Aircraft Firefighting

Trainees battle fire on a simulator at an FAA Regional Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Facility at the Pittsburgh International Airport. The simulator is a mock-up of a hybrid commercial airliner. The firefighters are extinguishing a simulated flammable liquids fire prior to their entry into the fuselage to rescue passengers. The airport hosts ARFF training events in the spring and fall. (Photos courtesy Allegheny County Airport Authority)