Chief Barone Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Mobile Fire Chief, Ralph Barone was honored for his years of dedicated service and accomplishments in emergency services by the Military Heritage Foundation. He is one of only four inductees to the Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Service Hall of Fame for 2023. Chief Barone started with Pro-Tec in May 2022 as our fire chief for the Mobile Airport … Read More

Pro-Tec at YYC – Chief Theriault

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Both Regional Chief of Canadian Operations Theriault, and Fire Chief Mitchell have been extremely busy throughout the last few months.  The members at Station-1 chipped in to get Chief Theriault a small gift to celebrate his promotion, and was finally able to be presented in Saskatoon by Chief Mitchell.  Thank you Chief Theriault for everything from your knowledge and mentorship, … Read More

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

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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

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