St. Louis Downtown Airport firefighters participated in live aircraft firefighting training on June 5 and June 6 at Scott Air Force Base, near Belleville, Illinois, with members of the Scott Air Force Base Fire Department. All airport firefighters are required by the Federal Aviation Administration to participate in at least annual live aircraft firefighting training and to complete mandatory re-current training each month in various subject areas. Last year, each member of the St. Louis Downtown Airport Fire Department completed more than 200 hours of training.
We thank the firefighters for their service to the St. Louis Downtown Airport. The construction of the fire station, a recent federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project, combined with a newly updated primary runway allow the Airport to attract larger aircraft and grow business and jobs in the region.