Facts and Myths about Fluorine Free Foams

  • November 06, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Four Points Sheraton, 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062
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Facts and Myths about Fluorine Free Foams

Presented by Mark Siem Perimeter Solutions

The race to develop effective Fluorine Free Foams is a topic that is ever changing and evolving.  Mark will help to shed light on the issues, problems and breakthroughs that have occurred in the past as well as clarify some misconceptions and realities that surround the development process of creating safe and effective firefighting foam and technologies.

Mark would also like to engage with and address the facts and myths that you have come across in your experiences in this informal sharing session. So please bring your questions and thoughts. 

Finally, Mark will address the current laws specific to our New England Region. 

Mark Siem is a Chemist and Business Development Manager for Perimeter Solutions with 15 years of experience in testing and formulating firefighting foams.  Mark has served as Senior Research Chemist for both Tyco Fire Protection and Solberg Foam.  He holds 6 patents in firefighting chemistry and formulations. Mark has taught as a Guest Instructor at TEEX (Texas AM Industrial School) on Firefighting Foam and other topics.  He is a Principal Committee Member on NFPA 11 (Standard for Low, Medium and High-Expansion Foam) and NFPA 418 (Standard for Heliports) as well as serving on ISO 7076 (Foam Fire Extinguishing Systems). With his many years of practical experience in the industry, Mark now gets to enjoy the opportunity to travel and speak with people about foam technology and its applications. 

The basic meeting agenda is the following:
4:00-5:30PM - Board of Directors Meeting (Members Welcome)

5:30-6:30PM - Registration & Cocktails

6:30-7:00PM - Board of Directors Presentation

7:00-8:30PM - Dinner & Program

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