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Feb 27, 2014
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Jan 8, 2014
Mark Cummins commented on Bobby Halton's blog post Science on the Fireground for a Better Firefight
"How can we encourage more of the credible, experienced fire fighters to share their evaluations of the scientifically measured fires?  This publication is an excellent place for us to express our opinions and I am very grateful for being…"
Jan 8, 2014
Mark Cummins posted a blog post

Window shooting with CAFS

 I appreciate you asking for my opinion about this video and the LA/C use of CAFS for outside initial attack.  I have used this tactic for many years and it has never failed me to gain quick control of structure fires, even when I used to be working State and Federal forest fires that involved homes and buildings. We did not have proper PPE to inter the structures until the fire was out. I was very glad to see the window tactic in the video using a straight stream of water.  It works best when…See More
Dec 15, 2013
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Aug 10, 2012
Mark Cummins commented on Mark Cummins's photo
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"Sorry it has taken me so long to respond to this comment. This was an actuall emergency call and CAFS foam was requested after the initial attack with water was not effective. It is common to use CAFS when water shuttle is obviously wasting water…"
Aug 10, 2012
Mark Cummins replied to P.J. Norwood's discussion Dearborn Michigan Close Call Roof Collapse
"Since this topic is not drawing many comments I would like to raise the idea of new technology that might be considered as an option to the standard ventilation objectives. My field of research and development is studying new ways to clear the…"
Apr 3, 2012
Michael J. Northrup commented on Mark Cummins's photo
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"Just curious; is your foam application pictured here after the completion of your investigation or applied at the initial attack? Our area has run into concerns about the use of foam for initial attack and the difficulties to perform the…"
Feb 28, 2012

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Lives in:
Joshua Texas
Department:
Steele Creek retired
Title/rank:
FF, President, Instructor, Hazmat Tech
Years of public service:
40
Agency structure:
other
Top issues in your department:
CAFS
Professional Qualifications:
Invented CAFS
Topics you provide training for:
CAFS structural industrial and wildland
Areas of expertise:
Foam
Web site:
http://www.cafsco.com

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At 8:31pm on February 27, 2012, Tom Brown said…

Thanks mark

Mark Cummins's Blog

Window shooting with CAFS

 I appreciate you asking for my opinion about this video and the LA/C use of CAFS for outside initial attack.  I have used this tactic for many years and it has never failed me to gain quick control of structure fires, even when I used to be working State and Federal forest fires that involved homes and buildings. We did not have proper PPE to inter the structures until the fire was out. I was very glad to see the window tactic in the video using a straight stream of water.  It works best…

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