ARFF Specialists

Quality Training based on Individual Department Needs

About Us

Our Mission

Providing quality, hands-on training designed to meet your individual department needs.   

Training is conducted in accordance with FAR PART 139 requirements utilizing environmentally acceptable propane. ARFF mobile trainer can be setup in nearly any location, assisting with training and disaster drill preparation.


Our customized training allows firefighters to train at their own location, utilizing their own equipment. Our goal is to enhance team continuity, while exercising their own policies and procedures in a safe training environment. 

We train with local fire department personnel, enhancing fire fighter knowledge and preparation of aircraft hazards, aircraft incident response, and disaster planning.

ARFF Specialists has served over 150 Fire Departments in eight states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota). It is the number one regional mobile simulator in the country. 


Wade Boyat has over 35 years of fire fighting and fire training instructor experience (ARFF, military, structural, industrial and full time airbase). 

He started his business in 2010 and takes pride in being a leader in aircraft firefighter training in the Great Lakes region. 

Courses Offered

ARFF FAR Part 139 Training

  • Initial Course; 40 hours
  • Refresher course; 1-2 day classes

ARFF IFSAC Certification

  • Upon request 

ARFF FAR Part 139 Required Triennial Exercise


ARFF Specialists will work with your department to ensure that FAA certification training is completed within your certification month.

For training inquiry or scheduling questions:

Call Wade Boyat at 218-391-8828, or email at


International Falls

I have known and worked with Wade for 25+ years and have found his ARFF training/teaching to be the very best!  We use ARFF Specialists’ portable onsite training for all of our ARFF training needs.  My family has been in the aviation business since 1948, and I cannot recommend Wade and his organization enough.  I would highly recommend and encourage airport entities looking for ARFF training needs to contact ARFF Specialists.  He and his staff exhibit utmost professionalism, respect, are always on time, clean up after themselves, and make each and every participant feel important. 

-Thor Einarson, Airport Manager

Contact Us

Billing Address

4194 Lavaque Road, Hermantown, Minnesota 55811, United States


Wade Boyat, Owner/Instructor 

(218) 391-8828

Ashley Brooks, Accounting/Billing 

(218) 390-8168