The unique needs of the global airport industry require emergency and disaster responders to have specialized training for effective response. For more than 35 years, the Emergency Services Training Institute has been training firefighters in Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting to respond to accidents, disasters, and other emergencies. The ARFF program provides hands-on training at the Brayton Fire Training Field with full-size aircraft models and a 5,000-square-foot spill area.

Using classroom, tabletop scenarios, and tactics and strategy training, ARFF courses are designed for those who provide fire services protection as military and Department of Defense firefighters, municipal firefighters and volunteer firefighters. ARFF classes range from the 40-hour airport firefighter course to mass casualty incident training. Particular training needs can be met through custom designed classes from individual specifications.

Several classes are eligible for Pro Board, TCFP or IFSAC certifications.

Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.

Fire Field Student Safety Manual ARFF Open Enrollment Schedule At-a-Glance

ARFF truck

ARFF fire


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended
Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
ARF101 Airport Familiarization Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF102 Aircraft Familiarization Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF103 Safety Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF104 Communications Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF105 Evacuation Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF106 Extinguishing Agents Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF107 ARFF/Structural Interface Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF108 Driver/Operator Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF109 Airport/Community Emergency Plan (A/CEP) Quick View Course Description

ESTI

Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
DOP300 Driver/Operator – ARFF (NFPA 1002) Quick View Course Description

ESTI

Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type Division
ARF100 Airport Firefighter (NFPA1003) Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF200 ARFF Academy Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF300 ARFF II Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF500 FAR 139 Hot Drills Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF500 FAR 139 Hot Drills Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF501 ARFF Advanced Hot Drills Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF600 Aircraft Emergencies for FF Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ARF900 NFPA 1851 PPE Compliance Overview Quick View Course Description

ESTI
ASP470 Técnicas y estrategias para el combate de incendios en aeronaves Quick View Course Description

ESTI

Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting

Tim Sullivan
Program Manager
Email: tim.sullivan@teex.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 862-7475


FreedomTest offers a seamless delivery mechanism that adds ease and cost savings to our process….The examinees (receive) their results in real-time. The (TEEX) staff has provided us the expertise and flexibility to update functions to meet our needs.

— Teresa Maher, President, Electronic Technician’s Association – International
Back to top