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New ARFF Chief Help

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  • New ARFF Chief Help

    Hello everyone,

    I am career firefighter for Local 706 and I work part time at the local airport. The airport had a management change and recently I was appointed the ARFF Chief. I am looking for help or pointed in the right direction in finding training for my guys and for help in planning a tabletop drill.

    Feel free to email me at bkitts@tristateairport.com

    Thanks!

  • #2
    So have you worked at the airport before. or is this the first time???


    Suggest you contact DFW airport fire training for advice, and possible training.



    Looks like you are at a small airport, but still fly commercial size planes out of it??? are you west Virginia?

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    • #3
      Chief AFD_HTS,

      Get a copy of FAA Part 139 which covers ARFF requirements and training. As with most government things, it lays out what your people need to train on annually. Keep in mind that if you do airport familiarization, for example, on 19 May 2018 you need to train on it at least once before 19 May 2019. Documentation is huge! When you get your annual inspection they will look back at least 2 years. At first it can seem rather intimidating but once you get into it the requirements aren't huge.

      If you've got questions please let me know.
      Thanks,
      Walt
      Train like you want to fight.
      www.kvfd.net

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