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US Patent No.
US 7,527,499 B2
May 5, 2009
Airport Professional Services (APS) was formed in 2001 as an aircraft rescue firefighting (ARFF) firm for the purpose of providing consulting services to airport managers in the development of new facilities, and the improvement of established processes and procedures. APS also creates products that provide solutions to ARFF challenges and problems.
APS is owned and operated by its President, Gary T. Schott, MSA. He has served in the ARFF field for forty-four years. He held key positions, including that of Base Fire Chief in Air Force fire protection at numerous bases in the United States and overseas. From 1990 until his retirement in April, 2011, he was the Fire Chief of a major airport in the Midwest. During this distinguished period of ARFF service, Chief Schott achieved a twenty-one year consecutive record of perfect, error-free, annual FAA ARFF Inspections. He is an active member of the ARFF Working Group, and has served as its Chairman on the Board of Directors. He is now a Primary Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting. He is also President of Schott Enterprises, LLC, another company that leases industrial space in the Omaha, Nebraska area.