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E-ONE Delivers New Titan® 4×4 ARFF to Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Ontario, Canada

OCALA, FL—E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a manufacturer of fire apparatus, has announced the delivery of a new TITAN® 4×4 aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to the Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. This is the airport’s second E-ONE TITAN 4×4 ARFF vehicle. Features of the new Sault Ste. Marie 4×4 TITAN ARFF ...

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Advantages of High Reach Extendable Turrets on ARFF Rigs

 By Alan M. Petrillo A high reach extendable turret (HRET) on an aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) truck offers a number of advantages to fire personnel in confronting fire situations, both on and off airport runways. These include greater accessibility to the fire, allowing different angles of attack, the ability to use a piercing nozzle, and a greater degree of ...

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Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue Welcomes New Aircraft Firefighting Apparatus

  OCALA, FL—Ocala (FL) Fire Rescue (OFR) welcomed a new aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) apparatus on December 14 during a “Push-In” ceremony. Elected officials, community members, and firefighters gathered at Fire Station No. 4 to witness as OFR welcomed ARFF1, the first vehicle of its kind manufactured by E-ONE. The ceremony included a brief address by Fire Chief Shane Alexander, ...

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E-ONE’s Local Fire Truck Christmas Ornaments to Benefit National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

  OCALA, FL—E-ONE announces the release of two new fire truck Christmas tree ornaments for 2018, including the first ornament depicting the Ocala International Airport’s own Aircraft Rescue Firefighting vehicle (ARFF). Net proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF). For the 2018 ornaments, E-ONE chose two fire trucks from the Ocala area, where E-ONE was ...

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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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