HCF had a cell fire last night, and thankfully there were no injuries, we did evacuate half the cell-house and it was during meal-line and yard.  This was a very hot intense electrical fire, although small, and obviously it produced a lot of smoke.   We have received nothing but praises from the Captains all the way down to the frontline staff about the new fire extinguishing product we had available for them to use called Cold-Fire.  I know I emailed you a few months ago about this product, but, now it has been used in an actual incident and the shift staff say it worked fantastic.  It put the fire out very fast and efficiently.  I have yet to see the video, if approved to, I will send you all a copy.  This has only solidified in my mind how important it is for our department to have another tool in our tools belts like this one.

I am not certain who each of yours Fire& Safety guys are, but, please forward this to them as well.  At the very least you MUST at least see a demonstration of this stuff at your facilities.  I have carbon copied the company representative that did our demo and that we purchased the product from.  You all can contact each other and see if this is right for you and your facility.  (Trust me, it is)


Lieutenant Sean C. Harper

Director of Emergency Management / Emergency Staff Services Coordinator

Hutchinson Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 1568

Hutchinson, KS 67504-1568

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