AL - Alabama -- OPEN
AR Arkansas – Bentonville (Section5)
One Airport Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72712
AZ Arizona – Tucson (Section7)
Thomas Tucker currently serves as the Fire Chief of the Tucson Airport Authority Fire Department. Chief Tucker has been with Tucson Airport Authority Fire Dept. for the past 17 years. Along with the Administrative and operational duties, he holds the position of Terrorism Liaison Officer with the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center. Chief Tucker was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and has deployed to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and Wildfires, throughout the country. As a delegate with Tucson Fire Foundation Fire “Fighters without Borders” he traveled to Israel to train with international counterparts. A member of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center Field Intelligence Team, Chief Tucker works with Law Enforcement at numerous events such as College football playoff and National Championship.”
Tucson Airport Authority
2821 E. Airport Drive
Tucson, AZ 85756
CA California (Section7)
Alex started his career as a paid-call firefighter with CalFire San Luis Obispo at the airport fire station in 1994, while working toward his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Technology at Cal Poly State University SLO. He also served two seasons as a wildland firefighter with CalFire on the Bear Valley Helitack and Engine crews. After a brief four-year hiatus in the private sector, he returned to the fire field as a Firefighter/EMT with Kern County Fire Department in Bakersfield, California in 2001. He worked up the ranks and was promoted to Fire Captain in 2009. Alex has been stationed at the Bakersfield Meadows Field ARFF station since 2013 as a shift captain, where he has served as the ARFF program training coordinator. Alex is a member of California Interagency Incident Management Team 14 and has worked as a Communications Unit Leader and Incident Comm Center Manager on numerous large fires since 2009. He is a licensed pilot and volunteers as a project leader with his local 4-H chapter.
Kern County Fire Department
1652 Sunnyside Court
Bakersfield, CA 93308
Colorado (Section 6)
Gina Gonzales is a Driver-Operator with Loveland Fire Rescue Authority in Loveland, Colorado. She has been a DO for 5 years, and with the fire department for 10 years. Northern Colorado Regional Airport’s ARFF coverage is serviced by LFRA with one full-time, 2-yr rotational position, and 9 ARFF Driver-Operators within their department. Gina has been an ARFF engineer since 2017, and is starting her second rotation as the lead ARFF engineer for LFRA and NoCo Regional Airport through 2021. She has certifications in Fire Officer I, Fire Instructor I, Blue Card, HazMat Ops, EMT-B, Peer Support, and is a Technician in Trench and Large Animal Rescue. Prior to firefighting, Gina was a critical care veterinary technician for 20 years, specializing in large animals, and has a BS in Animal Science. Currently she is also an instructor to fire departments in technical animal rescue, to the NFPA Standard 1670.
LFRA provides fire and rescue services to the city of Loveland and it’s rural boundaries of 190 square miles, with a population of approximately 97,000. LFRA is a combination department with 9 fire stations, and approximately 120 career members (both uniformed and civilian employees), and a volunteer battalion that serves the Big Thompson Canyon and the town of Drake. Along with ARFF response, LFRA also responds to structure fires, wildland fires, EMS, motor vehicle accidents & fires, Special Operations rescues, ice and water rescues, Hazardous Materials response, tactical fire rescue, rescue task force, and many more.
The Northern Colorado Regional Airport serves a wide variety of users ranging from privately owned aircraft to commercial airlines and is one of only 14 federally certified commercial airports in the State. It has grown to approximately 94,000 operations per year with 245 based aircraft and over 190,000 passengers annually. Therefore, the airport is a vital component of emergency response by LFRA. LFRA works diligently to train with its mutual aid partners, as an aircraft emergency would draw on the needs from many organizations. Thompson Valley EMS, Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue, Poudre Fire Authority, Loveland Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff, Airport Operations Staff, all Larimer County Emergency Managers, just to name a few.
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
Peer Support Team Member
Special Operations Team Member
LFRA Fire Station 4, Northern Colorado Regional Airport
970-568-6026 – business cell
firstname.lastname@example.org – email
Connecticut (Section 2)
Brenden Wilson entered the fire service in 1995, became a career firefighter in 2000 with Pratt and Whitney in Connecticut. He currently holds the rank of Lieutenant in charge of Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness with the Sikorsky Aircraft Fire Department, a Lockheed Martin company, located in Stratford, Connecticut. In addition to Shift Commander responsibilities in Connecticut, Brenden leads efforts for Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness for facilities in Pennsylvania and Florida.
