Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Fire & Rescue training day

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The Roanoke – Blacksburg Regional Airport has been conducting live burn training this week. This training is vital to the safety of everyone who travels by air.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates annual “Live Burn” training for all airports to maintain certification. ROA does this training twice a year, as Brad Boettcher (Director of Marketing and Air Service Development) says “This is something that they train for, we hope they’re never going to have to use… but, should they do it, we want them to be able to react as effortlessly as possible.”

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