Watch This Army Reserve Helicopter Hanger Fill Up Crazy Fast With Fire Suppression Foam And Be Amazed

Army Reserve Emergency Foam Fire Suppression System

Brian Mullin


The Fort Indiantown Gap Army Reserves just got a brand new helicopter training facility complete with a hanger to hold 8 new helicopters. Having this many aircraft indoors poses an obvious fire risk, so the building has been outfitted with a state of the art fire suppressions system.

To test out the new emergency fire foam suppression system, someone was allowed to stand on an upper platform inside of the hanger and film as the entire warehouse filled up with foam in a matter of moments:

I’m sure there’s a kill switch in there somewhere, or multiple kill switches located throughout. Still, I found myself getting a little nervous for the cameraman after that foam really started to engulf the entire hanger.

Sadly, I have no practical use for something like this in my own life. I’d love to be able to watch this shit happen firsthand but I’m neither an Army Reserves member nor do I work in a factory where something like this would be applicable. So, for the time being, I’ll just have to appreciate this technology via YouTube.

 
(h/t r/videos)