Category: Articles

Planes That Transport the Most Important Leaders in the World

Planes That Transport the Most Important Leaders in the World By:  Alejandro Montegrande The aircraft of the presidents who attended the G20 summit meet strict standards of safety, comfort, luxury and technology. The deployment of the aircraft that transported the presidents attending the G20 summit in ARGENTINA became an attraction in itself. Most of the […]

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After the First 80 Seconds: The Aftermath of the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Shooting

After the First 80 Seconds: The Aftermath of the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Shooting By: District Chief Bob Palestrant  On January 6, 2017, a single individual with a handgun opened fire on passengers in one of the baggage claim areas at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL), killing five and wounding six. The coordinated response […]

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Exceptional Fire Officers Must Be Accountable Leaders

Exceptional Fire Officers Must Be Accountable Leaders By: Dennis Compton Have you ever heard someone in your fire department complain about the lack of accountability in the organization? It usually manifests itself through statements like, “what we need around here is more accountability. Nobody’s held accountable for anything in this fire department”. They make it […]

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Robust Physical Fitness and Sharp Mental Alertness. Key Attributes of ARFF Crews to Ensure Passenger Safety at Aerodromes

Robust Physical Fitness and Sharp Mental Alertness Key Attributes of ARFF Crews to Ensure Passenger Safety at Aerodromes By: Gp Capt. ER Rajappan (Retd)  ICAO Annex 14 Chapter 9.2 stipulates Standards and Recommended Practices for Rescue and firefighting. As per ICAO document, “The principal objective of a rescue and firefighting service is to save lives in […]

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Leading Organizations Through Change. By: Fire Chief Jacob McAfee

Leading Organizations Through Change By: Fire Chief Jacob McAfee This article originally appeared in Fire Engineering, and is reprinted here in ARFF News with full permission.      The fire service has changed exponentially over the last decade. Changes in job requirements, strategies and tactics, personal protective equipment, and significant cultural changes have been seemingly […]

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One Man One. Truck Training at the One-9

One Man One Truck Training at the One-9 By: Captain Edwin W. Hall Lynchburg Regional Airport ARFF Station Company 19 conducted their annual live fire training during the week of May 7-12 followed by the airports Triennial drill. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs supplied the mobile ARFF simulator and Instructors from the ARFF Cadre to […]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations. By: Fire Marshal B. Aaron Johnson

7 Habits of Highly Effective Fire Prevention Organizations. By: Fire Marshal B. Aaron Johnson With less people and more responsibilities, fire prevention organizations must function more effectively and efficiently than ever before. The most essential functions of inspections, plan review, public education, and investigations can seem overwhelming to the understaffed, and overworked fire prevention organization. […]

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