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NAVAIR Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF)

NAVAIR MANUALS ONLINE. You can download Adobe Acrobat files of NAVAIR tech manuals online by going to either of the two websites below. You will first need to create an account with a username and password to get access to either site.

  • https://www.natec.navy.mil
    Once you are on NATEC website and logged in, a yellow colored menu will come up and you need to go into "Technical Manual Search." In the left -hand column click on "number," put the tech manual number in the block right below and hit "submit." A link to the PDF file will show up to the right.
  • https://pma202.navair.navy.mil (Restricted Access)
    A password is also required to access files, but this can be obtained in a day if not sooner.

COMNAVAIR PMA-251 (301-752-6998) is responsible for aircraft rescue and firefighting procedures on ship flight deck and hangar deck spaces, through a series of aviation manuals in the Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Program. COMNAVAIR PMA-251 also publishes the NAVAIR Rescue Report. This is a quarterly publication for aircraft firefighters and aircraft handlers on helpful hints and the latest information.