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For Immediate Release
September 3, 2019


Communications Director
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Governor Chris Sununu signing bills at the Hampton Fire Department

Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu signed SB 193 and SB 257 - legislation prohibiting the use of perfluoroalkyl chemicals in furniture, carpeting, and fire fighting foams - into law with lawmakers and first responders.

"These bills are a continuation of our efforts to ensure that New Hampshire is preventing further proliferation of PFAS chemicals in our environment," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Today's bill signing is all about pairing those efforts with our commitment to ensuring that New Hampshire's fire fighters are not needlessly exposed to hazardous chemicals. There's certainly more to do, but this legislation is a step in the right direction towards ensuring that the men and women who put their lives on the line for our communities are afforded the protections they deserve."

"These bills are another good step in removing PFAS chemicals from our environment, and in ensuring that New Hampshire's first responders are not unnecessarily exposed to them," said Bill McQuillen, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. "I thank the Governor and legislative leaders for getting this done on behalf of the men and women protecting our communities."

"Today we were honored to have Governor Sununu at the Hampton Fire Department to sign two bills that are inherent in the safety of fire fighters and firefighting," said Hampton Fire Chief Jameson Ayotte. "These two bills are a step in the right direction, not just for protecting first responders, but in protecting the proliferation of these chemicals into our environment as well."