“It’s so safe, you could eat it!” In fact, FireRein Eco-Gel™ is certified through the USDA’s BioPreferred Program and is made from food grade material. This allows municipal fire departments and industry to use it without worrying about the potential for contamination of the fire site, health hazards to their personnel or water run-off.
In fighting Class A and Class B fires, FireRein Eco-Gel™ is proven to extinguish fires in half the time of traditional foams and gels. This allows municipal fire departments and industrial sites to more quickly protect the people and products they are responsible for, as well as prevent future fires from spreading. Our reliable and responsive product can be applied with standard proportioning equipment.
100% EASIER TO CLEAN
FireRein Eco-Gel™ is a hydrogel that is completely soluble in any type of water. Once a fire is extinguished with Eco-Gel™, any residual hydrogel can be easily washed away with water – a garden hose will do!
FireRein is dedicated to providing the firefighting community with effective, innovative and sustainable firefighting solutions. The company is underpinned by our experienced team that includes firefighters from various backgrounds in urban, rural, industrial and wildland firefighting. We are further driven by a need to replace today’s toxic, non-renewable, firefighting water additives whose myriad of human and environmental toxicity concerns are under ever-increasing public scrutiny.
FireRein also recognizes that today’s fires are challenging traditional firefighting methods. Climate change has created “super wildfires” that are occurring more frequently. Structural firefighting has dramatically changed with the mainstream use of today’s engineered building materials that cause fires to burn hotter and faster.
Therefore, we created Eco-Gel™, the world’s first and only 100% bio-sourced and 100% food-grade water additive that when introduced into fire hose water streams creates a potent firefighting gel that “sticks and stays” on any surface and in any orientation.
Q: What is FireRein Eco-Gel™?
A: A water additive that forms a highly effective suppressant (at concentrations between 1-6% by volume).
Q: What is FireRein Eco-Gel™ made of?
A: It is the only fire suppressant that is 100% bio-based - made from ingredients found in food.
Competitive products use SAPs (super absorbent polymers) that can contain cancer causing chemicals and respiratory irritants. And other competitive products contain surfactants that harm plant and aquatic life and PFAS (perfluroalkyl substances) linked to birth defects.
Q: Does Eco-Gel™ actually work?
A: Yes, it knocks down fires 55% faster than water and reduces water use by 60%. It also clings to vertical surfaces. Competitive products are not effective in all water (only in clean water with a narrow pH range) and do not cling like Eco-Gel™.
Q: Where is Eco-Gel™ used?
A: EcoGelTM is used by municipalities and industry in North America.
Q: Why should I use Eco-Gel™?
A: To fight fires faster and create safe paths of egress.
For more on Eco-Gel™ in action read our Training FAQs.
Q: Is Eco-Gel™ a foam or a gel?
A: Eco-Gel™ is a hydro-gel, a viscous solution that creates a barrier of water when heated; it thickens to smother fires faster and creates an excellent fire prevention break. This is key in effective and efficient training for fire and rescue operations.
Q: Can Eco-Gel™ be used with normal equipment?
A: Yes, Eco-GelTM can be deployed with standard proportioning equipment and traditional firefighting nozzles. It can also be applied with apparatus mounted injection systems. It is easy to switch to and easy to use.
Q: Is Eco-Gel™ safe for the environment?
A: Yes, it is the only fire suppressant that is 100% bio-based made from ingredients found in food. It does not use perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Eco-GelTM keeps the places you’re protecting safe. Competitive products contain surfactants that harm plant and aquatic life and PFAS (perfluroalkyl substances) linked to birth defects.
Q: Is Eco-Gel™ safe for hands on training?
A: Yes, it can be used without any worries of contamination or sickness for your training and fire crews, and will not contaminate the environment. It is completely non-toxic.
Q: Has Eco-Gel™ been tested in Compressed Air Foam Systems?
A: No, because it does not require air aspiration. This eliminates a step in your process and reduces your need for additional equipment, so you can train and fight fires with greater speed and effectiveness.
Q: Does Eco-Gel™ stick to vertical surfaces and ceilings?
A: Yes, creating safe paths of egress.Competitive products do not. Eco-Gel’s™ stickiness adds a tool to your toolbox, to better control and extinguish the blaze in your training procedures and in active fire incidents.
Q: Can Eco-Gel™ be used in wildland fires?
A: Yes, it can extinguish wildfires and stop their spread by coating organic material without harming the environment. And with Eco-GelTM, because of its non-toxic nature, you can regularly train for them so you’re ready whenever they come.
Q: Is Eco-Gel™ easy to clean?
A: Yes, it can be cleaned simply with water because it contains no SAPs.Competitive products use SAPs that are difficult to wash away, further damaging the scene. You can literally wash Eco-GelTM down the drain with no concern for contamination of local drinking water or aquatic habitats. Perfect for training.
Q: Where is Eco-Gel™ used?
A:EcoGelTM is used by municipalities and industry in North America. It is the new standard of efficient and effective fire suppressant that is safe for your crew and the environment, for class A and B fires.