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Dust Storms and Camels – ARFF training with a difference

Dust Storms and Camels – ARFF training with a difference By: Peter McMahon ARFF Training – Mongolia                        So, if you are thinking of a visit to Mongolia, you are in safe hands!  In May and June this year, the Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) teams based at Khanbumbat Airport have been undertaking some very […]

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Thermal Imaging for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Applications

Thermal Imaging for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Applications By: Jonathan Torres, Project Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Technology R/D Branch Thermal cameras are used for a variety of aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) applications because of their ability to detect people and objects under otherwise low-visibility conditions.  Thermal cameras use […]

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Tekflame and Beyond

Tekflame and Beyond By: James Brian Mitchell Before the 1990’s, a familiar site at an airport was a huge pall of smoke off to the side of the runways, a tell-tale sign that the firefighters were having some fun. But sometime in the late 1980s, those governing the fire training establishment made a decision to […]

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An Old Chief Learns Some New Tricks

An Old Chief Learns Some New Tricks By: Roger Williams My name is Roger Williams the ARFF Chief for Tulsa Fire Department (TFD).  In June of this year (2017) I will have 26 years of service as a firefighter.  I have served as a District Chief for the City of Tulsa since the fall of […]

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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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