Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Don't be alarmed if you spot smoke at Lambert -St. Louis International Airport this week. Local Airport Rescue Firefighters are participating in a live-burn simulation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as part of a required annual training exercise.
The exercise uses a Mobile Aircraft Trainer, a 50-foot fuselage capable of producing simulated fires - including a fully engulfed aircraft. The trainer comes from the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute, which conducts more than a dozen firefighting courses annually across the country.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires annual aircraft rescue and firefighting training with live fires for airport emergency personnel.