Blue Grass Airport Regional ARFF Training Center

Excellence in Training

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.

Quality Trainers

We are excited to introduce our two new instructors, Brian Wainscott and Scott May. Both instructors bring a fresh new perspective and valuable expertise to the program to provide the best training possible to our students.

ARFF 100: 40-Hour Basic Class

2021 Class Dates: November 8-12, December 6-10
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. Cost: $1,000. REGISTER HERE

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.

ARFF 200: IFSAC Certification

2021 Class Dates: September 20-24, December 6-10
IFSAC certification is now a separate course, ARFF 200: IFSAC Certification. 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. Kentucky state firefighters should reference Kentucky State Fire School information for IFSAC testing options. In addition to the course fee, an additional fee of $25 payable to the Kentucky State Fire Commission for IFSAC administrative fees is required. Please contact us via phone or email to register. Cost: $1,100. REGISTER HERE

ARFF 502: Response to Rotorcraft Accidents

Class Dates: September 16-17
This course, taught by airport instructors and guest speakers, is intended to familiarize the attendee with the helicopter and responding to accidents involving a helicopter. Topics such as the types of accidents, mechanism of injuries, survival factors, occupant injury patterns and safety around helicopters will be discussed. Captain Beau Moreno from the Houston Fire Department and Retired Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsey from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (Glasgow, Scotland) will elaborate on their extrication efforts of helicopter accidents. Aeromedical consultant Dr. Joe Richardson will provide information on injury patterns and initial treatment. Attendees can get an up-close look at multiple helicopters on property and can hear from flight crews. Hands-on training opportunities will also be available. Class Agenda

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

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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