Friday, August 8, 2014

25TH Anniversary for ARFF Working Group Conference

ARFF Working Group

25th Annual ARFF Working Group Conference & Educational Symposium
"A Texas Sized 25"
September 29 - October 2, 2014 -- Moody Gardens Hotel - Galveston, TX

"To Promote the Science & Improve the Methods of Aviation Fire Protection and Prevention" 

Who Should Attend

Airline Safety Personnel
Airline Station Managers
Airport Ops Personnel
Aircraft Accident Investigators
Pilots & Flight Attendants
Aircraft Rescue Firefighters
ARFF Chiefs & Training Officers
FAA Regional ASCI's
NTSB & Airline Go Team Members


1.  Participate in the premier event for the aviation firefighting industry
2. Interact with ARFF regulating agencies
3. Hear from ARFF subject matter experts
4. Network with ARFF firefighters and industry experts from around the world.
5.  Have Some Fun!!

Current Exhibitors

A-Gas RemTec
Akron Brass
Allison Transmission
Beacon OHSS
DFW Airport Fire Training Research Ctr.
FareTec, Inc.
FireBlast Global
Fire Research Corp.
FLIR Systems

Global ARFF Services

Morrison Maierle
No Foam Systems
Oshkosh Corporation
Performance Advantage Co. (PAC)
Setcom Corporation
Simulation FTS
Systems Atlanta
Ward Diesel Filter
Waterous Company
Wesco HMB

ARFF Working Group | 817-409-1100 | |
P.O. Box 1539
Grapevine, TX 76051

August 8, 2014


We are now only 8 weeks away from the  ARFF Working Group's 25th Annual Conference and Educational Symposium,  

Feature Topics
Below is a list of the topics that are tentatively scheduled to be presented:

Asiana Crash and Lessons Learned
Case Studies on Recent Aircraft Incidents
LAX & Massport Active Shooter Incident Review & Drills
FAA Headquarters Updates
Incident Rehab on the Scene -- Are We Doing Enough?
The Psychology of Incident Command
Airport Water Rescue Planning
Australian ARFF's Organizational Structure -- Examine How ARFF is Meeting its Regulatory Obligation
Mythbusters... ARFF Training:  What We Think We Know
Assessing the Impact of Interactive Technology on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Training

Vendor Rodeo -- Monday, Sept. 29th

With the assistance of Texas A&M Engineering Extension and the University of Missouri's Mobile ARFF Fire Trainer (MAFT), attendees will have the rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the vendors as they demonstrate their products, services or vehicles in action.  
Don't MissThis Exciting 1-Day Event.

Host Hotel

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center
The Moody Gardens Hotel will be the location of all educational sessions, meetings and exhibits.  Moody Gardens offers the finest in Galveston, Texas lodging accommodations on the island.  To make reservations call 888-388-8484 and ask for the the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting rate ($149).  Reservations may also be made on-line by using the Group Code rescue.


Ground Transportation
The ARFF Working Group has selected Cool Tours as our official ground transportation supplier.  Transportation from both Houston airports will be available via Cool Tours.  Houston's Hobby airport is closer to Galveston Island and is recommended.  For airport transportation, please call Cool Tours at 409-539-5374 or e-mail  Have your flight information available.  A rate for transportation will not be calculated until Cool Tours has an idea of how many pick-ups and returns will be required for both airports.  This is to get your the best possible rate.  It is important you contact Cool Tours with your flight information as soon as possible.  Once established, they will contact you with your rate for your roundtrip transportation.

Avis Rent-A-Car - has partnered with the ARFF Working Group to provide rental cars at a discounted rate.  If you wish to reserve a car, call Avis at 800-331-1600.  Please mention AWD# D016562 when you call.  Reservations may also be made by using this link:  Avis Discount for:  25th Annual ARFF Group

Quick Links


Sunday, Sept. 28th
Although there will be no "official" golf tournament, arrangements are being made to play golf prior to the start of conference.

If you are interested in a fun-filled day of golf with your fellow firefighters, friends and vendors, please contact Alec Beard at to sign-up for this event.

Tee-Off is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Galveston At A Glance

Moody Gardens Aquariam

The Strand

Palm Beach

Flight Museum

The Beach

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