Sectional Managers


Section 1

Charles Lavene

Section 2

Charles Lavene, Fire Chief

Norfolk International Airport

2200 Norview Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23518


Allen Ward

Allen Ward

Section 3

Allen Ward has thirty-seven years’ experience as a firefighter and emergency medical technician, in the military, municipal, and private sectors. His military career as a firefighter spanned 24 WARD PHOTOyears. His is a military historian and author of the book, “Army Fire Fighting: A Historical Perspective”, detailing the history of Army firefighting from Civil War to present day. He has been employed with Rural/Metro Fire Dept., Inc., for 15 years, serving as an aircraft rescue fire fighter, fire captain, and fire chief at the Port Columbus International Airport. He currently leads the Specialty Fire Division, which is responsible for providing firefighting services to airports and industrial customers nationwide.

Rural/Metro Fire Dept
Command Fire Chief – Specialty Fire Group
8140 Enclave Way, Unit 101
Sarasota, FL 34243

Andy Lipari

Andy Lipari

Section 4

Kansas City Fire Dept./ARFF Division

7301 North Lenox Avenue

Kansas City, MO 64151


Sean Parker

Section 5

Village of Ruidoso
313 Cree Meadows Dr.
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Natalee Tueller

Natalee Tueller

Section 6

Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports

P.O. Box 22107

Salt Lake City, UT 84122


Natalee Tueller currently serves as the Office Manager and Training Facilitator for the Salt Lake City ARFF Training Center. Natalee brings over 20 years of business and office management experience with her to the ARFF Working Group. Natalee has a wide range of duties that will be beneficial to the ARFF Working Group with her vast business knowledge and leadership skills.

Since joining the ARFF Training Center team in 2012 Natalee has developed a passion and excitement for the ARFF industry. Through her position at the training center she has been able to meet ARFF personnel from all over the world and has been able to network and share ideas with those in ARFF community. As a result of her work at the training center Natalee was recognized as the Administrative Professional of the Year in 2016 by the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

In her free time Natalee likes to spend time with her fiancé and dogs and enjoys any kind of activity or sport that allows her to be outside, building and remodeling, spending time with family and friends and anything that has to do with Indy Car Racing and the New England Patriots.

Bill Hutfilz

Bill Hutfilz

Section 7

Bill Hutfilz is currently the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Officer for the Clark County Fire Department. He oversees all ARFF training and operations for the Clark County Department of Aviation which owns and operates McCarran International Airport and four general aviation facilities. Bill is a Retired USAF Firefighter, Airport Master Firefighter (A.M.F.) and has more than 42 years in the fire service

McCarran Int’l Airport
P.O. Box 11005
Las Vegas, NV 89111


Section 8

Paul Looney

Paul Looney

Section 9

569 Clintonville Rd.
North Haven, CT, USA, 06473
203 494 5409

Peter Moore

Section 10

Peter is the Chief Fire Officer and Manager Airfield Operations of Christchurch Int’l Airport. He has served 35 years which includes thwo (2) years as Manager Airport Fire Service, Rarotonga, Cook Islands and 20 years concurrent service with New Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade

Chirstchurch Int’l Airport
107a Major Hornbrook Rd.
Christchurch 8081

Kim Thorbjorn Olsen

Kim Thorbjorn Olsen

Section 11

Kim Olsen has worked within aviation world for more than 35 years. Before starting at Copenhagen Airports Airport Security/Police, Kim Olsen served 5 years in the Danish Army. A promotion and a new job at Roskilde Airport meant getting involved with ARFF. After returning to the Copenhagen Airports Fire & Rescue Dept. in 1989 he has worked his way through the ranks. Kim Olsen is a member of both IAFPA and the ARFFWG, has served 7 years as a Director for section 11 on the Board of Directors in the ARFFWG. Currently holding a position as Sectional Manager for section 11 and functioning as the Lesion Officer for ARFFWG to IAPFA. Kim Olsen is Head of Copenhagen Airport Fire & Rescue Academy. He is an Instructor DEMA the Danish Emergency Services College. Teaching ARFF Incident Command and Interdisciplinary Command courses.

Head of Copenhagen Airport Fire & Rescue Academy
Kobenhavns Lufthavne A/S
Brand & Redning
Lufthavnsboulevarden 6,
P.O. Box 74
2770 Kastrup, DK
45-3231-3231 -office
45-2372-1327 -mobile

Int’l Section Managers

Lloyd Gardiner

Country Coordinator – Caribbean

Nassau Int’l Airport Fire Dept.
Golden Gat #2, #7 Tangerine St.