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NFPA Introduces Training to Educate About Refrigerant Flammability and Toxicity Risks

"With more than 200 countries agreeing to usher in a new class of refrigerants, effective this year, the National Fire Protection Association and its research affiliate, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Research Foundation), have released free online training for the fire service, as well as an instructor-led training module to educate firefighters about the potential hazards associated with new refrigeration and cooling units.

The new accord calls for low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to be used in residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning systems around the world. This push for more sustainable solutions is driving the need for firefighters to learn about potential flammability and toxicity risks, asphyxiation challenges, jet stream fires, transportation issues, and other life safety considerations associated..."

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