Aviation Fire Safety forms an essential and inalienable component of wide spectrum of Aviation Safety as a whole. It is universally accepted that Aviation Fire Fighting and Rescue is a specialized job to be handled by well trained professional fire fighters in the event of an aircraft crash.  With the dawn of the 21st century this work became more complicated and hazardous with the impending introduction of new generation wide bodied, multi-level aircraft which pose fresh challenges to the aviation Rescue and Fire Service personnel.  In this context, ICAO emphasized more importance on Global Aviation Safety Plan and it is in the backdrop of this that the initiative for the formation of the Indian Aviation Fire Safety Specialists Group (IAFSSG) took place and was launched in 2002.

Indian Aviation Fire Safety Specialist Group (IAFSSG) is a non-profit group established by Aviation Fire Service personnel of India in 2002.  The overall objective of the IAFSSG has been promotion and dissemination of technical knowledge, awareness and up gradation of fire safety standards among Airport Rescue and Fire Services personnel in particular and personnel employed in the Aviation Sector in general.  The group exchange their know how through an official Journal “Aviation Fire Safety News” published once in four months. The journal is serving as a guidance material to the Airport Fire Service personnel and others. IAFSSG addresses the practical problems faced by the Airport Fire Services in the country with regulatory authorities from time to time.

With the formation of IAFSSG, a long cherished need to have a forum for the aviation fire safety professionals in our country, to exchange safety related information and views has been achieved.


  • To bring all Indian and Overseas Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting professionals and other Aviation Fire Safety enthusiasts under one Group.

  • To promote and upgrade the overall standard of Aviation safety in general and Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting in particular.

  • To serve as a platform to share the experience gained in this field and also to enhance the knowledge and skill of members of the IAFSSG.

  • To organize seminars, conference, training programme etc., to promote technical knowledge and professional competency among the members and also for creating greater Aviation Fire Safety consciousness among various sections of the public.

  • To identify service and professional problems/bottlenecks commonly affecting the progress, development and well being of the Aviation Fire Services and to render all possible assistance in resolving such issues.

  • To serve as a forum for safeguarding the legitimate functional authority status and privileges of the members of the group with a view to improve their conditions of service, professional standards, working conditions, monetary benefits, and for ensuring maintenance of proper standard of health and safety.

  • To actively follow-up and render assistance in the process of speedy implementation of the recommendations of the DGCA or other statutory requirements by the Government and other authorities for bringing about uniformity and improvement in the organizational standards, professional efficiency etc., of all members of the IAFSSG.

  • To maintain liaison and cordial relations with other National and International professional bodies having similar or allied aims and objectives.

Current Executive Council Members

Mr. Subhash Kumar

General Manager (FS) (Retd) ,            Airport Authority of India,                      Mobile : 9999531140

Mr. A Selvaraj

DGM, ARFF                                         Bangalore International Airport, Mobile : 9538882305

Mr. Ajith Kumar

Head, ARFF                                       Bangalore International Airport,   Mobile : 9742223521

Mr. Hari Kumar D

Manager, ARFF                                  Bangalore International Airport,  Mobile : 9538882310

Founder Executive Council Members

Late Shri. G.B. Menon
Founder Member & Patron

Fire Advisor, Govt. of India (Retd)

Shri. Suresh Babu V
Founder Secretary

AVP, DLF Utilities, Gurgaon, India Former GM (Fire), CIAL

Shri. M Durai Rajan
Founder Jt. Secretary

AGM (FS), Airports Authority of India Chennai Airport

Shri. HS Rawat
Founder Chairman

General Manager (FS), Airports Authority of India (Retd), Mobile : 9810410905

Shri. R Bannerjee
Founder Jt. Secretary

GM (FS), Airports Authority of India (Retd) Mobile : 9868020596

Shri. P.S. Ajith Kumar
Founder Editor

Head ARFF, Bangalore International Airport Mobile : 9742223521