The Next Generation of

Long-Term Fire Retardants

It’s time for a meaningful change in the technology that we use to fight wildfires. Fortress is the only alternative to fertilizer-based fire retardants, and the first new entrant in the industry in over 20 years.

Saving

LIVES, LAND, PROPERTY and PLANET

Fortress is led by veteran fire professionals from every discipline of the industry. We share the urgency of fire crews on the frontlines, and we’re working tirelessly to make our superior fire retardants the new standard in the war on wildfires.

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Superior

Fire Suppression Technology

Our innovative chemistry brings a new and multi-faceted set of fire suppression capabilities to the frontlines of firefighting. Official testing has shown that Fortress fire retardants are up to 30% more effective than the current industry standard.

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Better

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Our eco-friendly fire retardants address the devastating environmental consequences of fertilizer-based retardants. The health of people and planet is an explicit part of our mission statement.

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Comprehensive

Wildfire Defense

In partnership with fire defense Service Providers, we also provide fire risk assessments, home hardening, vegetation removal, retardant application, and other fire mitigation services for commercial properties, homes, utilities, and municipal infrastructure

The Next Generation of

Long-Term Fire Retardants

It’s time for a meaningful change in the technology that we use to fight wildfires. Fortress is the only alternative to fertilizer-based fire retardants, and the first new entrant in the industry in over 20 years.

Saving

LIVES, LAND, PROPERTY and PLANET

Fortress is led by veteran fire professionals from every discipline of the industry. We share the urgency of fire crews on the frontlines, and we’re working tirelessly to make our superior fire retardants the new standard in the war on wildfires.

LEARN MORE

Superior

Fire Suppression Technology

Our innovative chemistry brings a new and multi-faceted set of fire suppression capabilities to the frontlines of firefighting. Official testing has shown that Fortress fire retardants are up to 30% more effective than the current industry standard.

LEARN MORE

Better

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Our eco-friendly fire retardants address the devastating environmental consequences of fertilizer-based retardants. The health of people and planet is an explicit part of our mission statement.

LEARN MORE
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We Are
Fortress

Fortress is a California and Montana-based fire retardant technology company led by a dedicated team of veteran fire professionals. We’ve witnessed the devastating effects of wildfires firsthand in our home state and around the globe, and we’re committed to developing high-performance, environmentally-friendly solutions to stop them. Fortress brings together expertise in chemistry, engineering, environmental science, firefighting, and operations, all with the shared mission of saving lives, lands, property and planet from destructive wildfires.

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Air tanker deploying Fortress fire retardant product

We Are

REINVENTING HOW
WE FIGHT WILDFIRES

We depend on aerial fire retardants to slow the spread of flames and to give firefighters on the ground the tactical advantage they need to move into position and fortify fire barriers. The continual increase in wildfire activity in the western United States has seen a proportional increase in the amount of retardant that’s required to keep fires at bay. Now, with tens of millions of gallons dropped every year, the chemical content, efficacy, and environmental impact of fire retardants is more important than ever before.

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We Are

A Giant Leap Forward
in Retardant Technology

Fire retardant technology is overdue for an upgrade. Environmental researchers have known for a long time that industrial fertilizer doesn’t belong on our wildlands or in our natural water systems, but it has been the only long-term fire retardant fully qualified for use by the United States Forest Service. We’re working hard to change that. Fortress fire retardants are based on an entirely new formulation that provides superior fire control while eliminating the harsh environmental side effects of fertilizer-based retardants.

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Global satellite image of wildfires in Western United States

We Are

COMPREHENSIVE FIRE Protection

When we started Fortress in 2014, we started with a simple problem statement: can we develop an alternative fire retardant that’s more effective and better for the environment? Through extensive research, lean product development and rigorous testing, we’ve answered with a comprehensive offering of innovative retardant formulas for aerial attacks, utility applications, residential defense, and commercial protection.

