The fire suppressant engineered to quickly and efficiently control North American wildland fires

The mounting challenges of North American wildland fires

With wildland fires increasing in occurrence, risk, severity, and cost, it is becoming ever more vital to secure the tools to mitigate and prevent them. In the past decade, wildfires have been far more destructive and deadly than we have previously seen, in some cases due to warmer temperatures and drier wildlands.

While many fire retardants are effective at limiting the spread of active wildland fires, the environmental impact, cost of application, and limited penetration into heavily brushed areas - to name a few, limits their ongoing viability to combat the growing issue. BLAZETAMER380TM is a solution engineered to provide effective, flexible, and cost-effective results in the hands of North American firefighters without further damaging the wildlands and exacerbating the issues we are experiencing.

The benefits of BLAZETAMER380TM

Approved for use in the US

Non-toxic, non-corrosive, and environmentally safe, BLAZETAMER380TM is proven harmless to humans, animals, and vegetation in compliance with Work Health Safety Regulations for firefighters. It is approved for use by state and federal agencies, listed on the United States Forest Service Qualified Products List (QPL), and is allowed as an environmentally safe alternative in Long Term Retardant Exclusion Zones if allowed by land management agency policy.

Superior Drop Characteristics

The water-additive BLAZETAMER380TM binds water molecules together to improve the drop characteristics of the direct attack; denser drop patterns, more uniform coverage, less evaporative loss, less drift, and greater canopy penetration. The drop characteristics of BLAZETAMER380TM provide firefighters with greater precision and more control over the direct attack, resulting in greater immediate effect and fewer flights required.

Reduces Hazards for Firefighters

The combined endothermic and drop characteristics of BLAZETAMER380TM reduce the hazards of wildland fires by limiting the heat and smoke produced, and its great efficacy over other options results in reduced flights and safer operations. The concentrated solution is non-corrosive and safe for storage, including aboard firefighting vehicles for quick injection and blending for easy refilling from any water source.

Meet the team on the ground

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Tina Young

Chief Operating Officer

Tina has worked for the Federal Government for 36 years in the field of acquisition. She served as a Contracting Officer for 25 years with the Department of Defense and for 11 years with the Department of Interior. Throughout her career, she was responsible for writing aviation service contracts for wildland fire support, helicopter short-haul operations for the National Parks, and military flight operations using contractor aircraft for the Department of Defense. Additionally, she served as a Procurement Unit Leader on a NIFC Wildland Fire Type I Team for several years. In 2015, Tina retired from the Federal Government but joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in 2016 as a contract business specialist managing aviation contracts and funding for the BIA Aviation Program. Recently, in January 2024, Tina accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer for BLAZETAMER USA.

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Bill Schuster

Sales & Business Development Manager

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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Harlan Johnson


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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Jeff Nelson


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) McAlpin


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.

Commonly answered questions


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.

Does BLAZETAMER380TM present a hazard to plants or agricultural crops?

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.

What should I do if an aircraft applied BLAZETAMER380TM to my house?

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.

What type of fire will BLAZETAMER380TM extinguish?

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
Ethanol fires
Any type of A-Class wildland and structural fires

Contact us today to speak with an expert on BLAZETAMER380TM near you.