Airport Rescue and Firefighting Services (ARFFS) and Local Authority Fire and Rescue Services (LAFRS) work together to provide and effective response to emergencies on and near airports.
Taking Birmingham International Airport (BHX) as your example airport, produce an airport response report for use by a fire and rescue service. This report will detail the following:
1. An explanation of the risk categorisation of airfields and the categorisation(s) of BHX;
(Explain the classification of airport risks and the classification of Birmingham Airport specifically)
2. Details of the assets and capabilities of the ARRFS at BHX;
(Details of assets and capabilities (vehicles, equipment, training facilities, etc).
(Information on Birmingham Airport firefighting vehicles (in particular the “OshKosh” type) and training facilities available at the airport.)
3. Details of the response of the ARRFS and WMFS to a major aircraft incident on the airport and off the airport;
(Details of the response of fire and rescue teams to an air disaster site inside and outside the campus)
4. Provide an outline of operational tactics for
a) an engine fire,
b) wheel fire and
c) fuselage fire in an Airbus A320 which will assist LAFRS firefighters to identify their potential role in such an incident.
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** Total word count = 1500 words without references and appendices.
** In-text Citations and References using Harvard Style.
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