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APPARATUS

ARFF

Crash Trucks
Protecting Our Airports

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< 01     >MAIN TERMINAL > Listing of Airports and ARFF Apparatus
< 02    > BARNSTABLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT > BMA - Hyannis, MA - Pre-1992
< 02A > BARNSTABLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT > BMA - Hyannis, MA - Since 1992
< 03    > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - Pre-1970
< 03A > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - 1970-1990
< 03B > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - 1990-2007
< 03C > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - Since 2007
< 04    > P-TOWN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT > KPVC - Provincetown, MA
< 05    > MARTHA'S VINEYARD AIRPORT > KMVY - Martha's Vineyard, MA
< 06    > NANTUCKET MEMORIAL AIRPORT > KACK - Nantucket, MA
< 07    > BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL > KBOS - Boston, MA - Pre-1990
< 07A > BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL > KBOS - Boston, MA - 1990-2010
< 07B > BOSTON LOGAN INTERNATIONAL > KBOS - Boston, MA - Since 2010
< 08   > WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT > KORH - Worcester, MA
< 09   > NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL AIRPORT > KEWB - New Bedford, MA
< 10   > MISCELLANEOUS AIRPORTS & ARFF EQUIPMENT
< 11   > PROVIDENCE TF GREEN STATE > KPVD - Providence/Warwick, RI
< 12   > NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY AIRPORTS
< 12B > NEW YORK > FLOYD BENNETT > Glens Falls, NY
< 13   > PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL > KPHL - Philadelphia, PA
< 14   > ATLANTA HARTSFIELD INTERNATIONAL > KATL, Atlanta, GA
< 15   > ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL > KMCO, Orlando, FL
< 15A > ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL > KMCO, Orlando, FL
< 16   > DALLAS-FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL > KDFW, Dallas, TX
< 17   > HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL > PHNL, Honolulu, Oahu, HI
< 17A > KAHULUI AIRPORT > PHOG, Kahului, Maui, HI
< 18   > NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL > KBNA, Nashville, TN
< 19   > MIAMI INTERNATIONAL > KMIA, Miami, FL
< 20   > PUNTA CANA INTERNATIONAL > PUJ, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
< 21   > FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL > FLL, Ft Lauderdale, FL
< 22   > PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL > PBI, W Palm Beach, FL
< 23   > NAPLES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT > APF, Naples, FL
< 24   > SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL > KRSW, Fort Myers, Florida
< 25   > PAGE FIELD AIRPORT > KFMY, Fort Myers, Florida
< 26   > DAYTONA BEACH INTL AIRPORT > KDAB, Daytona Beach, Florida
< 27   > POCATELLO, ID AIRPORT > KPIH > Pocatello, Idaho
< 28   > PASCO, WA AIRPORT > KPSC > Pasco, Washington
< 29   > SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL > KSEA > Seattle, Washington
< 30   > PORTLAND INTL > KPDX > Portland, Oregon
< 31   > JOHN WAYNE - ORANGE COUNTY > KSNA > Santa Ana, CA
< 32   > GRAND CANYON AIRPORT > KGCN > Grand Canyon, AZ
< 33   > JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL > KJAX > Jacksonville, FL

 

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ABOUT AIRPORT ARFF IINDEX
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Airport Crash Trucks are cool! 

There is simply no better way to put it. 

These specialized apparatus have evolved over the years into some of the fastest, most powerful, and sophisticated fire apparatus we know of today.  The ARFF apparatus originated to protect military airfields, aircraft and pilots.  Much of the advances in the technology of ARFF apparatus came out of the experiences of military crash crews.  Today, most airports have some form of ARFF protection. There have been and are a number of manufacturers of ARFF equipment. Among the more prevalent in the U.S.A. would be Oshkosh, Walter, American LaFrance, Emergency One, and Rosenbauer.  There have been many other companies that have built crash trucks and many around the world still doing so today.

No matter the manufacturer, all ARFF apparatus have some basic features in common.  They are constructed with the ability to go 'off road' in all kinds of conditions to reach downed aircraft.  They carry their water with them. They have pumps that can engage while the apparatus is still rolling. The pump and roll capability is carried out by a turrent nozzle that can be control from within the cab. They have foam tanks that when mixed with carried water can put a powerful punch on fuel fires.  Many also carry dry chemical agents as well.  Most ARFF apparatus can be operated by one or two crew members from within the apparatus.  ARFF trucks are able to respond at high speeds to reach all parts of airfields quickly.  In addition to the basics, some ARFF units are being built now with elevated stream devices, carry jaws of life tools, and have additional technologies that enhance their duty. They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.

I have always been fascinated by these unique fire apparatus and have admired their capabilities.  I have photographed many of them in my travels, and continue to do so.  I hope you admire them as I do and enjoy this feature.

