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PPE Wash Downs Reducing PFAS in Firefighters

Funding supports assessment of firefighter exposure through multiple pathways.

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Firefighting Foam Overflows at Virginia Airport Hangar

A deluge-type fire suppression system had been accidentally activated.

Thunderstorm W813A Foam

Williams Fire & Hazard Control's Thunderstorm W813A is an aqueous film forming foam concentrate that combines flourocarbon and hydrocarbon surfactant to provide superior fire and vapor suppression for Class B, polar solvent, and hydrocarbon fuel fires.

Wisconsin Moves to Restrict PFAS-Based Foam

Wisconsin state legislators voted Tuesday to tighten restrictions on the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, referred to by some as "forever chemicals," in firefighting foam.

Other Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

This fourth article in a series will address other water-based systems such as water spray, water mist, foam, and foam water.

DX5011 Foam Stabilizer

Dynax's DX5011 is designed to be used in synthetic and protein-based alcohol-resistant firefighting foam agents such as AR-AFFF (Alcohol-Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam) and AR-FFFP (Alcohol-Resistant Film Forming Flouroprotein).

The Art of Making Foam

Foam chemistry is a delicate balancing act. A large component of this year’s Xtreme Industrial Fire & Hazard Training conducted at Brayton Fire Training Field involved acquainting industrial firefighters with the conflicting factors that make new fire foams difficult to develop.

C6 Foam Is Proving More Environmentally Reliable

Contamination issues at fire training facilities (particularly airports and defense sites) from intensive training use over decades, is raising government pressure, and focusing attention on the environmental costs of legacy PFOS and PFOA usage.

How Floating Roof Storage Tanks Work

An internal floating roof's purpose is to create a seal between the tank and the atmosphere. Sealing a tank leaves no gap through which to distribute foam. Foam can be pumped in through a manhole.

Dwight Williams Is Back in the Saddle Again

Rumors regarding the retirement of Dwight Williams, one of the leading figures in large-volume flammable liquid storage firefighting, have been greatly exaggerated if the March 20 extinguishment of the massive Intercontinental Terminals Co. fire in Deer Park, Texas, is any indication.