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MAUI AIRPORT FIRE COMMANDER SCOTT P. PIRES

ARFF EQUIPMENT
AUTHOR Joe Petrie

KNOW YOUR NEEDS FOR

ARFF Equipment

Understand your options and how to bring in stakeholders
when purchasing new equipment.

THE HAWAII Department of Transportation Airports
Division purchased 14 ARFF vehicles in the past two
years and has set bids for four more 1,500-gallon
vehicles and two 4,500 vehicles.
Martinez Jacobs, airports fire chief
for HDOTA, said there are 52 trucks
across Hawaiian airports and they're
currently implementing Oshkosh Global
Strikers, replacing equipment that's 12
to 15 years old.
"It all depends on the usage," he said.
"A truck at Honolulu or Maui will get
heavy usage, but if you go to the Big
Island, the usage is probably about half
of that."
ANA All Nippon Airways (ANA)
recently began A380 service to Honolulu
International Airport, so Jacobs said they
needed to update their airport emergency
plan. ICAO made a special Category 10
for the A380. Jacobs said Honolulu is a
Category 8 in ICAO and FAA Category
E, which is the highest level for Part 139.
"The FAA will support three vehicles
with 6,000 gallons," he said. "So in the
event that we really have something go
down, we have additional backup trucks
that we can run out to the scene."

Honolulu also has assistance of
Hickam Air Force Base in the event of
a major incident, but the other airports
in the state don't have that same resource,
so Jacobs said maintenance and training
are key elements to making sure the
equipment is performing optimal.
"They do initial training and a
year after that initial training, we put
everyone through that same training
again," he said. "If you're operating the
truck improperly, then it's going to have
problems, especially when you make
mistakes and operator error.
"The better trained the operator is,
the better they can analyze a situation
when it's happening and will help
preserve the life of the truck."
Ocala International Airport in
Ocala, Fla., put its new ARFF vehicle
into service in December, replacing a
20-year-old unit.
Matthew Grow, airport director at
Ocala International Airport, said they

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opted for a new E-One unit because it
only cost the airport $27,000 to obtain
the $540,000 vehicle. The Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) kicked
in $486,000 towards the unit and the
Florida Department of Transportation
(FODT) also helped cover the cost of
the vehicle.
"When you look at it compared
to what we had, it was such a simple
decision," he said. "The ARFF industry
has grown and transformed and
incorporated so many new technologies
in their vehicles compared to what
we had from a 1998 truck. From the
suspension to computerized agent
disbursal, the pump mechanism the
dynamics and diagnostics.
"We had a really dated piece of
equipment.
Ocala is primarily a general aviation
facility with some charter f lights, but
Grow said the high volume of equine
cargo coming through the facility makes
it necessary for having ARFF coverage.
"Less than 1 percent of our operations
requires that ARFF coverage, but that 1
percent the value of the cargo exceeds
several hundred millions of dollars," he
said.



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Parking, Profitability & Pinatas
Security by Design - New Security Technology and the Future of Airport Security Checkpoint Design
Washington Watch
A Vision for the Next Generation of Passenger Needs
Digital Signage Provides New Opportunities for Airport Retail
Totally Boggus
Executive Search Part 1: An Education on a Widely Used but Misinterpreted Topic
Know Your Needs for ARFF Equipment
American Aero's Journey to IS-BAH Stage III
Product Profile
Grounded in Safety...or Safety, Grounded?
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Airport Business - Industry Update
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Airport Business - Parking, Profitability & Pinatas
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Airport Business - Security by Design - New Security Technology and the Future of Airport Security Checkpoint Design
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Airport Business - A Vision for the Next Generation of Passenger Needs
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Airport Business - Executive Search Part 1: An Education on a Widely Used but Misinterpreted Topic
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