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New Purple K Units
« on: March 09, 2007, 12:47:57 PM »
FDNY has placed 4 new Purple K units in Service bring the total units to 6.

Purple K Unit 33
Purple K Unit 84
Purple K Unit 163
Purple K Unit 326
Existing Units.
Purple K Unit 228
Purple K Unit 229

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New Purple K Units
« on: March 09, 2007, 12:47:57 PM »

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Re: New Purple K Units
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 09:53:28 PM »
guys - what type of fires are the purple k used on?

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Re: New Purple K Units
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2007, 01:29:51 PM »
They are used for Electrical and gas fires such as methanol.

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Re: New Purple K Units
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 07:01:01 PM »
in regards to elec fires is it on transformers and manholes!!! sorry don't mean to be a pain

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Re: New Purple K Units
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007, 02:16:20 AM »
in regards to elec fires is it on transformers and manholes!!! sorry don't mean to be a pain

 We don't do anything for manhole fires except if it travels to the buildings and ignites the building. Purple K is more of a fire seperator it is used to seperate the flame ffom the chemical or gas that is on fire.Being in a house with one of the original 2 Purple K rigs, the 4 companies that just got their rigs will realize how much of a pain it is to refill the ball when there is a mess everywhere. Use the nederman or do it outside the firehouse.   

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Re: New Purple K Units
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007, 12:03:46 PM »
And I thought filling the Purple K can sucked..

Speaking of Purple K.  Heard a funny joke about it,  changing a guys baby powder with the Purple K.   :o