How are you planning to get your fire department out of PFAS?

States are utilizing action on PFAS containing firefighting foams with take-back programs given the lack of federal direction. According to BCLP (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisler), a law firm keeping up with state regulations, ‘33 states have either enacted or proposed…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #61, PFAS crisis management The Foam Exposure Committee recommends the following actions because there is no way presently to remove PFAS from the human body: Identify your fire department’s current firefighting foam product – does it contain PFAS? Stop…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #59, State Actions on PFAS Contamination   State   Attorneys General Date case filed or Consent Order   Notes Alabama Shawn Sibley (general counsel) July 24, 2020 “3M to Assess Alabama PFAS Risks in ‘Precedent-Setting’ Deal (2).”1 Alaska Treg…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #60: another State Action on AFFF Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) in Connecticut: ‘The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is investigating after Burlington [CT] firefighters allegedly used firefighting foam illegally to put out a car fire. A DEEP…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #41, A Duty to Warn Firefighters have been unaware of the known toxicity in Aqueous Film Forming Foams (AFFF). ‘Aside from standard workplace safety requirements regarding hazardous materials right-to-know, there has been no legal duty to warn or to…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #40, FAA Fail, 15 October 2021 Congress had directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transition firefighting foam from Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) to fluorine-free foams through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2018. The FAA missed…

Bulletin #29, US Department of Veterans Affairs – PFAS Health Concerns

Active-duty military firefighters can obtain a PFAS blood test only during their annual physical. Retired military firefighters have no option for a PFAS blood test through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). They can, however, obtain a PFAS blood…

Foam Exposure Committee Bulletin #18: Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is not ‘safe as soap’

The fire service has always been told that AFFF is as ‘safe as soap’ to use in their communities and for their firefighters. It is actually not. This is now evidenced by nationwide PFAS water-contamination issues. AFFF should not hit…

Bulletin #5 from the Foam Exposure Committee, 8 January 2021

Firefighters have become much more aware of the perfluorinated chemical compounds used in  firefighting foams. PFAS are used in all Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) and pose a threat  to firefighter health, safety and life. In addition to exposure at incidents,…

New partnership Announcement: Fraport Slovenija and Sthamer team up to prepare firefighters for a fluorine-free future

Fraport Aviation Academy announces a new partnership with Dr Sthamer, one of the leading researchers, developers and producers of foam fire extinguishing compounds, as it prepares for stricter European legislative requirements, develops safer aviation foam training, and tries to decrease…

SOLBERG® Achieves MIL-SPEC Product Certifications on Foam Concentrates

ARCTIC 3% and 6% AFFF Are U.S. Military Specification MIL-F-24385F Certified Green Bay, Wisconsin – The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved U.S. Military MIL-         F-24385F Certification…

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