IB-06 V3 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 3 updates the information to include:

  • a new and detailed section on environmental regulations (both local and global);
  • updates on remediation technologies and recommendations for cleaning or change out of existing legacy foams;
  • new information on environmental and firefighting performance indicators; and
  • new insights on both fluorinated and fluorine free foams.


IB-06 V3 Selection and Use of firefighting foams

(Adobe PDF File)


Published: 28/05/2020