2023 Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting 40 Hour Basic Course

40 Hour ARFF School  
Monday, September 25 - Friday, September 29, 2023

Our 2023 40 Hour ARFF School has filled, we look forward to seeing you in 2024!


NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter Exam

Friday, September 29, 2023


PIT will be hosting an NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter Exam that will be run concurrently with the course,
for those who qualify and wish to obtain that certification.

To register for the NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter Exam,

please email:  [email protected]




Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 training,

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 2022 Fire Training

Pittsburgh International Airport’s Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training program provides high quality training to emergency responders. Seasoned instructors offer superior guidance to students from around the world. Through advanced training, we will provide firefighting specialists with the knowledge that they need to advance in the field.

NEC and AAAE offer Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Training each year at the Pittsburgh International Airport ARFF training facility. Staffed by certified Suppression Level Instructors, the programs prepare responders to serve in an airport fire department.

The ARFF simulator system at PIT is computer-controlled and features a 135-foot diameter propane-fueled burn area with an aircraft fuselage in its center. In addition to fighting fuel spill fires, firefighters are challenged with different emergency types such as: engine fires, wheel brake fires, and interior fires including cabin, flight deck, lavatory, and galley. The aircraft simulator provides a safe and realistic environment for practicing both suppression and rescue operations.

Photo Credit:  ACAA



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