THE AIRPORT AND FIRE FROM THE AIR CARRIER'S VIEW

The ability of airport firefighting crews to provide adequate protection and assistance to air carriers in the case of accidents involving fires or entailing risk of fire is assessed. The performance of firefighting crews in four recent jet aircraft accidents is evaluated. Problems arising from failure to designate authority and responsibility in firefighting efforts and difficulties in coordinating firefighting and rescue operations are discussed. The need for strict standards regarding the training of firefighting and rescue personnel and equipment is stressed, together with the importance of developing plans for integrating available personnel and equipment in individual airports.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • International Seminar on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-17 September 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Fire Protection Association

    470 Atlantic Avenue
    Boston, MA  United States  02210
  • Authors:
    • Powers, P R
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM