The NFPA ARFF Technical Committee met Aug. 28-30 at Hilton Nashville Airport hotel to revise NFPA 405, 412 and 414. Information on these documents and others can be found at NFPA.org
ARFF Technical Committee News
FAA Lacks Sufficient Oversight of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Program here
Halon replacement agent developed for Eclipse 500. PhostrEx
45 Minute -1 Hour PowerPoint Presentations Available for ARFF Events
The Coalition Letter in Opposition to ARFF Standards here 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.
My arguments to the FAA AR 11-29 report that supports a 2-minute response time here
My arguments supporting the NFPA 403 increase of response time from 2-minutes to 3-minutes here
Increased use of composites on new commercial and general aviation aircraft construction. Beware! here
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).
Hot ARFF Topics
New Fire Suppression Agent for ARFF? F-500
Asiana 214 Accident @ SFO - NTSB Abstract, Survival Factors, Accident Report, Recommendations and Presentation to the NFPA
Technology Efficiency and Effectiveness NTSB Recommendation for Additional ARFF Interior Attack Capabilities -This document supports the old reasoning of why additional ARFF staffing is not an FAA priority. It has been superseded with the latest NTSB findings and recommendations pursuant to the Asiana 214 accident at SFO.
Important ARFF Documents
New Technology for Aircraft Interior Fire Suppression. here
British Airways Flight 2276 Fire at LAS here
My arguments to the ACRP 7&12 reports here
ARFF Reference and Information Links
ARFFWG/AAAE ARFF Certification Program here
FAA ARFF DVD released - Check with your regional FAA office for ARFF training videos on Aircraft Forcible Entry, Fire Fighting with the HRET,
and Cargo Fire Fighting.
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