In early 2018, Fire and Emergency completed an audit to identify, remove and stockpile all non-approved Class B foam from all its sites around the country. Fire and Emergency also included all foam older than 2006 (the date of the HSNO standard) whether an approved foam or not, as well as any foam that could not be positively identified by date or brand.
In November 2019, Fire and Emergency completed the removal of its quarantined Class B foam. Disposal of the quarantined foam is expected to be completed by June 2020.
Following the assessment of its 667 sites, Fire and Emergency prioritised the investigation of 8 sites around New Zealand for potential PFAS contamination. Investigations will extend over the 2019 - 2020 period.
More information on the investigations can be found here. [Fire and Emergency website]