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How Bad Can It Be, Chief?

By William Greenwood Has your ARFF Department readied personnel for the possibility of a cargo hold fire? Everyday when I come to work, I want my personnel to be operationally ready to respond. With the constant demand to meet minimum training requirements, the rapid advancements of technology can outrun the current training curriculums as set forth by some local jurisdictions. ...

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At Least 41 Dead in Plane Crash

A passenger jet crash-landed on a Russian runway on Sunday, killing at least 41. Video from the scene shows the plane bursting into flames as it touched down. Passengers worked to escape through two forward doors. However, at least 41 are reported dead. Click here for the latest via AP. Above: Video from inside the burning plane, courtesy of CNN.com.

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E-ONE Supplies U.S. Navy with Ecologic Testing Systems

  OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, has initiated work with the U.S. Navy to provide patented ECOLOGIC® mobile cart foam test systems for use with its fleet of ARFF vehicles. Contracting with Darley Defense through the Tailored Logistics Support Program, this technology will allow the U.S. Navy to test its ARFF fleet’s ...

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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 4

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 By Wesley Long Over the last several years there has been heightened security concerns regarding the potential use of setting wildfires as a weapon to be wielded by terrorist. This keeps popping up in intelligence circles and is a rather innovative approach to cause disruption and chaos that is both a low tech and ...

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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, Part 3

  Part 1 Part 2 Part 4 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 ...

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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

Part 1 Part 3 Part 4 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 ...

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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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