Snohomish County Airport-Paine Field Fire Department offers an Aviation Fuel
& Fire Safety Training class. This class has been
nationally approved by the FAA as one of the acceptable courses for fire
safety in fueling on the CertALert list and meets the FAA Part 139
requirements of Section 139.321,
Handling and Storing of Hazardous Substances and Materials. Look for
Fuel Safety Training CertAlert here.
Class topics include:
- Fuel quality control procedures & field testing procedures
- Characteristics of aviation fuels
- Inspection procedures
- Importance of record keeping
- Fuel receiving procedures
- Fuel quality control programs
- Fire codes & related standards for fueling
- Grounding & bonding
- Fire safety in fuel farms, storage areas, & mobile fuelers
- Fuel spills & fuel spill procedures
- Fire behavior, classes of fire &fire triangle
- Fire extinguishers, types & uses
- Hands-on use of fire extinguishers on small flammable liquid fires
Lynn Deardorf, F.A.A. Airport Certification Safety Inspector
stated: "The curriculum presented in the Aviation Fuel and Fire
Safety Course was excellent. The content of this course was intensive
and the material that was provided to the participants will be a
valuable resource for future reference. In addition, the instructors
demonstrated exceptional knowledge in the subject area . . .. We will
recommend this training to fueling personnel at other airports,
particularly airports certified under Federal Aviation Regulations, Part
The class schedule for the Aviation Fuel & Fire Safety class
held at Paine Field Airport in Everett, WA, is listed below (minimum class size requirement is six (6) students):
- February 6 & 7, 2013: 0800-1700 (class cancelled)
- October 15 & 16, 2013: 0800-1700
The class is a 2-day class and the fee is $249 per participant
(includes all class materials and a copy of NFPA 407). Following
completion of the Fuel & Fire Safety class, participants are provided
with a Certificate of Completion.
You may register for the class by using the following:
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Captain Dennis Hill: Captain Hill has been in the fire
service for 35 years. He has held the positions of Fire Fighter,
Training Officer, and Captain of fire inspections, and is a certified
ICBO fire inspector and Fire Fighter I Evaluator.
Fire Fighter Brett Blankenship: Fire Fighter
Blankenship has been in the fire service for 15 years─the
last 12 years at Paine Field. He is a Fire Fighter I and II Evaluator,
Fire Officer I and II Evaluator, Airport Fire Fighter Evaluator, Hazmat
Awareness and Operations Evaluator, State certified Senior Evaluator,
Test Control Officer and Test Proctor. and he also teaches fire science
at the local community college.
Snohomish County Airport / Paine Field Fire Station
10630 36th Pl W
Everett, WA 98204
(425) 353-1606 • Fax (425) 388-5498. For further information on this class
please call the Airport Fire Department at 425-353-1606.
First Aid and CPR classes are conducted by the Airport Fire
Department for businesses and residents of Paine Field Airport. These
classes meet the requirements of the OSHA/WISHA regulations for
workplace safety. They also provide the citizen with the knowledge and
skill needed in a family or social emergency.
The Airport Fire Department attempts to keep each class size to
between 15-20 students.
Upon completion of the First Aid and/or CPR class, students are
issued an Airport Fire Department FA card and an American Safety and
Health Institute CPR/AED card. The certification is good for two years.
For further information or to arrange for a class, call the Airport
Fire Department at 425-353-1606.
$20.00 per person for the class.
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