PFAS Resource Center
of the FSSA PFAS Task Force

The Fire Suppression System Association’s (FSSA) mission is to be the leading authority and advocate of special hazard fire protection. The FSSA vision is to ensure sustainable fire protection for people, property, and the environment.

With this in mind, the FSSA Board of Directors created a PFAS Task Force in response to growing concerns regarding proposed and/or promulgated legislation banning or restricting the use of some PFAS. PFAS are defined as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Within the fire protection industry, several widely used clean agents, including FK-5-1-12 (known as Novec™ 1230 fluid), HFC-227ea (FM-200®), HFC-125 (ECARO-25®), and HFC-236fa (FE-36®) are considered as PFAS under the broad OECD classification.

Stay informed on updates from the Task Force. The following is additional information specific to PFAS:


members only

Some PFAS Resources may be provided to members first or only to members.

Members Only

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PFAS Science

Understanding what PFAS are, how they are defined, and so much more!


Government and Regulatory Information

Federal, state, and local laws and regulations surrounding PFAS:



Industry Relations

Replying to feedback from FSSA members, creating and distributing resources for members, and much more.



AFFF Resource Center

The FSSA Public Policy Committee has curated a list of resources surrounding firefighting foams. Visit the AFFF Resource Center for more information.

    • This FAQ document created by the PFAS task force provides installers with information regarding AFFF fire fighting foam.



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The PFAS task force wants to hear from you - whether it's feedback, questions, what's happening in your state/region, or concerns surrounding PFAS.

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