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Fire Training Schedule

Smoke at DFW

If you happen to see fire and burning activity at DFW Airport, it is our state-of-the-art Fire Training Research Center in action. During our training periods, you will see black smoke as a result of these training fires. Below, you will find the schedule for those training periods. 
 

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The DFW Fire Training Research Center trains fire fighters locally, nationally and internationally in the specialty of airport / aircraft fire fighting. We use many different aircraft-designed mock-ups, and purposely ignite the mock-ups to train these fire fighters. During training periods you will see black smoke as a result of these training fires. The rising smoke that you see quickly dissipates into the atmosphere which is a way to know the smoke you see is from the training fires. The DFW FTRC uses clean burning propane and a liquid fuel called E-III – both are environmentally friendly. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continually monitors the training fires to ensure state and federal guidelines are followed. 

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Fire Training Schedule

October Live Fire Schedule
Oct 2:    8am - 5pm
Oct 3:    8am - 3pm
Oct 4:    8am - 3pm
Oct 5:    8am - 3pm
Oct 8:    8am - 6pm - Long term Research burns possible
Oct 9:    8am - 6pm - Long term Research burns possible
Oct 10:  8am - 6pm - Long term Research burns possible
Oct 11:  8am - 6pm - Long term Research burns possible
Oct 12:  8am - 6pm - Long term Research burns possible
Oct 15:  10am - 6pm
Oct 16:  9am - 4pm
Oct 17:  9am - 4pm
Oct 18:  9am - 4pm
Oct 19:  9am - 4pm
Oct 22:  8am - 5pm
Oct 23:  8am - 6pm
Oct 24:  8am - 5pm
Oct 25:  8am - 4pm
Oct 26:  8am - 6pm
Oct 29:  8am - 4pm
Oct 30:  8am - 4pm
Oct 31:  8am - 4pm

October Research Live Fires
- The FTRC will be participating in a large-scale research project over a two-week period in October outside normal training activities which may entail prolonged times of smoke being generated at the training center. You may see prolonged periods of smoke generation or larger than normal smoke columns. This is all part of the extensive research project.

*Training occurs nearly every day at our Fire Training Research Facility. Smoke activity will be visible near the southwest end of the Airport. We will continue to update this page with the most accurate scheduled dates. Please note changes can occur at any time and research activity may also extend past the scheduled times.
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