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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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In the Life of Marines: ARFF | Stripes Okinawa

Stars and Stripes MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan — Military occupational specialties are the foundation of the Marine Corps. Each MOS is a cog, working with and relying on each other to keep the fighting machine that is the United States Marine Corps running. Aircraft rescue and firefighting is one such MOS. Read more at Stars and Stripes     ARFF ...

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KME Awarded Four-Rig Order for Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIVs)

KME was recently awarded an order for a total of four Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIVs). One of each unit is headed to the following locations: Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan  Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Jordan Al Dhafra, UAE Ali Al Salem AB, Kuwait Specs for the new rigs include: CHASSIS Ford F-550 4×4 Super Cab Class-1 ES-Key Multiplexed Electrical System FRC ...

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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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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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