The ChamaAzul project (BlueFlame project) was designed as a purpose to develop an innovative firefighting system in forests and national parks. The destruction of the plant life, death of animals and the impact over the rivers headwaters are listed as the mains consequences of a fire.
The attempt to put out the fire also represents a cost to the health of those who are on the front line of combat. In some point the firefighting system used today is shown to be defective, thus there is the need of a research in innovation to find a more economic and efficient solution. The best way used today to overcome the fire is by cooling it with water and using the fire beater. There are physical, organizational and financial difficulties whose, amongst them all, the worst is to stop the fire to come back on the areas where it was already put out.
That problem results in time of fighting being wasted. Other difficulty is where to find a good volume of water and yet, how to transport it to where the fire is. It is still important to study the nowadays system, but a lot is necessary to study new ways and materials, because the meaning of this project is to create a new technology. The challenge is to find a new component that preserves the use of the water and brings along no risk of a negative impact of the environment, not only that, a component able to put out the flames and control the fire and stopping it to rise up again. Achieving this, the system would become more efficient, quick and safe above all.
The ChamaAzul brings as a vantage a better management of time used on the task, low necessity of water refill, devices of water refuel that go together with firefighters and a well-structured system that makes easier put the fire out.