18th IAFPA Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Conference 2018


Jointly organised with the Singapore Aviation Academy, the International Aviation Fire Protection Association (IAFPA) Conference is an annual event that serves as a nexus for knowledge and experience sharing for key personnel in the international Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting (ARFF) community. It serves as a platform for global aviation fire chiefs, executives and industry leaders to share best practices and formulate strategies to manage the challenges posed by the fast-changing landscape of aviation.

This year’s theme of “Strengthening Aviation Safety Standards” provides a holistic review of standard-setting in ARFF training, aircraft and terminal incident management, case studies and best practices in airport emergencies. The World Civil Aviation Fire Chiefs meeting, together with a fire-fighting foam workshop, will be held in conjunction with the conference.

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Conference Highlights

·         Participate in interactive panel discussions on safety standards and developments with industry experts and first responders

·         Learn from best practices and case studies on managing airport emergencies and incidents from airports in various regions

·         Exclusive interaction opportunities with leading industry personnel through an open dialogue session and networking events

Key events include:

·         World Civil Aviation Fire Chiefs Meeting (by-invitation only)

·         Keynote Address by Mr John Trew,  Founding Chairman, IAFPA

·         Open Dialogue with Fire Chiefs: Advancing Airport Emergency Responses in Today's Environment

Conference topics include:

·         Job Fitness Assessment for Fire-fighters

·         Competency Based Training and Assessment in the Airport Fire Services

·         Fire-fighting Foams for Safe Airport Operations

·         Safety and standards for aerodromes, terminals and passengers

·        Fire Emergencies Case Studies that look into Terminal Building Fire, Crisis Management, Airport Security and Incident Management


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Who Should Attend

This conference is designed exclusively for ARFF executives and airport planners from civil aviation authorities, airport authorities, airport rescue and fire-fighting services and related aviation organisations.

Fees and Registration

2-day Fire-fighting Foam Workshop conducted by Dr Niall Ramsden

Dates: 7 – 8 May 2018

Fee: S$1,730

18th IAFPA Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting Conference

Dates:  9 - 11 May 2018

Fees: Industry Delegate: S$850 

          Government/Military/IAFPA Member: S$600

To register for the workshop and/or conference, please complete the registration form and submit to dahlia_shariff@caas.gov.sg