South Bend airport conducting annual live fire training Monday

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The St. Joseph County Airport Authority Department of Public Safety will have its annual live fire training on May 2 at the training facility on the northwest corner of the airfield at South Bend International Airport.

Live burns will take place from 8 a.m. to noon.

This fire training is required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“The FAA fire training with live burns is conducted annually to ensure our team is timely, effective and proficient in putting out large flammable liquid fuel fires,” said SJCAA Department of Public Safety Chief Mike Ornat. “Safety is held to the highest standard across all sectors at the airport. Training procedures like this help our team stay equipped and alert for our traveling public.”

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