He holds the following certifications Fire Officer III, Fire Service Instructor III, Incident Safety Officer, Health and Safety Officer, ARFF Firefighter, Driver/Operator Pumper, NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician, Emergency Medical Technician and Emergency Medical Services Instructor. He is also a Certified Emergency Manager, Airport Master Firefighter.
He has earned the following degrees: 1) Associate of Science Fire Science Technology, Indian River State College; 2) Bachelor of Science Individualized Studies, Charter Oak State College; 3) Master of Science Executive Fire Service Leadership, Grand Canyon University and 4) Master of Arts Disaster and Emergency Management, American Public University System
He is currently perusing the following: 1)Master’s in Public Administration, Columbia Southern University, 2) Doctor of Emergency Management, Cappella University, 3) FEMA EMI Master Exercise Practitioner, 4) EMI National Emergency Management Basic Academy, 5) FEMA L-449 Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula, Train-the-Trainer, 6) Fire Officer 4, and 7) ARFF Training Alliance Airport Fire Officer
Brenden M. Wilson, CEM AMF
Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness
Sikorsky Aircraft Fire Department
6900 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Deleware (Section 2)
I have been in the fire service for 36 years starting as a volunteer firefighter/EMT. I began my civil service career with the U.S. Air Force 28 years ago with the last 26 years being at Dover AFB, De. While at Dover I have held the position of firefighter, Lieutenant, Assistant Chief and for the last 3 years have served as Deputy Fire Chief. I became a member of the ARFFWG in 2016 and am also a member of the Kent County Fire Chiefs, De. State Fire Chiefs and the Eastern Division of the IAFC.
JOSEPH S. MRISS
Deputy Fire Chief
Dover AFB Fire Emergency Services
(302) 677-4402 DSN 445-4402
District of Columbia (Section 2)
John A. Maddox
FL Florida – Lakeland (Section3)
John Maddox has served as Battalion Chief since 2010. Bat. Chief Maddox began his career with the department in 1995 as a firefighter. He served a Lieutenant prior to his promotion to Battalion Chief. He also serves as program coordinator for the department’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) operations. Bat. Chief Maddox holds many certifications including Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector I, Fire Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician, State Pump Operator, and Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting. prior to his promotion to Battalion Chief. He also serves as program coordinator for the department’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) operations. Bat. Chief Maddox is a member of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Working Group, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and serves on the NFPA’s Technical Committee for ARFF. He is also a member of the Region 4/6 All Hazards Incident Management Team for the State of Florida. He has also completed multiple fire science courses at area colleges and is a graduate of Florida State University’s Certified Public Manager program.
Lakeland Fire Department
701 E. Main Street
Lakeland, FL 33801
GA Georgia - Atlanta (Section 3)
Eric Kave is a Section Chief with the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department in Atlanta, Georgia and leads the Airport Training Section at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Chief Kave has thirty years of experience in the fire service, a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and is currently working on an advanced degree in Public Safety Administration. His current research goals and aspirations encompass an extensive advancement and growth relative to contributions within the fire service, aircraft rescue & firefighting (ARFF), emergency management, and homeland security fields.
Section Chief – Airport Training
Atlanta Fire Rescue Department
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport
m: (404)291-8062 o: (404)382-1054
Guam - Open
HI - Hawaii - Open
HI - Hawaii (Section7)
ID Idaho- Hailey (Section6)
He is also the Fire Chief of the neighboring small city to the South of the Airport. Greg has been in the fire service for 28 years as a volunteer with multiple departments in the Wood River Valley.
Greg has an executive fire officer certification from the National Fire Academy. IFSAC certification in FF I, FFII and Driver Operator, EPA Hazardous Materials Technician and Idaho State certified code official for the last 11 years.
Greg is a member of the ARFFWG, Idaho Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, International Fire Code, Blaine County LEPC, Blaine County EMS Association and Blaine County Fire Chiefs Co-Op.
