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ARFF Ready to Respond—Hot Brake and Wheel Fires 101

By William Greenwood On the cover, the situation seems pretty-straightforward, right? Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) respond to the scene and witness smoke or fire coming from the main landing gear. But, understanding why these types of incidents occur is critically important to have well-educated and seasoned firefighters operating on multimillion dollar aircraft. Understanding the Why In the same way ...

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E-ONE Delivers New Titan® 4×4 ARFF to Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Ontario, Canada

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, has announced the delivery of a new TITAN® 4×4 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to the Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. This is the airport’s second E-ONE TITAN 4×4 ARFF vehicle. Features of the new Sault Ste. Marie 4×4 TITAN ARFF ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency

  By Wesley Long  Some of the training mentioned in Part 2 can be applied in the following ways. Bleeding control: great for standard employee awareness. Tactical bleeding control: great for fire, EMS, and law enforcement. Run hide fight: employee, tenant, and stakeholder populations. Rescue Task Force: great for fire, EMS, law enforcement. This is increasing in popularity, recommended. I ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency, Part 2

By Welsey Long Part 1 covered risk management for airports. Part 2 delves into the differences between lone-wolf, terrorism, and IEDs. Understanding the Difference Between Lone-Wolf, Terrorism, and IEDs Over the years, the media has hyperinflated actual terrorist-related terminology into buzz words to fit whatever event they are discussing into something more easily understood by the masses. This severely skews ...

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ARFF Leaders: Are We Training Them for Failure?

 By William Greenwood  One of the biggest challenges for the professional educator is how to stay up to date on the latest ways to engage students for a positive behavioral modification experience. Most of us understand that one-size-fits-all training in the fire service doesn’t engage everybody. But, is it bigger than that? Depending on your student’s intelligence map (which is ...

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E-ONE’s Patented Ecologic Receives FAA Approval

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, announced that its patented ECOLOGIC® mobile cart foam test system has been approved and recommended by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) testing by airport operators. The ECOLOGIC is an ARFF foam testing system that does not use foam for ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency, Part 1

By Wesley Long What Is Risk Management in the Context of Transportation Sectors? In an effort to identify potential risks associated with your airport being a potential target of terrorism, we need to understand risk assessment and management as it best pertains to our industry. Identification, analyzation, evaluation, and treatment of risk is the management of risk. When applied appropriately, ...

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Advantages of High Reach Extendable Turrets on ARFF Rigs

 By Alan M. Petrillo A high reach extendable turret (HRET) on an aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck offers a number of advantages to fire personnel in confronting fire situations, both on and off airport runways. These include greater accessibility to the fire, allowing different angles of attack, the ability to use a piercing nozzle, and a greater degree of ...

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Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue Welcomes New Aircraft Firefighting Apparatus

  OCALA, FL—Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue (OFR) welcomed a new aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) apparatus on December 14 during a “Push-In” ceremony. Elected officials, community members, and firefighters gathered at Fire Station No. 4 to witness as OFR welcomed ARFF1, the first vehicle of its kind manufactured by E-ONE. The ceremony included a brief address by Fire Chief Shane Alexander, ...

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E-ONE’s Local Fire Truck Christmas Ornaments to Benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

  OCALA, FL—E-ONE announces the release of two new fire truck Christmas tree ornaments for 2018, including the first ornament depicting the Ocala International Airport’s own Aircraft Rescue Firefighting vehicle (ARFF). Net proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). For the 2018 ornaments, E-ONE chose two fire trucks from the Ocala area, where E-ONE was ...

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