TFD Firefighters to Train at the Tallahassee Regional Airport

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By: Tallahassee Fire Department
February 3, 2013

Tallahassee Fire Department Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) personnel from Station 5, located at the Tallahassee Regional Airport, will be training on an ARFF trainer Friday February 1st through Wednesday February 6th.

Personnel in the area of the airport should note that these ARFF training exercises can produce 20 - 30 foot high intensity flames. Additionally, numerous emergency response vehicles will be on scene for the exercises. Any questions about this training can be directed to the Tallahassee Fire Department at 891-6600.

The ARFF trainer being utilized is a Federal Aviation Administration approved mobile Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting trainer designed to be used by fire departments to meet their annual “live burn” certification requirements by simulating realistic aircraft fire

The trainer can simulate fires caused by flammable liquid spills and interior cabin fires along with engine, wheel brake and auxiliary power unit malfunctions.

The ARFF trainer is from Kellogg College, located in Battle Creek, MI and is used to train fire departments across the United States to respond to aircraft fires. The Federal Aviation Administration requires that firefighters stationed at airports in the United States
attend annual ARFF training.

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