The New England Field Division (NEFD) of the Drug Enforcement Administration has been experimenting with alternate methods of stabilizing one-pot reaction vessels. Experiments on two methods were investigated and experimented on by NEFD that NES thinks have some promise and would like to share with our readers.The first experiment took place in New Hampshire.
This test involved the use of Cold Fire™, a fire suppression spray distributed by Fire Suppressions LLC. Cold Fire is a plant-based product sold as a fairly new fire suppression medium. It can be used as an aerosol spray or for use in larger fire suppression equipment such as in lieu of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF). It prevents re-ignition of a fire after it has been extinguished.The experiment was conducted to determine whether the Cold Fire could prevent lithium from igniting the fuel in a one-pot cook. In the experiment, Cold Fire was added to a one-pot containing Coleman Fuel, AA lithium batteries and water; each in amounts typically used by cookers.
After the reaction started (i.e. vessel was rolling), a member of the NEFD Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team (CLET) sprayed a can of Cold Fire into the headspace of the reaction vessel.
Source: information provided with approval from Author, Michael Cashmanhttps://www.coldfiretactical.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/CSAlert-December-2015.pdf
HCF had a cell fire last night, and thankfully there were no injuries, we did evacuate half the cell-house and it was during meal-line and yard. This was a very hot intense electrical fire, although small, and obviously it produced a lot of smoke. We have received nothing but praises from the Captains all the way down to the frontline staff about the new fire extinguishing product we had available for them to use called Cold-Fire. I know I emailed you a few months ago about this product, but, now it has been used in an actual incident and the shift staff say it worked fantastic. It put the fire out very fast and efficiently. I have yet to see the video, if approved to, I will send you all a copy. This has only solidified in my mind how important it is for our department to have another tool in our tools belts like this one.
I am not certain who each of yours Fire& Safety guys are, but, please forward this to them as well. At the very least you MUST at least see a demonstration of this stuff at your facilities. I have carbon copied the company representative that did our demo and that we purchased the product from. You all can contact each other and see if this is right for you and your facility. (Trust me, it is)
Lieutenant Sean C. Harper
Director of Emergency Management / Emergency Staff Services Coordinator
Hutchinson Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1568
Hutchinson, KS 67504-1568
Would they have the proper tools to save the citizen in need?JACKSON, MS – On Monday, a crash claimed the life of Anthony Boone, but not before a Jackson police officer did everything he could to save the man from the fiery crash. When he couldn’t, he was simply there for him…“We went through probably 8 to 10 fire extinguishers. I kept spraying them on the dash and his leg area, but the heat, it was so hot. The fire just wouldn’t go out,”