Fire Training for a Safer Airport

This article describes the activities of the International Fire Training College (IFTC). The college provides training to meet the recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization and has trained delegates from over 80 countries. Although the college is located in the UK, it offers a worldwide consultancy service to assist airports in the development of standard operating procedures and training programs. Training has also been conducted onsite at airports all over the world. The IFTC actively promotes the combination of sound technical training and the ability to practice these skills in a safe and realistic practical environment. The college's extensive fire training grounds has taxiways and aprons, as well as several large passenger aircraft and simulators. Training for command and control is enhanced by the use of a unique virtual reality simulator which uses a team approach to provide real-time opportunities for making difficult operational decisions. Future plans include the purchase of a wide bodied training simulator, development of a water treatment plant and more accommodation for trainees.


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  • Accession Number: 01010529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2005 11:42PM