Firefighting 101

AFFF and other firefighting foam agents have revolutionized military and industrial firefighting. Rapid extinguishment and elimination of reignition hazards save lives. As we move from PFAS containing AFFF to PFAS-free formulations, we should understand the history and technologies involved in fighting hydrocarbon pool fires and large scale industrial fires. This short course covered the mechanics of foam, specific protocols, current testing and development, knowledge gaps, and the transition to future management. 

Introduction  Dr. Robin Nissan, SERDP and ESTCP
An Introduction to Foam Dr. Niall Ramsden, ENRG Consultant Co
Global Trends in Foam Controls Ms. Shalene Thomas, Wood Plc
Critical Foam Performance Criteria Dr. Niall Ramsden, ENRG Consultant Co
Current Performance Testing, Development, and Associated Issues Mr. Jerry Back, Jensen Hughes Mr. Stephen Pepper, Phillips 66 CPT Mitchell Iles, DFW Airport Fire Dept
Gaps in Knowledge Dr. Niall Ramsden, ENRG Consultant Co
Ensuring Long Term Cradle to Graves Sustainable Policies Through Holistic Transition Assurance Dr. Niall Ramsden, ENRG Consultant Co

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