Hays Fire Department crews will train at airport Tuesday

Hays Post – April 21, 2014

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Hays Fire Department will be training at Hays Regional Airport.

Crews will be practicing procedures to control aircraft fires as part of annual refresher training required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Using a mobile aircraft firefighting trainer from the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, firefighters will practice attacking fires surrounding a crashed aircraft as well as fires in engines, tires/brakes and the interior of an aircraft. The mobile aircraft fire trainer is a large aircraft simulator with LPG fueled fires that create realistic situations for firefighter practice.

Because this training is being conducted inside the restricted areas of the airport, the public is unable to observe.

The city of Hays provides firefighting and emergency response services at the airport.

Gwen Romine, KSFFA Webmaster

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