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Fire Gel from Barricade

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Barricade ® II Fire Gel is the result of 10 years of research and testing to eliminate nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) and petroleum distillate from the original Barricade formula. NPE-Free Barricade ® II has been approved for use by the US Forest Service in a wide range of firefighting functions including application by large air tankers, smaller Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs), helicopters using buckets as well as firefighters on the ground using fire engines. Barricade ® II is the first and only liquid fire gel concentrate that has been approved for use by the Forest Service that does not contain toxic chemical additives known as NPEs and petroleum distillate oils (as of December 2012). Environmental organizations have called upon the U.S. Forest Service to ban the use of other firefighting chemicals that contain NPEs.

Barricade ® II was specifically developed for use by commercial and government entities where a large quantity of gel is used or there is frequent contact by firefighters.

Barricade can be used on houses, shake roofs, decks, doors, windows, eaves, fences, outbuildings, sheds, dog houses, log piles, brush, shrubbery, trees, haystacks, cars, boats, grilles, LP and propane tanks. Remember, it is not so important to completely encase the home in gel. The eaves, windows, doors, decks and wood shake roofs are most important to coat. Asphalt shingles do not need to be coated unless a tree or some other exposure is nearby.

Barricade can be stored safely for a several years. The consistency of Barricade is very similar to paint as some of the product will settle to the bottom. We recommend that you shake it every six months. Barricade should be shaken vigorously for a minimum of two minutes before use. The manufacturer's warranty is for three (4) years against defects. The history of users indicates that with proper storage and handling, and with periodic agitation, the shelf life is much longer than this.

NPEs

NPEs (a.ka. Nonylphenol Ethoxylates) are surfactant components found in some other brands of fire gel products. Recent scientific studies have shown that NPEs have negative effects on the reproductive systems of animals and humans in extremely low doses which can cause birth defects in future generations. Barricade is proud to offer the ONLY liquid fire gel that is completely free of toxic NPEs and petroleum distillates. Barricade is the only fire chemical of any kind to be awarded the prestigious "Champion" award from our nation's EPA.

 

Barricade Fire Gel

NPE-Free Barricade ® II has been approved for use by the US Forest Service as the first liquid fire gel concentrate that does not contain toxic chemical additives known as NPEs and petroleum distillate oils. Barricade ® II was specifically developed for use by commercial and government entities where a large quantity of gel is used or there is frequent contact by firefighters. ©2012 Barricade