Kellogg Community College’s Air Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) Trainer — an aircraft fire simulator used to train fire departments across the United States and Canada to respond to aircraft fires — is getting some attention for its services on location at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y.
WKTV News Channel 2 out of Utica, N.Y., covered the training on air and has posted the above video with an article on their website.
“If you saw flames shooting high into the air around Griffiss International Airport today, not to worry. It was all part of a ‘hot drill,'” the WKTV article reads. “Kellogg Community College’s Air Rescue Firefighter Trainer was brought in to train local firefighters on how to fight fires not only on planes, but how to respond to a host of other emergency situations.”
Kellogg Community Collge’s ARFF Trainer weighs 80,000 pounds, has four aircraft engines and can burn 800 gallons of propane for an eight-hour training session. It can also produce high-intensity flames 20 to 30 feet tall.
Click here to read the full WKTV article and to watch the above video on the WKTV website. For more information about Kellogg Community College’s ARFF program, including a photo gallery, visit www.kellogg.edu/arff.