Firefighting is the act of attempting to prevent the spread of and extinguish unwanted fires in buildings, vehicles etc. A firefighter suppresses fires and performs rescues to protect the lives and property on board an aircraft or in an airport. Students will perform evacuation and fire control drills, learn how to fight fires using a range of equipment, such as hoses, foam branches and monitors, conduct fire safety inspections and inspect fire alarm boards. They will also be trained in administering first-aid services for aircraft passengers and crew.