Airport Fire Fighting

Airport Firefighter (40 Hour)

The 40-hour course will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge they need for Airport Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting commitments. Training is conducted according to FAA FAR 139.319 and NFPA 1003, Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2005 edition), requirements.

This class covers the entire 40 hour "Basic" approved by the F.A.A. as initial training for airport firefighters. Curriculum includes classroom instruction as well as hands-on practical training utilizing firefighting/rescue equipment and procedures. The class also includes practical "live burns" which not only exceed the FAA's minimum requirements under Part 139, but also provides students with valuable experience with different types of extinguishing agents, application techniques, and utilization of safety equipment.

  • Airport familiarization
  • Aircraft familiarization
  • Rescue and firefighting personnel safety
  • Airport communications
  • ARFF equipment
  • Emergency aircraft evacuation
  • ARFF tactics and strategies
  • Use of structural aparatus for ARFF
  • Aircraft dangerous goods
  • Airport emergency plan
Live Fire Skills
  • 100 & 400 fuel fire
  • 5,000 sq.ft. fuel fire using ARFF Vehicle
  • 3-dimensional aircraft fuel fire
  • Engine/APU fire
  • Aircraft wheel brake assembly fire
  • Interior aircraft fire
  • Aircraft ventilation
  • Aircraft victim rescue
  • Aircraft scene overhaul
  • Replenishing extinguishing agent

*All the courses above require a minimum amount of attendance.




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