NFPA 1003 - Airport Firefighter Professional Qualifications


This specialized training, which exceeds Canadian Aviation Regulations Standards (CARS), is for both career firefighters at major airports, as well as those who may be called to assist in emergency response at smaller municipal airports or other aircraft rescue scenes. The Emergency Training Centre uses a state-of-the-art aircraft crash rescue simulator for the practical components of this training. Aircraft rescue and firefighting training covers the four major duties of an airport firefighter: response, fire suppression, rescue, and postemergency operations.

Textbook: IFSTA Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting 5th Edition

Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification. Students must successfully complete both courses to be eligible for certification. Certification requires successful completion of NFPA 1001 Level II.

Application for ProBoard and IFSAC certificates can be downloaded from the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting I
ID# 1-ARFF

This 40-hour theory course deals with airport familiarization, communications, pre-emergency planning, aircraft familiarization, airport and aircraft practices for hazardous conditions and emergencies, and simulated responses to aircraft/airport incidents.

Specific requirements: Students must have a valid driver’s licence with air brake endorsement.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

NFPA 1001 Level II $685 To arrange for corporate training, please contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2009 or toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2009 or e-mail businessdevfire@lakelandcollege.ca.
ID# 1-ARFF

This 40-hour theory course deals with airport familiarization, communications, pre-emergency planning, aircraft familiarization, airport and aircraft practices for hazardous conditions and emergencies, and simulated responses to aircraft/airport incidents.

Specific requirements: Students must have a valid driver’s licence with air brake endorsement.

Evaluation: proctored written exam



Prerequisite: NFPA 1001 Level II
Course Cost: $685
Scheduled: To arrange for corporate training, please contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2009 or toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2009 or e-mail businessdevfire@lakelandcollege.ca.
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting II
ID #2-ARFF This 40-hour course, now text book based, contains both theory and practical components. It concentrates on the fire behaviour specific to airports and aircraft, characteristics of aviation fuels, extinguishing agents, use of foam equipment and application methods, strategy and tactics, rescue, and post-incident operations. It also includes aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle maintenance, driver training, fire package practical exercises such as flow rates and reach of streams, water and extinguishing agent supply, recharging fire packages, and a number of fire runs to gain hands-on experience. You’ll extinguish fuel fires in sizes varying from 9.3 m2 (100 ft2) to 456 m2 (5,000 ft2) and threedimensional (3-D) aircraft fuel fires.

Specific requirements: Students must complete Section 5 of the application form and have a valid driver’s licence with air brake endorsement.

Evaluation: practical evaluation ID #1-ARFF Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting I $2,700 To arrange for corporate training, please contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2009 or toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2009 or e-mail businessdevfire@lakelandcollege.ca.
ID #2-ARFF
This 40-hour course, now text book based, contains both theory and practical components. It concentrates on the fire behaviour specific to airports and aircraft, characteristics of aviation fuels, extinguishing agents, use of foam equipment and application methods, strategy and tactics, rescue, and post-incident operations. It also includes aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle maintenance, driver training, fire package practical exercises such as flow rates and reach of streams, water and extinguishing agent supply, recharging fire packages, and a number of fire runs to gain hands-on experience. You’ll extinguish fuel fires in sizes varying from 9.3 m2 (100 ft2) to 456 m2 (5,000 ft2) and threedimensional (3-D) aircraft fuel fires.

Specific requirements: Students must complete Section 5 of the application form and have a valid driver’s licence with air brake endorsement.

Evaluation: practical evaluation

Prerequisite: ID #1-ARFF Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting I
Course Cost: $2,700
Scheduled: To arrange for corporate training, please contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2009 or toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2009 or e-mail businessdevfire@lakelandcollege.ca.
Canadian Aviation Regulations Standards (CARS) Testing
To arrange for corporate training, please contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2009 or toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2009 or e-mail businessdevfire@lakelandcollege.ca.
To arrange for corporate training, please contact the Business Development Office at 780 581 2009 or toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext 2009 or e-mail businessdevfire@lakelandcollege.ca.