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.

ARFF 100: 40-Hour Basic Class

2020 Class Dates: February 24-28 | March 16-20 | May 11-15 | June 15-19 | August 10-14 | October 19-23
This course is designed to introduce and/or review the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to perform aircraft rescue firefighting. This course follows the curriculum established in AC 150/5210-17C Programs for Training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Personnel and consists of half classroom and half practical instruction. A class curriculum is available upon request. Course Length: 40 hours | Cost: $875

Note: ARFF 100 classes may fill and will be notated above with the class date. Please contact training center staff to be put on a wait list for a particular class.

IFSAC Information

We are now able to provide IFSAC certification to attendees for most ARFF 100 - 40 Hour Basic Courses. The following IFSAC accreditations are required to attend airport firefighting training:

  • Firefighting I & II
  • Hazardous Material Awareness
  • Hazardous Material Operations


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 at checkout) 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.

Additional ARFF Classes:

Click below to view our full listing of available ARFF courses and pricing. Please contact the ARFF training center staff for availability and scheduling. All courses other than the 40-Hour Basic Class above require the completion of a Department Registration Form, Agency Release and Individual Release.

Course List
Group Training Registration Form
Agency Release Form
Individual Release Form

Contact Us

Sgt. Carl Faulconer, ARFF Traning Center Coordinator
Phone: 859.425.3122
Email: ARFFTraining@bluegrassairport.com


“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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