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

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

Employee of 3rd Quarter 2020

Captain Jordan Hamm is Pro-Tec’s Employee of the 3rd Quarter 2020 from Calgary, Alberta for his work and commitment put towards their annual ARFF vehicle testing. ARFF at Calgary took on the task of conducting all ARFF vehicle testing as a value-added service for the airport. The airport has purchased a No-Foam testing trailer approximately five years ago to help … Read More

New Firefighter at AZO

Pro-Tec Fire Services and Kalamazoo International Airport Fire Department welcomes Firefighter Keith Hooker to the family. Keith is currently on Pavillion Twp Fire and Rescue for the last two years and cmpleted his Fire I & II and Haz Mat Operations this last June. He was also sent to Columbia, South Carolina for ARFF training which he completed and passed … Read More

New Firefighter at RFD

Chicago Rockford ARFF is excited to announce a new member to our team! Firefighter Mathew Hehn. Firefighter Hehn is a second-generation firefighter, and he himself has been in the fire service for 9 years, as well as an EMT-B provider for 13 years.  FF Hehn is a Captain at a local volunteer department. Firefighter Hehn holds many state licenses and … Read More

GRB Triennial Exercise


It was a very good day of training for our department.  We had our members working on the fireground, EMS ground, Command (Unified Command), and working in the EOC. Fireground consisted of 3 mutual aid departments (Hobart FD, Lawrence FD, Ledgeview FD) bringing out their Engines and Tenders.  Porta tanks were dropped and water shuttle operations took place to keep one ARFF truck full of … Read More

Incident at Belen

At approximately 12:30 on Friday 7/17/2020, a Beech Aircraft N45JT crashed and ran off the run way due to main failure. Belen ARFF was off duty at the time, which called for Belen Fire Department to respond, at that time the Chief of Belen FD advised Fire Chief Garcia of what happened. At 13:00, Belen ARFF came on duty and … Read More