AFOA and ARFF Working Group launch joint working conference

The Airport Fire Officers Association (AFOA) and the ARFF Working Group will be launching a new joint working conference aimed at airport and aircraft response personnel. Sponsored by Rosenbauer, the event will be held from 6-8 May 2019 in the Courtyard by Marriott in Linz, Austria.

AFOA and ARFF Working Group launch joint working conference

The joint working conference will be held over three days and will consist of an international welcome reception on May 6, while May 7 will feature an ARFF and RFFS conference with classroom sessions. May 8 will offer delegates the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the high-tech Rosenbauer production facilities where the iconic Panther air crash tenders are manufactured as well as AT range of trucks.

The last day of the conference will be closed off with a tour of the St. Florian Museum and a formal dinner, offering attendees the ultimate opportunity to network amongst international peers.

Simon Petts, Chairman of AFOA commented: ‘We signed off an MOU with the US-based ARFF Working Group early in 2018 because we recognised that our organisations share the same values and goals. Both professional associations have been working for years to set standards and create benchmarks in the fields of RFFS and ARFF. Now, we have the opportunity to combine forces and use our joined expertise to create a truly international event for the aircraft and airfield response community.’

Call for papers

At this moment in time, AFOA and ARFF Working Group are still reviewing speakers for day two. If you have a relevant technical topic or incident case study related to ARFF, RFFS, as well as previous speaking experience, please get in touch with Simon Petts, Chairman of AFOA, on

How to attend?

AFOA and ARFF Working Group members will be receiving preferential rates. To find out more about attending or to book, please get in touch with Catherine O’Brien.

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