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.