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Putting New Foams to the Test

The group of 16 companies that form LastFire test foams periodically at full-scale levels for a more real world assessment.

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National Foam Discontinues PFAS Foam Sales in MD

National Foam announced March 1 that it will discontinue the sale of all PFAS-based foam concentrates into the State of Maryland.

The Unified Industrial Fire Department of Rotterdam Invests in Mobile System to Fight Tank Fires

The department’s new mobile system relies on submersible pumps, drones, and remote-control monitors to keep firefighters at a safe distance as they extinguish tank fires.

Pellston Airport Deals With Another PFAS Spill

Officials report the PFAS spill happened during required testing of one of the Pellston Airport's onsite crash trucks.

Best Practices that Limit PFAS Exposure

Jim Burneka of Firefighter Cancer Consultants shares best practices that limit firefighter exposure to PFAS and other carcinogens.

Study Shows Almost All Fire Stations’ Dust Is From Unknown ‘Forever Chemicals’

A new study heightens concerns about firefighters’ exposure to the fluorinated “forever chemicals” known as PFAS: Nearly 99 percent of the fluorine found in tests of dust from inside fire stations likely came from unknown PFAS chemicals that could not be identified as ones that researchers had tested for.

Proposed Wisconsin Rule Further Restricts PFAS in Fire Foam

Training, testing sites would have to treat discharge to remove compounds.

DOD Halts Plan to Incinerate Expired AFFF in New York

PFAS contamination suspected at the disposal site.

Lawsuit Challenges DOD's Fire Foam Disposal in New York State

A contract to incinerate foam containing fluorinated compounds has been called into question.

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PPE Wash Downs Reducing PFAS in Firefighters

Funding supports assessment of firefighter exposure through multiple pathways.