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Firefighting Foam

Firefighting Foam Considerations

SFPE webinar, titled “Firefighting Foam Considerations for Fire Departments,” focuses on the hazards foams present and how departments can mitigate problems.

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Fluorine-free Foams are Keeping Railway Fire Safety on Track

SRS tested new fluorine-free products, including VERSAGARD, and found them to be a dependable and effective foam for its required applications.

EPA Releases Roadmap to Better PFAS Regulation

The federal government takes action on a lightly regulated class of chemicals that are associated with a wide range of potential health risks.

Fire Suppression Foam Released on Military Base

The foam released at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base did not contain PFAS, officials say.

Congress Presses Forward on PFAS Legislation

More than 30 legislative measures are pending in Congress covering PFAS use, limits and mandates.

Illinois Takes Steps to Limit Forever Chemicals

Illinois took a first step toward reducing the use of firefighting foam containing harmful “forever chemicals” under a bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Military Report Finds Lack of PFAS Oversight Poses Risk to Personnel and Public

An inspector general report finds that the U.S. Defense Department knew about the dangers of firefighting foam for decades, but still responded slowly.

Other Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

This article addresses water-based systems such as water spray, water mist, foam, and foam water.

Outcry Continues Over PFAS Contamination from La Crosse Airport

Of 551 private drinking wells sampled so far, only 13 have shown no trace of the long-lasting chemicals.

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Moving to Flourine-Free Foam

What’s Old is New Again – Lehigh Valley Airport Converts Decades-Old Hangar to Fluorine-Free Foam

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