Friedman Memorial Airport
1616 Airport Circle
Hailey, ID 83333 USA
IL - Illinois -- Michael Lopina
IL Illinois- Lockport (Section4)
Michael J Lopina is a 31 year fire service professional who currently serves as Commander of the ARFF Division for Lockport Township Fire Protection District. He has served as Commander since instituting the ARFF Division in 2006. He has been involved with ARFFWG since 2007 and advocates for departments with General Aviation and Regional airports not subject to FAA 139 to have access to quality ARFF training and procedures
Lockport Township Fire District
316 E. 16th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
IN - Indiana -- OPEN
IN Indiana (Section4)
IA - Iowa - OPEN
IA - Iowa
KS Kansas (Section6)
Roger is a member of ARFF Working Group, ALEAN, and AAAE.
Roger has held several positions within the Fire and Police service from Airport Police and Fire Officer, Lieutenant and Captain.
Wichita Airport Authority
2173 Air Cargo Road
Wichita, KS 67209
KY Kentucky – Lexington (Section4)
LA Louisiana-Lake Charles (Section5)
Chad Primeaux currently serves as the Public Safety Chief at Lake Charles Regional Airport. He is responsible for the Law Enforcement, security duties associated with TSA regulations and the airport ARFF department operations on Airport Authority property.
Chief Primeaux has been at Lake Charles Regional Airport since 1990 where he started out as outside maintenance, i.e. grass cutter / weed eater while attending McNeese State University. Upon graduation from McNeese with a degree in Instrumentation/Electronics Technology, he was hired as a full-time employee and worked his way up thru the ranks to the position of Security Director (Ward Three City Marshal’s Office OIC / Asst. Fire Chief which he served in until August 2002.
Chief Primeaux left the airport in 2002 to work for the U.S. DHS/TSA as a Deputy Federal Security Director, overseeing the TSA presences at Lake Charles Regional Airport & Lafayette Regional Airport during the initial years of TSA. He served this role until August 2006.
In 2006, he returned to his roots at Lake Charles Regional Airport and serves in his current capacity as Public Safety Chief for the airport.
Chief Primeaux holds many certifications including being a certified Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy as well as an Airport Master Firefighter and also has a Fire Science Administration degree from LSU @ Eunice.
Fire Chief/Director of Public Safety
Lake Charles Regional Airport
Office: 337-477-6051 x248
ME - Maine - OPEN
ME - Maine (Section 1)
MD Maryland – BWI (Section2)
Mike currently oversees the Operations and Training Division for the All Hazards Department, 120 personnel including our Fire Marshall and Prevention Department. I have 18 years with the agency and in total have 35 years of experience in emergency services. I also oversee our Special Operations Division that provides Hazardous Materials, Confined Space Rescue as well as Technical Rescue. We are not the typical ARFF Department we have automatic mutual aid agreements with three of Maryland’s largest Metropolitan Departments to include the city of Baltimore with an annual call volume nearing 5000 per year. I hold an Associates Degree in Fire Science, Pro-Board Fire Officer IV, Emergency Services Instructor III, among many other disciplines. I also work part-time as an Instructor with the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute within their Special Programs Division.
Deputy Fire Chief of Operations and Training
BWI Airport Fire and Rescue Department
MA - Massachusetts - OPEN
MA Massachusetts (Section1)
MI Michigan-Grand Rapids (Section4)
MN Minnesota-Minneapolis (Section4)
MS - Mississippi - OPEN
MS Mississippi (Section5)
MO Missouri (Section 4)
Bill Hutfilz has 46 years within the Fire Service. He retired after 25 years from the Clark County Fire Department where he served as the Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Training Officer. He oversaw all ARFF training and operations for the Clark County Department of Aviation, which includes McCarran International Airport (LAS) and four general airports. Previously, Bill served in the USAF as a firefighter for 20 years. Bill was also a US government contractor for a year. He is a former ARFF Working Group Director, recipient of the Brain Pugh ARFF Training Officer award, and is an ARFF Working Group Legend.
MT - Montana - Open
MT Montana (Section6)
I’m Casey Micone and I’m excited for this new venture with the chance to contribute even more to my colleagues and to our public’s safety. I’ll take this opportunity to introduce myself to the ARFFWG News
I was born in Reno, NV to Kenneth and Sandra Micone. We’ve lived most of my life in the city adjacent, Sparks, NV. My father was a Sparks Police Officer then later Sparks Marshal. I grew up surrounded by civil service and public safety officers both police and fire. After highschool I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the fire service. I went to Truckee Meadows Fire Academy and graduated in 2001. I became a reserve firefighter with Storey County Fire Department in 2004, then was hired on as a full time Firefighter in 2006. I actually had an application in with the Reno Police Department at the same time
and was offered a position as an officer but choose fire after much self-reflection and also encouragement of family and my eventual wife! I took my education further and obtained my EMTIntermediate
certification for the department as well.
