In Italy the airport fire service is provided according to Legge 930/1980
of 23 December 1980, the
act that transposes international ICAO requirements into a nation-wide regulatory framework.
Accordingly, airports up to ICAO Category 4 included have the fire service provided by private
companies with appropriate certification.
In particular, the Servizio Tecnico Centrale
(Technical Central Service) of the National Fire
Service administers the ARFF service at major airports through the Servizio Ispettivo Antincendi
Aeroportuale e Portuale
(Airport and Port Fire Inspectoral Service).
This Service consists of
three regional Inspectorates for Northern, Central and Southern Italy.