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ARFF is only the tip of the iceberg

Good Afternoon, It may have slipped by many folks in the part 139 airports world, but in May 2016, the Dept of Transportation, Office of Inspector General, (OIG) published the results of their investigation of the FAA's failure to implement regulatory oversite of ARFF as it relates to part 139, Certification of Airports.  Please take the opportunity to review the full report, including the FAA's response.  The interesting part of this report is it only...
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Incident Command

Is there any specific law requiring first responders to utilize a specific incident command system?
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Pushback into Movement Area

Good evening, I am not sure if this is the correct section, but I am looking to see if anyone could provide some assistance with a recurring problem we are having. Our commercial ramp is uncontrolled however, the location on the ramp of several gates requires the aircraft to be pushed into the movement area on an active taxiway. When the aircaft push from these gates, they require clearance from ATC to push onto the...
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Paint Machine

Here at our airport we do our own striping. We are currently enhancing our RWY markings as required by our cert inspector and AC 150/5340. We have two machines both single color application, first is a large truck mounted unit that carrys two 55 gallon barrels and secondly small walk behind striper that carrys a 5gal bucket. Both have bead pots. Recently we purchased/tested a machine capable of painting two colors, it carrys to 15gal containers and two...
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TALPA/RCAM

Effective Oct 1, 2016 the FAA will require Airports to use the new TALPA/RCAM Field Condition Reporting. Just wonding how this is effecting your Airport, and any thoughts on it. Our Supervisory staff have really begun dive into the respective A/Cs and other training materials. The reason I decided to make this a topic, is because in conversations, Im finding that alot of people within the industry are not yet abreast of this new reporting...
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