ARFF RECERTIFICATION 2 DAYS IAW C.A.R.S 323.14 (2) (a) (xi) (A-F)


Currently employed as an Airport Firefighter. 

The Canadian Aviation Regulations 323.14 (4) Recurrent Training states that recurrent training shall be provided to enable each firefighter to maintain the level of proficiency established in this standard. This course is designed to meet and exceed these requirements giving each student an opportunity to participate in ground operations using hand lines as well as completing a recertification scenario that challenges the abilities of the driver operator.

Except for subparagraph 323.14(2) (a) (xi) respecting live-fire training, every firefighter must complete training in each element of the standards listed in section 323.14 at least once every three years.

Course Duration: 2 days - Lunch included

Course Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: Payment must be made when registering for courses. We reserve the right to cancel seven days prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.


This link is for the FESTI Preferred rate for the  Crown Plaza Toronto Airport. 

Book your corporate rate:  GTAA

This link is for the FESTI Preferred rate for the Residence Inn Toronto Airport

For booking your corporate rate please contact FESTI directly.


Note: Firefighting Bunker Gear is available for lease at $50.00 tax included per day, if not leasing students must bring their own gear.
A practical outdoor exercise will be performed as part of this course, please dress according to weather.


Price: $1,839.07

Available Classes

Class Scheduled Dates Registration Deadline
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 06-May-2019 - 07-May-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
30-Apr-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 08-May-2019 - 09-May-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
01-May-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 15-May-2019 - 16-May-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
08-May-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 22-May-2019 - 23-May-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
15-May-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 27-May-2019 - 28-May-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
20-May-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 27-Jun-2019 - 28-Jun-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
20-Jun-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 08-Jul-2019 - 09-Jul-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
01-Jul-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 09-Sep-2019 - 10-Sep-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
02-Sep-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 03-Oct-2019 - 04-Oct-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
26-Sep-2019 14 Remaining Register Now
ARFF Recertification 2 Days 17-Oct-2019 - 18-Oct-2019
(8 am - 4 pm)
10-Oct-2019 14 Remaining Register Now


Each year Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s firefighters take part in intensive, hands-on aircraft rescue re-certification training at Toronto’s Fire and Emergency Services Training Institute. Throughout the re-certification training, the Fire Chief and all 18 members of the airport’s firefighting crew participate in simulated emergency scenarios customized to replicate the runway conditions, surrounding environment and aircraft commonly encountered at Billy Bishop Airport. As part of the re-certification, a Fire Service Instructor coaches each participant prior to testing, providing instruction on the safe handling and approach of aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, use of the wind for best advantage when establishing an evacuation route, as well as the pump-and-roll technique, wherein the vehicle continues to drive while the hose is engaged. Billy Bishop Airport’s firefighters are the primary responders in an aircraft emergency. They operate out of the airport’s fully functioning, on-island fire hall and emergency response centre, which is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and vehicles which have been upgraded and expanded over the past few years, including new firefighting trucks, a mid-size pumper and a Fire Command vehicle. Each of the airport’s firetrucks weighs approximately 54,000 lbs, carrying a 1,500-gallon water tank, 210-gallon foam tank, and 225-lbs of dry chemical extinguishing agent. In addition to annual aircraft rescue recertification training, the airport’s fire department completes regular internal and external emergency services training throughout the year, including a full-scale simulation every two years, with a full simulation table-top exercise in intervening years. Together, these exercises test the airport’s protocols, procedures, communications and planning for emergency and security-related incidents, and ensure that the airport is ready to respond to any situation. All of the airport’s emergency response partners, including Toronto Fire, Toronto Police Services and Toronto EMS, as well as staff and officials from the various security agencies and airlines that operate out of the airport, participate in the training to ensure a fully coordinated response to any situation.

Billy Bishop Airport Firefighters Participate in Annual Aircraft Rescue Recertification - 05/22/2015

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