ARFF Management

It all starts with a solid leader.

While dealing with emergency preparedness, it is vital for our company to have a clear chain of command.

Our ARFF management consists of 3 tiers with the Airport Fire Chief being the on-site commander. The Airport Fire Chief serves as the airport's company representative, making sure policies are met during the day-to-day operations, as well as assuring Federal Aviation Regulations Part 139 and/or NAS 3306 requirements.

The Fire Chief is under the direct supervision of Pro-Tec's Regional Fire Chief and President. As in the rest of the firefighting industry, the ultimate responsibility for ARFF operations lies with Regional Fire Chief and President.

    Regional Fire Chief Responsibilities

    • Overall contract supervision
    • Maintains compliance of Federal regulatory requirements
    • Provides logistical and technical support
    • Performs staff assisted visits
    • Airport Fire Chief Responsibilities

      Under the general supervision of airport management to serve as Fire Chief Officer at the Airport.

      • Implement and supervise company safety plan.
      • Assign, schedule and coordinate the work of the firefighters.
      • Supervise the shift crews in the care and maintenance of equipment, standby details, airport self-inspection program inspections, SIDA Badge issuance, wildlife management and other assignments.
      • Know and understand Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing ARFF, hazardous materials handling, biological hazardous materials handling, storm water pollution prevention, EMS, wildlife management, explosives, first aid and maintenance of firefighting equipment.
      • Assist with the scheduling and planning and exercise coordination of the annual and triennial emergency exercises.
      • Provide information services to local agencies to include but not limited to the Airport Emergency Plans (AEP).
      • Responsible for Pedestrian/Driver's Training Program including training and recordkeeping.
      • Ensure FBO's are following the inspection schedules outlined in the Spill Prevention and Control Plan.
      • Develop standard operating procedures governing response to and operations at firefighting, crash landing and rescue incidents.
      • Responds to the above-cited incidents and take command of public safety activities, including assessment of the techniques to be employed in individual ARFF incidents.
      • Recommend and implement new or revised departmental regulations and procedures.
      • Assist in developing and updating mutual aid plans for public safety operations with local officials.
      • Be responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment and the cleanliness of the quarters and adjacent areas.
      • Requisition supplies and equipment and assist in preparing specifications for equipment.
      • Prepare and submit to Airport Executive Director an annual budget request for the department.
      • Keep records and prepare reports.
      • Coordinate, assist and direct as required federal, state and local agencies in matters relating to ARFF activities.
      • Be directly responsible for the entire training program.
      • Schedule and conduct special training and drills.
      • Supervise the forty-hour indoctrination training for newly hired personnel.
      • The Airport Fire Chief reports directly to the Regional Fire Chief

      We provide superior ARFF Management that keeps our personnel performing their best.