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Anatomy of an ARFF Truck

  By Alan M. Petrillo The anatomy of aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) trucks, while similar in intent to municipal fire apparatus, have a number of major differences that affect how they look, their configuration, performance, and how they are used. In comparing an ARFF truck with a municipal fire pumper, the municipal pumper pulls up to a scene, hits ...

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Where ARFF Meets Tech Rescue

By Carl J. Haddon Hypothetically speaking: It’s a stormy summer night when commercial passenger Flight OU812 comes in for a landing. As it touches down, a rogue gust of crosswind pushes it off the port edge of the runway. In the blink of an eye, this aircraft slides through the grass and through the airport security fence into the adjacent ...

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ARFF Vehicles Having Greater Knockdown Power, Carrying Bigger Payloads

By Alan M. Petrillo Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles are putting on muscle, often carrying bigger payloads than ever before; having more compartment storage space; and sporting larger, more powerful pumps and engines. ARFF manufacturers have changed their rigs to help operators get to an incident quicker, have greater visibility at the scene, and be more precise in putting ...

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Ocala (FL) Firefighters to Train with New Aircraft Firefighting Vehicle

OCALA, FL—Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue (OFR) has accepted a new aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) apparatus and will be undergoing vehicular function training.  All members of OFR’s ARFF team—certified annually by the Federal Aviation Administration—are slated to learn how to use the new apparatus’ operation system and deployment of its firefighting agents. Training will include theoretical instruction followed by drills where ...

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The Importance of ARFF Truck Preventive Maintenance

By Wesley Long It was shortly after lunch when the afternoon bank of arriving commercial aircraft overtook the skies above my small and humble airport. In and out they came as I proceeded to go about my duties as the only firefighter on shift that day. I heard it when the last couple of flights were transitioning into our airspace. ...

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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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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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