Fire Protection

Osmose Fire-Guard®

Fire-Guard is a heavy-duty coating designed to protect all species and treatments of wood utility poles from fire damage. Tests have proven that the latex-based formula provides excellent flame resistance and can withstand years of outdoor weathering. Fire-Guard is available in spray-on and brush-on formulas, as well as a “ready-to-use” wrap and does not contain solvents, plasticizers or, asbestos. Material Safety Data Sheets and labels are available upon request.  CA Residents: Proposition 65

Benefits of Fire-Guard

  • Long-lasting - when applied properly, Fire-Guard coating can withstand years of outdoor weathering; depending on intensity and duration of the burn, the coating typically withstands two to three burn incidents
  • Cost-effective - Fire-Guard helps reduce the cost for annual brush control and pole repairs
  • Easy to apply and dries quickly
  • Easy to clean up with soap and water
  • Safe - Fire-Guard contains no solvents, plasticizers or asbestos; it has near zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and requires no specialized training and minimal personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Servicable - once applied Fire-Guard does not interfere with the servicability of the pole; the coating is gaffable and borable so the pole can be easily inspected, remedially treated, or repaired

Fire-Guard is suggested for use on both transmission and distribution poles in a variety of locations, including:

  • Marshy areas
  • Pasture lands
  • Crop lands
  • Controlled burn areas



Fire-Guard Case Study


Read our feature "Trial by Fire" in Utility Products Magazine to learn about what is effective fire protection and successful fire mitigation.

Trial by Fire: Protecting Poles Against Growing Wildfire Threat

For more information on fire protection, please call 770.632.6700 (option 3) or email