application practices of Class A foam, including its benefits and limitations for the structural fire service. This course covers how compressed air foam streams work on contact to immediately penetrate burning materials, to slow and then halt the combustion process. Learn how compressed air foam can absorb heat more efficiently, causing temperatures to drop more quickly and reduce the likelihood of flashover inside a fire compartment. Test data and real-world results comparing CAFS with water are covered. Friction loss of compressed air foam inside fire attack hose is reviewed, along with discussion on decision making regarding creating rate-of-flow SOPs for compressed air foam structure fire attack. The class includes the 223-page student course textbook, The Compressed Air Foam Systems Handbook. 

Contact us at 484-365-3863 and we will provide a custom quote to deliver this class at your facility.