Airport Response Driver Training


Our Airport Response Driver Training course also know as Emergency Fire Appliance Driver (EFAD) is written in line with Section 19 of the Road Safety Act 2006 and the High Speed Driver Competency and Training Code of Practice (HSDT) instructed by qualified ex aviation fire service driving instructors with many years operational experience. This intensive training programme will provide the necessary skills for driver required to respond to incidents under emergency response condition both air-side and on the public highway. Our experienced driving instructors are fully conversant with the handling characteristic of centre steer appliances and having gained years of experience in the aviation sector driving these types of vehicles they understand the pressures fire fighters face when responding to incidents within tight time frames. The training we offer will teach students to make effective progress whilst ensuring the safety of crew members within the vehicle and of the general public. Because of the specialist type of vehicles being operated at most aerodromes we put a lot of emphasis into vehicle roll over management and control (Anti-Rollover). After the completion of our course the candidate will be more aware of the vehicle handling characteristics, its limitations and the forces to which contribute in a roll over situation thus reducing the likelihood of serious injury and loss.

Guided Learning Hours


Learning Objectives

  • Road traffic law, regulations and exemptions
  • Preparing the vehicle to response
  • Vehicle roll over prevention
  • Human factors
  • Air-side/landside airport fire appliance driving (emergency response)
  • Advanced driving skills
  • Skill control