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FPD acquires new tool


Last updated 3/2/2020 at 12:13pm

A firefighter applies the fire blanket to a burning car in this submitted photo.

Due to the increasing number of electric cars on the road these days, and the many events the Fountain Fire Department supports at Pikes Peak International Raceway, the department purchased a fire blanket to be used for car fires and other industrial fires.

The 70-pound fire blanket is made from two layers of woven glass fiber fabric and an inner layer of fire-retardant film that work together to remove the oxygen supply from the fire, resulting in the fire being extinguished. It can be used up to 50 times and is cleaned after every use.

"The fire blanket will be another tool that we can...

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