Stennis Captain Awarded Employee of 2nd Quarter

Stennis Employee of 2nd Quarter 2021

Stennis International Airport, August 16th, 2021 — Stennis Fire Department recognizes Captain Joshua Bell for Pro-Tec’s Employee of the 2nd Quarter 2021. Joshua Bell was hired at Stennis as a Station Captain in March of this year. Captain Bell also works as a firefighter in the City of Waveland, Mississippi. He has been an active member of the fire service … Read More

Crash Alarm at Saskatoon

June 08, 2021 PA 23 Piper Aztec, YXE – Crash Alarm went off at approximately 0932 (local time). Tower informed Aircraft down just off runway 09 and taxiway Bravo and requested Red 1 to proceed to site. Lt. Shand declared situation Charlie and contacted Saskatoon Fire Department on route. On arrival aircraft was east of taxiway Bravo on the edge … Read More

Air Force One visits TUL

Fire Chief Mark Stuckey The Tulsa International Airport Fire Department worked extensively over the course of a week in preparation for the United States Presidential visit in Tulsa on June 1st, 2021. The fire department, in conjunction with the airport emergency management coordinated logistics, supported hazardous materials operations, and ARFF services for the President and Air Force One. The visit … Read More

Medford visits ATW ARFF

ATW ARFF Live Fire Training

Article by Rogue Valley International Medford Airport Captain Tony Incerty I recently had the privilege of attending the FAR Part 139 Annual Live Fire Exercises at the Fox Valley Technical College Aircraft Recue Fire Fighting Program. I was impressed at the level of expertise and the willingness to accommodate my training needs. The class was led by Instructor Ben Sokol and assisted by Jeremy … Read More

Tulsa International Airport Welcomes New ARFF Provider

Article provided by Andrew Pierini, Tulsa International Airport TULSA, OK – May 11, 2021 – Tulsa International Airport (TUL) is pleased to welcome Pro-Tec Fire Services as the airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) provider as of March 1, 2021. The airport signed a five year contract in November 2020 with Pro-Tec for ARFF services, with three options to extend … Read More

Employee of 1st Quarter 2021

We had a number of nominations for Employee of the 1st Quarter that it was impossible to narrow it down to just one, so we decided to do something a little different and pick TWO employees of the 1st Quarter. First up is FF Colin Dyck at Calgary International Airport.  Colin was nominated by Deputy Fire Chief Brett Gerein and … Read More

ARFF Vehicle Positioning

Have you ever wondered why ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Firefighting) vehicles park a certain way at an incident? Or why on a video you saw of a plane on fire, the ARFF vehicles are approaching the incident from different angles while pumping their agent and driving? ARFF vehicles are capable of spraying a tremendous amount of agent from their two front … Read More

Pro-Tec Fire Services to Provide ARFF Services at Stennis International Airport

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Courtesy of Stennis International Airport ‘The MAA Flyer’ Effective March 1, Stennis International Airport’s Fire Department will be staffed and operated by Pro-Tec Fire Services. Pro-Tec, the largest private provider of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services in North America, has similar contracts with Trent Lott International Airport in Jackson County and Mobile’s airport, among many others. The Fire … Read More

Welcome Fire Chief Culwell

Aaron Culwell

1/6/2021 – Last week Aaron Culwell was appointed as the Fire Chief at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, OK, bringing over 12 years of Fire and Emergency Service background.  Chief Culwell has been a part of the United States Air Force Reserve as Assistant Fire Chief, Will Rogers World Airport Fire Department as Station Captain, Coweta Fire Department … Read More

Employee of 4th Quarter 2020

Pro-Tec’s Employee of the 4th Quarter award goes to Paramedic/Firefighter Rudy Cataldo and Deputy Fire Chief John VanderEcken, both at Des Moines International Airport. On Wednesday evening of October 14th, President Trump held a rally on the airport tarmac for an estimated 15,000 people.  Des Moines ARFF Personnel Rudy and John were doing EMS stand-by when they observed a middle-aged … Read More