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July 12, 2002 - Hay Bales / Field Fire

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The use of foam in fire suppression helps extinguish fires more rapidly.

The use of foam in fire suppression helps extinguish fires more rapidly.
Tanker trucks lined up to drop their loads of water. Sister emergency services department, Thurmont Community Ambulance Service, was on the scene and rendered invaluable rehabilitation services to the firefighters.

Tanker trucks lined up to drop their loads of water. Sister emergency services department, Thurmont Community Ambulance Service, was on the scene and rendered invaluable rehabilitation services to the firefighters.

Graceham VFC Brush 185 is shown at the scene. Note the use of a portable foam applicator in the background.

Graceham VFC Brush 185 is shown at the scene. Note the use of a portable foam applicator in the background.

 

Smoldering hay bale - Since hay bales are very densely packed, it can prove difficult to extinguish them when they are on fire.

Smoldering hay bale - Since hay bales are very densely packed, it can prove difficult to extinguish them when they are on fire.

Guardian Hose Company Member Bobby Myers, who works on his family's farm in the immediate vicinity of this call, responded to the scene with a tractor to assist in putting out the fire.

Guardian Hose Company Member Bobby Myers, who works on his family's farm in the immediate vicinity of this call, responded to the scene with a tractor to assist in putting out the fire.

 

Photographs courtesy of John Kinnaird.

 
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