An inflight fire is extremely hazardous and constitutes a serious and complicated emergency.  It cannot be over emphasised how rapidly a fire can spread, and for this reason, time is critical and the aircrew must be knowledgeable about the aircraft systems and how to deal with the situtation promptly.

At the end of the course, Flight Crew Members will have a working knowledge of the theory of fire and fire fighting procedures to control and extinguish fires on board an aircraft.

The Academy also trains Workshop Staff on Fire Fighting.