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Fairchild AFB (WA) 75-Foot Aerial Delivery

Fairchild Air Force Base Fire Department , Spokane, Washington Truck Type: Aerials Dealer: E-ONE Direct  Body Extruded aluminum Chassis Typhoon with 67.5″ CA Engine Cummins L9 450-hp Tank 500-gallon water; two 30-gallon foam cells Axles Single Pump Hale Qflo 1,250-gpm

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Mt. Pleasant (TN) to House New Fire Trailer

Photo: Columbiadailyherald Maury County’s emergency departments have decided to house a new firefighting vehicle in Mt. Pleasant.The newly acquired firefighting foam trailer will be housed at the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department’s station adjacent to the airport and will respond to all major flammable liquid fires across Maury County.Representatives of Mt. Read more at Columbiadailyherald     The newly acquired firefighting ...

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Airport, Fire Department Reach Lease Agreement

Photo: Ridgecrestca INYOKERN – The Indian Wells Valley Airport District and Kern County Fire Department reached an agreement over the lease of the Inyokern fire station. The airport district voted 3-0 to approve the contract at a special meeting Thursday afternoon stipulating a 25-year lease for the station, which the district owns and sits Inyokern Airport property. Read more at ...

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Welding Sparks Fire To Airplane At John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Photo: WBNS 10TV Firefighters were called to an airplane hangar at John Glenn Columbus International Airport Thursday morning. Read more at WBNS 10TV   Crews arrived to find smoke coming from a Delta airplane inside the building, according to a Columbus Fire chief on the scene. The building located in the 4300 block of East 5th Avenue, was evacuated due ...

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ARFF Considerations Working Around Ballistic Recovery Parachutes

By William Greenwood Airport and structural firefighters working around small aircraft today have myriad hazards they must contend with. Technology is constantly evolving in the aircraft industry, and so must the knowledge base of our first responders. Maintaining a high level of training and situational awareness is critical for firefighter safety. This month we will discuss how modern technology has ...

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Lufthansa Airbus A340 Damaged By Fire From Frankfurt Airport Truck

Photo: USA Today A Lufthansa Airbus A340 was damaged after a fire broke out on a truck towing the widebody jet at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport on Monday. Ten airport workers, including ground crew and emergency responders, suffered smoke inhalation injuries that The Associated Press described as “minor.” Lufthansa said it was not clear what led to the blaze. Ten airport workers, ...

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Into the Danger Zone: MCAS Miramar ARFF Conducts Hazmat Exercise

Photo: www.marines.mil Into the danger zone: MCAS Miramar ARFF conducts HAZMAT exercise By Cpl. Jake McClung, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Marines and first responders with Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, the Provost Marshal’s Office and MCAS Miramar Fire Department conducted a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive threat exercise at MCAS Miramar, California, ...

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Morgantown First Responders Participate in Disaster Response Drills

Photo: www.dominionpost.com MORGANTOWN – The Morgantown Municipal Airport was closed for several hours Tuesday as a series of mock disasters struck during the Triennial Emergency Exercise. The training exercise is mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test the airport’s emergency plan, Morgantown Fire Chief Mark Caravasos said. Read more at www.dominionpost.com     The training exercise is mandated ...

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FAA Airport Technology R&D Branch Researching New Technologies to Benefit ARFF Firefighters

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Technology Research and Development Branch is involved in a wide variety of research program areas at its Technical Center, including those dealing with aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) technologies, composite material firefighting, and new large aircraft firefighting. And, it’s the new technologies area that has been getting a lot of R&D attention lately. Research ...

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Emerging Technologies Show Innovation in ARFF Vehicle Design

Aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) demands a lot of a crew. You’re often responding to an extremely hazardous scene. Firefighters could be exposed to explosion hazards, toxic fumes, and a variety of materials on scene. In these dangerous environments, your equipment choices matter. Ensuring you’re using apparatus that can handle the unique demands of ARFF is essential. Certain design aspects of ...

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