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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.

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Foam Exposure Committee Leans on FAA to Fulfill Flourine-free Foam Directive

In the meantime, fire departments should avoid using AFFF from an airport or military facility on mutual aid incidents.

Environmentally Safe Fire Protection for Aircraft Hangars Adopted in NFPA 409 2022 Edition

The Safespill flooring system will be added to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 409, 2022 Edition.

Fire Suppression Foam Released on Military Base

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

NFPA Council Votes to Keep PFAS in Turnout Gear

The NFPA decision means cancer-causing chemicals will remain in firefighting gear, exposing firefighters every time they wear it.

PFAS Blood Testing for Firefighters

Firefighters have been occupationally exposed more to PFAS than the general population making it critical to know their PFAS blood levels.

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.

Has SFFF Come of Age?

Interim observations in the transition to fluorine-free firefighting foams: An end-user perspective.

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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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