Products

Fortress fire retardants are fine-tuned for specific aerial and ground applications. Our ground-applied products, FR-600 and FR-700, are fully approved and commercially available, and our first-generation aerial formulations, FR-100 and FR-200, have recently passed the full battery of laboratory tests performed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), making Fortress the only new entrant in over two decades to achieve placement on the USFS Qualified Products List (QPL).

FR-100

Dry Powder
Long-Term Retardant

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Fully Qualified,
Listed on USFS QPL

Fortress fire retardant fixed aerial optimized

Aerial Optimized

Fortress fire retardant medium viscosity

Medium Viscosity

Fortress fire retardant visibility

Standard Fugitive Coloring

Hygroscopic Recharge

Fortress fire retardant eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Fortress fire retardant corrosion protection

Corrosion Inhibited

FR-100

FR-105 HV

Dry Powder
Long-Term Retardant

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Next-Gen Product,
Interim Qualified

Fortress fire retardant fixed aerial optimized

Aerial Optimized

Fortress fire retardant medium viscosity

Medium Viscosity

Fortress fire retardant visibility

High-Visibility Fluorescence

Hygroscopic Recharge

Fortress fire retardant eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Fortress fire retardant corrosion protection

Corrosion Inhibited

FR-105 HV

FR-200

Liquid Concentrate
Long-Term Retardant

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Fully Qualified,
Listed on USFS QPL

Fortress fire retardant fixed aerial optimized

Aerial Optimized

Fortress fire retardant low viscosity

Low Viscosity

Fortress fire retardant visibility

Standard Fugitive Coloring

Hygroscopic Recharge

Fortress fire retardant eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Fortress fire retardant corrosion protection

Corrosion Inhibited

FR-200 HV

FR-205 HV

Liquid Concentrate
Long-Term Retardant

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Next-Gen Product,
Testing with USFS

Fortress fire retardant fixed aerial optimized

Aerial Optimized

Fortress fire retardant low viscosity

Low Viscosity

Fortress fire retardant visibility

High-Visibility Fluorescence

Hygroscopic Recharge

Fortress fire retardant eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Fortress fire retardant corrosion protection

Corrosion Inhibited

FR-205 HV

FR-300

Dry POWDER
Long-Term Retardant

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Next-Gen Product,
Late Stage Development

Fortress fire retardant fixed tank helicopter

Optimized for Fixed Tank Helicopter Use

Fortress fire retardant medium viscosity

Medium Viscosity

Fortress fire retardant visibility

High-Visibility Fluorescence

Hygroscopic Recharge

Fortress fire retardant eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Fortress fire retardant corrosion protection

Corrosion Inhibited

FR-300

FR-600

Liquid Concentrate
Long-Term Retardant

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Fully Qualified,
Commercially Available

Fortress fire retardant fixed ground optimized

Ground Optimized

Fortress fire retardant low viscosity

Low Viscosity

Fortress fire retardant visibility

High-Visibility Optional

Hygroscopic Recharge

Fortress fire retardant eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Fortress fire retardant corrosion protection

Corrosion Inhibited

FR-600

FR-700

Liquid Concentrate
Long-Term Retardant

Fortress Fire Retardant Systems favicon with flame

Commercially Available

Structural Retardant

High Viscosity

Fortress fire retardant visibility

High-Visibility Optional

Hygroscopic Recharge

Fortress fire retardant eco-friendly

Eco-Friendly

Fortress fire retardant corrosion protection

Corrosion Inhibited

FR-700

Services

Fire retardant is one of many tools in the wildfire defense toolkit. Through our Service Providers, Fortress has partnered with individual property owners, community leaders, and industry giants alike to develop comprehensive wildfire defense strategies for each of their unique needs. We believe in proactive risk mitigation through vegetation removal, structural hardening, and pre-treatment with Fortress long-term fire retardant; but we're also responsive to imminent wildfire threats. Be proactive, be responsive, be prepared.

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