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Airport Master Firefighter (AMF) Virtual Training

September 12-14, 2022 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily | Live ONLINE Training


The Airport Master Firefighter (AMF) virtual series is an overview of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport rescue firefighting personnel in preparation to earn the prestigious AMF professional designation.

We are pleased to offer a discounted rate of the AMF Program Fee as part of the Virtual Training purchase. You can find more information in the registration process.

Please noteEnrollment to any of the course does not include the AMF Program Fee. In order to take the final examination, you MUST be accepted and enrolled to the AMF Program. Read more on the AMF Program requirements here
Join us for a three-day training live, led by one of our top instructors Chief (Ret.) James “Jim” Nilo, C.M., ACE.


This virtual training is $795 for the full review course.

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Need to register offline? Download the registration form   and send to once complete.

Do not miss our special rate of $220 for the AMF Program Enrollment. 
*You MUST be accepted to the AMF Program to take the final certification exam.

Questions? Contact Brigida de Moraes at 703.797-2529.


September 12
10:00 am—10:30 am

Introduction and Welcome

9/12/2022 10:00:00 AM9/12/2022 10:30:00 AM
September 12
10:30 am—12:30 pm

Chapter 2 Airport Familiarization

9/12/2022 10:30:00 AM9/12/2022 12:30:00 PM
September 12
12:30 pm—1:00 pm


9/12/2022 12:30:00 PM9/12/2022 1:00:00 PM
September 12
1:00 pm—3:30 pm

Chapter 3 Aircraft Familiarization

9/12/2022 1:00:00 PM9/12/2022 3:30:00 PM
September 12
3:30 pm—4:30 pm

Chapter 4 Safety and Aircraft Hazards

9/12/2022 3:30:00 PM9/12/2022 4:30:00 PM
September 12
4:30 pm—5:00 pm

Chapter 5 Communications

9/12/2022 4:30:00 PM9/12/2022 5:00:00 PM
September 13
10:00 am—11:30 am

Chapter 6 Rescue

9/13/2022 10:00:00 AM9/13/2022 11:30:00 AM
September 13
11:30 am—12:30 pm

Chapter 7 Extinguishing Agents

9/13/2022 11:30:00 AM9/13/2022 12:30:00 PM
September 13
12:30 pm—1:00 pm


9/13/2022 12:30:00 PM9/13/2022 1:00:00 PM
September 13
1:00 pm—2:00 pm

Chapter 7 Extinguishing Agents - cont.

9/13/2022 1:00:00 PM9/13/2022 2:00:00 PM
September 13
2:00 pm—3:30 pm

Chapter 8 Apparatus

9/13/2022 2:00:00 PM9/13/2022 3:30:00 PM
September 13
3:30 pm—5:00 pm

Chapter 9 Fire Suppression, Ventilation, and Overhaul

9/13/2022 3:30:00 PM9/13/2022 5:00:00 PM
September 14
10:00 am—11:00 am

Chapter 10 Driver/Operator

9/14/2022 10:00:00 AM9/14/2022 11:00:00 AM
September 14
11:00 am—12:30 pm

Chapter 11 Airport Emergency Planning

9/14/2022 11:00:00 AM9/14/2022 12:30:00 PM
September 14
12:30 pm—1:00 pm


9/14/2022 12:30:00 PM9/14/2022 1:00:00 PM
September 14
1:00 pm—2:00 pm

Chapter 12 Strategic and Tactical Operations

9/14/2022 1:00:00 PM9/14/2022 2:00:00 PM
September 14
2:00 pm—3:30 pm

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Accreditation Body of Knowledge Modules (extracted sections)

9/14/2022 2:00:00 PM9/14/2022 3:30:00 PM
September 14
3:30 pm—4:00 pm

Federal Aviation Regulations

Part 139.315 - .319: ARFF | Part 139.321: Handling and Storage of Hazardous Substances and Materials | Part 139.325: Airport Emergency Plan (AEP)

9/14/2022 3:30:00 PM9/14/2022 4:00:00 PM
September 14
4:00 pm—5:00 pm

Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Circulars (AC)

AC 150/5200-12C: First Responders’ Responsibility for Protecting Evidence at the Scene of an Aircraft Accident/Incident | AC 150/5210-17B: Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel | AC 150-5210-23: ARFF Vehicle and High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) Operation, Training and Qualifications

9/14/2022 4:00:00 PM9/14/2022 5:00:00 PM


Mr. James R. Nilo, C.M., ACE, IACE

JRN Consulting
Bowling Green, VA

Chief (Ret.) James “Jim” Nilo, C.M., ACE Jim started his airport career as a Crash Fire Rescue crewman in the United State Marine Corps in 1984. While serving on active duty he also became a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician in Northern Virginia. At the end of his tour of duty in the Marines, Jim went to work for the newly created Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT and was stationed at the Washington National Airport. In late 1990, Jim continued his career and went to work for the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Services in a municipal role. During this time Jim became highly involved with local fire training and also became an Adjunct Instructor for the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Fire Programs where he continues to teach as a part time instructor to this day. Jim’s passion for training was strong and in 1994 he began working full time for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs as a regional training manager where he coordinated state sponsored training programs for over 30 localities. Part of his duties included course development and with his ARFF background he worked on the development of the states ARFF Program where he was instrumental in the acquisition of Virginia’s first mobile aircraft live fire trainer, the first of its kind. Jim was later moved to the Richmond office where he ran the ARFF program and coordinated much of the training program development for the Agency. During this time Jim was recognized for his work in the ARFF field and received several awards including Virginia Aviation Person of the Year in 1998. Near the end of 1999, Jim accepted a position with the Capital Region Airport Commission as the Fire Chief for the Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Virginia. Post 9/11 the ARFF department was needed to perform many airport operations functions and in 2004 Jim’s job duties were greatly expanded to include oversight and management of the airports ARFF, Communications, Grounds, Equipment Maintenance, Communications, and Operations Departments. With this expanded role Jim supervised much of the airports daily operation which included many safety and security related duties. Jim held the position of ARFF Chief and Airport Operations Manager at RIC for the next 13 years and retired from active public service in early 2016. Jim is the founding partner in JRN Consulting, a firm specializing in Airport Operations, ARFF, OEM, Safety, and Security for airports. Jim has attained numerous airport plus Fire and EMS certifications and has even taught at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His service career included involvement in many organizations such as the Virginia Fire Services Council, National Fire Protection Association, and the Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Working Group (ARFFWG) where Jim was a board member and one time Chairman. Jim and his wife and Malcom the Great Dane and River the Lab reside just south of Fredericksburg, Virginia.