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Toxicological Profile for Perfluoroalkyls Draft for Public Comment June 2018


Office of Inspector General
Audit Report
FAA LACKS SUFFICIENT OVERSIGHT OF THE AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING PROGRAM
(.pdf)
Federal Aviation Administration
Report Number: AV-2016-067
Date Issued: May 31, 2016


Prioritising safety in the allocation of Australian Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting
Services (ARFFS)

Report prepared for the United Firefighters Union of Australia,
Aviation Branch
Dr. Victor Quirk
February 2016


Mishap Risk Control Guidelines For Advanced Aerospace Materials - Environmental, Safety, And Health Concerns For Advanced Composites

Mishap Response Checklist For Advanced Aerospace Materials/Composites
These two "pdf" documents are provided by the USAF ADVANCED COMPOSITES PROGRAM OFFICE for information and guidance on the various hazards of Composite Materials. Along with it is a MISHAP CHECKLIST of various steps to take when dealing with these materials. These documents are a great resource for information and planning.


787 Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Composite Structure


BOEING AIRCRAFT AIRPLANE RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING INFORMATION (.pdf)


NAVAIR 00-80R-14 NATOPS U. S. Navy Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Manual

 


USAF T.O. 00-105E-9 Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Information  (Older Copy)


Fire and Rescue Service - Operational Guidance Aircraft Incidents

This new British document has been developed to assist Municipal Fire Services with information relevant to aircraft accidents and
incidents that occur off-airport.


FIRST RESPONDERS GUIDE TO BURN INJURY ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT (.pdf)


FAA RELEASES NEW ADVISORY CIRCULAR 150/5220-10E 
"Guide Specification for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles"
 (6/12/2011)

FAA FIRST RESPONDER AT A SMALL AIRCRAFT / HELICOPTER ACCIDENT RESCUE COURSE


DESIGNING A WATER RESCUE PLAN FOR AIRPORTS


AIRCRAFT TIRE SAFETY AREA CHART


EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE MILITARY AIRCRAFT INCIDENTS


proposed draft AC 150-5200 -XX document (Dated 06/05/09)
"Addendum 4 (and 5) - Purchase Description Class 4 (and 5) Aircraft rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Vehicle"
 


F.A.A. FEDERAL AIR REGULATION PART 139 UPDATE OF ARFF REQUIREMENTS  INFORMATION

NTSB AIR ACCIDENT REPORT - FedEx MD-10, Memphis Tennessee - December 18, 2003


AmSafe Aviation Inflatable Restraint (AAIR®) - First-Responder Reference Guide


Airbus A380 Crash Rescue Information


How Proposed ARFF Standards Would Impact Airports


TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 7: How Proposed ARFF Standards Would Impact Airports explores the potential cost implications for airports of implementing proposed airport rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) regulations that would be more closely aligned with voluntary consensus standards promulgated by the International Civil Aviation Organization and the National Fire Protection Association.  Section 311 of H.R. 915 EH, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009, calls for more closely aligning ARFF regulations under part 139 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Certification of Airports, with voluntary consensus standards.

 

 


Risk Assessment Of Proposed ARFF Standards  TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 12: Risk Assessment Of Proposed ARFF Standards



 Airbus Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Char
ts


PIONEERS WITH INTENT - MEMOIRS OF AN AIR FORCE FIRE FIGHTER - By Douglas E. Courchane
(5.75 MB - Takes A Few Minutes To Download)


AIRCRAFT ACCIDENTS THAT CAUSED MAJOR CHANGES TO EMERGENCY
RESPONSE EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES - By Mark Conroy



CAP 168: Licensing of Aerodromes


AIRPORT RESCUE & FIRE FIGHTING STANDARDS: DO THE BENEFITS JUSTIFY THE COST?
Kay Lethonsa Richardson


THE DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN OF A PROTOTYPE ULTRA HIGH PRESSURE P-19 FIREFIGHTING VEHICLE


EVALUATION AND MITIGATION OF AIRCRAFT SLIDE EVACUATION INJURIES


NTSB has released the recommendation letter (.pdf) stemming from the investigation into the Feb. 7, 2006 UPS DC-8 accident at PHL.


