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International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Fluorine Free Firefighting Foam
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Defence currently employs firefighting suppression systems (i.e. foams) that contain per- & poly-fluoro alkyl substances (PFAS). These types of firefighting products release PFAS into the environment and thus represent a health concern to both humans and animals whilst adversely affecting the environment. To eliminate the release of such toxins, Defence is embarking on a program to transition to PFAS-free foam in all its firefighting systems. Defence intends transitioning to an environmentally friendly fluorine free firefighting foam in 2020 commencing with Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
The transition will begin with identifying and procuring a suitable fluorine free foam that meets Defence’s capability requirements whilst being environmentally friendly.
RFQ respondents are to supply foam for analysis as detailed in the special conditions to the RFQ