January Meeting: AFFF Legislation and Foam System Replacement (Virtual Option)

  • January 13, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom

Registration

  • This is the rate for SFPE-RMC "Full" and "Chapter" Members to attend this meeting virtually via Zoom.
  • This is the rate for those who are not SFPE-RMC "Full" or "Chapter" Members to attend this meeting virtually via Zoom.
  • This registration is for virtual attendance for pre-paid "Chapter Friends" or "Chapter Members" who prepaid for all meetings with their membership payment for the year.
  • This registration is for virtual attendance for college-aged students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program, who are interested in the profession of Fire Protection Engineering.

Presentation: AFFF Legislation and Foam System Replacement

In 2019, the Governor of Colorado signed into law HB19-1279. One of the aspects of this bill is the the ban on the sale of PFAS containing Class B fire-fighting foam (such as AFFF) after August 2, 2021 with some exceptions. Across the fire prevention industry this is a growing trend at both the state and national level to limit the use and sale of AFFF. Dave Gramlich will provide a presentation reviewing the legislation shifts as well as foam system replacement approaches and options.

Guest Presenter: Dave Gramlich, Coffman Engineers

Dave Gramlich is a Registered Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon and Texas. He has a M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and is a Senior Fire Protection Engineer with Coffman. He has over 11 years of experience in the fire protection consulting industry and fire research. Dave Gramlich has been practicing in Washington State the last four years which was one of the first states to enact a similar ban on July 1, 2020. He has served as Vice President of the PNW SFPE Chapter.

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