RCFD Station 8 to hold live training at airport

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Rapid City Fire Department’s Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) will have qualified firefighters participating in live fire training at Station 8 at the Rapid City Airport on Monday, September 27.

ARFF is a specialized category of firefighting involving aircraft emergencies and all Station 8 crews and relievers will take part in the training.

Multiple scenarios will take place to allow responders to practice proper fire attack techniques on a plane, so there will be a live fire training prop for a realistic emergency aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires all airports with commercial traffic to do a live fire training once a year in order to stay ARFF certified.

 

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