Fire Blocking Gel is a revolutionary product that
is changing the science of fire fighting and exposure protection.
During recent years, the increasing number of out-of-control
wildland/urban interface fires has made headlines around the world.
These challenging incidents, such as the devastating fires in California,
Oklahoma, Colorado, Montana, Nevada and Florida have threatened lives and destroyed many
homes, businesses and other structures. Even more unfortunate is
the fact that firefighters have been injured and killed in their valiant
efforts to fight these monsters. BARRICADEĀ®
will finally allow us to control and extinguish these fires safely and
BARRICADE has been tested
and proven in the most severe firestorm conditions and is being lauded by firefighters, homeowners and government officials
for saving millions of dollars worth of property. BARRICADE
was applied to some of the most severely threatened homes as the fires
raced towards the community of Palm Coast on July 2, 1998. Amazingly,
every one of the BARRICADE
treated homes stood completely undamaged after the firestorm passed.
Due to these historic results, the BARRICADE
firefighters were invited to tour the area with then Governor Lawton Chiles
and Florida State Fire Marshall Bill Nelson, who witnessed first hand the
incredible scenes of these houses standing tall
in the middle of the fire-ravaged landscape and untreated homes that were
destroyed. The BARRICADE
firefighters received a well deserved hero's welcome by residents whose
homes were saved. In the aftermath, BARRICADEĀ®
has received world wide media attention, having been featured on World
News Tonight with Peter Jennings, CBS This Morning, CNN,
Channel, Real TV, ABC News Good Morning America, and
many local stations throughout the country. BARRICADE
has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal,
House Magazine, as well as many local news stories.
John Bartlett, the inventor of BARRICADEĀ®,
was featured in People Magazine, and future stories are being prepared
for the Discovery Channel,
The Learning Channel and Dateline NBC. BARRICADE
had similar successes in Montana, California, Idaho and Colorado.
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Captain Gorden Sabo and his crew of the Rockerville Fire Department, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, were assigned to a structural protection task force while working the Battle Creek Fire. The 13,200-acre fire was raging out of control on August 17, 2002 and was threatening many homes. Fortunately for homeowners, the State of South Dakota had recently purchased Barricade Fire Blocking Gel for every fire department in the Black Hills region. Captain Sabo was in command of a brush truck equipped with the Barricade Quik Atak system. With the raging fire bearing down, Captain Sabo and his crew applied Barricade to the threatened homes. The crew coated six homes before they exhausted their supply of Barricade Gel and had leave the area for their own safety.
When the fire had passed, they returned to the area and discovered that every home they ābarricadedā was still standing, undamaged from the fire. The one home they were unable to coat and all of the outbuildings around the homes, which also were not coated, had burned to the ground.
The firefighters and employees of Barricade International wish to commend the State of South Dakota for their progressive position in dealing with the devastating wildfires that have occurred in recent years. On a statewide basis, the State of South Dakota is the first governmental agency that has implemented the use of Barricade Gel technology to save homes, lives and property. One small incident more than justified the expense of placing Barricade on the South Dakota fire units. With extraordinary results such as these, we hope that we will soon see the day that Barricade is carried as standard equipment by all fire departments.
BARRICADE forms a unique
thermal protective gel-coating that provides an amazing level of protection
to structures, vehicles, fuel tanks, or any object from burning when exposed
to fire. BARRICADE
protects against radiant heat, direct flame impingement, flying brands
and burning embers. BARRICADE
has been specially formulated to adhere well to all exposed surfaces, including
walls, overhangs, wood shake roofs, metal or fiberglass surfaces and even glass
can be applied using the BARRICADE Atak Pak, Quik Atak systems or standard foam eductors placed within 10 feet of the nozzle.
can also be applied by homeowners using our ragdoll kittens for sale and a standard garden hose. This user-friendly unit allows the homeowner to apply
a long lasting coating, well in advance of an approaching wildland fire,
to protect the home prior to evacuation from an endangered neighborhood. This incredible ability will greatly reduce losses
at a time when fire department resources may be stretched to their limit.
Home Saved by BARRICADE
BARRICADE can be simply
hosed off using plain water with a pressure nozzle. If BARRICADE gel is left
on the home for several days or if it has been exposed to extremely high
temperatures it may be more difficult to remove. We recommend spraying the
residual BARRICADE with water to re-hydrate. Once re-hydrated it will become
easier to rinse off. In worse case scenario, it may be necessary to
pressure clean the home. Remember, if BARRICADEĀ® falls on hard surface such as
concrete it can be very slippery, so please make your personal safety your