Dear ARFF Working Group Member:

As discussed during the Annual Conference, an opportunity to fulfill the  position of “Alternate”  on the NFPA ARFF Technical Committee has become available.  In order to apply for this position, please refer to the requirements below:

A One-Page Resume

A One-Page Letter stating why you want to be on the Committee

A Letter from your Department and/or Airport stating you would be financially supported for at least one meeting per year to include: travel, hotel and food expenses.

Below is some basic information regarding the NFPA ARFF Technical Committee.  You would be required to be on and be active in a Task Group


This Committee shall have primary responsibility for documents on aircraft rescue and fire-fighting services and equipment, for procedures for handling aircraft fire emergencies, and for specialized vehicles used to perform these functions at airports, with particular emphasis on saving lives and reducing injuries coincident with aircraft fires following impact or aircraft ground fires. This Committee also shall have responsibility for documents on aircraft hand fire extinguishers and accident prevention and the saving of lives in future aircraft accidents involving fire.


Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations (NFPA 402)

Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports (NFPA 403)

Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters (NFPA 405)

Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers (NFPA 408)

Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment (NFPA 412)

Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles (NFPA 414)

Guide for Aircraft Accident/Incident Response Assessment (NFPA 422)

Guide for Airport/Community Emergency Planning (NFPA 424)


In order to be considered, the above information needs to be received by e-mail to the ARFF Working Group no later than close of business November 15, 2017.

Thank you for your continued support of the ARFF Working Group

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact

Barbara Haas

ARFF Working Group