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COVER STORY
A Rosenbauer Panther ARFF
Truck at work
ROSENBAUER

The Gary/
Chicago
International
Airport ARFF
crew at work.
GARY/CHICAGO
INTERNATIONAL
AIRPORT

Ed Martin, airport operations
manager for Coastal Carolina Regional
Airport (EWN), described how right
away a fire on the airfield will be
different than that of a structural one.
"I would say the biggest difference is
when we respond to an aircraft mishap,
it's likely going to be a fuel fed fire if there
is a fire. So that presence of flammable
hydrocarbon is the biggest challenge
and the biggest difference, I think, as
compared to fighting a structural fire out
in town," Martin said.
Jack Bermingham, senior product
manager for Oshkosh Airport Products,
elaborated further: "ARFF is particularly
unique due to the mass casualty risk
when a plane incident may occur at an
airport. An aircraft fire is considered a
class B fire due to the large amount of jet
fuel onboard. The class B fire risk results
in our customers requiring Oshkosh to
design in class B foam systems and dry
chemical powder systems. The ARFF
response is set up to provide as much
of these f iref ighting agents to the
aircraft incident as quickly as possible to
minimize the impact."
Fuel isn't the only thing firefighters
have to consider when responding to an
incident. The layout of planes leads to
there being a lot of obstacles in the way
for firefighters and escaping passengers
to navigate, from seats to spilt luggage.
The unique challenges ARFF
presents require equally unique
equipment. ARFF vehicles are designed
to even the odds between fuel and flame,
and man and time - with pump and roll.
"Probably the most important thing,
in my opinion, is the capability for mass
application of foam combined with pump
and roll," said Duane Kann, East Coast
ARFF sales manager for Rosenbauer
and retired fire chief of the Orlando
International Airport. "Structural

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business - June-July 2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Guru
Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Put Out Fires
Projects of the Year
Product Focus
Fueling Directory
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 2
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 3
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 4
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 5
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Inside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 7
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Industry Update
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 10
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 11
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Airport Guru
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Put Out Fires
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