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European Fire Suppressant Tested Stateside for First Time Ever at Rifle Garfield County Airport

Rifle Garfield County Airport played host Monday to the nation’s very first exhibition of a fire suppressant common to Europe.

Burning brush piles collected from county land surrounding the airport, Colorado River Fire Rescue joined the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control in testing what’s called FS-01. The chemical product was created by Green Canyon Ventures based in Miami but has only been deployed in places like Spain and Portugal.

Dave Toelle is an aviation projects manager with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control and is based out of the Rifle airport. He said the suppressant could completely stop fires in its tracks as opposed to retardant, which is better known to slow a fire.

Read more on this story at the Post Independent

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