- NFPA 402, Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Operations,
- NFPA 403, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Services at Airports,
- NFPA 422, Guide for Aircraft Accident Response,
- IFSTA, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting.
What will participants learn?
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- explain typical airport infrastructure, airfield operations and airport communication systems;
- understand aircraft construction and design;
- identify the hazards associated with commercial and military aircrafts;
- understand the concepts, principles and theory of aircraft fire fighting and rescue tactics;
- explain the extinguishing effects and application of foam extinguishing agents;
- define the level of protection required at airports based on their airport classification as defined by ICAO;
- understand the concepts of incident management to include mass casualty management and triage;
- understand the concepts and components of an airport emergency plan;
- explain the role and responsibility of airport firefighters in aircraft accident investigation;
- identify local, state, federal and international laws governing commercial aviation;
- implement tactics and strategies, including tactical approach, initial attack, and the selection, application, and management of ARFF
extinguishing agents required for aircraft fire suppression and rescue operations;
- perform search and rescue operations.
Participants, working together as a team, are challenged by a variety of typical aircraft fire scenarios. They will combat and extinguish:
- wing engine fires,
- wheel and brake assembly fires,
- cargo compartment fires,
- fuel spill fires,
- cockpit fires,
- galley fires,
- cabin fires.
Who should attend?
This course would be beneficial to airport firefighters who would like to improve their Fire Fighter 1 and 2 knowledge to be better prepared for the demanding challenges of aircraft rescue and firefighting operations.
Course participants must:
- possess basic technical skills (be certified in the use of respiratory protective equipment);
- be physically capable of performing strenuous work during the performance of the practical training sessions and therefore meet the
medical requirements of their Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ);
- be proficient in English, German or Slovenian.
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