Project Opening: New State-of-the-Art Airport Rescue and Firefighting Facility
Swanson Rink is thrilled the new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Facility at Casper/Natrona County International Airport is online and operational. Our team provided design for the training fuel storage, burner fuel delivery systems, and control system for this 100% diesel fuel ARFF facility.
Today, Casper/Natrona International Airport held a ceremony to dedicate its new $9.3 million state-of-the-art Airport Rescue and Firefighting Facility (ARFF). Casper is among only a few airports in the western U.S. with facilities to train first responders responsible for extinguishing aircraft fires. All commercial airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration to have trained ARFF personnel on-site and they must receive training annually.
Unlike other recently constructed ARFF facilities, the new Casper facility will continue to employ a diesel fuel system, which is the most similar in character and nature to jet fuel. The fueling systems, designed by Swanson Rink, allow for burns to be customized based on the needs of the first-responder training. This includes flexibility to adjust for varying amounts of fuel to simulating responses for different zones of the aircraft, from cockpit fires to auxiliary power unit fires in the tail, in addition to providing training opportunities for exterior engine and wheel fires. Learn more about our aviation expertise and services here.