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New Fire Foam Cannon Truck

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Bakken crude fires are happening up and down the railway.
    July 7th, 2013 a train derailed in Quebec Canada carrying Bakken crude--claiming 47 lives.
    December 30th, 2013 another crude train derailed and exploded near Casselton.  
    Reporter Sarah Gustin has the story of a truck that's designed specifically to fight these flames.
    Our typical line of dagainstaganist flames isn't always the most effective.
(Darrell Graf / Founder of Fire Foam Cannon) "After Casselton I just got thinking, small communities, just don't have the capabilities they need for heavy foam flows for major fires."    
    Darrell Graf has been fighting fire for 45 years.
    He's now the founder of the Fire Foam Cannon.
    He says this truck has what it takes to change that problem small communities face.
(Darrell Graf / Founder of Fire Foam Cannon) "My goal would ble to see one of these trucks in every county. so if a situation occurs in one county they call thedepartmentsre deparemtnts and the foam truck to start the situation and then call neighboring counties to bring their foam truck so they have back up foam."
    This truck is designed to fight flammable fuel fires from ethanol, gasoline, diesel, and crude.
(Darrell Graf / Founder of Fire Foam Cannon) "The truck is designed to handle 6, 330 gallon totes which is 1,980 gallons of foam, at 200 gallons a minute at 60 gallons of foam a minute mixed in with that we are looking at a half hours supply. That 30 minutes will do a miraculous job on a serious fire." 
    This foam is shooting about 300 feet.
    And while this truck is manually operated, Graf says remote controlled trucks are available.
(Darrell Graf / Founder of Fire Foam Cannon) "The fire engines with the man power can be another 500 feet away so they can stay out of the heat. Keep the human beings out of the heat and let the truck do it's job." 
    Graf says a major goal was to make this truck easy to crews could respond quickly during a time of need.
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Mandan, ND 58554
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