Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fight



The 2015 NFPA 405 helps you prepare ARFF personnel for the full range of airport emergencies.

ARFF firefighter proficiency is paramount to the safety of the firefighters and to a safe and effective service. That's why airport managers, fire chiefs, and anyone responsible for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) personnel training or staffing needs the latest edition of NFPA 405: Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters.

This Standard addresses everything airport authorities need to know about ARFF personnel proficiency and readiness. Chapters encompass airport familiarization, ARFF personnel safety, PPE, aircraft cargo hazards, emergency communication systems, ARFF vehicles and equipment, extinguishing agents, live fire fighting, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), and more.

Changes in the 2015 edition help you make sure your team is knowledgeable and prepared:

  • The skills evaluation timeframe is revised from an 18-month interval to a 12-month interval. This shorter interval will increase the proficiency of firefighters and improve consistency across the Standard.
  • A new section addresses the potential environmental risks posed by certain extinguishing agents.
  • Expanded and clarified text on live spill and live fire training provides a description of requirements particular to the size of the airport.

For airport fire chiefs and airport managers who need to keep ARFF personnel trained, equipped, and ready for action, NFPA 405 establishes vital criteria that can be used by airports around the world. (Softbound, 15 pp., 2015)

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