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The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319, Public Law 117-2), signed into law by the President on March 11, 2021, includes $8 billion in funds to be awarded as economic assistance to eligible U.S. airports to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

To distribute these funds, the FAA has established the Airport Rescue Grants. The FAA will make grants to all airports that are part of the national airport system, including all commercial service airports, all reliever airports, and some public-owned general aviation airports.

Under Airport Rescue Grants:

  • Primary commercial service airports, those with more than 10,000 annual passenger boardings, will share nearly $6.5 billion based on the number of annual boardings, in a similar way to how they currently receive Airport Improvement Program (AIP) entitlement funds.
  • Primary commercial service airports will share an additional $800 million based on the number of annual boardings, and these funds will then be available for these airports to provide relief from rent and minimum annual guarantees to eligible in-terminal airport concessions. Airports will provide this relief to each airport concession based on its proportional share of the total annual rent and minimum annual guarantees for the airport.
  • Non-primary commercial service and general aviation airports will share $100 million based on their airport categories, such as National, Regional, Local, and Basic.
  • Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants awarded this year will be awarded at a 100-percent Federal share.

These funds will provide economic relief to airports around the country affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FAA intends to implement this program quickly to support the economic recovery of the national airport system.


CRRSA and ARPA Concessions Rent Relief

Airport Rescue Grants Explained

Airport Rescue Grants Concessions Relief - FAQ Session (July 2021)

(hosted on YouTube)

Applying for Airport Rescue Grants

  • Airport Rescue Grant Allocations (PDF) (added 6/22/2021)
  • SF 424, Application for Federal Assistance (PDF)
    Note: Use the "Save link as" option to save the file to your computer and then open it from there with your PDF reader tool rather than within the web browser.

Program Resources

  • Airport Rescue Grants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (added November 24, 2021)
    • Sample Airport Rescue Grants Closeout Report (MS Word) (updated June 2, 2022)
    • Sample Airport Rescue Grants Concession Certification (MS Word)
    • Sample Airport Rescue Grants Concessions Relief Plan (MS Excel)

Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2022

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Operators of Part 139 airports must provide aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) services during air carrier operations that require a Part 139 certificate. The guidance and resources below address ARFF training, ARFF vehicles, and other aviation fire and rescue requirements. More on Part 139 >>

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ARFF Guidance

  • Advisory Circulars
  • Part 139 CertAlerts
  • FAA Technical Center Reports
  • All Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFOs)
  • Airport Cooperative Research Program Reports
  • Transportation Research Board Resources
ARFF-Related Advisory Circulars
150/5200-12 First Responders’ Responsibility for Protecting Evidence at the Scene of an Aircraft Accident/Incident
150/5200-31 Airport Emergency Plan
150/5210-5 Painting, Marking, and Lighting of Vehicles Used on an Airport
150/5210-6 Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents
150/5210-7 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Communications
150/5210-13 Airport Water Rescue Plans and Equipment
150/5210-14 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Equipment, Tools and Clothing
150/5210-15 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Station Building Design
150/5210-17 Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel
150/5210-19 Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS)
150/5210-23 ARFF Vehicle and High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) Operation, Training and Qualifications
150/5220-10 Guide Specification for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles
150/5220-17 Design Standards for an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Facility
150/5220-26 Airport Ground Vehicle Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Squitter Equipment
150/5230-4 Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, and Dispensing on Airports

View All Series 150 Advisory Circulars (ACs)

