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The Legacy of Firefighting Foam

1 ARFF training exercises from the early 2000s

By Philip Paff In Australia, a great deal of attention is on the past use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) containing perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) such as perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoro-octane sulfonate (PFOS) by municipal, industrial, and defense force agencies. The use and effectiveness of these firefighting foams produced from the 1960s to the early 2000s was good; however, ...

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Realistic ARFF Aircraft Training Tool

Realistic Aircraft Tactical Trainer (RATT)

By Alan M. Petrillo Airport fire departments and municipal fire districts that protect or provide mutual aid to airports often have to train in areas and with setups that don’t easily simulate aircraft fire and rescue work. So an Ocala, Florida, company has designed a tool for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) training that is realistic and portable—an inflatable representation ...

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Sikorsky ARFF

Sikorsky Aircraft E-ONE Titan 6 × 6

E-ONE delivers a Titan Force 6 × 6 ARFF to the Sikorsky Aircraft Fire Department By Bob Vaccaro At its sprawling plant in Stratford, Connecticut, Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky Aircraft builds helicopters for all four branches of the military and the United States Coast Guard. It is currently under contract to build two Fire Hawk Helicopters for the Los Angeles County (CA) ...

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