AVP to Hold Annual Fire Training; Other Regional Airports & Local Fire Departments Participating

Woman putting out a training fire

Avoca, PA (May 28, 2019) – Carl R. Beardsley, Jr. Executive Director, announced that AVP has teamed up with 139FIRE for five days of Intensive Firefighter training, on May 28-June 1, 2019 at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

For the 16th year, AVP offers this course to our Airport employees and other regional Airports, as well as our area Volunteer Fire Companies that will be called to assist at the Airport in case of an aircraft emergency.

George Bieber, AVP Director – Public Safety, said, “In addition to being used to continually educate our own ARFF Personnel, this course gives us an opportunity to allow our mutual aid fire personnel to work with our ARFF staff on an actual Aircraft simulator.”

“This unit actually burns and the fire personnel work in an active fire environment,” Bieber continued.  “They also receive very intense classroom instruction.”

Participants this year include representatives from:


Greater Birmingham (NY)

Reading Regional (PA)

Sullivan County (NY)

Wilkes-Barre Scranton International (PA)

Williamsport Regional (PA)


DuPont Volunteer Hose Co. #1

Laflin Fire Department

Lockheed Martin

Nanticoke City Fire Department

Taylor Fire & Rescue

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