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Southwest 1380 Pilot-to-Airport Audio

On April 17, 2018, Southwest Airlines 1380 en route to Texas made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after departing LaGuardia Airport. There were 144 passengers on board and five crew. The plane landed safely, and Philadelphia Fire Department units responded with its ARFF rigs, and medic units transported several injured passengers. One passenger died as a result of injuries sustained ...

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Five Things to Consider When Purchasing an ARFF truck

A REV Group Article There are a number of key areas which should be considered when purchasing a new aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to ensure that it is best suited for your particular fire and rescue situations. In this article, we take a look at five of the most important things to consider or research when your department ...

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New E-ONE TITAN® 4×4 ARFF Rig Takes Inspiration from Customers

The new E-ONE TITAN® 4×4 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle is markedly different from its predecessor, now showing newly-redesigned styling inside the cab, as well as a number of bold angles, sweeping edges, and seemingly acres of windshield and side glass, taking many of its cues from what matters most—customers. The new TITAN cab and windshield slopes forward and ...

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Orlando (FL) International Airport Fire Rescue HP 100 Aerial Platform

CUSTOMER INFORMATION Truck Type: Aerials Dealer: Hall-Mark RTC Dealer Phone: 800-524-6072 FEATURES AT A GLANCE Body: Extruded aluminum Platform:  Extruded aluminum aerial Chassis:  Cyclone II with 67.5-inch CA Engine: Cummins ISX12 500-hp Tank: 300-gallon water; 30-gallon foam cell Axles: Tandem Pump: Hale QMAX 1750 gpm CHASSIS 78,000 lbs. GVWR 260″ wheelbase with formed integral torque box frame 11′-9″ +/-1″ travel height 46′-10″ +/-1″ overall ...

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US Army Fort Rucker Fire Department, Alabama, Titan Force ARFF 4×4

FEATURES All-wheel-drive chassis with pump and roll Extruded aluminum roll cage designed cab Cummins QSX15 engine rated at 665 hp Hale Model RSD 1,500-gpm water pump ATP 3 percent foam system Akron Model 3353 roof turret 375/750 gpm Akron Firefox 300-gpm bumper turret 1,585-gallon water tank with integral 205-gallon foam cell 500-pound dry chemical system Dual-agent booster reel Federal Signal ...

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Starting the Day at an ARFF Station

By Chris Mc Loone Welcome to ARFFResource.com. This site is dedicated to aircraft rescue and firefighting training, operations, and, of course, the vehicles ARFF firefighters use every day. Although these rigs and their crews spend most of their time at civilian and military airports, they have been called to help fight wildfires and are often requested by municipalities when an ...

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ARFF Training: Basic Aircraft Firefighting Hazards

  BY JACOB McAFEE I have been responding to aircraft accidents and mishaps my entire career, and I have seen some of the amazing ways aircraft hazards can sneak up on you and challenge you to think outside the box. Have you heard that once an aircraft is on the ground, it’s no different from a structure fire? I don’t ...

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Latest ARFF Apparatus Designs Stress Safety, Quick Attack

Alan M. Petrillo Makers of aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) apparatus are continually improving their equipment, upgrading their units’ ease of use, adding safety features and turrets, increasing fire suppression capabilities, and making more nimble vehicles. ARFF Primer The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed ARFF vehicle requirements (Class 1 through 5) using National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 414, Standard for ...

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Fire Suppression in the ARFF World: What Can We Learn?

Grady North   The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) may be associated by many with municipal or wildland firefighting, but many of our member companies also produce airport rescue fire fighting (ARFF) apparatus, both for domestic and international markets.   Although there are several firefighting methods unique to ARFF situations, there are also many similarities. Here is an overview of ...

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Protecting Airports with New ARFF Designs and Equipment

By Alan M. Petrillo   Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle manufacturers have made great strides in ARFF vehicle design and operation in an effort to give firefighters greater fire knockdown power, more nimble vehicles that are more ergonomically friendly to operators, and rigs that require fewer personnel to operate them. R.J. Jones, sales and product manager for United States ...

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