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Fire Training Schedule

Smoke at DFW

If you happen to see fire and burning activity at DFW Airport, it is our state-of-the-art Fire Training Research Center in action. During our training periods, you will see black smoke as a result of these training fires. Below, you will find the schedule for those training periods. 
 

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The DFW Fire Training Research Center trains fire fighters locally, nationally and internationally in the specialty of airport / aircraft fire fighting. We use many different aircraft-designed mock-ups, and purposely ignite the mock-ups to train these fire fighters. During training periods you will see black smoke as a result of these training fires. The rising smoke that you see quickly dissipates into the atmosphere which is a way to know the smoke you see is from the training fires. The DFW FTRC uses clean burning propane and a liquid fuel called E-III – both are environmentally friendly. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continually monitors the training fires to ensure state and federal guidelines are followed. 

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Fire Training Schedule

March 2017 Training Dates
  • March 1:        8am - 3p
  • March 2:        8am - 9pm (Some night-time fires)
  • March 3:        8am - 5pm
  • March 7:        8am - 9pm (Some night-time fires)
  • March 8:        8am - 5pm
  • March 9-10:   8am - 5pm
  • March 14:      8am - 9pm (Some night-time fires)
  • March 15-16: 8am - 5pm
  • March 21:      8am - 5pm
  • March 23:      8am - 12pm
  • March 27:      2pm - 9pm (Some night-time fires)
  • March 28;      8am - 5pm
  • March 29-30  8am - 12noon
*Changes to the above schedule may occur. Please take note that fire training research activity may extend past scheduled times.
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