State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer has sought the input from Michigan’s fire service community regarding their use and disposal of fire suppression foam containing PFAS. MPART is aware that certain foam used during fire suppression and firefighter training may be the source of PFAS found in ground water in Michigan communities. Sehlmeyer has surveyed hundreds of fire service departments in an effort to identify the amount of PFAS foam, its use in training and emergencies, storage protocols and other best practice procedures. MPART and the fire marshal are now in the process of analyzing the feedback from our fire departments to develop statewide solutions to dispose of the toxic firefighting foam properly and prevent further contamination throughout Michigan.

Fire Marshal Seeks Input from Fire Service Community on Safe Disposal of PFAS Foam