Webinar #4 Topic - Environmental Factors of Firefighting Foam

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Presented by Joan Leedy, Technical Director
This webinar will be geared towards:
·     Contractors who install and test firefighting foam systems
·     Fire protection engineers who design foam systems
·     Employees who work in environmental departments at companies who use firefighting foam
Attendees will learn:
·     The chemical makeup of firefighting foam & the types of foams that contain PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances)
·     The problems associated with PFOS (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) specifically
·     The difference between a fluorochemical surfactant with eight versus six carbons
·     Recommendations to minimize the discharge of PFAS containing firefighting foam
·     State and federal regulations concerning the use of firefighting foams
·     Options for foams without PFAS
The webinar will include:
·     Pictures depicting the chemical structures of foams
·     Diagrams of how fire fighting foam gets into drinking water
·     Q & A session


Webinar #5 Topic - Dry Chemical

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