On September 29, 2022, the U.S. Attorney's Office, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, entered into a civil settlement agreement with Fire Service Plus, Inc. (FSP), in which FSP agreed to pay $985,131 to resolve civil False Claims Act allegations. FSP produces commercial and military-grade fire suppression foam for use on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels and firefighting equipment for U.S. Government agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration-governed Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Departments.
According to the settlement agreement, from January 2018 through September 2019, FSP manufactured and delivered military-grade fire suppressant foam in noncompliance with military specifications. FSP did not disclose that the foam contained levels of chemicals in unspecified proportions and a chemical substitution, causing the submission of false claims for payment.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Departments of the Navy, Army, Defense Logistics Agency, and Homeland Security.