Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Techniques for Structural Fire Fighters


Hours: 8 | Prerequisites: Yes | Students: 15–30 | Host requirements: None

This eight-hour course is designed to meet NFPA 405, Standard for Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire-Fighting Services, 2010 Edition and 14 CFR Part 139, Certification of Airports. Throughout the course students will participate in various classroom activities and case studies to reinforce the presented material. Topics include: airport familiarization, aircraft familiarization, ARFF firefighter safety, extinguishing agents, Incident Management System operations for aircraft emergencies, airport planning for aircraft emergencies, hazardous materials associated with aircraft operations and handling aircraft emergencies involving Advanced Composites/Advanced Aerospace Materials (AC/AAM).

Special requirements

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE): The following gear is required to participate: helmet, bunker coat, bunker pants with boots, and gloves that met the NFPA standard 1971 at the time of purchase.
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA): Participants attending should bring their own pressure-demand type self-contained breathing apparatus and one spare cylinder. All air cylinders must be within hydrostatic date or will not be refilled and should be marked with departmental identification. Breathing apparatus must meet NFPA standard 1981. In addition participants must provide a Nomex or PBI protective hood. Individuals with beards, sideburns or other hair styles that interfere with the proper seal of a breathing apparatus face piece will not be allowed to participate in classes requiring SCBA use.
    Note: Protective hoods over beards are not approved.

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