 

 

 

SEE VIDEO OF BMA ARFF IN ACTION NOV 10, 2014

 

 

ALSO SEE VIDEOS  OF PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL
 FOXTROT 7 TRAINING

MORE FOXTROT 7 TRAINING

 

SEE ARFF DRILL
At John Wayne - Orange County, CA Airport Oct 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

  ARFF FEATURE UPDATES   

 RUNWAYS   

Update February 28, 2017 - Added several photos
                                             Punta Cana Airport
                                             Ft Lauderdale Airport

Added December 7, 2016 - Added JAX, Jacksonville, FL

Added November 5, 2016 - Added Sea-Tac, WA
                                             Added Portland, OR
                                             Added John Wayne - Orange County, CA
                                             Added John Wayne ARFF Drill
                                             Added Grand Canyon, AZ
 

Added September 21, 2016 - Added Pocatello, ID
                                               Added Pasco, WA

Added March 24, 2016 - Added Daytona Beach Intl, Daytona, FL

Added March 15, 2016 - Added SW Florida Intl, Ft Myers, FL
                                        Added Page Field, Ft Myers, FL
                                       
Updated Otis / MMR Apparatus
                                        Updated BMA Hyannis
                                        Updated ACK Nantucket
                                        Updated other pages.

Added March 21, 2015 - Updated Otis / MMR Apparatus
                                        Updated Punta Cana International
                                        Added Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood Intl, FL
                                        Added Palm Beach Intl, FL
                                        Added Naples Municipal, FL

Updated November 10, 2014 - Added a Hyannis In Flight Emergency with successful crash landing. SEE VIDEO.

Updated July 24, 2014 - Updated, added photos of PHL Philadelphia
International Airport ARFF. Added some photos to the Barnstable Municipal Airport page.

Updated February 18, 2014 - Added pages for MIA Miami International and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Also a couple more photos to Boston Logan International.

Updated Oct 14, 2012 - Added page to Otis/MMR appar

Updated Sept 30, 2012 - Added Floyd Bennett Mem Airport, NY

Updated August 25, 2012 - Updated Boston Logan Massport
                                          

Updated July 10, 2012 - RE-LAUNCH OF ARFF FEATURE
                                       (Re-organized ARFF Pages)

Updated Mar 9, 2012 - Updated, added some Otis/MMR Photos.
*Added Dec 28, 2011 - Added Nashville International Airport.
*Added Dec 8, 2011 - Added Provincetown Municipal Airport.
Updated Dec 8, 2011 - Added photos to Massport / Logan Airport.
Updated Nov 9, 2009 - Hyannis BMA photos added
Updated May 3, 2009 - Boston Logan photos added 
*Added May 3, 2009 - Added Honolulu International Airport Hawaii
*Added May 3, 2009 - Added Kahului International Airport Hawaii
 
Updated Sept 1, 2008 - Otis Apparatus updates
Updated Sept 6, 2007 - Providence TF Green units 
*Added April 23, 2006 - Added Dallas-Fort Worth International
*Added April 23, 2006 - Added Orlando International
*Added April 23, 2006 - Added Phily International
Updated April 3, 2006 - Worcester Airport units

Added March 28, 2006 - Original Posting of ARFF Feature
  

           

           

 


Airport with runways, taxiways, terminals,
and surrounding properties. ARFF units
are stationed with the ability to reach all
aspects of the airport quickly in the event
of an emergency.


ARFF Apparatus stands ready to respond on a moments notice.


Ever more powerful and capable


Nashville International ARFF

Honolulu, Hawaii International

 

Runways are numbered based on their compass orientation.
The runway number faces the direction the aircraft is landing from.
27 would be landing from the right to left. Headed in the compass direction of 270 degrees (West).
[ 0 = North, 90 = East, 180 = South, 270 = West]
Since a compass has 360 degrees, and most runways are straight, one end of the runway
is 180 degrees (or 18) different from the other end.
(Runway 9 is 18 less than 27. Runway 18 is 18 less than Runway 36, etc...)
Runway 15/33, Runway 6/24, etc...


Runways are often built to take advantage
of prevailing winds.  Planes land and take off
into the wind.  When winds are calm, the
choice of runway may be based on other
factors. Runways are numbered.  Taxiways
are typically lettered...
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc...

FOR MORE ON ARFF CRASH TRUCKS, CHECK OUT AIRPORTS
Air Nav.com
Airport Fire ARFF Around the World
Airports around the world
ARFF Info
ARFF Working Group
Aviation Safety Network
Dicast ARFF
E-One ARFF Apparatus
Rosenbauer ARFF Apparatus
Tallahasee, Fla Crash Station 5


 
Boston Logan
Cape Cod Airport
Chatham Airport
Falmouth
Hyannis - BMA
Martha's Vineyard
Nantucket
New Bedford
Otis ANGB
Providence TF Green
Provincetown
Worcester
 
   


This Feature is dedicated to all those who have served as ARFF personnel.

 


 

     
 

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