Halon collection campaign

March 20, 2018

The Fire Protection Industry Board (FPIB) is implementing a halon collection campaign to remove the community’s unused stocks of this ozone-depleting substance and promote the adoption of alternatives. The campaign is actively promoting the recovery of halon by working through targeted industries and the public.

Halons were introduced to Australia as firefighting agents in the 1970s before it was discovered they had an ozone depleting potential ten times greater than chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Australia stopped importing halons in 1992, and its continued use in non-essential applications was banned in 1995.

There are strong indications that yellow BCF fire extinguishers containing halon are still stored around Australia.

Walker Fire Protection holds an Extinguishing Agent-Trading Authorisation (EATA) certificate no. EATA21809 and is acting as a collection point for yellow BCF fire extinguishers.

For more information on the halon collection campaign go to the FPIB webpage or contact Walker Fire Protection.

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