||This IFSAC and PROBOARD accredited course is designed utilizing the most current edition of NFPA-1003. The twelve subject areas will help the Airport Fire Fighter establish the necessary skills needed to combat airport and aircraft emergencies. The Airport Fire Fighter program is compliant with FAA regulations and far exceeds the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 139. This course is taught via lecture, interactive computer based training, video, and hands on training utilizing full size props. The props include many general aviation aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, as well as a large commercial passenger DC-9. The fire fighter will extinguish fires ranging from three dimensional running fuel fires to a 5000 square foot pit fire with an aircraft mockup. The Mississippi Fire Academy is one of only a few fire-training facilities that utilizes flammable liquid pit fires, which will bring a sense of realism to the Airport Fire Fighter.
Live burn evolutions will be performed utilizing portable fire extinguishers, wheeled units, hand lines, foam units, and ARFF vehicles.
The course will consist of written and skills examinations.