This course is designed to provide the beginning student with a basic understanding of the principles and methodology of Air Rescue and Fire Fighting in aircraft incidents both on and off the airfield. It reviews the physics of fire and the different types of fires that are extinguished during the first responders handling of different aircraft emergencies. The student will be able to identify the different types of firefighting retardants and the correct application of each. The student will be trained in the correct procedures for approaching aircraft in emergency situations, gaining access to crashed aircraft, the safe extraction of survivors, and basic triage procedures. The students will also be able to explain how to secure a crash site and the damaged aircraft. They will also have an understanding of the handling of hazardous materials at the scene of an incident.
- Must have a “C” grade or better to pass.
- Homeland Security majors only.