ARFF: airports transition to environmentally friendly firefighting foams

In case of fire emergency at airport, every second counts. Aircraft Rescue Fire Firefighters (ARFF) have to be effective in a short time to save people lives in a burning aircraft. The firefighting foam must be quickly efficient. The move…

Fire Department Service Announcement

International entities using PFAS-free firefighting foams, Bulletin #37 International entities Location Year Auckland Airport Auckland, New Zealand 2019 1 All 27 major Australian airports including Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (changed over in 2014) Australia 2018 2 Bristol Airport Bristol, England,…

Fire Department Service Announcement

Bulletin #34: Winner, winners, chicken dinners! US fire departments which have already made the switch to safer fluorine-free firefighting foams! US Fire Departments Location Year Ann Arbor Fire Department Ann Arbor, Michigan 2019 1 Birmingham Fire Department Birmingham, Alabama2  …

Removing PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ will be a costly undertaking for fire services, but help is at hand

A recent Environmental Protection Association (EPA) report, prepared by Sweco, shows the scale of the challenge when it comes to addressing the use of PFAS-containing fire-fighting foam in Ireland. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals commonly used in…

ECOPOL F, new eco-friendly class a foam greenscreen certified

Managing wildland fires is more important than ever because over the last few decades the wildland fire management environment has changed profoundly: longer fire seasons, bigger fires and more acres burned on average each year, more extreme fire behaviour… The…

New ANSUL 3×3 Non-Fluorinated Foam concentrate for Class B fuel fire suppression

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings and architect of OpenBlue connected solutions, is setting a new standard in fire suppression with the launch of ANSUL NFF 3×3 UL201 foam concentrate. This new, patent-pending, Non-Fluorinated Foam…

Perimeter Solutions introduces SOLBERG VERSAGARD line of fluorine-free, alcohol-resistant firefighting foam concentrates for Class B applications

Perimeter Solutions announced the introduction of a new line of fluorine-free firefighting foam concentrates for general purpose use. Called SOLBERG VERSAGARD, the fluorine-free line debuts with SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100. SOLBERG VERSAGARD AS-100 multipurpose 3×3 fluorine-free foam concentrate is an alcohol…

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…

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