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Extinguishing RV firesRecreational vehicles, campers, motorhomes in all classes contain large amounts of flammable materials. Do you have a plan in the event of a fire? RVs may become fully engulfed in flames within a matter of minutes.  From 2009 to 2013, an average of 5,540 fires per year involved motorhomes and other recreational vehicles, according to estimates provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The absolute first rule of RV firefighting is:

  1. Save lives first and property second.
  2. Get your occupants and yourself to safety before attempting to extinguish a fire.
  3. Use the firefighting tools on hand only if you can do so without endangering your life or that of others.


RV fireWhatever the type RV you own, for safety’s sake, you need to know where the fire is most likely to start. About ½ of all RV fires occur while vehicles are stationary. There are many different areas within an RV where fire can start:

  • Engine compartment
  • Refrigerator
  • Propane and propane leaks
  • Electrical shorts
  • Faulty wiring including wiring in generators, water heaters and air conditioners
  • Any combustible items within the unit, such as paper, cloth and cooking oil (any cooking done in your RV MUST be attended)

What if we told you that a fire suppression device was available that can be delivered by throwing it into the fire ahead of you or as you are exiting the vehicle, (not a ball device). It has the capability of fully suppressing a fire up to 5,300CU.FT.(larger than the inside of a 45’ RV) and will remove up to 1,000°F of temperature in less than 60 seconds.

The fire suppressing agent used in this device is US EPA SNAP approved. It is NON-TOXIC, does not remove oxygen, is environmentally friendly with no Ozone depletion potential and no global warming potential and can be cleaned up with a broom and dustpan.

This tool is currently in use by thousands of organizations in North America from firefighters/first responders to commercial fishing fleets and industrial users.


The unit is called the X-Tinguish® FST (Fire Suppression Tool). The FST is the World’s Most Advanced Aerosol Fire Suppression tool. We say, “When Seconds Count, Just Pull the Pin and Throw it in! “and let the X-Tinguish® FST do the rest.

This has not changed- The absolute first rule of RV firefighting is:


  1. Save lives first and property second.
  2. Get your occupants and yourself to safety before attempting to extinguish a fire.
  3. Use the firefighting tools on hand only if you can do so without endangering your life or that of others.

The X-TINGUISH® FST is a small, portable unit that contains potassium based chemical components. It is designed to be a first-use method to combat class A, B, C, and K fires.

When the device is deployed at the scene of a fire, the X-TINGUISH® FST releases a cloud of aerosol containing the potassium components, interrupting the chain reaction in the flame.When utilized and deployed according to the instructions in the Operation Manual, the FST provides an extremely effective method of fire suppression.firefighter

  • The X-Tinguish® FST:
    Offers extraordinary knock down as well as fast suppression capabilities
  • Reduces temperatures by as much as 1,000°F ≤ 60 seconds
  • Can cut water usage by as much as 80%, when used properly
  • The aerosol is SNAP listed by the US EPA (Aerosol A, SFE)
  • Is environmentally friendly (ODP 0%, GWP 0%)
  • Does not reduce or deplete (O²) oxygen
  • Can eliminate flashover and backdraft
  • Is Non-Toxic, Non-Corrosive and Non-Conductive
  • Highly Efficient and Suitable against A-B-C-K class fires
  • IS NOT pressurized!
  • Has a 5-year battery life
  • Has a 15-year shelf life
  • Includes a new “R-pin” that protects the igniter pin from being accidentally removed.
  • LED light turns red when the unit is activated!X-Tinguish FST

For more information regarding or to purchase the X-Tinguish FST, click here.

Also, be sure to check out the videos below for a more in-depth look:

Restart the Clock with the X-Tinguish FST – A basement fire being fully suppressed within 60 seconds.
FOX NEWS CH 6 Milwaukee, WI – Title: A Miracle device that could save your life!
CBS NEWS CH 58 Milwaukee, WI – Title: The X-Tinguish FST
Tire Fires
Cooking/Grease Fires

About the Authors:

James Craft, Jr. is a 40-year veteran of the Fire Service. He started his career in 1977 and retired from the Dallas-Fire Rescue Department in 2006. His responsibilities included being in charge of training its 1600+ members. In addition, he was in charge of the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Program at both Dallas Love Field and Dallas Executive Airports. James wrote the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Standards for the state of Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration was so impressed by his work they adopted them as a National Standard for all airports across the nation to follow.

Mr. Joseph Kuesis has over 25 years experience in executive level positions for a small number of US based businesses. He has functioned as the chief liaison with the US EPA, United States Coast Guard and FAA for his companies. Mr. Kuesis is a current member of the Cargo Compartment Halon Replacement Working Group(CCHRWG), International Aircraft Systems Fire Protection Working Group and has extensive experience in various safety related fields including fire and weather. His experience with condensed aerosol fire suppression systems began nearly 10 years ago. He has helped develop a number of products currently utilized today. Joe has been honored by the Pacific Commercial Marine Expo, Seattle, WA and the Commercial Marine Expo, Providence, RI as a key speaker talking about Fire Safety. He lives with his wife in Northern Illinois. He enjoys the outdoors immensely and is an avid fisherman.

From time-to-time, we have guest bloggers post on our site. The views, opinions and positions expressed within these guest posts are those of the authors. Coach-Net did not receive compensation for this post.

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