[Webinar] Combining Fire and Environmental Engineering for Successful Transition to Fluorine Free Foams

July 21, 2020

JOIFF Shared Learning Online Seminars Presents: Dr. Ian Ross - Senior Technical Director & Global Lead PFAS & Peter Storch Assoc. Tech. Director – Arcadis.

This online Seminar is part of the JOIFF Shared Learning Commitment to all JOIFF members and the wider fire industry.

Throughout 2020 JOIFF will be holding a series of Shared Learning Online Seminars and You are invited to join the Free JOIFF Online Shared Learning Seminar on the challenges faced by The End User On The Transition To Flourine Foams.


Session 1 - 14h00 hrs GMT: 30 mins -What's all the PFUSS about? – Ian Ross

  • Introduction to PFAS – PFacronyms
  • Why an issue, simple explanations of persistence, mobility, toxicity, bioaccumulation
  • History of concerns
  • PFAS in the News
  • PFAS liabilities
  • PFAS in Firefighting foams -why an issue, cost to clean up, liabilities
  • C8 vs C6
  • Sectors who have transitioned

10-minute Break

Session 2 - 14h40 Hrs GMT: 30 mins Fire Testing, Regulations, Treatment and Disposal of Foams - Ian Ross

  • Which foams contain PFAS (Class B) -AFFF, FFFP, FP
  • Regulatory advances on foams containing PFAS
  • Fire Hazard Management
  • Fire testing, compliance with regulations - No drop in replacement
  • Regular equipment testing and training with F3 foams
  • Disposal of spent AFFF, FFFP, FP

10-Minute Break

Session 3 - 15h20 GMT: 30 mins -Foam Transition Example Projects - Peter Storch and Ian Ross

  • US DoD Foam Cleanout Project
  • Challenges to overcome -decontamination, meeting code, equipment changes, insurance
  • Examples of Foam Changeout Projects
  • Seminar Q&A


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