2017 – Total Fire Solutions – Heatherbrae (New South Wales) – PFAS

Heatherbrae Total Fire Solutions


Total Fire Solutions is investigating the presence of per-and-poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination stemming from the historical use of fire-fighting foams at their Heatherbrae site.

Investigations have found PFAS in groundwater. The presence of PFAS is not unexpected given the past use of PFAS-containing fire-fighting foams at the site. PFAS has also been used in many domestic and industrial products and background levels may be present from these other sources.

Further Investigations are now underway.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will continue to work collaboratively with Total Fire Solutions to ensure timely and robust investigations are undertaken. The EPA will keep the community informed of any developments.