For this assignment, you are to research ONE of the following
situations. Discuss it thoroughly using the course learning
outcomes for this unit as a foundation to discuss the concepts.
Research an incident involving fire suppressant(s). Compare the fire suppressant(s) listed in the incident to others
listed in schoarly sources and the textbook. Describe the suppressant, give real life experiences involving the
suppressant, and briefly compare and contrast which other fire suppressants would be effective for the same
incident. Discuss the chemical phase, the mechanism of action, the mode of application, and the application
Research an incident involving a gasoline fire and briefly describe the incident. Discuss the best aqueous foam(s)
for fighting the fire. Explain the principal mode of application of the aqueous foam agent. Was the aqueous foam
effective? Why, or why not?
Research an incident involving inert gases used to prevent, quench, or interfere with the chain propagating and
chain branching chemistry of the flames. Explain why the uses of chemically active agents are limited by their
environmental impacts and health hazards. Do you agree with or disagree with their environmental impacts and
health hazards? Why, or why not?
Research emergency response for fires that use water delivery enhanced with chemical additives for
extinguishment. Briefly describe an incident and highlight some of the primary types of chemical additives and
their effectiveness. Did the water have high heat of vaporization or gasify readily with the additives? Did the
additives form any toxic products after the extinguishment of the fire?
The purpose of this assignment is for you to apply the concepts and knowledge you learned within this unit. Also, this
provides you with the opportunity to use your skills, expertise, and experience to enrich your response. Since you are
offered the choice of which assignment to complete, you should provide a thorough discussion on the concepts and
explain how it could relate to your field or career choice. To supplement your discussion, you may use
journal articles, case studies, scholarly papers, and other sites you may find pertinent.
Your response should be at least three pages of content , double spaced and appropriately cited using APA style writing.
Any material that is directly quoted is required to have the necessary citation. Your paper should have a title page and
reference page meeting APA format. This should be original work that demonstrates a higher level of learning. The use of
material from other scholarly sources is appropriate to show that you can analyze the information and apply it to other
situations by building on the knowledge of others as it applies to your exploratory assignment