CPA repairs burn pit


The Commonwealth Ports Authority will be able to facilitate training for airport and local firefighters throughout the Pacific region once its training facility/burn pit, which was destroyed by Super Typhoon Yutu, becomes operational.

CPA executive director Christopher S. Tenorio said Wednesday that repairs of the training facility/burn pit are ongoing.

There is no known date yet as to when the repairs would be completed.

The Pacific Region ARFF/Aviation Training Center has been a revenue-generating section of CPA since 2005. It provides training to firefighters throughout Micronesian each year.

Yutu damaged the facility in October 2018.

In addition to firefighting training, CPA said PRATC expanded its curriculum to include aviation courses.

To date, PRATC has conducted one aviation course and is looking forward to expand its curriculum to be able to offer up to 14 courses.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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