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Building an ARFF Spec for Purchase

By William Greenwood When you start to consider purchasing a new aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle, what should you consider when writing a vehicle specification? If you are looking at purchasing a new vehicle, you should have a good understanding of apparatus design, manufacturing, and fireground operations. To make this process easier, I want to provide the top 5 ...

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The Workings and Processes of the NFPA 414 Technical Committee

By Alan Petrillo The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) wants to have diverse groups in its committees that review and suggest changes to standards in order to include as wide a variety as possible of different interest categories. When it comes to the committee charged with handling NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles, the committee is made ...

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better in ARFF: Effective Use of the Penetrating Nozzle

By William Greenwood This month I wanted to review some basic ARFF tactics regarding combating small hidden compartmentalized fires. Compartmentalized fires in the ARFF industry can range from fires involving larger cargo holds and cargo shipping containers to the smaller and limited access areas of the interior lavatory, cabinets, food service galley, and many other hidden void spaces within the ...

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ARFF Hazards of Next Gen—Over-the-Wing Exits

By William Greenwood Airline passengers know the benefits of the over-the-wing exit each time they board to fly. The flight attendants do an exceptional job during the preflight safety briefing to explain the location and operation of the aircraft exits. Aircraft rescue firefighters often have been educated on the same things, except our focus is primarily based from looking at ...

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E-ONE Introduces the New TITAN 6×6 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle

The TITAN® 6X6 is the second configuration in E-ONE’s new line of ARFF products.

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New E-ONE Titan® 4×4 Exceeds ARFF Testing Expectations

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group, is proud to announce the new TITAN 4×4 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle has met or exceeded expectations in all categories of third-party advanced product testing.   In accordance with NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles, all newly-designed vehicles must undergo a series of 34 prototype tests followed by 13 ...

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TIC Talk for ARFF Applications

By William Greenwood With the advent of the thermal imaging camera (TIC), technology has given us the ability to see again. That alone is an amazing feat and provides an increased level of safety. But as with any technology, it also comes with challenges that some operators might not know about. We all know and understand how important a TIC ...

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Police, Fire, and Rescue Combine Forces at Roanoke (VA) Airport

The Roanoke Times Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport is putting the Glocks, the medical bags and the big green firetrucks that douse burning planes in the hands of public safety specialists trained to do it all. Any member of the airport’s new public safety team can respond to a shooting, a plane crash or a passed-out traveler because each is part police ...

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U.S. DOT Announces $659.8 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 390 Airports in 47 States

Ftnnews Published by Ozgur Tore U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $659.8 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. Read more at Ftnnews     The second increment of funding provides 450 grants that will ...

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Two Planes Forced Into Emergency Landings At KCI Causing A Rash Of Flight Delays

Kansas City Star Within an hour, two airplanes have had to execute emergency landings at Kansas City International Airport on Monday afternoon, airport officials confirm, causing the closing of two separate runways and the delay of nearly two dozen flights. At about 5 p.m. Delta Airlines flight 923 made an emergency landing on runway 19 after reporting a fuel leak. ...

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