After training aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) personnel for more than two decades, the Salt Lake City ARFF Training Center will shut on 30 June to make room for a cargo expansion project. This is part of the broader USD3 billion Terminal Redevelopment Program at Salt Lake City International Airport.
The centre, which opened in 1997, trained ARFF staff from Salt Lake City International and other airports, said Captain Paul Harding, the facility’s manager. He added that the school has a success, training an average of 600–700 student firefighters annually over the past eight years. With the closure of the training centre, Salt Lake City International must find another facility for its ARFF personnel, and it will also have to pay for that training.
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