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Delivery of the 8hr Ignitable Liquids and Class B Foam Course. This includes a classroom presentation to complete the course objectives as required. This course was developed by National Foam who is a leader in Foam Education and Responder Enhancement. Following the classroom presentation the practical skills portion of the course is completed to complete the course objectives. 

The Ignitable Liquids and Ethanol Blended Fuels Course meets the following 1001 NFPA Standard. 

6.3.1* Extinguish an ignitable liquid fire, operating as a member of a team, given an

assignment, an attack line, personal protective equipment, a foam proportioning device, a nozzle, foam concentrates, and a water supply, so that the correct type of foam concentrate is selected for the given fuel and conditions, a properly proportioned foam stream is applied to the surface of the fuel to create and maintain a foam blanket, fire is extinguished, re-ignition is prevented, team protection is maintained with a foam stream, and the hazard is faced until retreat to safe haven is reached.


(A) Requisite Knowledge. Methods by which foam prevents or controls a hazard; principles by which foam is generated; causes for poor foam generation and corrective measures; difference between hydrocarbon and polar solvent fuels and the concentrates that work on each; the characteristics, uses, and limitations of fire-fighting foams; the advantages and disadvantages of using fog nozzles versus foam nozzles for foam application; foam stream application techniques; hazards associated with foam usage; and methods to reduce or avoid hazards.

(B) Requisite Skills. The ability to prepare a foam concentrate supply for use, assemble foam stream components, master various foam application techniques, and approach and retreat from spills as part of a coordinated team.


LETS has a large array of emergency response training equipment. During the delivery of the Ignitable Liquids and Class B Foam, LETS will use all resources needed to ensure a positive learning experience for the students, relating to Ignitable Liquids and Class B Foam. See equipment list below. 

  • Flammable Limit classroom prop

  • Specific Gravity classroom prop

  • Vapor Density classroom prop

  • O2 consumption classroom prop

  • Drain Time classroom prop

  • Burn Back classroom prop

  • AFFF / AR-AFFF comparison classroom  prop

  • Combination firefighting nozzle 

  • Aspirating tube 

  • Foam nozzle

  • Pro-Pac foam application device

  • Foam educator

  • Miss/ gauges / determine friction lost and pressures 

  • Fuel/Heptane tank for fuel supply

  • Burn trailer/ 100 sq ft burn area with secondary containment


Host departments will be required to provide two separate water supplies, SCBA’s and PPE for all personal. A large area will be required for the live burns, clear of all hazards. Personal with facial hair coming in contact with the SCBA mask seal will NOT be allowed to participate in the practical skills.


LETS will provide the heptane / ethanol to complete the needed practical skill. Training foam, up to 30 gallons, AFFF and AR-AFF will be provided. All consumable materials will be provided by LETS

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