Apparatus & Equipment, Firefighting, Tech Zone

Technology and ARFF: Saving Lives Through Innovation

By Jeff Giraud

A look at four essential elements of aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF): agents, applications, appliances, and apparatus.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Identify and know the current status of the four essential elements of ARFF–Agents, Applications, Appliances, and Apparatus.
  2. Understand the timeline of ARFF’s operations: where the general strategies and tactics came from and where they are headed.
  3. Know some basic concepts with which all ARFF firefighters should be familiar, including the melting point of aluminum, the toxicity of the environment, and the priorities of operation.
  4. Recognize how current and future technologies may enhance ARFF, including thermal imaging

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