Roanoke Blacksburg Airport holding aviation fire training all week

  • Source: WDBJ-TV CBS 7 Roanoke
  • Published: 09/14/2021 12:00 AM

One of the most important duties of a first responder is to be prepared in the face of nearly any emergency, and the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport is spending the week helping area first responders to do just that. With the Virginia Department of Aviation’s fire simulator and hundreds of gallons of water, Roanoke area first responders are being trained to save lives in a unique situation. “We’re providing live burn training for our aircraft rescue and firefighting team,” says Brad Boettcher, the director of marketing and air service development at the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport. “The FAA requires that once a year you have to do live burn training to maintain your certification. We like to improve on that so we make sure that we do it at least twice a year for our team.”


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