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Tyndall leads the way in Air Force eco-conscious fire protection

| Staff Reporters
Tyndall Air Force Base — In 2024, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, became the first Air Force installation to transition to the fluorine-free foam within its fire departments, effectively replacing the aqueous film-forming foam that contained Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. The new foam is a primary component of a Department of Defense-wide effort to phase out PFAS-containing AFFF from land-based firefighting equipment.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jaremy Wright, left, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection firefighter, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Collier, 801st Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers Training Squadron fire protection cadre, extinguish a controlled fire during a Fluorine-Free Foam training exercise within the Silver Flag burn pit at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, April 9, 2024. With new techniques comes a need for new training Tyndall is home to the 801st RHTS at its Silver Flag exercise site, which provides the only fire pit within the Department of Defense using live Jet A1 fuel for simulated aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zeeshan Naeem)


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