Airport Fire Officers (AFO)

You will gain knowledge in various aspects of Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting (ARFF) operational tactics and equipment, incident management, training, safety and standards in accordance to ICAO Annex 14 and Doc 9137 (Airport Services Manual Part 1 - Rescue and Fire-fighting). 

There are 4 modules in this programme:

Module 1: AFO Operational Tactics and Equipment 
Module 2: AFO Incident Management 
Module 3: AFO Training, Safety and Standards
Module 4: AFO Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting Exercises

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • effectively support fire station management 
  • execute effective incident management and crew assessments
  • implement competency-based training and assessment programmes in an ARFF environment
  • Apply appropriate procedures, safety standards and best practice in specific ARFF situations 
Who Should Attend

This programme is recommended if you are an airport fire-fighter in a supervisory role.


  • Completed some form of basic firemanship training; and
  • Have at least two years of experience in ARFF/aerodrome operations or equivalent; or
  • Supported/ recommended by his/her organisation that he/she is suitable for the course. 
Dates  5 Jun - 30 Jun 2023
 4 weeks
Mode of delivery  In-person 
 Fees^ Module 1: AFO Operational Tactics and Equipment, 19 - 23 Jun

Module 2: AFO Incident Management, 12 - 16 Jun

Module 3: AFO Training, Safety and Standards, 5 - 9 Jun


Module 4: AFO Aircraft Rescue and Fire-fighting Exercises, 26 - 30 Jun

^Fees subject to change. Participants will be notified of the actual course fees in the course placement letter.           

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Last Updated on 25 May 2023