FPA Australia Issues Foams Information Bulletin
FPA Australia, which aims to promote the protection of life, property and the environment from fire and related emergencies, has released an important information bulletin on the selection and use of firefighting foams.
The environmental acceptability of different firefighting foam classes, based on their chemical composition, has been an issue of global debate in recent years and varying information is available in the public domain on the different environmental and firefighting performance of fluorinated and fluorine-free foams. The FPA Australia information bulletin is intended to provide a balanced overview of the key issues that impact on the selection and use of firefighting foams. The 16-page bulletin is divided into nine sections, with one section containing the report’s recommendations, and can be downloaded from the FPA Australia website at www.fpaa.com.au