FLAMEFIGHTER FIRE FLAPPER
Used for smothering fires in grass, straw, weeds, and small brush.
A flapper is a wildland firefighting tool that is also called a swatter or a beater. It is designed for extinguishing minor fires in rural areas. A flapper is built with a long handle which allows firefighters to stand well back from the fire.
The rubber flexible flapper beats the air away from the flames, smothering the fire.
The fire is attacked from the wind-side by lightly swatting out the flames or glows with the thick flap.
When the flapper hits the ground oxygen supply to the fire is stopped and the fire will be extinguished.
Where ground cover is short, the flapper can be dragged along the fire edge to smother the fire.
Be careful, if used too hard, it can actually add more oxygen to the fire causing the fire to spread.
It is often recommended to also hose water on the area, as there will always be a risk of it flaring up later.
60” Long Fiberglass handle
FF FLAMEFIGHTER FIRE FLAPPER
- Brand: Flamefighter
- Model: FF
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Tags: FF, Flamefighter, fire flapper, Wildland