CRASH MANAGEMENT AT AIRPORTS
Meshing of community-supported rescue agencies (mutual aid for civil defense organizations) and airport-based crash rescue teams is discussed. Generally an airport should concentrate on providing immediately needed services, such as prompt firefighting. In accidents involving serious fire, for example, only sixty to ninety seconds may be available for evacuating the cabin. Evacuation teams should arrive with the second wave of firefighting equipment and should be equipped to gain access to the cabin in the presence of fire damage and in any crash configuration; be able to work in a toxic atmosphere; and be trained in using backboard and other victim handling techniques. Back-up manpower should be capable of controlling crowds, manning first aid stations, and coordinating airport and community rescue services. Operating a victim profile and a spectrum of hypothetical accidents is discussed, and a typical response system for an airport with two ambulances, a paramedic team, and one doctor is outlined. The time periods needed to evacuate, triage, transport, and begin treatment of victims are also defined.
- International Seminar on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-17 September 1976.
National Fire Protection Association470 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA United States 02210
- Self, J C
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 11 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation crashes; Airports; Crashes; Districts and authorities; Emergency medical services; Fire fighting; Labor market; Medical equipment; Planning; Search and rescue operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Airport authority
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00180163
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM