THE AIRPORT FIRE DEFENSE--THE BASIC MISSION AND NEEDS

The basic mission of airport fire defense involves the ability to respond to a fire within three minutes and preferably in less than two minutes, the maintenance of survivable conditions within the aircraft until fire control has been achieved, the creation of safe conditions for evacuation or rescue, and the effective transportation of casualties. To fulfill this mission specialized equipment and training are needed. Aspects of the basic mission and needs are discussed, and traits of airport accidents are considered.

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

    National Fire Protection Association

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    Boston, MA  USA  02210
  • Authors:
    • Ferguson, R J
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180167
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM