Publish Date: 2-25-2011, 9:22 a.m.
By : June Yamamoto

live burn

A live fire burn training to meet Federal Aviation Administration part 139 requirements for aircraft rescue and firefighting will take place on Thursday, March 3 at the San Bernardino Regional Emergency Training Center  located at 2235 E. Perimeter Rd., San Bernardino. The public is welcome to view this evening training starting approximately at 5:30 p.m.. Spectators can bring lawn chairs.

The SBRETC is a state-of-art aircraft rescue and firefighting training facility that trains fire professionals domestically & internationally utilizing the latest in curriculum and equipment, setting the standard in Aircraft and Rescue Firefighting.

The March 3 training will include: pit fires - truck and hand line operations. Specialized aircraft fire trainer (SAFT) fires - wheel, engine, interior, cockpit, electrical hazard and cargo.

Firefighters worldwide use the $12 million aircraft rescue and firefighting facility that officially opened in 2006 at the north end of the San Bernardino Airport for the purpose of training fire fighting personnel nationwide in the proper tactics for fighting aircraft fires and proper rescue techniques for such emergencies.   The Federal Aviation Administration funded the construction of the facility.  The San Bernardino Emergency Training Center is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which is comprised of the San Bernardino Community College District/ Crafton Hills College, the County of San Bernardino Fire Department, and the City of San Bernardino Fire Department.

For directions and information about the San Bernardino Emergency Training Center, contact 909-389-3208 or email

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