About Us

The INTERNATIONAL AVIATION FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION was formed in 2000 by a group of likeminded individuals representing airport, domestic, and industry fire professionals. It was formed to establish an International organisation to represent the interests and concerns of the worldwide aviation fire protection community.


IAFPA Asia has set up a regional headquarters in Singapore in January 2016 to better serve the Asia Pacific region.

The regional centre aims to help to promote International Civil Aviation Safety Standards in Aircraft Fire Fighting and Rescue and to promote closer co-operation between the various Emergency Responders by interactive programmes which will be held at locations across Asia and the Middle East.

IAFPA Asia is helmed by Chief (Ret) Cletus Majella John Packiam. With more than 40 years of service, Chief (Ret) Cletus saw Changi airport grow from handling 4 million passengers a year in the 1970s to taking care of over 65 million passengers in 2018, Changi Airport has grown tremendously over the past few decades. Likewise, its Airport Emergency Service has also evolved greatly in tandem over the years in ensuring the safety of air travel in Singapore.




To provide a global network which enables the sharing of information to further the interests of the aviation firefighting industry which will assist in establishing proper safeguards against loss of life and property.


To facilitate and promote the sharing of information and learning to enhance fire safety and security for the international aviation community.

Our Objectives