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John Perz

More on fire extinguishers.

I recommend you check out the website of Mac The Fire Guy. He’s a retired fire fighting professional who travels around in an RV, and teaches RV fire safety at FMCA rallys, Escapees escapades, etc.

His article on the different types of fire extinguishers is a must read.


Powder type extinguishers contain either Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Bicarbonate, or Monoamonium Phosphate. The later two are both toxic and corrosive, and present major clean-up problems if you use them.

He recommends instead AFFF – Aqueous Film Forming Foam – extinguishers, which are currently used by the military and motorsports. Older types also had some toxicity and corosive problems. Newer ones do not.

FireAde is one such product. It is non-toxic, non-corrosive, and washes off with water. Cold Fire is another one.



Both are available at – where else? – Amazon.

Of course, we need TWO extinguishers – one in the cab of the truck, and one in the truck camper.

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