USA — TetraKO, LLC, the fire suppression subsidiary of EarthClean Corporation, today introduced the TetraKO?Wildfire Protection System. The comprehensive and integrated system includes the TetraKO TurboMixer, the TetraKO TurboSkid, and TetraKO next generation water enhancer powder concentrate.
“The TetraKO Wildfire Protection System is a direct response to requests from fire departments for two easy-to-use delivery systems for TetraKO water enhancer,” said Doug Ruth, TetraKO, LLC chief executive officer. “The TurboMixer is built for large batch mixing for off-loading to fire apparatus, while the TurboSkid is an excellent slide-in skid unit for placement on a pickup truck or trailer. Both are available today.”
The TetraKO TurboMixer unit is an engineered, assembled system that facilitates large batch mixing of TetraKO powder concentrate with water for rapid off-loading to any fire apparatus. The TurboMixer assembly utilizes an optional Waterous pump to thoroughly circulate and mix the TetraKO solution within 5-7 minutes.
The TurboSkid Unit is designed for placement on the flatbed of a pickup truck or on a trailer. The TurboSkid comes equipped with a 200-gallon tank and an 18 hp Waterous pump. Unique to the TurboSkid is its ability to rapidly mix TetraKO while a vehicle is in route to a wildfire. Turning on the system just prior to departure initiates mixing; the TetraKO will be ready for use upon arrival. With the TurboSkid and TetraKO water enhancer, a firefighter possesses the best tools for laying a wetline, coating structures, and directly taking the head out of a fire.
TetraKO technology is independently certified biodegradable and non-toxic, and has proven to be far superior to water and Class-A foam in firefighting. In March 2012,TetraKO technology was acknowledged in an extensive white paper by the Technology Council of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) titled “Next Generation Water Enhancer for Fire Protection and Suppression in Wildland and Structural Applications.”The failure was in the forest areas.Advertisement
Following a 10-year strategy, ACT fire managers have created a mosaic across the landscape of different fuel levels, burning at every opportunity.
But forests have been too wet to burn this spring and the past two summers.
A network of 500 fire trails and strategic burns along the north-west urban edge, heavy grazing and extra grass slashing will create a fortress for the territory which forecasters say faces a higher than average risk this summer.
After a fire-fuelled tornado in January 2003 killed four Canberrans and frightened thousands more, CSIRO fire expert Phil Cheney told the subsequent inquiry the fire’s penetration into urban areas under extreme conditions did not reflect a failure of fuel management on the urban interface.