Airport Firefighting Course

ICAO audits in the AFI region have found quite some deficiencies in the area of fire fighting minimum training requirements (incl. live fire drills) with recurrent training in the region taking place at a much lower interval than required.


This 5-day, intensive training assists in the implementation of standards as detailed in ICAO Annex 14 and most national regulations. The program is a combined ab initio & refresher training for a maximum of 15 Aicraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) staff members on best practices and standard operating procedures and


Two evening exercises will also provide an independent review of the response times at your airport. A baseline response time will be established during the first evening exercise. The second evening drill will serve as a performance improvement survey point.


The training will be delivered in a limited series of lectures in combination with a wide variety of practical demonstrations, table top exercises and other exercises. Participating firemen will be working in teams and a competition will be held throughout the week to ensure eagerness and
engagement to the fullest. There is no mobile course like this available anywhere in Africa.


Please note that this course requires extra facilities including an airside
based classroom (can be in the fire station). It does not require a
sophisticated aircraft mock up but does require
a fire ground and other facilities. A list of required facilities is available
from the Foundation.


  • Airport Rescue & Fire Fighters
  • Officers of Airport Rescue & Fire Safety

Course subject include

  • Aircraft familiarisation
  • Rescue equipment
  • Rescue techniques
  • Use of breathing apparatus
  • Extinguishing agents
  • Fire fighting operations
  • Basic Tactics Intervention
  • Casualty handling
  • Table top exercises
  • Fireground exercises
  • Practical exercises (incl. two night
  • Site & positioning at accident sites

Request a quotation

Contact us for more information about hosting this course at your airport. The course fee for this course is US$ 7500 for 15 participants. This fee excludes the tickets for the team of instructors to and from your airport. This course is NOT available for individual enrolment.

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