The awards were presented at the International Fire Training Centre (IFTC).
The IFTC is a leading airfield fire training centre based in Durham Tees Valley Airport in the North East of England. It is the chosen provider for the Warton Rescue & Fire Fighting Service to provide the mandated and necessary training for the team to support the airfield.
Delegates, fire and rescue managers and airport operators from the UK and Ireland were welcomed by the IFTC at the end of March to recognise the achievements of the class of 2012.
Drawn from over 800 aviation students who were trained in 2012 at the IFTC’s world-class fire ground, the winners were presented with an engraved glass flame as a memento of their achievement.
Of the eight awards presented on the night, two went to the team at our Warton site:
- Top Supervisor Initial – Steve Glennon – Warton Watch Manager
- Top IFTC Aerodrome – BAE Systems Warton
Ian Webb, Warton Senior Airfield Fire Officer, accepted the Top IFTC Aerodrome Award on behalf of the team. He said: “It was an honour to receive the award on behalf of the department and the Company. Over 100 airports attend the International Training School and this award reflects the hard work of all of the Warton Rescue and Fire Fighting team.”