Blue Grass Airport Regional ARFF Training Center

With today's heightened emphasis on public safety and emergency response, high quality training for your team is paramount. Blue Grass Airport's Regional ARFF Training Center provides safe, quality, cost-efficient training and will strive to meet your team's training needs through our standard courses or through a custom designed curriculum.

This $5 million facility consists of a state-of-the-art control building and utilizes two separate aircraft simulations to provide safe, live fire training scenarios for all emergency response professionals. The simulations—Fuel Spill Trainer (FST) and Specialized Aircraft Fire Trainer (SAFT)—are designed and built to replicate Boeing 737s. They are computer-controlled, and propane-fired. They simulate large-scale flammable liquid fires, engine fires, wheel and brake fires and aircraft interior fires with rollover and flashover.

IFSAC Information

We are now able to provide IFSAC certification to attendees for most ARFF 100 - 40 Hour Basic Courses. Firefighter I and II IFSAC certification is required prior to attendance, and copies of certificates must be brought with attendee. Written and practical exams will be administered the Friday of the scheduled ARFF 100 Course. Cost of IFSAC certification is $100 payable to the training center (added to course fee) and $25 payable to the Kentucky State Fire Commission for IFSAC administrative fees. IFSAC testing for out-of-state firefighters if only offered to ARFF 100 attendees. Kentucky state firefighters should reference Kentucky State Fire School information for IFSAC testing options.

Schedule and Forms

Class Schedule (Updated 8/8/18)
Class Registration Form
Certification Burn Registration Form
Agency Release Form
Individual Release Form

Download our brochure here.


"All parties involved do a great job and I did thoroughly enjoy the class and networking."
- Batalion Chief, Winchester Fire Department

“I really enjoyed the course.  I really appreciated the encouragement I received from the experienced firefighters.  I would certainly attend the 40HR course again if I had the opportunity to do so.  Great course!”
-Director of Maintenance, Southern Illinois Airport

"One of the best multi-day classes I’ve ever taken. Instructors and the facility are great."
- Firefighter, Lexington Division of Fire

“I will be back and I’m from Minnesota; that says something.  Loved it!”
-ARFF Specialist, Grand Forks International Airport

Contact Us

Lt. Carl Falconer, Fire Traning Center Coordinator
W. Casey Kinosz, C.M., Assistant Fire Training Center Coordinator
Phone: 859.425.3122


“Thank you for the wealth of knowledge and training provided this week. I will never forget it!”       

– Public Safety Officer, Nashville International Airport

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