This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for certification to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) as described in Chapter 5 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1003, Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2010 ed.). The course also covers the eleven subject matters required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) § 139.319 (j)(2) Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting: Operational Requirements.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to work as an airport firefighter. The class consists of classroom, tabletop scenarios, and hands-on tactics and strategy training.
Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the written and skills test and meet all prerequisites are eligible to test for the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification.
Firefighter I and II per NFPA 1001 and Hazmat Awareness and Operations
Course Completion Requirements
For Pro Board certification, you must provide documentation showing certification to the following standards prior to the completion of this course.
· Firefighter I and II
· Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Awareness and Operations.
You will receive a copy of International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, 5th ed. on the first day of class.
This course requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 4 as described in the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Student Safety Manual [LINK http://www.teex.com/ESTI/documents/2010StudentSftyManual.pdf]. All students are required to follow this manual at all times.
You must wear regular station duty wear for fire field activities and office attire for classroom sessions. You may not wear shorts, sleeveless shirts, or open-toed shoes to any class or field activity.
We recommend that you obtain and review the course textbook (IFSTA Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting, 5th ed.) prior to beginning the class.
TopicsAirport familiarization+Aircraft familiarization+Rescue and firefighting personnel safety+Airport communications+ARFF equipment+Emergency aircraft evacuation+ARFF tactics and strategies+Use of structural apparatus for ARFF+Aircraft dangerous goods+Airport emergency plan+100 & 400 fuel fire+8,100 sq.ft. fuel fire using ARFF Vehicle+3-dimensional aircraft fuel fire+Engine/Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) fire+Aircraft wheel brake assembly fire+Interior aircraft fire+Aircraft ventilation+Aircraft victim rescue+Aircraft scene overhaul+Replenishing extinguishing agent
This course is designed for individuals who provide fire services protection at airports. This may include:
- Military and Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighters
- Municipal Firefighters
- Volunteer Firefighters
Continuing Education & Professional Credits
Registration for this course must be done 30 days before class.
- Classes are subject to cancellation 14 days before class if student participation is low. The student will have the option to attend the next scheduled class.
- If registering with a purchase order, download the ARFF Program Registration Form and fax it to (979) 458-0506.
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Annual Fire Training School
If you are attending this course as part of TEEX's Texas Annual Fire Training School taught each March and July, you need to be aware of the following additional information.
Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements
- Annual Schools require that you use the registration form. You can print the registration form and mail it with a check, or fax it to (979) 847-9304 with an approved/signed Purchase Order. Only Annual School registration forms will be accepted.
Annual Fire Training School Late Registration
A $50 late fee will be assessed to payments made after the registration deadline.
Annual Fire Training School Contact Information
If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900.