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Georgia Manufacturer Agrees to Civil Settlement To Resolve False Claims Pertaining to Chemical Levels in Fire Suppressant Foam

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.