I later had an opportunity to transfer to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Fire Department (RTAAFD) in 2013. I have continued to pursue advancements with becoming an Operator in 2016 then in 2017 promoted to my current position of Fire Captain. I’ve served as President of Local 2955 for the last four years and just took a position as an Executive Board Member of Reno’s Local 731. I also serve as the EMS Coordinator for RTAAFD. Through the years between Storey County and Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority I’ve enjoyed being on Honor Guard, obtained Haz-Mat Specialist certification, EMS Instructor certification, completed Fire Officer training courses, and participated in fire grant proposals. There truly is so much more to being a firefighter than I had ever imagined as a wide-eyed kid pretending to drive the trucks.
I met my wife, Sherri, in the spring of 2000 at a local bowling alley. Our families had been friends and we lived just down the street from each other but surprisingly didn’t meet until college through mutual friends. We were married in 2009 here in Reno with all of our friends and family with us. Shortly after our wedding we adopted our niece and nephew, Brooke and Dylan, who at the time were 8 and 9 years old. They are now grown and off to college and living their own amazing lives. Sherri is a Nurse Practitioner and works as a Hospitalist at Northern Nevada Medical Center and operates a private medical practice doing concierge medicine and aesthetics. We had our son Sawyer in 2010 and Annelise in 2013. We’ve kept to our roots and stayed in Sparks NV in a home just 10 minutes down the road from
our childhood homes. We now spend most of our evenings with homework, piano & guitar lessons, ballet, gymnastics, football, baseball and basketball. Needless to say: It’s busy! When I’m not dedicating my time to the community and my fellow firefighters or to the kids’ extracurriculars, we enjoy traveling, camping and planning our next adventure.
We have a rich social life with our extended fire family and have many brothers that are considered blood relatives. I look forward to the many years ahead with my family (both at home and in the fire service) and can’t wait to incorporate ARFFWG into that mix.
I am honored to be a part of the ARFFWG and appreciate again this chance to introduce myself. See you all soon at some of the upcoming events!
NH - New Hampshire - OPEN
NH - New Hampshire (Section1)
NM New Mexico- Farmington (Section5)
Farmington Fire Department
301 N. Auburn Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
Work No: 505-330-5908
John Davis is the ARFF Working Group State Coordinator for New Mexico. John is a 23-year veteran Engineer with the Farmington Fire Department in Farmington, NM, and has been a certified ARFF Engineer for 15 years. He is the ARFF training coordinator for his shift and a member of the ARFF team leadership group at Farmington.
New York (Section1)
My name is Mike OConnor, below you will find a brief account of my professional background. I graduated from a small rural school in western NY in 1989 and immediately left for service in the United States Air Force. My time in the military started in aircraft maintenance as a Guidance and Control Systems Specialist. I was then cross trained as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter. I completed my time in the Air Force in in 1997 when I was hired as a structural firefighter in Houston County Georgia. During this time I also worked as a paramedic for the the local hospital based ambulance service. In 2004 I took a job as a contract medic in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. I returned home in 2007 to the western NY area and was fortunate to be hired at the Buffalo International Airport as an ARFF firefighter where I still currently serve. I am also currently employed as a New York State Fire Instructor assigned to the New York State Fire Academy. I also work as a part time 911 dispatcher for the East Aurora Police Department.
NC - North Carolina - Open
NC North Carolina (Section3)
ND - NOrth Dakota - Open
ND - North Dakota (Section4)
OH - Ohio -- Cincinnati
Fire Chief of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport since 2010. CVG operates two fire stations with Crash, Structural, EMS transport, and Technical Rescue responsibilities. The Department has 62 assigned firefighters.
8 years in the US Air Force as a firefighter prior to coming to CVG
Started at CVG in 1992
Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in Fire and Safety Engineering
Member of the NFPA Technical Committee for ARFF since 2010
Fire Inspector and Fire Instructor
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int’l Airport
OR - Oregon -- Rob Mathis
I have been involved with the ARFF Working Group for more than a decade and probably closer to 2 decades. It was an honor to serve as the Section 6 Director and I look forward to continuing to work and support Section 6 as the Oregon State Representative.