ARFF-Related CertAlerts
21-07 NOTAM examples for Airport Operations/Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Frequency Monitoring During Air Traffic Contingency Operations (PDF) (updated 12/20/2021)
Note: Updated Purpose statement to clarify that NOTAM examples should be used when an air traffic facility has an unplanned and immediate closure during, not outside of, normal hours of operation.
21-05 Part 139 Extinguishing Agent Requirements (PDF) (added 10/4/2021)
21-04 Updated Guidance for Airport Emergency Plans (AEP) under 14 CFR Part 139.325(b)(7) (PDF) (added 9/22/2021)
21-01 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Testing at Certificated Part 139 Airports (PDF) (added 6/1/2021)
19-04 Non-Compliant Fire Service Plus Product FireAde Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) (PDF)
18-06 Clarification of Hands-On Fire Extinguisher Training (PDF)
18-05 Handling Aircraft with Smoke, Odors, and/or Fumes (PDF)
17-01 Fueling Vehicle Fire Safety Notice (PDF)
16-09 Particles in Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Tanks on Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles and AFFF Storage Tanks (PDF)
Note: Thank you for participating in our survey. The online survey is now closed. If you need to report particulates, please see the CertAlert for instructions and contact information.
16-08 Announcement of a Ban on All Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Devices from Air Transportation in the United States (PDF)
16-05 Update on Mil-Spec Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) (PDF)
13-04 Additional Precautions for Approaching Aircraft with Ballistic Parachutes, Ejection Seats, and Airbags (PDF)
  • Accident Scene Safety with Rocket-Deployed Emergency Parachute System (MS PowerPoint)
13-03 Coordination of High Risk Flight Test Activities at Airports (PDF)
12-05 FAA Safety Inspections of Joint Use Airport (JUA) Facilities Using Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Determining ARFF Compliance with Part 139 Requirements (PDF)
  • DoD SOP Attachment 1: Civil Airport ARFF Operations Checklist (MS Excel)
  • DoD SOP Attachment 2: DoD ARFF Vehicle Report (MS Excel)
  • DoD SOP Attachment 3: DoD ARFF Training Summary (MS Excel)
10-01 Interpretation of the Term 'Consecutive Calendar Months' as Used in Part 139, Certification of Airports (PDF)
09-08 Composites Training and Information (PDF)
04-18 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Facility Pool Size (Fixed and Mobile) (MS Word)
04-12 Dry Chemical Systems Inspection and Maintenance (MS Word)
02-04 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) Concentrations, Restrictions, and Other User Guidelines (MS Word, 2.05 MB)
98-03 ARFF Index (PDF)
98-02 Airports with Less than Full-time ARFF Coverage (PDF)

View the Complete List of Airport CertAlerts

FAA Technical Center Reports
DOT/FAA/TC-22/29 Evaluation of UASs for Live Monitoring to Enhance Situational Awareness During an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Response
DOT/FAA/TC-22/23 Fluorine-Free Foam Testing
DOT/FAA/TC-19/27 Full-Scale Evaluation of Novec™ 1230
DOT/FAA/TC-19/26 Evaluation of Input-Based Foam Proportioner Testing Systems
DOT/FAA/TC-17/27 Thermal Imaging for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Applications
DOT/FAA/TC-14/22 Impact of Alternative Fuels present in Airports on Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Response
DOT/FAA/TC-13/30 Full-Scale Evaluation of ARFF Tactics for Cargo Fires on Freighter Aircraft
DOT/FAA/TC-TN12/34 Test and Evaluation of Rear-Wheel Steering for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles--Part 2

View More FAA Airport Safety Research Reports

All Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFOs)
10017 Risks in Transporting Lithium Batteries in Cargo by Aircraft (PDF)
10016 Missing or Improper Seat Stops in Cessna Model (PDF)

