• Vanished into thin air? Proper disposal of fire fighting foam

    Vanished into thin air? Proper disposal of fire fighting foam

    Fire fighting foam is one of the most important products in firefighting operations. It is used to fight class A (solids) and class B (liquids) fires. However, the release of foam compound always has a negative impact on the environment, since all foam types are classified as environmentally hazardous. This means that uncontrolled release into the environment should be avoided. Something that is difficult to achieve during an operation can, however, be observed during exercise and in the disposal of "old" foam compound.   Professional disposal of fire fighting foam For disposal in Austria and Germany, the Waste Management Act [...]

  • ARFF Working Group - group picture during the tour of Rosenbauer.

Right ​in ​the ​middle ​of ​things – ARFF Working Group Confrence

25.06.2019|1 Comment

"Global Partners Working Together for Aviation Fire Safety & Protection" – it was under this slogan that the joint conference of the ARFF Working Group and the Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) was held from May 7-8, 2019 in Linz, Austria. The aim of the event was to enable experts [...]

  • Fluorine-free Foaming Agents in Preventive Fire Protection

Getting the Chemistry Right – Fluorine-free Foaming Agents in Preventive Fire Protection

25.06.2019|0 Comments

Surfactants reduce the surface tension of liquids and thus enable foaming. In everyday use, you can find them in soaps, shampoos, and detergents. Extinguishing foam contains fluorinated surfactants, some of which are known environmental toxins - here's an overview. Foaming [...]