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Airport Fire Fighter
(NFPA 1003, 2019 Edition)


This 80-hour training program is designed to provide response personnel or company personnel with the skills and knowledge required for certification to Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) as described in Chapter 4 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1003, Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2019 ed.). This course is ProBoard and IFSAC dual accredited, providing internationally recognized certification for Emergency Response Professionals. Delegates must undergo examination and skills evaluation, which if completed successfully will result in ProBoard and IFSAC Certification.


80 hours (10 days)

Pre-Requisite Training
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II

Topics covered
  • Qualifications for ARFF Personnel

  • Airport Familiarization

  • Aircraft Familiarization

  • Safety and Aircraft Hazards

  • Communications

  • Rescue

  • Extinguishing Agents

  • Apparatus

  • Fire Suppression, Ventilation, and Overhaul

  • Driver/Operator

  • Airport Emergency Planning

  • Strategic and Tactical Operations

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