Operators of Part 139 airports must provide aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services during air carrier operations that require a Part 139 certificate. The guidance and resources below address ARFF training, ARFF vehicles, and other aviation fire and rescue requirements. More on Part 139 >>
- May 27, 2015: Airport Cooperative Research Program Synthesis 63: Overview of Airport Fueling Operations
This report discusses airport fueling system operations at all sizes of airports, fueling standards and regulations, and common operations and components.
- May 12, 2015: Airport Cooperative Research Program Synthesis 60: Airport Emergency Post-Event Recovery Practices
This report explores approaches to improving the overall resiliency of airports through planning for the recovery phase of emergency response.
- February 19, 2015: Department of Defense (DoD) Qualified Product Database (QPD)
Airport operators holding FAA Airport Operating Certificates can use the QPD to ensure any Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) they purchase conforms to MIL-F-24385.
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Part 139 Airports and Requirements
- Part 139 Airport Certification Status List (including ARFF Index) (MS Excel)
- Part 139, Certification of Airports
ARFF and First Responder Training
- Introduction to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)
- Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: Aircraft Forcible Entry, Firefighting with the High Reach Extendible Turret, and Cargo Aircraft Firefighting (added 11/30/2015)
- Ballistic Parachute System Familiarization (Module 4)
- Systems and Material Hazards for Rescuers (module 5)
- First Responder Safety at a Small Aircraft or Helicopter Accident
View the Complete List of Airport CertAlerts
|10017||Risks in Transporting Lithium Batteries in Cargo by Aircraft (PDF)|
|10016||Missing or Improper Seat Stops in Cessna Model (PDF)|
View the Complete List of SAFOs
|Conference Proceedings 47||Research on the Transmission of Disease in Airports and on Aircraft|
|Conference Proceedings 41||Interagency-Aviation Industry Collaboration on Planning for Pandemic Outbreaks|
|National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 525||Guidelines for Transportation Emergency Training Exercises|
Visit the TRB Website
- 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
- Test and Evaluation of Rear-Wheel Steering for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles–Part 2
- FAA Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Research Program
- Lessons Learned From Transport Airplane Accidents