- Fire suppressant. In addition to wildfires, it also extinguishes brush, structural, tire, motor vehicle, and other types of fires.
- A burn barrier. When sprayed on a surface, the gel adheres to the burning material, cools the burning fuels, and rapidly suffocates the fire and prevents the fire from rekindling.
- To retard fire. It is a medium-term retardant that protects structures.
- To create fire breaks. The product is used to create breaks in front of advancing wildfires, and has been used on some of the historical fires throughout the desert southwest so far this year.
FireIce® has been tested by the Southwest Research Institute and complies with ANSI/UL 711, Rating and Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishers, and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, and NFPA 18A, Standard on Water Additives for Fire Control and Vapor Mitigation. It is listed on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Qualified Products List and is compliant with USFS Specification 5100-306a.
Fire departments have tested and deployed FireIce®. A sampling of their findings follows: