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IB-06 V2 Selection and Use of Firefighting Foams


The purpose of this document is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding the selection and use of firefighting foams based on their:

  • Firefighting performance;
  • Environmental impact; and
  • System and equipment compatibility


Version 2.0 updates the information included as well as providing new information and recommendations on environmental best practice including the use of foams in training, testing and commissioning; containing fire water effluent; remediation of contaminated soil and water; and, cleaning/change out of existing foams.


IB-06 V2 Selection and Use of firefighting foams

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Published: 03/01/2017