Bristol Airport has opened its brand new firefighting training facility, costing £950,000.
The state-of-the-art training facility, that can be controlled and monitored remotely, simulates fires on a number of aircraft and buildings, including a Boeing 737 and an R27 helicopter.
Eco friendly LPG gas sets fire to the scenarios when required, enabling the RFFS team to maintain the high levels of competence and aviation training required by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Speaking about the new facility, Gary O’Neill, Bristol Airport’s Chief Fire Officer said, “This is a significant investment by Bristol Airport and demonstrates our continued commitment to safety and ongoing investment in employee training. This facility means a great deal to the RFFS team as it ensures we have the best available facilities to train with. It will also, in the longer term host training in partnership with other local emergency services to help maintain our position as one of the best performing airport fire services in the country”.