Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Airport's Blaze of Glory

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Airport's Blaze of Glory

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Byline: Michael Brown Reporter m.brown@ncjmedia.co.uk

FIREFIGHTERS from Portugal have jetted to Tyneside to learn how to battle blazes aboard planes.

Experts from Newcastle International's training academy welcomed staff from Falck Fire Services, which has won what could be a 16 year contract to cover the country's nation's largest airport, Lisbon.

And under the watchful eye of their North East tutors the continental lifesavers learned how to quell the flames should fire break out aboard planes and helicopters.

"This was another fantastic opportunity for the Newcastle Airport Fire Training Academy," said Tim Oakes, training academy manager at Newcastle International Airport.

Newcastle Airport Fire Training Academy," said Tim Oakes, training academy --"Aviation is a unique environment and it's vital that those working in the sector have access to quality training programmes.

"Aviation is a unique environment and it's vital that those working in the sector have access to quality training programmes.

"We have over 20 years of experience in delivering training including fire safety courses, health and safety training, first aid and more - and as well as our work with other airports, we also offer a significant amount of training for businesses "We have over 20 years of experience in delivering training including fire safety courses, health and safety training, first aid and more - and as well as our work with other airports, we also offer a significant amount of training for businesses across a range of sectors.

"The team from Portugal undertook practical training at the Fire Training Academy and to support this project with Lisbon Airport we sent members of the Fire Training Academy to assist, assess and verify the training which is being delivered in their country. …

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