Dade County Environmental Resources

Addison Fire Department Testimonial

To Whom It May Concern:

The Addison Fire Department has been using Bio‐Matrix oil and gas absorbent for a year and a half. Previously, we would use a clay based product, similar to kitty litter, for all emergency calls. However, we had a huge problem. The clay would end up in a pile on top of the spill rather than absorb the oil or gas. We were just covering the spill up and the clay product wasn’t absorbing, but adhering to it.  With Bio‐Matrix we not only have a product that absorbs the spill, it also encapsulates the oil making it easier to dispose of because it will not leach. We actually carry 10 gallon buckets of the product in our front line trucks and our ladder truck. We have used this product not only for road accidents but also on calls to the Addison Airport where there are occasional aviation fuel spills of the Jet A and AvGas fuel type inside the hangers. Bio‐Matrix works extremely well to clean up the spills and is non‐abrasive to this sensitive aircraft environment.

All in all, we have been tremendously pleased with how the product works. We also understand that people are now putting a bigger emphasis on pollution and Bio‐Matrix allows us a way to handle spills and protect the environment at the same time.

David Benson
Deputy Chief of Operations, Addison Fire Department