Synopses & Reviews
Prepare for the most unexpected event-responding to an aircraft accident-with this practical guidebook. Straight-forward and concise, this book prepares emergency responders in any type of agency or community for the successful response to aircraft accidents. First responders will learn how to communicate and work effectively with the various agencies involved in a fire, crash, and post-fire environment. An overview on airplane anatomy will familiarize responders with various types of aircraft and associated hazards, while a focus on preplanning, available resources, approach of the aircraft, and various safety and medical issues, arms responders with the necessary tools to mitigate the incident. With technical clarity, Aircraft Accidents: A Practical Guide for Responders effectively reveals how the various emergency services can form into a unified command structure as a single team to respond to an aircraft accident.
About the Author
Jim Anderson has over thirty years experience in aviation related fire fighting, and served in many capacities, eventually attaining the rank of Battalion Chief. Jim currently works for Osacar Larson and Associates as a Hazardous Materials Team Leader and Instructor. He is also an FAA certified Airport Firefighter and has previously served as a member of the Aviation Safety Section for NFPA Robert Gill is fire chief of the Pioneer Fire Protection District in California. With over 20 years in the fire service, Chief Gill has proudly served as an Assistant Fire Chief of Operations at McClellan AFB Fire Department, and a Fire Protection Specialist at the U.S Air Force, Beale AFB Fire Department. In 1999, he was awarded the "Hall of Fame" award for his contributions to his department, community and the fire service. Jeff Hawkins is currently serving as a Fire Chief in the Middle East. He is retired from over 25 years service in the USAF and is nationally certified as Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, Airport Firefighter, and Hazardous Materials Technician.
Table of Contents
1. Embracing The Challenge. 2. Basic Airplane Anatomy 3. Common Aircraft Hazards 4. Military Aircraft 5. Advanced Aircraft Composite Materials History. Properties. Hazards. Mitigation Techniques. 6. Response Procedures. 7. Glossary 8. Student Exercises