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.
- International Seminar on Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Geneva, Switzerland, 13-17 September 1976.
National Fire Protection Association470 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA USA 02210
- Ferguson, R J
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Aviation safety; Casualties; Fire fighting; Fires; Search and rescue operations
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft fires; Airport accidents
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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