Managers at Texas-based Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Changi Airport Group said they have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance shared efforts and cooperation between DFW Airport’s Department of Public Safety and Changi’s Airport Emergency Service division in the areas of fire-fighting rescue evacuation and fire safety strategies.
Effective for five years, the MOU formalises the partnership between the two airports to utilize assets that will continue to ensure operational excellence and safety with the best techniques in fire-fighting and training.
The DFW Fire Training Research Center offers advanced fire response techniques and research to firefighters from around the world. The FTRC features a full-size mockup of an Airbus A380, as well as an interactive curriculum and some of the world’s most highly trained instructors on aircraft rescue firefighting.
Changi’s Airport Emergency Service provides rescue and fire protection at Singapore Changi and Seletar Airports as well as at the Republic of Singapore Air Force airbases within the Republic to the highest standards prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Both airports conduct their respective training exercises throughout the year, designed to have the skills and assist in the development of their fire-fighting personnel.
Under the MOU, each airport will be responsible for organizing a training program for the fire-fighting personnel from the partner airport.
Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world’s fourth busiest, offering nearly 1,900 flights per day and serving 58m passengers a year.
Changi Airport Group was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009. Changi Airport handled more than 51 m passenger movements in 2012, an annual record. Today, it serves some 110 airlines flying to over 250 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide.
Find out more at www.dfwairport.com and www.changiairportgroup.com.