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SCV Outdoor Report: Fire Retardant “Shaving Cream”

SCV Outdoor Report: Fire Retardant “Shaving Cream”

We’ve all seen the recent news videos: fixed-wing aircraft swooping down to drop a load of fire retardant alongside the smokey edge of a wildland fire.  But did you ever wonder what those fire retardants are made of and how they work?   First, let’s start the composition of fire retardants.  Fires are classified by the fuels they consume.  Wildland ...

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