ARFF Refresher Course

This course is designed to meet ICAO and EASA regulations, as well as National Fire Protection for the airport firefighter requirements for annual "live-fire" training, and is targeted at airport firefighters or firefighters who respond to airport emergencies who have already completed the Basic and Advanced Structural Firefighting Courses, as well as the Basic ARFF Course. Hands-on field exercises will simulate wheel fires, brake fires, pressurized hydraulic fluid fires, tail and engine fires, interior/cockpit/galley fires and large volume fuel spill fires.

What will airport firefighters learn?

This course is designed as a refresher to the Basic Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Course and meets EASA regulation 139 and ICAO Annex 14, Chapter 9. It includes a review of SCBA Handling, Personal Safety, Protective Clothing, Fire Behaviour, Extinguishing Agents, Tools and Equipment, ARFF Vehicle Tactics, Forcible Entry, Ventilation Tactics and Passenger Search and Rescue Tactics. Furthermore, a customized lecture in aviation “News and Updates” will be provided by the Training Centre.

On completion of this course, the airport firefighter will be able to:

- implement tactics and strategies, including tactical approach, initial attack, and the selection, application, and management of ARFF extinguishing agents required for aircraft fire suppression and rescue operations;
- perform search and rescue operations.

Who should attend?

This course would be beneficial to firefighters who have already attended Basic Structural Firefighting Courses, Advanced Structural Courses and Basic ARFF Courses.


Course participants must:
- possess basic technical skills (be certified in the use of respiratory protective equipment);
- be physically capable of performing strenuous work during the performance of the practical training sessions and therefore meet the medical requirements of their Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ);
- be proficient in English, German, Slovenian, Croatian or Serbian.


Further Training

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Three days

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English, German, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian (other language on request)

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Courses can be arranged at any time on different locations. Send us an enquiry and let us know about your wishes.