Edinburgh Airport Fire Training Center

"Edinburgh Airport Fire Training centre has provided us, TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd with an excellent service and have been accommodating in meeting our training needs, even at short notice. Feedback from attendees that have attended courses, has all been positive with regards to course facilities and accommodation. Edinburgh Airport Fire Training centre have succeeded in providing training courses in a good learning environment, along with their instructors who facilitate in a way which allows attendees to interact, while learning skills and knowledge which can be applied to their individual roles. I would highly recommend Edinburgh Airport Fire Training Centre to others.""

Keith Atkins - Station Manager
TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd

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Aviation Fire Training

Firefighter Initial

Course Outline

This training ensures that all personnel who are employed to carrying out Rescue and Firefighting (RFF) duties at licensed aerodromes receive appropriate initial training (acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding) to allow them to carry out their role safely and competently.

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to ensure that all personnel are able to:

  • Achieve uniformity in approach to operational functional requirements.
  • Ensure that any exposure of personnel to any risk during training activities contributes to the control of risks during operational activities.
  • Provide a link between specific training activities, and the units and elements of cap 699.

Course Content and Objectives

The course requires students to demonstrate competence in the safe use of ladders, hose deployment, breathing apparatus and all types of fire fighting as well as being able to explain a theoretical understanding of pumps and primers, aircraft construction and various other elements associated with aircraft firefighting.

On the completion of the course students will have covered:

  • Save and preserve endangered life at incidents
  • Extinguish fire at aircraft incidents
  • Maintain operational readiness and resources
  • Prevent occurrence of emergencies through management of aerodrome hazards and risks
  • Implement action to resolve operational incidents
  • Contain and control spillage or release of hazardous materials
  • Take responsibility for effective performance
  • Recognise airside hazards and minimise risks

The course also consists of:

  • 6 week syllabus cross mapped to CAP 699
  • BTEC Level 3 Accreditation
  • Aircraft hangars, Maintenance Facilities and Fuel Farm visits
  • Practical firefighting on various size simulators including Ladder Tower, Combined Gas and Carbonaceous Fire Unit with 13 different scenarios
  • Use and operation of modern fleet of appliances and equipment
  • Instruction from first class operational and teaching professionals
  • CFBT in our specifically designed units, carried out by approved Compartment Fire Behaviour Instructors
  • Focus on both technical and practical training for the effective deployment of equipment and personnel
    in dealing with an aircraft accident/incident.
  • Accommodation; including, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast provided by a local 4 star Airport hotel with ensuite rooms (Sun - Thur), including full use of leisure facilities (pool, steam room, sauna and gym)
  • Lunch provided at the training centre for all delegates.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of the IFFC, students will be issued with a CAA approved certificate that allows them to operate at firefighter level at any UK licensed aerodrome - encompassing the following elements:

  • Course-certified to CAA Initial Firefighter
  • Breathing Apparatus Wearer
  • Initial 2 day Fire Behaviour
  • Appointed Person First Aid

Course Duration

6 weeks residential (Sunday - Thursday inclusive). Extra night's accommodation can be arranged if required.

Course Requirements

The IFFC is physically and mentally demanding and students are required to demonstrate prior to attendance that they have been medically assessed and deemed fit and able to undertake the course activities.

Student Numbers

This course can accommodate between four and fifteen students at any one time.



Course dates

Please contact us for further information.

How to book

To book, for further information on any of our featured courses, or if you'd like to discuss any bespoke training requirements, please contact us using the information below:

+44 (0)131 344 3359

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