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I hope you find this website useful for aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) information. Please email me with any questions or comments.

Hot arff topics

FAA Lacks Sufficient Oversight of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Program 


British Airways Flight 2276 Fire ​​​​​at LAS


Asiana 214 Accident @ SFO - NTSB Abstract, Survival Factors, Accident Report, Recommendations and Presentation to the NFPA


NTSB Abstract


NTSB Survival Factors Recommendations


NTSB Accident Report


Response to NTSB Recommendations


Presentation to NFPA ARFF Technical Committee


The Coalition Letter in Opposition to ARFF Standards identifies some of the people and organizations you can thank for influencing the last congressional vote defeating the adoption of the national consensus  ARFF standard (NFPA 403) at America's airports . Congress accepted the subjective misinformation skewed in the ACRP 7 & ACRP 12 reports (see below - Important ARFF Documents) referenced in the coalition letter, as empirical evidence.  See my arguments to the misinformation presented to the U.S. Senate in in my presentation to the NFPA ARFF Technical Committee.


IF YOU WANT TO SAVE LIVES BY AMENDING FAR PART 139 FOR ARFF RESPONSE, INTERIOR ATTACK & STAFFING, GET INVOLVED!  EMAIL/WRITE YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES. HAVE THEM SEE THE ASIANA 214 ARFF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (Above). 


Increased use of composites on new commercial and general aviation aircraft construction. Beware! 


Halon replacement agent developed for Eclipse 500.  PhostrEx


New Technology for Aircraft Interior Fire Suppression. 


New Fire Suppression Agent for ARFF? F-500.


ARFFWG/AAAE ARFF Certification Program

nfpa arff Technical Committee News

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The NFPA ARFF Technical Committee  met Aug. 28-30 , 2018 at Hilton Nashville Airport hotel to revise NFPA 405, 412 and 414.  Information on these documents and others can be found at NFPA.org