Monona Fire Department removes PFAS-containing foam from fire apparatus

  • Source: Monona / Cottage Grove Herald Independent
  • Published: 02/19/2020 01:05 PM

Given the recent local and national media coverage regarding the potential environmental hazards of substances that contain the chemical compounds perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl, known more commonly as PFAS, the Monona Fire Department is taking proactive measures to remove PFAS-containing firefighting foam from its fleet. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Monona Fire Department joined with Waunakee and other area fire departments in collaboration with contractor North Shore Environmental Construction Inc., to properly remove and dispose of firefighting foam containing PFAS. The PFAS foam was emptied from the fire apparatus tanks, stored in special containers and sent to the state of Oregon for proper disposal.


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