South Bend International Airport Department of Public Safety to Conduct “Live Fire” Training

The annual “Live Fire” training exercises will be conducted at South Bend International Airport (SBN) for members of the St. Joseph County Airport Authority’s Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from approximately 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  The training will take place at SBN’s “Live Fire” Training Facility located near the northwest corner of the airfield.

The burns and exercises allow Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) to practice their firefighting skills for combatting large flammable liquid fuel fires. The annual training is also a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirement for certificated airports under FAR Part 139.

About South Bend International Airport

South Bend International Airport’s three air carriers provide nonstop flights to ten cities:  Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York City/Newark, Orlando/Sanford, Phoenix/Mesa, and Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg with connections world-wide. South Bend International’s multi-modal terminal serves over one million air, rail and bus passengers each year. According to the 2012 Economic Impact Report from the Aviation Authority of Indiana, South Bend International’s total annual economic impact on South Bend and surrounding communities was in excess of $1.7 billion.

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