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

Alert III at AZO

Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport had a minor Alert III on Sunday, July 19th, 2020. A small privately owned aircraft was performing touch and go when it bounced too hard and broke off the front wheel causing the aircraft to nose into the edge of the runway/safety area. There were no injuries, casualties or fires. A slight fuel leak from the … Read More

Alert III at Des Moines

The Des Moines International Airport Fire Department was notified by Des Moines Fire Dispatch of an Alert 3 involving a helicopter at the intersection of Highway 28 and Army Post Road outside the airport security fence. Dispatch advised witnesses saw the helicopter crash land and that the sole occupant had self-extricated but that the helicopter was currently on fire. Des … Read More

Pro-Tec Fire Services to Begin Providing ARFF Services in Mobile, AL.

Mobile, AL – Pro-Tec Fire Services, Ltd. has partnered with Mobile Airport Authority providing Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) services to the Mobile Regional Airport and Mobile Downtown Airport with services starting April 1, 2020. Pro-Tec is the largest private provider of ARFF services in North America.  Pro-Tec Fire is a family owned company located in Green Bay, WI and has … Read More