The unique needs of the global airport industry require emergency and disaster responders to have specialized training for effective response. For more than 35 years, the Emergency Services Training Institute has been training firefighters in Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting to respond to accidents, disasters, and other emergencies. The ARFF program provides hands-on training at the Brayton Fire Training Field with full-size aircraft models and a 5,000-square-foot spill area.

Using classroom, tabletop scenarios, and tactics and strategy training, ARFF courses are designed for those who provide fire services protection as military and Department of Defense firefighters, municipal firefighters and volunteer firefighters. ARFF classes range from the 40-hour airport firefighter course to mass casualty incident training. Particular training needs can be met through custom designed classes from individual specifications.

Several classes are eligible for Pro Board, TCFP or IFSAC certifications.

Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.

Fire Field Student Safety Manual ARFF Open Enrollment Schedule At-a-Glance
ARFF truck
ARFF fire


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting

Tim Sullivan
Program Manager
Email: tim.sullivan@teex.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 862-7475

I had the opportunity to send one of my new firefighters through the first TEEX Online Academy, this firefighter was able to follow the given lesson plans very effectively and complete all testing requirements with very positive results. I personally attended several of the practical skills days and witnessed the firefighters performing all of the required skills with confidence and accuracy.

— Chief R.B. Alley (Ret.), Former Chief, College Station Fire Department
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