3F is happy to announce that our BV certificate has been renewed for 5 years.  The list of approved products includes our F3 FREEGENs and FREEDOL, our AFFF range of CHEMEX, FLUOEX and FREESOLV and 3 protein references FP397, PROSEAL 3 and 6.

3F will be pleased to inform you in detail for your requirements to satisfy and supply foam for your shipment activities.

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MOTO-TRUCK : our new ally

3F is pleased to announce the agreement to represent MOTO-TRUCK trucks in Latin America. This is based on our first sales in Mexico for around 30 trucks.

MOTO-TRUCK is a renowned manufacturer of fire trucks established in Kielce, Poland for more than 25 years.

MOTO-TRUCK offers a complete set of light, medium and heavy vehicles mounted on most chassis on the market: MAN, RENAULT, MERCEDES, IVECO, SCANIA, etc.

MOTO-TRUCK offers the advantage of integrating the in-house production of key parts: pump, nozzles, lighting mast, tanks, winch, etc.

MOTO-TRUCK sp. o. o. With headquarters in Kielce is a Polish manufacturer operating on the market of specialized vehicles for nearly 25 years. We manufacture, among others, pumps, plots, masts, tanks and shutters. We constantly implement innovative solutions to increase the functionality and facilitate the use of our products. The superstructures offered by us are supported by the most modern control systems. We make sure that the design of our vehicles is a combination of global trends dominating in the automotive industry and traditional and proven solutions.

We make superstructures for specialized vehicles from the highest quality corrosion-resistant materials – aluminum, stainless steel and recyclable plastics. The cars we have prepared have a water and foam tank made of corrosion-resistant materials. The equipment of the vehicles we deliver is based on the latest technical solutions. As a result, the vehicles we offer will prove themselves in multi-tasking operations, even in the most difficult geographical conditions.

Confirmation of the strong position of MOTO-TRUCK sp.z o.o. in the market of suppliers of specialist cars and the high-quality products offered, the certificate was granted in 2004 in the field of “Design and construction of rescue and fire-fighting and specialist bodies”. Professional and reliable production is ensured by the Quality Management System implemented and used since 2004, compliant with the PN-EN ISO 9001: 2000 standard and ISO 14001. In 2013, the company obtained the AQAP 2110: 2009 certificate in the field of: Design and installation of rescue and fire-fighting and specialized bodies, which confirms the high level of the quality management system. During the XXIX International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce (MSPO 2021), the company was awarded the Golden Quality Certificate in terms of creating quality and building the potential of the armaments and defense industry of the Republic of Poland.

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3F presents FREEGEN SMART FOAM® the third generation of F3 Fluoro-Free Foam!

  • 100% Fluoro-Free : no Fluorinated Organic Compound
  • Class 1-A under EN 1568:2015 for hydrocarbon fires and polar solvents fires
  • ICAO Class B
  • Technology SMART FOAM – Solvent-Free: Chemical Oxygen Demand is significantly reduced
  • Stable as a premix solutionno settlement or decay

FREEGEN SMART FOAM® is offered under two references :


  • LV- Low Viscosity: UNIQUE Foam F3 usable with all existing dosing equipment

This foam is the perfect foam for most users, as it combines the low viscosity with highest ratings and the best environmental profile


This foam has been designed to offer a maximum efficiency on tough risks. It is highly efficient on the most difficult fires, such as crude oil, ethers, ketones,… Recommended for oil industry and chemical plants


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3F Américas participates in a Show in Mexico



3F Américas and its commercial partner Actwa Emergencias, are increasing their activity to improve risk prevention in the industry.

3F attended the show DATACHAIN SUMMIT 2023 named as: CHANGING TRAINING IN THE INDUSTY WITH VIRTUAL REALITY AND INNOVATION, held on 20th and 21st of April 2023 in  Queretaro – Mexico.

During his presentation, Dr. Thierry Bluteau presented the world’s move towards related goods in the protection industry, with emphasis on the new Fluorine Free Foams FREEGEN SMART FOAM. He emphasized the combination between firefighting foams and the use of new technologies, such as High expansion and the benefits of High-Pressure equipment FAS, with the aim of protecting property, public health and our environment.


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3F doubles the surface of its manufacturing facility in Corby U.K.

Because of the growing demand for F3 foams, 3F decided to further invest and increase its foam manufacturing capacity. The new plant will extend our operational space to 3000 sqm and include 3 new 10,000 litre blending tanks. This will increase our capacity to more than 50 tons per day. Previous investments already ensure full separation of the manufacturing between F3 foams – FREEGEN, FREEFOR and HYFEX – and AFFF foams. This additional capacity will be fully operational in May 2023.

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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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3F talks at Naval Conference

On the 5-6th of October, 2021, took place the Naval Damage control Conference In Southampton U.K.
Our M.D. Gary McDowall made a presentation about the present and on-coming regulation about fluorinated fire fighting foams, and emphasized the fact that AFFFs will be forbidden in a foreseeable future. The replacement is at hand with the ultimate F3 technology Smart Foam FREEGEN

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