View the Complete List of SAFOs

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Reports
Notice: ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the FAA. All links to ACRP Reports go to the ACRP website administered by the Transportation Research Board (TRB), which is not part of or any other Federal government website. After you leave, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of TRB and are no longer protected by Federal privacy laws.
Synthesis 73 ACRP Synthesis 73: Emergency Communications Planning for Airports
Synthesis 72 ACRP Synthesis 72: Tabletop and Full-Scale Emergency Exercises for General Aviation, Non-Hub, and Small Hub Airports
Synthesis 63 ACRP Synthesis 63: Overview of Airport Fueling Operations
Synthesis 60 ACRP Synthesis 60: Airport Emergency Post-Event Recovery Practices
Report 112 ACRP Report 112: Airport Terminal Incident Response Planning
Report 103 ACRP Report 103: Guidebook for Integrating NIMS for Personnel and Resources at Airports
Synthesis 50 ACRP Synthesis 50: Effective Cooperation Among Airports and Local and Regional Emergency Management Agencies for Disaster Preparedness and Response
Report 95 ACRP Report 95: Integrating Community Emergency Response Teams (A-CERTs) at Airports
Report 94 ACRP Report 94: Integrating Web-Based Emergency Management Collaboration Software into Airport Operations: A Primer
Report 91 ACRP Report 91: Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft
Synthesis 45 ACRP Synthesis 45: Model Mutual Aid Agreements by Airports
Synthesis 41 ACRP Synthesis 41: Conducting Aeronautical Special Events at Airports
Report 73 ACRP Report 73: Airport-to-Airport Mutual Aid Programs
Synthesis 32 ACRP Synthesis 32: Managing Aerial Firefighting Activities on Airports
Report 22 ACRP Report 22: Helping Airport and Air Carrier Employees Cope with Traumatic Events
  • Webinar: Helping Airport and Air Carrier Employees Cope With Traumatic Events
  • Webinar Summary: Helping Airport and Air Carrier Employees Cope With Traumatic Events (PDF)
Web Document 12 ACRP Web Document 12: Risk Assessment of Proposed ARFF Standards
Web Document 7 ACRP Web Document 7: How Proposed ARFF Standards Would Impact Airports
Report 12 ACRP Report 12: An Airport Guide for Regional Emergency Planning for CBRNE Events and Costs
Report 5 ACRP Report 5: Quarantine Facilities for Arriving Air Travelers: Identification of Planning Needs and Costs

View All ACRP Publications or find out more about the ACRP

Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies Resources
Conference Proceedings 47 Research on the Transmission of Disease in Airports and on Aircraft
Conference Proceedings 41 Interagency-Aviation Industry Collaboration on Planning for Pandemic Outbreaks
National Cooperative Highway Research Program Report 525 Guidelines for Transportation Emergency Training Exercises

Visit the TRB Website

Part 139 Airports and Requirements

  • Part 139 Airport Certification Status List (including ARFF Index)
  • Part 139, Certification of Airports
    • § 139.315 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting: Index Determination
    • § 139.317 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting: Equipment and Agents
    • § 139.319 Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting: Operational Requirements

ARFF and First Responder Training

  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Videos
    • Introduction to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)
    • Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: Aircraft Forcible Entry, Firefighting with the High Reach Extendible Turret, and Cargo Aircraft Firefighting
  • First Responder Safety at a Small Aircraft or Helicopter Accident

Additional Resources

  • Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
  • Lessons Learned from Civil Aviation Accidents

Contact Us

  • FAA Office of Airports
    Marc Tonnacliff

    ARFF Specialist
    Federal Aviation Administration
    800 Independence Ave. SW
    Airport Safety and Standards, AAS-300, Room 618
    Washington, DC 20591
    (202) 267-8732
    Fax (202) 493-1416
  • FAA Technical Center
    Keith Bagot

    ARFF Research Program Manager
    ANG-E621, Bldg 296
    Atlantic City International Airport, NJ 08405
    (609) 485-6383
  • Airport Technology Research & Development Branch

Last updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

What is airport rescue?

OBJECTIVE OF AIRPORT RESCUE & FIRE SERVICES. To provide excellent Rescue and Fire Fighting Services to save life and property at AAI Airports. To impart emergency response training to Rescue and Fire Fighters to update their professional skills and knowledge.

What does ARFF stand for?

Aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) is a type of firefighting that involves the emergency response, mitigation, evacuation, and rescue of passengers and crew of aircraft involved in aviation accidents and incidents.

What is an ARFF vehicle?

ARFF vehicles are aircraft rescue and firefighting apparatus, and they differ from municipal rescue and firefighting trucks. The reason is airport emergencies present different types of scenarios and require a unique response. Airport fire trucks carry a larger water tank, capable of holding thousands of gallons.

Do airports have their own firefighters?

Every airport has an on-site fire-and-rescue department, often known as ARFF (airport rescue and firefighting), which responds to accidents and crashes on the airfield, emergency landings and other emergencies.