Aerodrome Rescue & Fire Fighting Service

AERODROME RESCUE and FIRE SERVICE

The Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Service (ARFFS) is managed by the Fire Service Manager - Mr Nick Spendlow email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In addition to overseeing the mandatory training exercises required to ensure that all the firefighters in the Redhill ARFFS remain competent, Nick 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.

Training Courses

The Aerodrome is also able to offer flight crew fire extinguisher training. Please email   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01737 821804 for details.

ARFFS CATEGORY

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.

Appliances

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.

Contact ARFFS Crews

The ARFFS may be contacted by e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01737 821805.

The crews are also responsible for carrying out aircraft fuelling duties.