In June of 2018 I joined Portland Airport Fire and Rescue as their new Assistant Fire Chief. Prior to this I spent 27 years with Boeing Fire Department.
Before joining the Boeing Fire and now the PAF&R I served 4 years in the United States Air Force as a Firefighter. I spent my entire 4 years at Lowry AFB in Denver Colorado. This is where I develop a passion for ARFF.
In addition to the ARFF Working Group I’m also a member of the NFPA ARFF Technical Committee as well as the IFSTA Rewrite Committees for ARFF and Industrial Fire Brigade.
I hold an Associates degree in Fire Science from Clackamas Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Fire Administration from Western Oregon University.
Portland Airport Fire and Rescue
Assistant Fire Chief
PA Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh (Section2)
Tim Holmes is the Acting Fire Chief for the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA). He is responsible for ARFF, structural, EMS first response and Emergency Preparedness for Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport. Tim has more than thirty-eight years of emergency services experience. Prior to beginning his career with ACAA Tim spent four years of active duty in the US Army Infantry and was a paramedic with several EMS agencies in the Pittsburgh area. Hired as a firefighter in 1999, Tim worked his way through the ranks becoming a Lieutenant in 2007, a Deputy Chief in 2008 and Acting Chief in 2019. In addition to a number of firefighting certificates, Tim is a Pennsylvania Suppression Level Fire Instructor and has a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with a concentration in Fire Service Administration. When he isn’t tied to his desk or stuck in a meeting, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, spending time with his family, motorcycling and RVing. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Timothy P. Holmes
Deputy Fire Chief
P. +1 412-472-5606
F. +1 412-472-5614
PR - Puerto Rico - OPEN
Puerto Rico (Section7)
RI - Rhode Island - OPEN
RI Rhode Island (Section1)
Saipan - OPEN
RI Rhode Island (Section1)
SC South Carolina – Greenville (Section3)
Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District
2000 GSP Drive, Suite 1
Greer, SC 29651
SD - South Dakota - open
SD South Dakota (Section4)
TX Texas – Dallas (Section5)
Ronnie Tocci entered the fire service in 1985, became a career firefighter in 1992, and has been a member of the Dallas Fire Department since 2000. He currently holds the rank of Fire Captain is assigned as the Training Coordinator for the department’s ARFF Program. He functions as the Assistant ARFF Coordinator and is responsible for management of the ARFF training program. This includes curriculum development and revision, training record management, compliance reporting, as well as administration of both the recurrent ARFF training program as well as the ARFF apparatus driver qualification program. He also serves as a liaison between the fire department and the Department of Aviation regarding ARFF matters at Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas Executive Airport (RBD), and the Dallas CBD Vertiport (49T).
He holds the following certifications from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection: Fire Officer II, ARFF Firefighter – Master, Structural Firefighter – Master, Incident Safety Officer – Fire, Fire Investigator – Master, Driver/Operator – Pumper, Fire Service Instructor III – Master, and Field Examiner. He is also licensed as a paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
He earned the following degrees: 1) B.A. Management – Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, Louisiana); 2) A.A.S – Fire Services Administration – Weatherford College (Weatherford, Texas); and 3) A.A.S. Fire Science and Safety Technology – Weatherford College (Weatherford, Texas).
Fire Captain, ARFF Training Coordinator
Dallas Fire Department
Phone – (214) 288-5077
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
UT Utah (Section6)
Firefighter Algernon “Al” Hoskins grew up in Chicago, IL and Inglewood, CA. Al joined the Air Force right out of high school and served as an Air Force firefighter for 24 years prior to joining the Salt Lake City Fire Department. While in the military Al was deployed and served in three different wars; Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Al has been with the Salt Lake City Fire Department since 2000 and is currently assigned to Station 12 at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Al has also worked as a Lead Instructor at the Salt Lake City ARFF Training Center since 2006 where he has quickly become a favorite amongst trainees for his dedication, love of ARFF and ARFF experience. Firefighter Hoskins created and implemented a program for High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) training for the Salt Lake City ARFF stations which is currently being used by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration’s Advisory Circular on HRET training.
In his time with the Salt Lake City Fire Department Al has received multiple awards including the Medal of Valor in 2001 and Firefighter of the Year in 2015.
When Al is not working he likes to spend time with his wife and two sons and enjoys dressing up in one of his many suits and enjoying a night out and a great seafood meal. Al also enjoys listening to jazz, skiing and watching football (Da Bears).
