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Pueblo Fire using safer foam

Posted at 8:37 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 10:28:04-04

PUEBLO – The Pueblo Fire Department is getting a head start on being environmentally friendly when it comes to fighting fires.

A bill is on the governor’s desk right now to ban a fire foam that can cause cancer and impact an area’s water supply.

Pueblo Fire had already switched to a foam that is safer for the environment last month.

“Once we found out the environmental impact and the problems our neighbors to the north were having with it, we decided to get ahead of the curve and switch to a fluorine-free foam that is just as effective as a triple foam,” said Asst. Fire Chief Bill Nemick.

Their hazardous foam was sent to Nebraska to be burned.