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Bill - I began my career in Forestry with 27 years as a Forestry Technician in northern Minnesota, for the MN DNR. Simultaneously, I began my career in fire/aviation with Helitack in 1983. I moved to the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in 2007 as the Statewide Helicopter Operations Specialist and retired in 2016 as the MN DNR Wildfire Aviation Supervisor. I also spent 32 years as a member on our local rural fire department. During my career I was carded as an Air Operations Branch Director, Air Attack, Helicopter Coordinator, Aerial Ignition Specialist, Prescribed Burn Boss and several other positions. My background in fire/aviation helps me to understand both operations and program management. I was first exposed to BLAZETAMER380 in 2015 when we decided to use it in our fleet of contracted FireBoss’. I look forward to working with fire/aviation managers as they consider incorporating BLAZETAMER380 into their programs since I firmly believe it is a game changer!
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HJ – He spent his youth on a ranch, began fighting wildland fire at the age of 17, obtained a degree in Forestry, practiced Silviculture with fire duties thru 1988. Converted to a Federal Contracting Officer position, held positions on Type I and II overhead teams, and became the Chief of Contracting for the DOI aviation program. Retired in 2012, moved back to the ranch and worked in the private section to this day.
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I am Jeff Nelson the Operations Manager for BLAZETAMER380 USA/Canada/International. I have worked in Wildland Firefighting, Aviation Operations and Structural Firefighting for 38 years. I have 25 years of experience working and developing the State of Minnesota’s SEAT Program and supporting National wildfire efforts. I am a Federally Carded Mixmaster, Tankerbase Manager and SEAT Manager. I assist our customers with their needs from BLAZETAMER380 maintenance, mixing and loading of BLAZETAMER380 to Air Base setup and design.
Robert (Bob) McAlpin1968/69 in Montana with the USFS on a Wilderness Trail Crew. 1970 in Alaska working on a BLM Helitack Fire Crew before being Drafted. 3.5 years as a US Army Helicopter Pilot. Assignments in Washington, Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Utah, and RVN. 30+ years with the AK Army NG as a Helicopter Pilot, Safety Officer. 33 years with Alaska BLM / Alaska Fire Service (Helitack Fire Fighter, Aerial Detection Spec, Large AC Load Master, Statewide Helicopter Program Manager. Numerous Fire assignments supporting Aviation Operations in the USA.Military liaison with US Army, Reserve, NG Aviation Units on Fire assignments.11.5 years with Alaska DNR Forestry (Northern Region Avn Officer, Helicopter and Large Air Tanker COAR, Canadian Large Air Tanker Liaison with the USFS, Managed Northern Region Air Tanker Bases, Aviation Safety Officer). Currently self-employed and the Alaska BLAZETAMER USA Sales and Service Rep.
BLAZETAMER380TM is a water-enhancing elastomer designed for deployment by aircraft – both fixed and rotary wing – to suppress wildfires quickly and safely. The product can also be used in ground engines by applying the recommended dosage to the water and agitating for a few minutes. Recirculating through the pump will yield the best results. BLAZETAMER380™ has been closely scrutinized by testing authorities globally, including the US Forest Service.
No. The mixed solution of BLAZETAMER380TM is not harmful to plants or agricultural crops. For many years similar polymers have been used on food crops in agriculture for water retention, spray drift reduction and efficiency improvements in nutrients. The polymers have no effect on the plants themselves, and residues are not harmful to humans or animals. For more information on the safety protocols or for specific questions on BLAZETAMER380TM, download our brochure or contact us today.
Don’t be alarmed. After a fire event, it is always good practice to inspect your dwelling to determine if there has been fire or ember damage, followed by a good cleaning of ash and residue from gutters. Prior to fire events, householders are recommended to block and fill gutters with water, making clean-down easy when the fire has passed. BLAZETAMER380TM will not damage structural surfaces, timber, or paintwork. However, some smooth, non-porous surfaces can remain slightly slippery, in which case sufficient water should be applied by hose to remove the product. Householders should not flush fire suppression products into holding tanks for drinking water supplies. Concrete or paved surfaces around the home should be washed down with water. Any BLAZETAMER380TM which falls on gardens or gravel surfaces will break down and degrade over time.
BLAZETAMER380TM has been used to extinguish all common types of fire with the single exception of Electrical fires. Testing in both controlled and uncontrolled environments demonstrated the versatility of BLAZETAMER380TM.
To date, the product has demonstrated its ability to control:
Grease or fat fires
Coal firesDiesel fires
Any type of A-Class wildland and structural fires