We have received several calls regarding our plans to provide scheduled ARFF training from those that have registered already with regard to the COVID-19 issue. At this time, we intend to provide the training until such time that there is some restriction placed upon us. If there is a restriction placed upon us, we may possibly have to work with the FAA to see what they are willing to do with regard to recertification dates. If it comes to pass, we will attempt to slide the schedule into June, July or August. But for now, COURSES WILL CONTINUE AS PLANNED.
FAA Cert Inspector Rick Schoder telephoned us on March 17, 2020 and wanted us to remind all of you that if necessary, you can make a request of the FAA and postpone your training for up to 90 days with a compelling reason. We are of the understanding that the COVID-19 training issue will probably be compelling enough.
We have vacancies in our June and July recertification courses and are adding two additional days in April and one additional day in May. We have room in our schedule to add even more days to May, June, July, August and September if needed.
Registration on our website is now open and this year we are continuing one stop shopping with our Hotel partner The Wingate Inn. We have negotiated your hotel stay including breakfast and transportation to and from the airport as well as transportation to and from training for $98.00 per night. The Wingate will also transport your members to and from dinner within the Helena area.
Just select the nights that you need accommodations on our registration form and we will take care of the rest.
The prices for training include lunch at our Airport restaurant as well as transportation to and from lunch. If necessary, we can have lunch delivered.
Feel free to take the opportunity to look at the rest of our website, see our new video, learn about our facility and check available schedules and pricing.
If you schedule training and then test positive for COVID-19, notify us as soon as possible and Please Stay Home! and we will refund the cost of training to your organization.
Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.
Helena Regional Airport
2850 Mercer Loop
Helena, MT 59602