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Airport to Conduct Live Fire and Rescue Training This Week

Posted on September 11, 2018 in Media Releases

St. Louis Airport Rescue Firefighters (ARFF) will participate in a live-burn simulation as part of a three-day training exercise this week, September 12-14, at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.   The training will take place on a parking lot within the Airport’s secured airfield off of Navaid Road between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. each day. 

The training exercise uses a Mobile Aircraft Trainer, a 50 foot fuselage capable of producing simulated fires including a fully engulfed aircraft.  Smoke may be visible in the nearby area. The mobile trainer is provided by the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, which conducts more than a dozen firefighting courses annually across the country.  

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires annual aircraft rescue and firefighting training with live fires for airport emergency response personnel.


Scene from 2017 during the annual ARFF live fire training exercise at STL Airport.