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WEP Set Up and Operation

Firewall II is a liquid polymer, state-of-the-art, fire suppression water enhancer. Its use in Water Scoopers, Helicopters, Airtankers, SEATs and ground base fire engines is expanding. When ordering a Firewall II WEP from Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression Inc., it will arrive self contained. Allow four to six hours for set up. Whether drafting water from a natural water source or receiving it from a water tender, the WEP can produce 300 gallons per minute (GPM) of finished product. Depending on the number, sizes and turnaround times for aircraft and water tenders, three water tenders should be able to provide a continuous water supply of 18,000 gallons per hour (GPH).

Firewall II Characteristics

  • Liquid polymer
  • Unlike the dry powder polymers, Firewall II physically bonds to water molecules
  • Has excellent cohesion and adhesion properties and will cling to vertical fuels
  • Can be continuously blended with no batch mixing limitations
  • Can be effectively blended in sea water
  • Viscosity is instantly variable
    • to work with any water chemistry
    • can be adjusted to changing fuel types or fire conditions

Environmentally Friendly

  • Approved on the USDA Forest Service Qualified Products List
  • Contains no ammonia, phosphates or nitrogen
  • Contains no bio-available ingredients
  • USFS has found it to be “practically harmless to young rainbow trout”
  • Fully degrades in 28 days of sunlight exposure
  • Is 99.5% water when blended at 0.5%
  • Buckets, tanks, equipment and aircraft are easily cleaned with a water rinse

Superior Performance

  • Greatly Improves direct attack “Added Punch”
  • Substantially thicker film coatings
  • Sticks to fuels better than any other suppressant product
  • Viscosity of each drop can be varied to achieve desired results
  • Retains water more than 100 times its weight

Value Added

  • Costs significantly less than traditional long term retardants
  • Lowest cost available per finished gallon
  • Remains effective as a suppressant much longer than water
  • Leverages expensive aerial delivery into cost effective tolerances
  • Improves line building effectiveness