16 Feb 2015

Lisbon firefighters train at Academy

Firefighters from Lisbon Airport have underwent training at the Newcastle Airport Fire Training Academy.

The Academy has been selected as the training partner of choice to work with FALCK SCI Portugal to train the firefighters. Delegates attended the Academy to undertake a blend of technical and practical training utilising the state-of-art fireground.

Selected personnel from Lisbon also attended a Crew Commanders programme at the Academy, to develop command and control skills using a virtual reality simulator and then enhance their knowledge, understanding and skills on the fireground taking charge of a range of aircraft related incident scenarios.

Tim Oakes, Training Academy Manager at Newcastle International Airport, said: “This is another fantastic opportunity for Newcastle Airport Training Academy to develop training solutions for our clients.

“We have over 20 years of experience in delivering training including Fire Training courses, Health and Safety training, First Aid and more. As well as our work with other airports, we also offer a significant amount of training for businesses across a range of sectors”

“To support this project with Lisbon Airport we sent members of the Training Academy to Portugal to assess and verify training which is delivered in country. The team also undertook practical training at the Training Academy.”

“We are dedicated to providing high quality training across a variety of sectors to ensure the knowledge and skills we have here at Newcastle is shared with learners. Aviation is a unique environment and it’s vital that those working in the sector have access to quality training programmes.”

This is not the first time that the Training Academy has been involved with Fire Fighters from Portugal. Last year 30 firefighters from Faro Airport attended an Aviation Fire Fighting course.

Newcastle Airport Fire Training Academy is a world-class facility delivering training, both practical and classroom based, across a range of sectors. Training equipment includes a 767 Aircraft fire simulator, Super Puma helicopter, Helipad, fire screen and oil, gas and marine training facilities.