Al’s personal motto is; “never be complacent, always go that extra step”.
Salt Lake City Int’l Airport Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 145559
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
VT - Vermont - OPEN
VT Vermont (Section1)
VA Virginia (Section2)
Currently a Captain at the Richmond International Airport, located in Richmond, Virginia. I was hired at the Airport after my family relocated to Richmond Area from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I was born and raised in the Shenandoah valley, where My father was Career Chief of Augusta County Fire and Rescue Department for 31 years, he retired 3 months prior to 9/11, and my older brother is current Fire Chief of the City of Staunton Fire and Rescue Department. Shortly thereafter September 11 occurred. I was employed by the City of Harrisonburg Fire Department, as a Firefighter. After a short 5-year stay, I was hired by the Richmond International Airport to which I have been employed for 14 years. Of those 14 years, I have been an ARFF Officer for 12 years of those 14, 2 as a Lieutenant, and the rest as a Captain. I had the great opportunity to work for Retired Chief Jim Nilo, and my current Chief Shannon Winebarger. During My extent at the Airport I have been the opportunity to grow as a person and as an ARFF Professional. I have been assigned task by the airport, region, and state level. Currently I hold several Regional positions: Operations Team Leader for the Metro Regional Foam Task Force, Assigned the Central Virginia IMT as a Logistics Chief, serve as a Virginia Fire Programs ARFF Instructor. Regional I am assigned the Regional Radio Upgrade committee (200 million Dollar Project), work with Region in Apparatus design of foam systems, and apparatus, based on their assignments. Statewide I am curtly assigned Logistics for the Virginia Fire Officer Academy, and Virginia Chief Officer Academy, that is held every year at the University of Richmond. At the Airport I am assigned the following: ARFF Training of current and new employees, Apparatus design and specifications. Assigned several other tasks with Airport Police, Communications, and Operations. I have received several accommodations while at work at the Airport. ARFF WG Heroism Award (2011), Accommodation of Service from the FBI (2017), VCU Gala Heroism Award (2013), and accommodation of life saving award from the County Henrico Division of Fire (2013). Thank the Chief Charles Lavene for allowing me to assit him as hid duties as the Section 2 Director.
Richmond International Airport,
WA – Washington (Section6)
Keith’s instructional background includes running Big Bend Community College’s ARFF program for approx. 12 years, which included traveling around the Pacific Northwest region training other Fire Agencies in the theories of ARFF.
Keith also was a member of Northwest Disaster Search Dogs for a period of 13 years and included training both a live scent and cadaver K-9’s for WA TF-1/FEMA.
Port of Seattle Fire Department
Assistant Fire Chief/Operations
2400 South 170th Street
Seattle, WA 98158
WI - Wisconsin - OPEN
WI Wisconsin (Section4)
WY - Wyoming
WY Wyoming (Section6)
Alton George, C.M., ACE
Jackson Hole Airport
alberta - OPEN
British Columbia (Section8)
Prince George Airport F.D.
#10 4141 Airport Rd.
Prince George, British Columbia V2N 4M6
New Brunswick - OPEN
New Brunswick (Section8)
New Foundland (Section8)
St. John’s Int’l Airport
127 Airport Service Rd.
St. John’s, New Foundland A1A 0E5
Northwest Territory - OPEN
Northwest Territories (Section8)
Nova Scotia - OPEN
Nova Scotia (Section8)
Nunavut - OPEN
Saskatchewan - OPEN
Pablo Andrés Mercado Aros
Specialist in Rescue and Fire Fighting in aircraft at the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics of Chile since 1995
He worked at Copiapó Airport and Santiago to date. Pablos has been a Volunteer firefighter since 1992 in Copiapó and Ñuñoa.
He holds Hazmat Levels I, II and C.I. Work courses in Height RIT Instructor
Certificate 1003 in DFW
Phone: +56 9 5092 0018
Before I started the fire and rescue, I worked as a mechanic at the airport.
My responsibility areas are fire and rescue training facilities and Copenhagen Airport ARFF academy.
Furthermore, I teach at the national fire school for new firefighter and officer
Helmonde Alle, Dragor
Copenhagen 2791 Denmark
Swedish Armed Forces
Air Combat Training School
Australia - OPEN
Pierre van Griensven
Working for the MOD since 1977 as a FF since 1982.
