Understanding the Process
The A.F.O. ARFF Applied Research Project (ARP) requires the candidate to demonstrate that he/she can write in a clear, organized, grammatically correct style about a topic of interest to professional aircraft rescue and firefighters. Independent research on the topic is required, and the paper should be presented in a formal, high quality, research paper format. The paper should flow in a logical and understandable manner with the conclusion clearly supported by the evidence presented in the body of the paper.
The ARFFWG Educational Affairs Committee will evaluate the paper on its relevance to aircraft rescue firefighting, format, form and content. The paper will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Successful papers will become a permanent part of the ARFF Training Alliance Library and will be made available to other airports as reference materials.
In addition to the ARP writing requirement, candidates are required to present the ARP findings at an ARFFWG Conference
of the candidates choosing as well as write a Professional Article on the candidates ARP.