St. Louis Airport Rescue Firefighters (ARFF) will participate in a live-burn simulation as part of a training exercise this week on September 11, 12 and 13 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
According to airport officials, the training will take place near the Lambert Airfield in a secured area off of Navaid Road.
The training exercise uses a Mobile Aircraft Trainer, a 50 foot fuselage capable of producing simulated fires, including a fully engulfed aircraft. The University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute provides the mobile trainer, which conducts more than a dozen firefighting courses annually across the country, according to an airport press release.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires annual aircraft rescue and firefighting training. As part of that training the FAA requires live fires for airport emergency response personnel.
Have you seen the fires this week?