Firefighters Train To Put Out Airplane Fires At Lubbock International Airport

"We can practice our skills on any type of plane that flies in here," Captain Brad Marlar said.

Firefighters worked to put out a fire again and again today, all as a part of the airport's fire rescue training.

Firefighters reenacted putting out fires one on a model aircraft that mimics the composition of four different airplanes.

The airplane is made to reflect the engines, wings, and tails of 4 different planes, including a 737 and a 747.

"The wing height is real similar to the Southwest plane," Marlar said. 

"Anything that comes in here, a commercial liner, we've had some practice at putting an agent on the fire," he said.

These types of trainings happen three times a year so firefighters tell us they are always prepared.


   

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