USAF Fire Station Design Guide (Acrobat Reader Required)


FAA AC 150/5210/15 - Airport Rescue Firefighting Station Building Design


Air Accidents Investigation Branch (UK)
Aircraft Accidents - Guidance for Police and Emergency Services 2008


FIRST RESPONDERS’ RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROTECTING EVIDENCE AT THE SCENE OF AN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT/INCIDENT
Furnishes general guidance for airport employees, airport management, and other personnel responsible for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) operations at the scene of an aircraft accident on the proper preservation of evidence. It explains the need for preservation of evidence and details operational actions which may be permitted if performed in the interest of preserving life.


PROGRAMS FOR TRAINING OF AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING PERSONNEL
Provides information on courses and reference materials for training of Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) personnel.


Pandemic Influenza: What First Responders Need To Know (An On-Line Training Course)


Senator Lautenberg's Special Report: "An Accident Waiting to Happen: Over Half of American's Airports Have Runways that Fail to Meet FAA Standards"
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data, 325 major U.S. airports have at least one runway that fails to meet the agency's standards for aircraft overrun protection. This represents over half of the country's 573 major commercial airports.


Check out SEAT GURU for U.S. airline aircraft seat configurations, a great resource for ARFF.  Be sure to check it out before you book any seat on any U.S. airline aircraft. You can save yourself some unexpected surprises.


Post Crash Hazards From Burning Aircraft Composites
The release of toxic combustion products from advanced composite materials in aircraft fires presents an unusual health risk to the various emergency response personnel. There is concern among the aviation fire fighting, rescue, and recovery and investigation groups that a health hazard is posed by the combination of various combustion products. This paper provides a review of the current scientific literature on the potential hazards from inhalation exposure to airborne carbon fibers and the combusted resin residues which are released when there is a crash impact, fire, and explosion involving advanced composites materials.


Coalition for Airport & Airplane Passenger Safety "SURVIVING THE CRASH"
The Need To Improve Lifesaving Measures At Our Nations Airports
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Response from the Asia-Pacific Cabin Safety Working Group to the Review of "Airport Firefighting Services in Australia" by Russell V. Smith for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Aircraft Rescue And Firefighting Communications Advisory Circular
Date: July 1, 1999 AC - No: 150/5210-7C READ IT HERE

High-Reach Extendible Turrets With Skin Penetrating Nozzle
DOT/FAA/AR-05/53
November 2005


Comparative Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a High-Performance, Multi-position, Bumper-mounted 
Turret to the Performance of a P-19 Roof-mounted Turret

DOT/FAA/AR-TN05/18 
June 2005


Test and Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Small Airport Firefighting System (SAFS) in 
Extinguishing Two and Three Dimensional Hydrocarbon Fuel Fires

DOT/FAA/AR-TN03/45
May 2003


Evaluation of Retrofit ARFF Vehicle Suspension Enhancement to Reduce Vehicle Rollovers
DOT/FAA/AR-TN02/14


Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Fuel Comparative Evaluation
DOT/FAA/AR-TN01/4


Developing The Air Show Emergency Plan


UK ARFF Vehicle Rollover Working Group Report


Evaluation of Conductivity Meters for Firefighting Foams
DOT/FAA/AR-02/115



The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have issued a safety advisory to Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting services (ARFF) pertaining to ballistic parachute systems in use by general aviation and experimental aircraft across the country.  Ballistic parachute systems are typically installed in smaller aircraft to be used in an emergency situation.  During an emergency, the parachute deploys and the aircraft drifts slowly to the ground.  The product is gaining in use for general aviation and recently the company manufacturing the product announced the saving of its 165th life.


This information should receive the widest dissemination possible in an effort to prevent first responder injuries should an aircraft with one of these systems installed in it crash or become involved in fire without the system activated.

DESIGNING A WATER RESCUE PLAN FOR AIRPORTS
By Mr. Edward LIM


AMERICA'S AIRPORTS: THE THREAT FROM WITHIN
HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE STAFF REPORT (FEBRUARY 2017)