Navigating a Statewide Foam Task Force

Instructor: Chris Johnson

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center


We will examine the framework within which New York State assembled its taskforce, highlighting key stakeholders, legislative mandates, and operational protocols. We will discuss the hurdles encountered along the way, including budget constraints, and stakeholder resistance, and explore the strategies employed to overcome these obstacles.

Additionally, with the growing call to transition to fluorine-free foam solutions, this course will delve into New York State’s approach to embracing innovative alternatives. We will discuss the evaluation criteria for alternative foams, the process of implementation, and the ongoing monitoring and adaptation required to ensure effective firefighting capabilities while minimizing environmental impact.