Hays Fire Department crews will train at airport this week

Hays Post – April 20, 2015

Photo by Hays Fire Department.

Photo by Hays Fire Department.

On Monday, city of Hays firefighters will be completing practical fire attack training to re-qualify as airport firefighters.

The practical firefighting training will be presented by the University of Missouri Fire & Rescue Training Institute and conducted at the Hays Regional Airport. The University of Missouri’s mobile aircraft fire trainer will be used to simulate various aircraft firefighting and rescue situations.

To support airport operations, Hays firefighters are required to complete a comprehensive airport firefighter training program meeting FAA standards. This includes a 30-hour airport firefighter refresher course each year for firefighters to remain qualified for airport firefighter duty.

Because this training will be conducted in the secure flight operations area of the airport, it will not be accessible by the general public.

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