Short-Term Fire Retardant

What is Short-Term Fire Retardant?

Short-Term Fire Retardant meaning in Safety terms is

  • Fire retardant that inhibits combustion primarily by the cooling and smothering action of water. Chemicals may be added to the water to alter its viscosity or retard its evaporation, thereby increasing its effectiveness. 


reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group