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FM 200 - An Overview of FM200 & Tactical Response

This Presentation provides an overview of FM 200 as a waterless fire protection system, possible locations, how it works and required response and decontamination protocols.

Fire Rescue Training

on 1 November 2018

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Transcript of FM 200 - An Overview of FM200 & Tactical Response

The Problem -
The need for Waterless Fire Protection Systems
FM 200: An Overview
& Tactical Response
Note: Use Arrows below to navigate
Ensure Sound is on

The End!
The Reason:
Mission Critical Operations

Why is there a need for Fire Protection with No Water or Foam?
Locations Where Waterless is Needed:
Data Centres
Communication Facilities
Waterless Systems are also used at...
Art Galleries
Technology is constantly changing!
This includes advances in Fire Protection:
Without Water
Without Foam
Are there places near your station that use waterless systems?
FM 200: Why are PIPs important?
FM 200 is most commonly used gas in large centres in the IT World
FE-25 or FE 13 (similar to FM 200) are found here
Types of Waterless Fire Protection Products
FM 200 (TM) - Large Data Centres and Communication Facilities
FE 25 (TM) - Museums, libraries & historical sites
FE - 13 (TM) - Class B Fires - Flammable Liquid processing, electrical control rooms
Other Trade Names in this Industry:
How does an FM 200 Discharge look like?
Light pulses to warn occupants to leave- THEN
Total Flooding of the space
The literature from manufacturers highlight the safety of these systems.

As Fire Fighters,
You'll have to respond
when there are problems
with these systems

Here's some advice
from Canutec and various SDS:
Responding to Area Post-Gas Discharge
Always wear SCBA
Mechanically ventilate (Vapours are heavier than air)
Check concentrations before re-entering
More Advice
Medical Aide Response (exposed during Handling)
Skin or Eye Contact: Flush with water 15 min
Remove from area and apply air
During Transport
Zone 100 m (small release) - 500 m (large release)
Increase hot zone when weather is very cold
Keep out of low-lying areas

For More Info
For Follow Up
Is there a facility in your area that is using a waterless system?
Claim the site and do a pre-incident planning visit to find out some specifics
Canutec - canutecasd@tc.gc.ca
Chemours SDS - https://www.chemours.com/FE/en_US/products/FM200.html
Canadian Conservation Institute - https://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/resources-ressources/agentsofdeterioration-agentsdedeterioration/chap04-eng.aspx
- www.pics4learning.com/
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromotrifluoromethane
Calgary Herald -
Experienced Fire Fighters may
recall the chemical "Halon",
which has now been "banned".
Mission Critical Operations
need FM200 or similar gases
for fire protection
Realize that there may still be a few locations that have put off replacing their Halon systems with FM200
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