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Comment by Mark Munroe on February 6, 2012 at 1:31pm

Northeast ARFF Training Officers Consortium 

On October 3rd of this year, ARFF Training Officers from around the New England region met in Boston at the Massport Fire/Rescue Headquarters to discuss forming a working alliance.  The focus of this alliance is to promote improved ARFF Services & Training, to encourage professional standards in ARFF instruction and to raise the proficiency skills & levels in ARFF response and training. Through this collaboration, the professional bar can and will be raised for not only our Firefighters but for our customers, the flying public,

 

   Within a month of the inaugural meeting, as word started to spread, the group went from five airports to fourteen with a representative from the NFPA joining as well. To date seven states and two FAA Regions are now represented in the Consortium and inquires being made on a weekly basis for information.  With such a large area covered, it was decided to rename the group the “Northeast ARFF Training Officers Consortium”  

Several committees have been formed to help meet the group’s objectives, one such Committee, will be curriculum,  which will have the responsibility of developing curriculum for new and improved courses and classes.  Such classes being reviewed are, ARFF Safety Officers Course, ARFF Fire Officers, Airport Exercise/Drill Evaluators Class, CISM, Etc. As we are all very aware, there is very limited amount of ARFF training courses available, so the sky is pretty much the limit. The Consortium has also appointed Liaison’s to the FAA, NFPA, ARFFWG, State Fire Academies that are in the states represented, DOD, IAFC and others.

 

    As an example of the great need for such endeavors, representatives from Buffalo/Niagara Int’l Airport in New York and Bangor/Maine ANG Airport traveled over five hours to attend the November meeting at Bradley Int’l Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  Moving forward the Consortium will be working together to standardize and regionalize the new FAA HRET requirements, 139 Training records & record management, FAA Inspection preparations and developing new and better ARFF Courses.  This is an exciting time to be not only in ARFF Services but the Airline industry as a whole and the Consortium is striving to meet the needs of fire protection within that industry.

 

Chairman – Mark Munroe – Capt. Massport Fire/Rescue   MMunroe@massport.com

Vice Chairman – Bill Major – Capt. Buffalo/Niagara Fire/Rescue          CFD45@msn.com 

Secretary – Dave Pendleton – Deputy Chief – Portland Fire Department

 

Consortium Memebers:

Massport Fire/Rescue – Boston/Logan Int’l Airport MA

Westover ANG – MA

New Bedford - Ma

Portland Fire Department – Portland Maine

Bangor/Maine ANG – Maine

TF Green Airport – RI

Pease ANG - NH

Bradley Int’l Airport Fire/Rescue -CT

Sikorsky Aircraft – CT

Tweed/New Haven Airport – CT

Kamen Aerospace – CT

CT Airport Authority – CT

Albany Airport - NY

Buffalo/Niagara Int’l Airport – NY

NY/NJ Airport Authority – NY/NJ

Long Island MacArthur Airport – NY

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport – NY

Elmira/Corning Regional Airport – NY

Philadelphia Fire – PA

Erie Airport - PA

NFPA

Atlanta Fire GA – Email/Informational

Virginia Fire Programs VA – Email/Informational

South Carolina Fire Academy SC – Email/Informational

Boeing Aircraft Fire – Email/Informational

 

Comment by Al on February 13, 2011 at 1:12pm
WELL here We go spec the New crash truck NOW or Wait for the NEW-10e Specs from the FAA>> Any helpful (OR NOT) hints ,ideas or a Chili recipe..
Comment by Josh Cole on June 2, 2009 at 6:19pm
New here, hope to find good ARFF information here.
Comment by Dana Matthew Hebert on May 11, 2009 at 11:49am
proud to be the 40th member
Comment by Lars Andersen on May 8, 2009 at 1:42pm
Hallo
Anyone out there going to the ARFFWG conferance in Copenhagen this month?
Comment by Pierre Halleux on April 12, 2009 at 12:14pm
Many tanks for this information Al. Be safe
Comment by Al on March 12, 2009 at 9:05am
Hey Pierre --you still on here??

we responded off airport to a Dash 8 -400 50 died. Landed on a house..
Our FAA control tower did the NTSB and FAA notifications .
there are crash videos on www.youtube.com and www.ecfwire.com ( the local county around Buffalo,NY

take care stay safe
 

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