Our Vision

To be amongst the best aerodrome rescue and firefighter in the world.

Our Mission

To develop and provide prompt, quality service with compassion, integrity, and commitment through prevention, education and professional response to all airport emergency.

Brief history of FAAN-ARFFS

Following the first aircraft flight into Nigeria, at Kano, in 1925, a Fire & Safety unit was established in 1952 to provide fire cover in subsequent flight operations. At those early times, the unit was mainly made up of few personnel with just basic supporting systems. With time, and as flight and airport operations became more complex, activities for ensuring safety of the flights and fighting subsequent fires in cases of safety breakdowns resulting in plane crashes became more sophisticated. A necessary paramilitary culture to drive the required discipline, in line with accepted “fire and safety cultures” worldwide also emerged. At the height of its professional glory in the late seventies and eighties, “aerodrome/airport fire & safety” activities was a reference in Nigerian airport operations.

Meet Our Fire Chiefs

John O. Ekpe
John O. Ekpe
General Manager, ARFFS.
Odugbemi Adebola S.
Deputy General Manager, ARFFS Complaince.
Olurotimi Aderemi E.
Deputy General Manager/Commandant, ARFFS Training.
Tella Gbadegesin R.
Deputy General Manager, ARFFS Operational Readiness.

Our Anthem

Arise oh everybody arise to this great call 

To uphold the glory and honour of our great Nigeria

We are Aerodrome Rescue and Firefighting Service of the Federal Airports Authority

Professionally trained to save lives and property

Serving our nation with all our strength arise!