ARFF Training Centers

Morrison-Maierle has more than 20 years of experience in the development of Aircraft Rescue Firefighting (ARFF) training centers. Our team is made up of engineers and planners from several of our market groups as this specialty requires experience and understanding of airports, buildings and developments. As one of the few full-service engineering firms that works in this area, Morrison-Maierle’s projects are located across the U.S.

ARFF training centers included the following features:

  • Spill fires with active and in-active mockups –  Propane and Hydrocarbon Pits
  • Specialized aircraft fires – (cockpit, galley, cabin, cargo, baggage, engine, wheel/brake, 3D wing)
  • Vehicle maneuver areas
  • Off-road driving tracks
  • Classrooms, offices and vehicle storage buildings, Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Site infrastructure

Featured Services

  • Hydrocarbon and Propane Burn Pit Designs
  • Facility and Site Planning
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Business Plans and Financial Analysis
  • Coordination and Communication Between Training Facility Stakeholders (including FAA)
  • ARFF Buildings and Training Center Buildings Planning and Design
  • In-House Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Design
  • Bidding and Construction Management
  • ARFF Vehicle Specifications and Acquisition

Client Types

  • Airport Boards
  • Airport Authorities
  • Contractors

Recent Projects


Tim Orthmeyer, PE, ARFF Training Center Division Team Manager

Click here to contact Tim.