Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Training taking place at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) –  Local firefighters are conducting annual training at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

The training consists of an aircraft rescue and firefighting live fire simulator that is owned and contracted by University of Missouri.

“This is a requirement that we have to do every year to be able to cover those flights,” said Battalion Chief Norman Baker with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department.

The air rescue exercise is for three days for three groups of firefighters.

This year’s A.F.FF. training will be September  6-8 with two sessions a day; one from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the other from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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