Safford Aviation is a Fire Only Company. The aircraft are equipped, and pilots trained exclusively for fire operations. All of Safford Aviation Pilot flight training and ground training are based on required FAR Part 135 training, and additional more complex flight and ground training for the fire environment. Extensive training on communications, navigations, and mountain flying are some of the curriculum subjects that are provided additionally. Agency courses such as S-290 Intermediate Wildland fire behavior are incorporated into the training course.