The Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) is managed by the Senior Aerodrome Fire Officer - Mr Rob Webster email Redhill SAFO. In addition to overseeing the mandatory training exercises required to ensure that all the firefighters in the Redhill ARFFS remain competent, Rob also organises courses, in conjunction with Park Lodge International in Vehicle Fire Investigation as well as holding joint training exercises with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.
The Aerodrome is also able to offer flight crew fire extinguisher training. Please email Redhill SAFO or telephone 01737 821804 for details.
The ARFFS is Category H1/Cat1 with the capability to go to Category H2/Cat2 when required. The largest helicopter regularly using the Aerodrome is S92 and the largest fixed-wing aircraft is BE200.
The ARFFS operates two appliances; a Toyota Hilux (Fire 2) which carries 500 litres of water and 35 litres AFFF foam, secondary media, hand rescue tools, portable lighting and small hydraulic operated rescue equipment. Additional reserve equipment is kept on station which includes heavy hydraulic rescue tools and other associated equipment. The second vehicle is a Range Rover TACR 2A 6x6 Rapid Intervention vehicle (Fire 3) which carries 909 litres of AFFF premix foam, secondary media, hand rescue tools, portable lighting and small hydraulic operated rescue equipment.
All appliances and equipment are owned by Redhill Aerodrome Ltd.
The ARFFS may be contacted by e-mail ARFFS or telephone 01737 821805.
The crews are also responsible for carrying out aircraft fuelling duties.