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Testing Blazes at New Training Center

Testing Blazes at New Training Center

May 7, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6, officials at the new Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting (ARFF) Center battled some serious flames in a series of test drills in preparation for the first cohort of trainees on June 1.

In partnership with the Appleton International Airport (ATW), the ARFF facility is a world-class training field that provides hands-on training scenarios on a one-of-kind Boeing 777 Specialized Aircraft Fire Trainer with a broken wing and a Cessna Skyhawk training prop. The center is the only ARFF site in the Midwest designed to prepare firefighters for emergency situations of this magnitude involving aircraft.