New Fire Truck Becomes Portable Foam-Maker

Issue 1 and Volume 106.

New Fire Truck Becomes Portable Foam-Maker A new pumper truck designed for use as a portable foam generating plant for fighting petroleum fires, has been added to fire protection facilities by SoconyYacuum Oil Company for service at its Olean, New York refinery, south of Buffalo, N. Y. The new fire truck incorporates latest improvements in pump design, and foam-making equipment for use with liquid foams. The mechanical foam is generated when a specific amount of foam liquid is proportioned into water, and the resulting solution is passed through pipes or hose to a foam-maker. Air is introduced at the foam-maker, and the churning action of water, liquid foam and air, produces a heavy, tough foam for use in blanketing and extinguishing flammable liquid fires. Designed and built by National Foam System, Inc., West Chester, Pa., the pumper, an International Model L-192, has a chassis with a 193″ wheel base and…

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