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Workshop: Firefighting Foams: Fire Service Roadmap
The workshop goal is to support enhanced firefighter safety & health and control Class B fires, by developing a strategic fire service roadmap to transition from fluorinated foam (i.e., AFFF) usage to fluorine free foam technology. Topics include firefighting foams and their replacements; review of baseline information, common aspects and regional differences; recommended best practices for acquisition/operations/handling/disposal; identify knowledge gaps; prioritize research needs; and stimulate dialogue between key groups.

This three-day virtual workshop consists of two parts: (1) Presentation Series by subject matter experts using a condensed format addressing the following themes, followed by (2) multiple Breakout Group Discussions on the topics being addressed.

Day 1: Oct 12, 2021 - Presentation series, 11 AM - 3 PM ET
Understanding the problem: Risks and issues of fluorinated foams & Overview of replacement foams. Day 1 breakout group discussion (3 PM - 4:30 PM ET) topic will be on “Issues & Needs”

Day 2: Oct 13, 2021 – Presentation series, 11 AM – 3:30 PM ET
Addressing the problem: Learnings from various fire control/extinguishment testing on fluorine free foam replacements & Best practices & Programs. Day 2 breakout discussion (4 PM – 5 PM ET) will be on “Capabilities”.

Day 3: Oct 14, 2021 – Presentation Series, 11 AM – 3 PM ET
Understanding the rules: Health, Safety & Environmental issues associated with firefighting foams, best practices & programs to transition to effective, safe and sustainable alternatives. Day 3 breakout discussion (3 PM – 5 PM ET) will be on “Regulatory Oversight”, long-term vision & path forward.

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Oct 12, 2021 11:00 AM
Oct 13, 2021 11:00 AM
Oct 14, 2021 11:00 AM
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