Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services provided at 67 airports as per guideline provided by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Two Fire Training establishments which are responsible for ensuring that safety services are well organized, equipped, staffed in such a manner to fulfill its principal objectives of Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFF).

Airport Rescue & Fire Services have also become binding on safety of occupants and avoidance of fire risks to equipments, terminal / technical building and vital installations at 125 airports.

AAI Rescue and Fire Services always make efforts on focused mission of organization which is “To achieve highest standards of safety and quality in air traffic services and airport management by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for total customer satisfaction, contributing to economic growth and prosperity of the nation”.


  1. To provide excellent Rescue and Fire Fighting Services to save life and property at AAI Airports.
  2. To impart emergency response training to Rescue and Fire Fighters to update their professional skills and knowledge.
  3. To meet the deficiency of trained Fire Personnel as well as to upgrade the professional skills and human behavior in Fire Services. 


  1. Level of Protection provided at airports for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) purposes according to the designated category of the airport as per the ICAO standard.
  2. Compliance of ICAO, DGCA & AAI Fire Orders.
  3. Fire prevention and protection of ATC Tower, Terminal Building, Technical Building, Cargo and other Airport infrastructures.
  4. Fire Orders/ Circulars are issued & updated for various activities and services which are related to fire safety and emergency services.
  5. The Airport Fire Service conducts various emergency exercises Full Scale Emergency Exercise, Partial Exercise, Building evacuation Drill, Mock Drill etc.
  6. Fire investigation and analysis
  7. Mutual aid fire fighting with other fire safety assistance services like City Fire Brigade & industrial Fire Services.
  8. First Aid Fire fighting Training to all stakeholders at airports.
  9. Ambulance services provides to the aircraft passengers
  10. AAI Rescue & Fire Services Introduced Fire Consultancy Services for other organization.


Airports Authority of India, Airport Fire Service equipped with modern Fire Fighting Equipments, Appliances and Rescue Equipments imported in nature, which meet ICAO and other international standards, viz-

  1. Airfield Crash Fire Tenders – 217 nos.
    1. CFT Panther – Rosenbaur make, imported from Austria.
    2. CFT Agnivijay & Agnishatru – TATRA make, imported from Czech Republic.
  1. Ambulances – 156 nos.

    Equipped with advanced medical equipments
  2. Rescue Tools
    1. Hydraulic Cutter & Spreader, Lukas make, Germany
    2. Power Driven Saws, Partner/Hasquerna make.
    3. Air lifting bags.
  3. Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Dragger make
  4. Inflatable Emergency Light System, ASKA make.

Airport Fire Service maintains level ‘B’ Foam, confirming to ICAO specification and DCP confirming to ISO 7202.  Reserved stock of 200% of this media also maintained as per ICAO norms. Modernised Fire Station maintained at each airport in the mid zone of the operational area to meet the response time of 2 to 3 minutes as prescribed by ICAO.


Fire Service Training Centre, Kolkata

Fire Service Training Centre, Kolkata also known by its acronym as FSTC, established in the year 1954, at Kolkata by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India to meet the requirement of trained fire safety personnel for fire & rescue services in the aviation sector. FSTC is a premier training centre in the field of aviation fire and rescue service which works towards developing the professionals skills and upgrading the knowledge of rescue and fire fighters. Also, conduct Basic Training Course for private candidates and advance course in fire and rescue for Officer and staff of ports & shipping industries.

Fire Training Centre, New Delhi

In the year 1976, International Airports Authority of India, Government of India Undertaking established Fire Training Centre to meet the training requirement of fire safety personal for International Airports namely Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Trivandrum.

Both training centers are enlisted in training directory of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and advisory circular of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Training Centre at New Delhi is an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS CERTIFIED centre and Training Centre at Kolkata is in line for certification.

  1. Fire Service Training Centre (Kolkata)
  2. Fire Training Centre (Delhi)