Firefighting foams

Due to the use of PFOS/PFAS in firefighting foams this industry is particularly susceptible or even influential with PFAS related contamination issues

How to prevent Firefighting foams

  • Seek safer alternative firefighting foams
  • Do not use PFOS/PFAS containing foam for training
  • Only use PFOS/PFAS containing foam for liquid fuel vapour suppression and liquid fuel fires (Class B fires)
  • Store current stocks appropriately– (consider Material Safety Data Sheets – secondary containment)
  • Wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) whenever handling AFFF
  • Any PPE that comes into contact with AFFF should be washed per manufacturer’s instructions immediately following the incident
  • Seek appropriate disposal of PFOS fire-fighting foam – dispose of old or spent foam per manufacturer’s guidelines
  • see you physician in case of exposure.

Firefighting foams AUDIENCES


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