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Airport fire fighter (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Airport fire officer / airport firefighter
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Airport fire fighter
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:
    Civil Aviation Publications 168 and 699
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    See also EC Regulation 139/2014
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    ATT - Attestation of competence , Art. 11 a
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    The principle role of an Airport Fire Fighter is to save lives in the event of an aircraft accident or incident occurring at, or in the immediate vicinity of the aerodrome. The role may include additional (non rescue and firefighting) aviation safety related functions.
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