3F presents FREEGEN SF-LV
The third generation of F3 Fluoro-Free Foam !

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A complete range of innovative and environmentally friendly foams and additives

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The 3F basics

The 3F concept is simple and is based on the three fundamental aspects to ensure safe fire extinction.

The answer to replace these chemical components lies in the combination of surfactants and polymers on a natural basis and the synergistic combination of their properties allowing a complete range of foams to be used.

FOAMS

We propose a wide range of foams ensuring that the user has the best solution for his risk.

EQUIPMENT

We provide equipment to apply foam onto the fire in the safest, most efficient and economical manner.

ENVIRONMENT

An environmentally friendly complete solution that, beyond overall performance and efficiency, will eliminate the environmental damage caused by foams.

SMART FOAM®
A range of environmentally friendly foams

3F is committed to the path of fluorine-free products with its class A additives and class B multi-purpose foams. 3F innovates and launches its SMART FOAM -SF range of solvent-free foams as a preview on the market.

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A global network

The 3F network around the world

3F is a company run by experienced people who have demonstrated their knowledge in firefighting over the last thirty years. With offices in England, Singapore and Panama, our company is able to respond quickly and efficiently to the demands of our customers all over the world.

Togo

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

Benin

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

Niger

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

Mauritania

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

Mali

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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Burkina Faso

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

Madagascar

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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Angola

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

New Caledonia

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

Luxembourg

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

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+33 761 461 665

Belgium

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Croatia

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Hungary

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Romania

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

New Zealand

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Salvador

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

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+507 6494 5421

Belize

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

ventas@3famericas.com

+507 6494 5421

Canada

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Thierry Bluteau

export@3famericas.com

+33 761 461 665

United Arab Emirates

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Cuba

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

ventas@3famericas.com

+507 6494 5421

Honduras

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

ventas@3famericas.com

+507 6494 5421

Nicaragua

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

ventas@3famericas.com

+507 6494 5421

Dominican Republic

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

ventas@3famericas.com

+507 6494 5421

Costa Rica

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

ventas@3famericas.com

+507 6494 5421

Guatemala

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Xiomara Escalante

ventas@3famericas.com

+507 6494 5421

Mexico

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Armando Merino

amerino@3famericas.com

+52 442 336 0675

Bolivia

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Pablo Rojas

projas@3famericas.com

+593 99 99 600 92

Colombia

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Pablo Rojas

projas@3famericas.com

+593 99 99 600 92

Peru

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Pablo Rojas

projas@3famericas.com

+593 99 99 600 92

Ecuador

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Pablo Rojas

projas@3famericas.com

+593 99 99 600 92

Chile

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Pablo Rojas

projas@3famericas.com

+593 99 99 600 92

Panama

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Thierry Bluteau

export@3famericas.com

+33 761 461 665

Argentina

Melisam Fire Group

Melisam Fire Group

info@melisam.com

5411 4766-6100

Uruguay

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Thierry Bluteau

export@3famericas.com

+33 761 461 665

Venezuela

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Thierry Bluteau

export@3famericas.com

+33 761 461 665

Brazil

3F AMERICAS Inc.

Thierry Bluteau

export@3famericas.com

+33 761 461 665

Australia

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Oman

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Iraq

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

India

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

China

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Pakistan

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

South Korea

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Japan

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Brunei

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Laos

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Cambodia

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Taiwan

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Philippines

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Thailand

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Vietnam

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Indonesia

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Malaysia

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Singapore

3F ASIA

Kenneth Loh

kenneth@3fffasia.com

+65 9738 3218

Sudan

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Egypt

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Kenya

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

South Africa

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Mauritius

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Congo BZ

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Gabon

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Ghana

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Cameroun

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Ivory Coast

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Senegal

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Libya

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Tunisia

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Algeria

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Morocco

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Italy

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Switzerland

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Portugal

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Spain

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

France

3FFF Ltd

Thierry Bluteau

export@3fff.co.uk

+33 761 461 665

Malta

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Cyprus

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Turkey

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Greece

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Netherlands

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Austria

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Germany

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Poland

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Lithuania

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Latvia

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Estonia

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Finland

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Sweden

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Norway

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Denmark

3FFF Ltd

Gary McDowall

sales@3fff.co.uk

+44 1536 202 919 / +44 7801 850 011

Ireland

ABC McIntosh Ltd

Becky McDowall

becky@abcmacintosh.com

+44 1536 260 333

United Kingdom

ABC McIntosh Ltd

Becky McDowall

becky@abcmacintosh.com

+44 1536 260 333

News

Visit of Firemen for Civil Protection of Jalisco – Mexico in Europe

The delegates from Jalisco Civil Protection, with our local partner in Mexico, made a tour in March to various companies represented by 3F. They were impressed by the technology of platform trucks from Jacinto, Rescue tools from Scorpe, Foam and FAS from 3F and Training dummies from Ruth Lee. As a conclusion, 3F signed a representation and distribution agreement with 6 Mexican states.