1982 – 1996 as FF, Royal Netherlands Air force (RNLAF)
1997 – 1999 as FF instructor
1999 – 2000 as On Scene Commander Airbase Eindhoven
2000 – 2002 as WO Preparation FF, (this period I followed the FF Academy for officers in the Netherlands)
2002 – 2006 as Fire Chief Airbase Eindhoven
2006 – 2011 as Senior employee for the Military Aviation Authority (FF and Security)
2011 (South) Sudan for 6 months as an ops-officer
2011 – until now as Deputy Fire Chief for Fire Services of the RNLAF
Also a NATO CRFF panel member for 8 years.
Royal Netherlands Air Force Command
4820 BB Breda
+31 (0)76 544 7328
Belgium - OPEN
Daniel Riveros Carvajal
Director of Risk Firegroup LTDA Colombia S.A
Task Force Leader Aircraft Fire Program Since 1999 University of Texas A&M Emergency Services Training Institute ( Teex-ESTI) Schools in Spanish
Intructor National Director of Firefighters of Colombia
Instructor of Aeronautical Firefighters since 1989
20 years of experience as an instructor of Voluntary, Structural, mining, oil and Military Firefighters in Hazmat and Rescue Operations
Professional in Occupational Health Doctor Univeritary
Instructor certified NFPA-PROBOARD
Instructor of Coaches in Emergency with Etanol
International consultant NFPA Latin America and the Caribbean in Fire Control OJT ICAO Instructor
Phone: +57 311 2028914
He has experience of 20 years in Aviation Fire Safety in Central Government Public Section M/S Hindustan Aeronautic Limited. Bangalore and currently with M/S Bangalore International Airport for last seven years as Asst. General Manager, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting and Airport Fire Prevention Officer.
He is also recipient of Global CSR Award for quality education to the neighboring airport community during 2012 for his exemplary contribution towards community volunteer service.
He is Professional Member and Treasurer of IAFSSG, Member of IFE (India & UK), NAFO, ARFF WG, IAFPA.
He has published various technical and scientific research papers in polymer chemistry, ARFF, Fire safety in airport buildings, ARFF Operations. He is also a research scholar in ARFF field for pursue of Doctoral degree from Reva University, Bangalore, India
Asst. General Manager, ARFF
Bangalore Int’l Airport
Madhu Sudan Thapa
Madhu Sudan Thapa
Aviation Rescue Firefighter
Tribhuvan Int’l Airport Airport Rescue and Firefightings
Division Kathmandu Nepal
ICAO Rescue Fire Services Expert
Instructor ARFF ICAO
Instructor ARFF FAA
Instructor NFPA 1041
Hazmat Train the Trainers
NH3 Hazmat Response Specialist
16 years Gas Detection Tech by RKI Instruments Inc
25 years experience ARFF Service & Hazmat Tech / Specialist
PANAMA, Republic of Panamá
Phone: +507 6614 9242
Alvin has been in the emergency services field for the last 17 years, of which, the last 3 years was in Changi Airport, Singapore. during his time in Changi Airport, he has served as Commander Military, where he was responsible for the rescue and fire fighting operations at the 4 Military air bases in Singapore. He also served in the role as Head, Planning where he was responsible for the Changi and Seletar Airports’ Emergency Plans as well as to conduct exercises to ensure the robustness and currency of these Emergency Plans.
Alvin is currently serving as Commander Civil. he is thus responsible for the ARFF operations in both Changi and Seletar Airports in Singapore.
Changi Airport Group (S) PTE Ltd.
P.O. Box 168 – Singapore Changi Airport
Esteban Santiago Carrero García
Uruguay (Sectio 9)
Mayor of the Uruguayan Air Force (in activity)
Military Aeronautical Firefighter since 2008
Rescuer from 2006 to 2009
Technologist-Prevention Engineer in Occupational Health and Safety
Currently serving in the National Directorate of Civil Aviation and Aeronautical Infrastructure (DINACIA) as Specialist in Airport Emergency Plans and SSEI since 2012
Member of the Airport Certification Team since 2015
Chief Instructor of the Military Aeronautical Firefighters Courses since 2014
I have courses in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia
Experience in UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as an ARFF Officer at Bukavu Airport and as Chief of Scientific Station in Antarctica
Phone: +598 99 321 022