This class will discuss aircraft specific hazards and hazardous materials the structural firefighter may encounter when responding to an aircraft emergency occurring off station. We will discuss various aircraft types, sizes and configurations as well as hazards unique to aircraft construction and operation. The hazardous materials response aspect will discuss the fuels, combustible metals, cargo, EM radiation and potential ordinance. The class is designed to highlight safe firefighting and rescue operations in, on and around downed aircraft.
- The participant will develop an understanding of aircraft-specific hazards to ensure safe firefighting and rescue operations in, on and around downed aircraft.
- The participant will gain a functional knowledge of aircraft types, sizes, configurations and construction to assist in their initial size up when responding to a downed aircraft.
- The participant will have a better understanding of various extinguishing agents, tools and equipment that are useful in the response to an off station aircraft emergency.
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