Annual Live Fire Training at Lynchburg Regional Airport

The week of April 23-29 was a busy time for the members of the Lynchburg Regional Airport ARFF station. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs brought the mobile ARFF simulator for annual live fire training. Throughout the week 56 members of mutual aid companies trained with ARFF personnel, covering ARFF truck operations, airport and aircraft familiarization, live fires including pit … Read More

Pro-Tec Promotions in Calgary

YYC Patch

The promotion of Chief Theriault to Regional Chief for Canadian Operations and his move to Saskatoon Airport, have brought some new changes to roles and personnel in Calgary. A huge congratulations to a few members of the fire station who were successful in the promotion process. The first task was to replace the Fire Chief. Deputy Chief Mitchell has been … Read More

Canadian Operations

Canadian Regional Fire Chief

Written by Bill Hershman, President, Pro-Tec Fire Services Chief Bryan House, who has been our Chief in Saskatoon since we started internationally in 2004, recently announced his retirement effective at the end of 2021.  We are pleased to announce that Chief Sylvain Theriault, (pictured left), who has been our fire chief at Calgary since we started in 2019, will be … Read More

Saskatoon Airport Fire Chief set to retire

Submitted by Captain Jody Ruest, Saskatoon Airport ARFF Chief Bryan House started working for Transport Canada in 1980 in Airfield maintenance at the Saskatoon Airport. In 1981 Bryan transferred to the Airport Fire Department as a firefighter working his way up to the Captain / Fire Officer position.  In August of 1996 the Saskatoon Airport contracted out the airport fire … Read More

Joint Training at Tulsa International


During the month of Novmeber the Tulsa Airport Fire Department, along with the Tulsa Air National Guard Fire Department conducted a joint training session to famililiarize firefighters with the Tulsa based, L3 Harris, C-20 Gulfstream aircraft. During the training emphasis was placed upon the aircrafts exterior emergency features, interior floor plan, engine shutdown and egress procedures. Utilizing the C-20 aircraft, … Read More

First Lady Visits Tulsa

Air Force 1 and TUL ARFF

During the first week of December, the Tulsa International Airport Fire Department provided support for an official visit by the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland. The official party landed in Tulsa and traveled to Tahlequah to visit the Cherokee Immersion School in the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Immersion … Read More

RFD FAA Annual Training at LEX


Chicago Rockford International Airport Firefighters had the opportunity to fly to Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, Ky for our annual FAA training. RFD firefighter normally have their training at Chicago’s O’hare airport. Due to a technical issue on their simulator the firefighters were unable to have their training at ORD. Fortunately, LEX has a regional ARFF training facility and … Read More

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