Air Rescue Fire Fighting Training (ARFF)

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Big Bend Community College Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting

Providing education and practical experience in Air Rescue Fire Fighting Training (ARFF)  through a partnership between the Port of Moses Lake, Big Bend Community College and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Our mission is to provide the aviation community education and practical experience in Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting.  By using the latest techniques each student will gain knowledge and experience in this complex emergency environment.  They will take home the knowledge and confidence needed to perform effectively during an aircraft incident.

Upcoming Courses/Classes

Please call 509.793.2374 to begin registration for Spring 2018 ARFF Training, for other available dates, or to schedule your department’s custom recertification.

5-day 2018 Spring Training Course
May 18-22, 2018

(meeting FAR 139.319 guidelines)

Our 5 Day Basic Training course includes:

Days 1 – 3

To include Safety Briefings and In Class Instruction  (Aircraft Familiarization, Tactics and Strategies, Extinguishing Agents, Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods, Forcible Entry/Tools, Search and Rescue, and Fire Stream Application.)

Day 4

Hose Handling, Handlines and Truck Tactics – wet drill with no fire.  AAAF Foam Demo, Search and Rescue training using smoke filled fuselage and extraction experience.

Day 5

Live Fire Drills (Fire Stream Application, Drills with Handlines, T-1500 ARFF vehicle)


Use of diesel fuel, AFFFoam, and Dry Chem provides the most realistic experience available!

  • PPE and SCBA must be provided by the student.  BBCC will provide air to fill SCBA bottles at no charge.  Rentals available if needed –pricing available upon request.
  • Workbook and resource info provided as a resource to you.
  • Boxed Lunch provided on Day 4 and 5. (Breakfast and Dinner at own expense)

Participants may train with other fire departments in order to take advantage of best pricing. If you prefer a customized class – minimum requirements must be met.

$1650 per person (8 minimum required)

Please send the completed registration to cbisinfo@bigbend.edu.

Should you have further questions, please call: 509-793-2374

8 hour Re-Certification Training – May 23, 2018

(meeting FAR 139.319 guidelines)

Includes:

  • Safety Briefings
  • Live Fire Drills including the use of diesel fuel for the most realistic experience available! (Fire Stream Application, Drills with Handlines, T-1500 ARFF vehicle)

Boxed Lunch and water provided!


Participants may train with other fire departments in order to take advantage of best pricing.    If you prefer a customized class – minimum requirements must be met.

6 – 11 Trainees…$995 per person

12+ Trainees… $925 per person (20 maximum)

 

Dry Chem and AFFFoam is available as an add-on service to your training experience.

Dry Chem – $50 per person    AFFFoam – $75 per person

PPE and SCBA must be provided by the student.  BBCC will provide air to fill SCBA bottles at no charge. 

Rentals available if needed. Pricing available upon request.


  • The 15th ARFF Crash Truck Operator Class
    will be held dependent upon number of interests. The cost is $1,428.

Please send the completed registration to cbisinfo@bigbend.edu.

Customized recertification trainings are WELCOME and crash truck training can be scheduled upon request.

Should you have further questions, please call: 509-793-2374

Contact CBIS with any customized requests and/or questions.

History

  • For over 40 years, airport fire departments from throughout the Northwest and Canada have contracted with BBCC to provide FAA-required classroom instruction and live fire training for ARFF Certification or recertification.
  • In May of 1992, work was completed on a new $750,000 aircraft rescue fire training facility, constructed on Port property with the help of an FAA grant.
  • This year, ARFF is projecting to provide training to over 150 fire fighters.
  • Participating Fire Departments that have been or will be trained this year are: Redmond, OR; Kelowna, BC; Lewiston, ID. From Washington State: Pasco, Yakima, Spokane, Pangborn Airport, Douglas County, Bellingham, Pendleton, Paine, Snohomish County, the US Coast Guard, Rural Metro and King County.
  • BBCC ARFF training includes the use of Diesel fuel, AFFFoam, and Dry Chem for the most realistic experience in ARFF Training in the Northwest area.
  • Trainers are highly experienced fire fighters from across the state who have been trained and certified in many areas of firefighting.

ARFF is a program of the Center for Business and Industry Services under the direction of Beth S. Laszlo, Director.  Jordan Shipley, Program Assistant.

 

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