Luxury Yacht Fire Fighting

The academy was recently approached by a market leader in the management of luxury yachts. A new yacht currently undergoing sea trials will soon be commissioned and ready for deployment, and the dedicated team needed compartmental and helicopter fire training.

The team at Newcastle Airport Fire Training Academy were able to design a bespoke course tailored to this client involving flashover, internal gas, liquid and carbon fires. The course took place over three days, culminating in Helicopter Firefighting using our raised platform helicopter simulator.

Feedback was excellent, with the crews developing their team skills and understanding the importance of command and control with the all-important realistic fire-fighting simulators. After the success of this course the academy will be rolling out further bespoke courses to suit the needs of this industry.

Tim Oakes, Training Academy Manager, said “This is another clear example of what we can offer here at the Newcastle Airport Fire Training Academy. We speak with the client, understand their needs and exceed expectations.”

Moving forward Newcastle Academy look to strengthen this type of training and have already received further orders for 2014.

Feedback from course participants

I have to admit that this was one of the best firefighting courses that I have attended. The whole fire station with its class rooms provided an excellent training center to which I would recommend to anybody looking to attend a similar course. The training ground provided a vast degree of different scenarios which was very beneficial to see and really opened my eyes towards how to tackle aviation fires. All round an excellent course with good instructors, food and accommodation.


I had an unbelievable time at the Newcastle firefighting course! I learnt how to work as a team under extremely life like fire situations and I felt that it gave me a real taste of how to operate while in a real situation. 


I would like to say that my experience of Newcastle Fire Academy far surpassed my expectations set from previous fire courses.  I felt that the instructors were safe and professional but lifted a serious course to an enjoyable level with their natural humour! It was flexible to our needs and as a learning experience second to none. Many thanks to the entire team.


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