As the political climate throughout the world begins to heat up, protests and counter-protests have become increasingly more animated and angry, and have quite often involved potentially hazardous materials. Within just the past few weeks, the US has experienced some large-scale protests that were steps away from disaster in the eyes of civil servants.
In Charlottesville, protesters marched through the University of Virginia campus carrying tiki torches. Unknowingly, these rioters in Charlottesville were wielding Molotov Cocktails. With one flick of a tiki torch and there could have been a large fire catastrophe in a crowd of people.
For first responders, police officers, and riot control, the potential for major fire is not just a threat but a very real danger that they need to be prepared for. That means having the best equipment for the job.
Many police forces are taking a safer approach to dealing with civil disturbances. The Seattle police prepared for the May Day riots by practicing bike wall formations, wearing riot gear and arming themselves with Cold Fire™ Tactical cans.
Cold Fire™ is a non-toxic, non-corrosive wetting agent that serves as a fire extinguisher while being safe to discharge in a crowded area. Cold Fire™ was created for one purpose: to save lives in the event of a fire. Cold Fire™ has become an invaluable fire suppression agent for service members and has become known as the safest fire extinguishing product on the market today.
And it’s approved. According to the EPA’s website, Cold Fire™ is listed in the SNAP (Significantly New Alternative Policy Program) alternative fire extinguishers as a safer option to Halon.
When you send your team out to protect civilians in a high-tension, potentially hazardous situation, you want to be assured that they have the best, safest, most-effective equipment available to them. And when things heat up, you don’t want to be without a personal Cold Fire™ tactical can to safely extinguish fires. Because, ultimately, it’s all about protection–your service members, civilians, and the environment.