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ARFF Ready to Respond—Hot Brake and Wheel Fires 101

By William Greenwood On the cover, the situation seems pretty-straightforward, right? Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) respond to the scene and witness smoke or fire coming from the main landing gear. But, understanding why these types of incidents occur is critically important to have well-educated and seasoned firefighters operating on multimillion dollar aircraft. Understanding the Why In the same way ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency

  By Wesley Long  Some of the training mentioned in Part 2 can be applied in the following ways. Bleeding control: great for standard employee awareness. Tactical bleeding control: great for fire, EMS, and law enforcement. Run hide fight: employee, tenant, and stakeholder populations. Rescue Task Force: great for fire, EMS, law enforcement. This is increasing in popularity, recommended. I ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency, Part 2

By Welsey Long Part 1 covered risk management for airports. Part 2 delves into the differences between lone-wolf, terrorism, and IEDs. Understanding the Difference Between Lone-Wolf, Terrorism, and IEDs Over the years, the media has hyperinflated actual terrorist-related terminology into buzz words to fit whatever event they are discussing into something more easily understood by the masses. This severely skews ...

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ARFF Leaders: Are We Training Them for Failure?

 By William Greenwood  One of the biggest challenges for the professional educator is how to stay up to date on the latest ways to engage students for a positive behavioral modification experience. Most of us understand that one-size-fits-all training in the fire service doesn’t engage everybody. But, is it bigger than that? Depending on your student’s intelligence map (which is ...

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ARFF: Developing Proven Tools to Manage and Deal with the Airport Building/Terminal Bomb Threat Or Lone-Wolf Related Emergency, Part 1

By Wesley Long What Is Risk Management in the Context of Transportation Sectors? In an effort to identify potential risks associated with your airport being a potential target of terrorism, we need to understand risk assessment and management as it best pertains to our industry. Identification, analyzation, evaluation, and treatment of risk is the management of risk. When applied appropriately, ...

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New Hayward (CA) Fire Station And Training Center At Airport Get OK

HAYWARD – Firefighters will learn search-and-rescue using an old BART car and a concrete structure that replicates a collapsed parking garage at a future training center at Hayward Executive Airport. A mid-sized aircraft, similar to a Gulfstream jet, also will be available as a prop that can be set alight so firefighters can practice extinguishing blazes and pulling people from ...

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