Besides complex aircraft responses, firefighters in airport areas are usually also responsible for structural firefighting. This type of response requires well-trained and highly motivated firefighters with knowledge of fire behaviour and firefighting tactics based on structural fires. This course consists of theoretical sessions in the classroom enhanced by practical “hands-on” training. The curriculum of the course has been developed based on several national standards within the European Union.
Training participants working together in teams will be challenged by a variety of typical fire scenarios. The trainees, armed with appropriate firefighting equipment and appliances, will experience the following scenarios:
- advanced attack techniques,
- thermal imaging search and rescue,
- live fire observation and entering point decisions,
- live fire indoor vehicle scenario,
- large scale flame attacks,
- large complex structural fire scenario.
On completion of this course, training participants will be able to:
- understand the different scales of fire development in closed spaces;
- understand smoke and ventilation controlled fires;
- explain ventilation procedures at structural fires;
- explain the combined approach of extinguishing techniques and ventilation procedures;
- explain the concepts, principles and theory of tactics at structural fires;
- recognize the indicators of fire development at structural fires in order to ensure a proper attack using different techniques, such as
positive pressure ventilation and thermal imaging cameras, to optimize the response time and ensure the appropriate safety of