Fire Exercises Scheduled at Kona Airport

February 19, 2018, 7:45 AM HST
* Updated February 9, 10:17 AM
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The Hawaii Department of Transportation will hold fire training exercises at the Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) for the Hawai‘i District Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighters (ARFF) Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 20 through 22, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The exercise is an annual requirement by the Federal Aviation Administration for the recertification of Fire and Rescue personnel.

The ARFF section will be testing their response protocol to a live emergency scenario involving burning fuel.

HDOT informs the public that the exercise will produce smoke in the area.

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