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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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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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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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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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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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