Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Working Group (ARFFWG)
The ARFF Working Group… Who are we? Unfortunately, far too many people don’t even realize that there are hundreds of thousands of specialized firefighting professionals protecting all of the airports around the world. These men and women work to protect the millions of passengers utilizing air travel daily to move across the globe. They are willing to lay their lives on the line to answer the call to duty for an aviation disaster.
Established over 25 years ago, the ARFF Working Group was organized to create an active network of information sharing among airport fire rescue professionals. These professionals had been working hard to develop training materials and standard operating guidelines. Without an avenue to bring these departments together, they were essentially working in a vacuum and duplicating efforts. Unfortunately, many are operating in that same manner today.
We are over 1400 members in more than 30 countries. We continue to develop and deliver comprehensive education programs on a wide variety of ARFF related issues. We serve on active committees involving the FAA, NTSB, ICAO and NFPA, just to name a few.