135 05 23 – Use of Foam in December 2021 (May 2023)

Date of Request

May 23



I have been asked by the contaminated land officer at Wyre Forest District Council to provide an assessment of contaminated land risks (soils and groundwater) associated with historical use of fire-fighting foam in relation to a current planning application for commercial development. A large fire occurred at a site named MCD House, Frederick Road, Hoo Farm, Kidderminster, DY11 7RA around 6th December 2021.

Although it may not be possible to determine what was used at the fire, would it be possible to provide the general category (or any data sheets) for the foam (e.g. Class A / Class B either synthetic or protein foam) used by the fire service for structural fires during this time?

Many thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Kind regards


Dear X,

Thank you for your request for incident information which has been received by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (the Service) and considered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

The Service can confirm the requested incident information is held. The‘CAFS A Dry’ was produced and utilised to protect the EA building during the fire incident at MCD House, Frederick Road, Hoo Farm, Kidderminster, DY11 7RA on the 6th of December 2021.

Please find the following documents attached:

  • Service position statement using foam at operational incidents (dated March 2023);
  • Safety data sheet for CAFOAM Class A;

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