San Francisco Sending SFO Firefighters to Airport Training

12/14/2013
The San Francisco Fire Department is sending airport-based commanders to special training and has put all its airport firefighters through a 40-hour basic course on dealing with plane disasters in the aftermath of its Asiana Airlines crash response that left a survivor dead, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. After the teenage passenger was run over by two fire rigs battling a fire on the Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, The Chronicle learned that the three commanders in charge of the crash response had never taken disaster training that federal rules require of all rank-and-file firefighters stationed at U.S. airports. Under a change that a high-ranking fi...

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