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DFW Fire Training Research Center News:

The DFW Fire Training Research Center trains fire fighters locally, nationally, an 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 cleaning 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. To learn more about what they do visit their website here.

Fire Training Facility Image

March Training:
March 17 structural tower: 0800-1700
March 18 – structural tower: 0800-1700
March 19 – structural tower: 0800-1700
March 20 – 3D pit fires / small aircraft fires: 0900-1700
March 21 – pit fires: 1300-1700
March 22 – pit fires: 0800-1200
March 25 – structural tower: 0800-1700


April Training Fires:
March 31- April 4: 0800-1400
April 9-11:1200-1700
April 23: 0800-1700
April 25-26: 0800-1700
April 29: 0800-1700

Current Runway Closure News:

Runway 17R/35L will be closed for the month of March 2014 for scheduled maintenance. Runway 17R/35L is the north/south oriented runway nearest the terminal complex on the east side of the airport.  The closure is necessary to facilitate extensive runway maintenance including a complete removal and replacement of nearly all runway markings, pavement removal and replacement for the runway and specific, adjacent taxiways, and thorough refurbishment of runway electrical systems.  While the airport traffic pattern will not be significantly affected by this closure, some constituents may notice slightly higher than normal traffic counts on some of the remaining available runways.

Runway Closures March 2014 Image

For inquiries and complaints, the Noise Complaint Hotline phone number is 972-973-3192.  This number is manned 24/7.  Inquiries/complaints will be taken and forwarded to the Noise Compatibility Office (NCO).  A response will be provided if one is requested.  E-mail is also available thru  dfwnoise@dfwairport.com.  Those submitting an inquiry or complaint should include name, address and phone number with their voice mail or e-mail message.

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