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Aircraft Rescue Training

FESTI is based at Canada’s largest airport, so we have an extensive understanding of what it takes to manage aircraft incidents. Our instructors pull from modern events and actual experiences to provide real-world context throughout our courses. Our students can also expect daily interactions with and instruction from Toronto Pearson Airport’s own firefighters who routinely manage these situations. FESTI also uses ARFF apparatus and tools during training events – again providing a real-world experience for our participants. 

FESTI ARFF Newsletter

The Future Takes Flight: Two State-of-the-Art Aircraft

FESTI is delighted to announce that the Greater Toronto Airport Authority has invested in two cutting edge aircraft fire simulators. These state-of-the-art mockups will be installed and commissioned for the beginning of the 2025 season. With enhanced interior search and rescue capabilities, and a wide range of interior fuselage and exterior fire options, passenger areas, a dedicated cargo section, and fuel spill simulation, these props will provide unprecedented challenges for your teams. Construction of these mockups will commence on August 1, 2024. Consequently, FESTI will have a shorter ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Firefighting) season in 2024, but we will return with a more robust world-class training experience in 2025 and beyond.

Beyond the Props: Elevating Training to New Heights

Along with our new props, the FESTI team will continue to refine our programs to deliver the best real-world experience possible. We are dedicated to staying at the forefront of our industry by continually enhancing our training tools. We will incorporate the latest response techniques and address the most pressing issues in our industry. Our commitment extends to expanding our ARFF program to include more airport structural firefighting, machine rescue, and mass casualty incident response. This ensures that we provide the best possible training experience, tailored to the evolving needs of our industry.

ARFF Conference

Please stop by our booth at the ARFF Working Group conference this fall. This is an excellent opportunity to get more detailed information about our exciting 2025 ARFF season and to contribute your valuable insights and feedback. Your participation is highly valued and will help us shape the future of our training programs.

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