All M-Fire Technologies chemicals DO NOT contain any CFC's, urea, bromine, iodine, gels, gums, and carcinogens. We have the best solutions for any type of fire that can help us build a sustainable future.
Wildfire season is a year-round crisis.
California's Catastrophic Wildfires Are Escalating
The 2017 and 2018 wildfire seasons were the most destructive in state history. More than 9,000 wildfires ignited in 2017, and nearly 7,600 in 2018 – together burning 2.8 million acres. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses were lost, 139 people perished, and the air across vast portions of the state was poisoned.
During 2018, the worst fire year on record, 19,000 homes and other structures were damaged or destroyed in one fire alone: the Camp Fire in Butte County. The town of Paradise was nearly obliterated. Among the 86 who perished, many were frail and elderly.
The Danger Zones Are Expanding
Dual forces are at play in expanding the dangers: The increasingly overgrown conditions of fire-prone landscapes and more people living near them. More than 20 million acres of California wildland are now classified as being under very high or extreme fire threat. Today, 4.5 million homes and 11 million people live and work in this area adjacent to dense flammable vegetation.
Climate and Carbon Balance
In the face of climate change, forests serve an increasingly important role in the carbon chain. Healthy trees absorb carbon from the atmosphere, called “carbon sequestration.” Wildfires are harming this important balance. As many reports have noted, “A single wildfire can spew more pollutants into the air than millions of cars.”
Solutions Are Not Keeping Pace
Experts say at least 1 million acres should be treated annually over a sustained period. But California lacks plans and funding to meet these goals. In 2019, CAL FIRE accelerated 35 priority fuel reduction projects, encompassing 94,000 acres. In its announcement, CAL FIRE acknowledged the chasm between this plan and total needs.
- California’s Wildfire Crisis: A Call to Action, CAFWD - Historical Wildfire Activity Statistics, CalFire
WILDFIRE AND RETARDENTS
10.5 Million Acres
In 2020 alone, wildfires burned over 10 million acres, caused 3,500 civilian fire deaths and 15,200 reported civilian fire injuries. Property damage was
estimated at $21.9 billion.
56 Million Gallons
According to the National Interagency Fire Center, the federal government and state agencies dropped over 56 million gallons of retardant in 2020.
"Studies show that a single retardant drop directly into a stream may cause a sufficient ammonia concentration in the water to be lethal to fish and other aquatic organisms."
It is time to utilize better solutions.
There is an upward trend in the amount of fire retardant being used on an annual basis. The products we use to fight wildfires are critically important, but very little technological advancement has been made in the last 60 years.
M-Fire Technologies AF31 is a far more effective and eco-friendly solution that does not contain any ammonia, urea, gums, gels, or known carcinogens. AF31 is a proprietary solution that can be used preventatively or as an extinguishing agent in response to fire.
UL GREENGUARD GOLD
POLLUTECH ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITED
YUDHA BRAMA JAYA
ENERGI DAN SUMBER DAYA MINERAL
HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION
LOSS PREVENTION COUNCIL
CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
BRITISH TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY GROUP
WIL RESEARCH COMPANY
DEPARTEMEN TENAGA KERJA
BOMBA SUKARELA MALAYSIA
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