OSHKOSH EXECUTES USTDA SPECIALISED ARFF TRAINING PROGRAM IN THE PHILIPPINES
Oshkosh Executes USTDA Specialized ARFF Training Program at 27 CAAP Airports in the Philippines
Following the successful delivery of 41 Oshkosh Striker® units to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in 2015, the Oshkosh Asia team is now delivering training at each of the 27 airports that received these specialized aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) vehicles. The training project is funded by the US Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) through a cooperation agreement with CAAP entered into in November of last year. The first training was kicked off in Kalibo on February 29 of this year, with the 27th and final training set for this September 26-30, in Masbate, Philippines.
The trainings, held for five days at each airport, are being led by Oshkosh trainers and targets ARFF operators, mechanics and rescue personnel at each of the airports’ fire stations with the aim to fully equip the ARFF crews with the skills needed to be able to operate and maintain the state-of-the-art Striker®.
Operators are trained in advanced driving techniques through a series of road challenges and aircraft crash-site scenarios. Teaming up with rescue personnel, operators also learn how to use the vehicle’s state-of-the-art fire extinguishing technologies through simulated fire exercises.
Maintenance personnel are extensively taught in the electrical, air, and critical support systems that make up the Oshkosh Striker®. The maintenance classroom lecture is followed by two full days of hands-on troubleshooting and vehicle servicing. The week-long training typical concludes with a written examination administered on the final day, followed by a graduation ceremony for the newly certified Striker® Operator and Maintenance personnel.
The Oshkosh Asia team is excited to carry forward the training program and is proud to be able to support the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines continue its mission to provide safety and security to the airports and people of the Philippines.
ARFF Training Services: Oshkosh Customer Care
At Oshkosh Corporation, we offer a global Customer Care program which encompasses training support, field engineering, and deployable service crews that are fully devoted to your airfield. Oshkosh understands training requirements and will be here to support you for the life of your airfield. The Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin offers firefighting training and certification program, operator and maintenance courses. We also offer on-site ARFF and Pierce operator and maintenance training customized to the needs of the fire station. While on the ground, our Oshkosh trainer will also be able to address any other operational or maintenance questions for your airport support personnel.
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