Chemguard Foam Concentrate Saves Lives & Protects Equipment in Iraq


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MANSFIELD, TX --  The Intelagard Macaw compressed air foam (CAF) backpack – the first portable, independent CAF backpack in the world – protects troops and equipment in Iraq.  Equipped with Chemguard alcohol-resistant aqueous film-forming foam (AR-AFFF), the Macaw backpack can project fire-suppression foam up to 40 feet (12 meters), achieving quick knockdown while protecting the user.  

“Intelagard Macaw backpacks using are deployed by the U.S. military on Stryker armored vehicles, Humvees, and heavy equipment transporter system (HETS) tractor-trailers,” said Dennis Smagac, president of Intelagard.  “Chemguard’s flexibility and support have enabled us to provide this much needed protection for the troops, saving lives and valuable equipment.”

Designed for emergency response in demanding environments, the Macaw backpack is used by the military and HAZMAT teams, as well as by municipal firefighters and other fire-fighting professionals.  In addition to fire suppression, applications include decontamination, exposure protection, HAZMAT cleanup, industrial fire control, mop up and overhaul, vapor suppression, and wet-line construction. 

Chemguard is a global, full-service, ISO 9001:2000 Certified manufacturer of fire suppression foams, equipment, and systems; specialty pumps; and fluorosurfactant specialty chemicals.  Known for advanced R&D, engineering/design expertise, quality manufacturing, and high-quality, field-tested products, Chemguard provides unmatched customer support.

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