Push to ban firefighter foam in Colorado passes first test at Capitol
DENVER -- A retired Colorado firefighter who is now a state lawmaker is committed to passing a bill that aims to make first responders' jobs safer. His goal? Limit the use of foam with PFAS chemicals in Colorado. “The foam is toxic,” Rep. Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs) said. “When it’s used for training or emergencies, if it’s not caught and contained, [it] runs into the soil gets into water systems."