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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. 


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

March Training Dates:
Mar 21: 8am - 10pm
Mar 22: 8am - 3pm
Mar 23: 8am - 2pm
Mar 24: 8am - 12noon
Mar 26: 8am - 10pm
Mar 27: 8am - 5pm
Mar 28: 8am - 3pm
Mar 29: 8am - 3pm
Mar 30: 8am - 3pm
Mar 31: 8am - 12noon

April Training Dates
Apr 3:   8am - 3pm
Apr 4:   8am - 3pm
Apr 5:   8am - 5pm
Apr 6:   8am - 3pm
Apr 9:   10am - 3pm
Apr 10: 8am - 5pm
Apr 11: 8am - 5pm
Apr 12: 8am - 5pm
Apr 13: 8am - 5pm
Apr 14: 8am - 12noon
Apr 16: 8am - 4pm
Apr 17: 8am - 12noon
Apr 18: 8am - 5pm
Apr 19: 8am - 5pm
Apr 20: 8am - 12noon
Apr 24: 8am - 5pm
Apr 25: 8am - 5pm
Apr 26: 8am - 5pm
Apr 27: 8am - 12noon
Apr 30: 8am - 5pm

*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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