Jack Kreckie - Chief of
Jack Kreckie is the Chief of Operations
of ARFF Professional Services, LLC. Jack is a 40-year veteran of emergency services, retiring from the fire service
in 2007. Jack began as an instructor in 1976 teaching CPR in the community within which he served on private ambulances. Training
throughout his fire service career became a highlight to regular duty, teaching and lecturing across North America, Southest
Asia and Denmark on fire service topics. His articles have been published in a variety of trade journals and he
is a contributing author to two books.
Safety is the basic foundation of a career in public service. Jack has been a key player in
raising the bar in aviation safety throughout his career. Active in a number of organizations and committees, he is
well known in the aviation industry for his work in Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF), as well as airport ramp safety.
Jack has served as an ARFF Subject Matter Expert (SME) as a contractor to the FAA in the development of a number of
high profile projects. Jack contributed the script and served as SME during the filming, editing and production
of two FAA ARFF Training Films, which were distributed to ARFF Departments throughout the world. The first
training DVD, "Introduction to ARFF", received a "Silver Telley", which is the highest honor that
can be bestowed upon non-broadcast film makers. The second training video provides guidance on three ARFF subjects:
Aircraft Forcible Entry, High Reach Extendable Turrets, and Cargo Aircraft fires. This film has been hailed as
the "best training ever released" by the FAA related to ARFF. Jack has authored or updated a number of FAA
Advisory Circulars related to ARFF.
In 2009, Jack received the first "ARFF Legends Award" , a lifetime achievement award from
the ARFF Working Group (ARFFWG) Board of Directors. Jack is a past Chairman of the ARFFWG, and continues to volunteer
on ARFFWG committees.
Jack served as the Global Chief / Aviation Fire Protection for Hostikle Environment
Services, (now Falk) in Western Australia. He was the ARFF Chief at Komo Airfield, Papua New Guinea.
Jack has provided services to a number
of airports regarding evaluation of Part 139 compliance related to ARFF. He has contributed to the development of water
rescue plans, and served as an executive recruiter for Chief Fire Officers, sat on promotional review panels, and organized
and conducted educational seminars and excercises for airports and universities.
You can contact Jack directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.