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MEDIA ALERT – Fire Training Next Week at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

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(RENO, NV) – Firefighters at Reno-Tahoe International Airport will participate in live fire training exercises beginning Tuesday, October 15 through Sunday, October 20 as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) mandated safety requirements for commercial airports.

Flames from the fire training will be visible to the public.

In conjunction with 139 Fire, an innovative mobile fire training solutions company, the events will pair RNO’s fire team with the Nevada Air National Guard to train on the procedures and techniques needed to respond if an aircraft incident occurs.  This includes wheel and engine fires, rescue operations and incident command scenarios. 

The Mobile Aircraft Fire Trainer, which is a replica aircraft fuselage, will be staged in a secure area at the southwest corner of the airport near Airway Drive and Peckham Lane.

These drills provide airport firefighters an opportunity to perform a coordinated response and the ability to train with their equipment in actual aircraft firefighting conditions.

The FAA’s mandated exercises are performed annually and align perfectly with RNO’s commitment to safety and security as a top priority.  We bring this to your attention in case someone reports emergency activity or radio traffic at the airport.  No operational delays or impact to the traveling public are expected.


The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority receives no state or local funding. All operating revenues are derived from tenant and concession fees. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is the 66th busiest commercial airport in the United States, with more than 4.2 million passengers per year. For more details, visit