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Control measure

Containment (Foam)


Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Prevention of foam other firefighting additives from entering surface and ground water


  • Why foam should not be allowed to enter water bodies, sewers and oil separators
  • That the appropriate agencies may need to be informed when foam is used   

Refer to Hazard – Fire water run-off

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Containment (Foam)

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply methods of preventing foam run-off entering surface water and groundwater