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STL Fire and Rescue crews conducting live fire training drills

Posted on September 16, 2020 in Media Releases

3-Day training exercise taking place Sept. 16-18

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) are participating in live-burn simulations as part of training exercises this week September 16, 17, and 18 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The Wednesday through Friday training sessions are taking place near the airport in a secured area off of Navaid Road, also known as B Lot. The training is from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The training exercise uses a Mobile Aircraft Trainer, a 50-foot fuselage capable of producing simulated fires including a fully-engulfed aircraft. 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. 

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For more information, please contact:
Roger Lotz 314-426-8125
RPLotz@flystl.com