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Aviation Training

Newcastle Airport Fire Academy has been providing fire training for external companies as well as airport staff and business partners for over 20 years. Our experience and expertise means we're able to offer a range of courses to the wider aviation industry.

Our Aviation Firefighting courses are now accredited by City and Guilds which ensures our high standards are maintained with assessment and educational oversight supported by strategic partner Newcastle College. Our courses include:

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You can find out more or secure your place on a course by emailing trainingacademy@newcastleinternational.co.uk or calling (0191) 214 3337.

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Supervisor - Initial and Revalidation

On these training courses, candidates will experience the practical and theoretical application of command and control at Supervisor Level. They will have the use of operational fire teams to manage, assess and direct at a major aerodrome incident. This practical application will be complimented with VR exercises at our purpose built suite.

The Supervisor - Initial and Revalidation courses aim to apply the necessary acquisition of knowledge and understanding, through delivery of a structured learning program (SLP). Individuals will demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge required to competently carry out the role of Airport Incident Commander at aircraft accidents/incidents.

The length of the Supervisor - Initial course is 2 weeks, while the Supervisor - Revalidation course lasts 1 week.

At the end of the Supervisor - Initial course candidates will have the opportunity to, or have the insight to:

  • Plan and manage a training programme as per CAP 699
  • State the relevant legislation for RFFS provision at aerodromes
  • Discuss the environmental issues associated with RFFS training and aerodrome accidents / incidents
  • Apply dynamic risk assessment and the appropriate control measures associated with aircraft incidents during practical exercises and virtual reality simulations
  • Describe the principles of analytical risk assessments
  • State the role and responsibilities of the supervisor within the Incident Command System
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage crew safety and welfare
  • Discuss post incident considerations including legal implications of the decision making, actions, recording and performance of the Incident Commander and his crew during a mock courtroom exercise

At the end of the Supervisor - Revalidation course, candidates will have the opportunity to, or have the insight to:

  • State the role and responsibilities of the supervisor within the Incident Command System
  • Apply dynamic / analytical risk assessment and appropriate control measures that could be encountered at incidents during practical scenarios and virtual reality simulations bringing the incident to a safe and successful conclusion
  • State the relevant legislation for RFFS provision at aerodromes
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage crew safety and welfare throughout incidents

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Crew Commander Incident Command - Initial and Revalidation

On these training courses, candidates will experience the practical and theoretical application of command and control at Crew Commander level. They will have the use of operational fire teams to manage, assess and direct at a major aerodrome incident. This practical application will be complimented with VR exercises at our purpose built suite.

The Crew Commander Incident Command - Initial and Revalidation courses aim to provide the necessary acquisition of knowledge and

understanding, through delivery of a structured learning program (SLP). Individuals will gain the necessary skills to competently act in support of the Incident Commander at aircraft accidents/incidents.

The length of both the Crew Commander Incident Command - Initial and Revalidation courses are 1 week.

At the end of the Crew Commander Incident Command - Initial course candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Crew Commander within the Incident Command System
  • Describe the importance of effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System
  • Describe the importance of managing crew safety
  • Apply dynamic risk assessments and the appropriate control measures that could be encountered at incidents during virtual reality simulations
  • Demonstrate effective command and control of various practical fire ground simulations

At the end of the Crew Commander Incident Command - Revalidation course candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Define the role and responsibilities of the Crew Commander within the Incident Command System.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills that support the Incident Command System.
  • Demonstrate the ability the to manage crew safety.
  • Apply dynamic risk assessments and the appropriate control measures that could be encountered at incidents during virtual reality simulations.
  • Demonstrate effective command and control of various practical fire ground simulations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely and effectively manage a simulated incident at Sector Command level.

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Firefighter Bridging Course

This course is aimed at personnel who have previously completed an ex-forces or MOD Firefighters basic recruits course or LAFB Firefighter course, to which they can also currently demonstrate and prove their competence in the core skills i.e. knowledge, understanding and practical elements of a Firefighter also confirming that the candidate is a qualified and competent Breathing Apparatus wearer.

The aim of the course is to provide the necessary acquisition of knowledge and understanding, through delivery of a SLP, whereby individuals will gain the necessary skills to competently act in the Firefighter role at aircraft accidents/incidents , which will satisfy the laid down standards in the AFF units 1-12 defined in CAP 699.

The length of the Firefighter Bridging Course is 2 weeks.

At the end of the Firefighter Bridging Course candidates will have the opportunity to, or have the insight to:

  • Utilise the principles of dynamic risk assessment and safe person concept.
  • Define primary and secondary media tactics used for firefighting.
  • Specify tactics and techniques based on aircraft accident / incident case study(s).
  • Demonstrate core Firemanship practical skills, (hose running, ladder drills, knots & lines)
  • Demonstrate competence in application in the use of fire service equipment in ‘live’ fire scenarios.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate tactics and techniques used when dealing with various simulated aircraft accident/incidents.

Please note: Due to the physical nature of these courses, candidates are required to verify they have been medically assessed, and deemed fit and able to undertake course activities prior to attendance. Candidates attending this course must be currently certified as competent in the role of Breathing Apparatus Wearer. On successful completion of this course a CAA certificate will be issued and be valid for a period of 4 years. To gain access airside, all students must be in possession of either a valid passport or photo type driving licence.

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Firefighter Revalidation Course

The course aims to provide the technical knowledge and practical skills in order to comply with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAP 168 – Certificates of Competency) CAP 699 Standards for the Competence of Rescue and Firefighting Service (RFFS) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Document Annex 14 and document 9137-AN/898 Airport Services Manual Part 1, Rescue and Firefighting and EASA as an AMC.

The Revalidation course is aimed at personnel who have already successfully completed a Firefighter Initial course or equivalent.

The (SLP) structured learning programme will be formally assessed via written, oral and practical assessments. On successful completion of the course, the individual will be issued with a certificate of competence highlighting the units achieved in line with CAP 699.

The period of validity of the certificate of competence will be 4 years.

Objectives

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Understand and put into practice the principles of (DRA) Dynamic Risk Assessment and Safe Person Concept.
  • Understand the appropriate actions to take and the tactics and techniques that could be employed at aircraft accidents and incidents having discussed aircraft accident / incident case studies.
  • Utilise a range of Primary and Secondary medias currently in use for aviation firefighting
  • Prove competence in the use of Fire Service appliances and equipment during a range of simulated aircraft accidents / incidents
  • Work as part of a team, understanding and showing the required skills to successfully achieve the required aims and objectives.

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