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FireTox was engaged to assist the National Research Council of Canada in evaluating the effectiveness of procedures used to remove AFFF and associated PFAS contaminates from aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) vehicles. The project included a review of Department of National Defence (DND) trial protocols, sampling and analysis of foam and rinse effluent, and ecotoxicity evaluation. We applaud the NRC and DND for making the report open source so that others may benefit from the findings. The full report can be accessed at the following link:

Our employees work hard every day to improve fire safety in our world. Part of this effort includes obtaining certifications that equip our talented engineers with even more knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve our mission. We'd like to formally congratulate senior fire protection engineer, Brendan McCarrick on obtaining his NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator credential. To learn more about certifications in fire investigation, visit or

Updated: Aug 8, 2022

Through FireTox’s internship program, one of our talented fire protection engineering students, Zelda Zhao, recently had an opportunity to get boots on the ground at a fire scene. FireTox EQUIP is designed to provide interns with exposure to four quadrants of the fire protection engineering profession: 1) Fire Safety & Combustion Toxicity Research, 2) Fire Investigation & Litigation Support, 3) Fire Protection System Design & Construction Management, and 4) Code Compliance Inspection & Risk Assessment. Ms. Zhao has gained considerable experience in the research quadrant while also getting exposure to risk assessment and fire investigation. Next up for Ms. Zhao is a visit to a building undergoing a fire alarm and sprinkler system upgrade, so she can get some hands on experience in design and construction. If you are interested in learning more about EQUIP, visit

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