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LEADING European Fire & Rescue picks up FREEGEN F3

Antwerp Fire & Rescue Service issued a tender in 2022 to select the best available F3 foam on the market. After full evaluation score and real fire tests, FREEGEN was confirmed as the best option and our distributor in Belgium BFS received the first order earlier this year.

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Thompson Plastic Factory Fire

Hessle, Humberside. 24th November 2021

News Release: FREEGEN SF-LV

The largest fire seen in the Humberside area for many years was controlled and extinguished with FREEGEN SF-LV, a Fluorine free, Solvent free and low viscosity fire-fighting foam concentrate. The Thompson Plastic factory fire in the Bridgewood area of Hessle, Hull, involved more than 300 tonne of plastic and was declared a serious incident. This fire was attended and supported by as many as 100 fire-fighters and support staff from the region. Led by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) with additional support by fire-fighter colleagues from other regional Fire and Rescue Services.

The plastic factory which has been in existence since 2003 and boarders the residential area of Bridgewood. When the fire took hold late afternoon on Wednesday 24th November, residents in the area were evacuated due to the proximity of this large fire to homes and other businesses and fears of toxic gases being present in the smoke plume. Thankfully there were no serious injuries reported during the incident and all of the company’s 120 employees evacuated the 9500 m2 manufacturing facility safely.

During 2020 and 2021, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were one of many FRS who have attended fire testing of FREEGEN SF-LV on five fuels at our test facility in Norfolk and then went on to undertake equipment testing at their own facilities. These fire tests at our test site in Seething, Norfolk, followed testing protocols described in EN1568, ICAO and LASTFIRE and included fuels such as Heptane, JET A1, Ethanol, Acetone and Isopropanol. These tests were organized to show that the highest levels of fire-fighting performance of a modern Fluorine Free and Solvent Free foam concentrate can work hand in hand with the highest levels of environmental protection without compromise to either requirements.

In reference to the plastics fire in Hessle, Steve Hellewell, BSc. Station Manager, Emergency Preparedness. Humberside Fire & Rescue Service commented, ‘The incident was declared a major incident with a multi-agency approach to public safety’…. ‘Our bulk foam stocks were requested which consist of a newly acquired Fluorine Free Foam which is also Solvent Free’…. ‘The speed of extinguishment using a modern high-performance Fluorine Free Foam was impressive and enabled us to very quickly stop the air pollution from the smoke plume’.

It is interesting to note that HFRS were one of the few Fire & Rescue Services that had already transitioned to a Fluorine Free foam over the last decade and during a recent review, chose to move to the most modern F3 available in the market today that offers the highest fire-fighting performance, that is also Solvent Free (SF) with Low Viscosity (LV). FREEGEN SF-LV has proven to be the reliable and versatile fire-fighting foam concentrate required by our Fire and Rescue Service’s in the decades ahead.

Plastics factory prior to the fire / Plastics factory following the fire

See Steve Hellewell’s full statement:

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service (HFRS) recently attended an incident at a plastics factory fire in Hull. The fire started late afternoon and quickly took hold with the whole building quickly becoming involved and producing a huge black smoke plume. Fire Service resources at the incident quickly escalated to 10 fire appliances plus numerous specialist appliances.
Many roads were closed and neighboring commercial and residential premises were evacuated. The incident was declared a major incident with a multi-agency approach to public safety.
We soon decided that a foam attack would be the quickest way to extinguish the 300 tons of burning plastics and eliminate the smoke plume.

A full environmental protection plan was discussed, agreed and implemented with the Environment Agency which involved containing the foam on site. Our bulk foam stocks were requested which consist of a newly acquired Fluorine Free Foam which is also solvent free.
The foam attack commenced late evening and had an immediate positive effect. By the early hours of the morning the fire was very much under control and the smoke plume was significantly reduced. A reduced foam attack continued until first light when the fire was extinguished apart from a few hot spots. The speed of extinguishment using a modern high-performance Fluorine Free Foam was impressive and enabled us to very quickly stop the air pollution from the smoke plume. All foam was contained on site using Environment Agency equipment.

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