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Training courses at Gatwick airport

Gatwick Fire offers world class training for firefighters when dealing with aviation related emergencies and incidents. We also offer training related to Breathing apparatus and Compartment Firefighting.

All our instructors are working firefighters or fire managers in Gatwick Airport's Fire and Rescue Service and are trained to the highest possible standards.

Gatwick fire training facilities

  • Modern vehicles including latest Rosenbauer Panther Major foam tenders, HRET and rescue stairs
  • Multi-million pound aircraft fire simulator for over 30 scenarios
  • Multi-complex villa system for fire behaviour and confined access training
  • Forced entry training rig
  • Designated extrication and rescue facility for RTC training
  • Dedicated classrooms, wet and dry changing facilities, and kitchen unit
  • A decommissioned MD80

Gatwick Fire Instructors

Gatwick Fire was established in 2010 - the same year we were awarded tier four approved training provider accreditation from the CAA. We have now completed many successful initial firefighter courses (IFFC), working with some of the UK's top airports, including Heathrow, Southampton, Manchester, London City and the Channel Islands.

In addition to this we have delivered aviation firefighting training to overseas students from North Africa and Europe.

Gatwick Fire is managed by operational Station and Watch Managers who between them have well over 50 years of experience within the aviation fire industry and within local authority fire services.

The management are fully supported by a team of dedicated Firefighters, many of whom specialise in one or more of the training courses Gatwick Fire delivers.

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Gatwick fire clients

From UK fire services to the world's biggest airlines, our clients are attracted by our exceptional training and location. Emergency teams recently trained by Gatwick Fire include:

Enquiries and bookings

Gatwick Fire is less than 30 minutes from central London and course accommodation is provided
by Hilton Gatwick South Terminal.

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