All aviation audits and fire training will be carried out in-line with the requirements of UK/Europe and ICAO.
It is recommended that all aspects of aviation training should be proceeded with an audit of the operation and/or the regulatory procedures. At the end of the audit a training needs analysis should be conducted to ascertain the training need for an individual airport.
The duration of the audit would be three weeks, which would include interaction with all Rescue and Firefighting Staff, management (and regulatory staff if required).
During the audit the following items may be reviewed ;
Policy and procedures
Fire station facilities
Equipment and appliances
Breathing apparatus training and maintenance procedures
Training procedures and plans
Interaction with local emergency services and backup plans
Training needs analysis
The content of each course would be relevant to the job role and all subjects covered would also form part of a structured learning programme which would be part of a formal station training programme, a review of which will be provided as part of the audit process.
All of the courses below would be on a theory only bases and any local practical training would be based on local facilities and equipment available.
Basic fire fighter 6 weeks
Breathing apparatus wearers 2 weeks
Firefighter 6 weeks
Full equipment training Dependant on level of equipment
Crew commander 4 weeks
Watch commander 4 weeks
Station commander 4 weeks
(All of the above courses should be discussed with the regulator)
All of the above course duration are based on the minimum time required to deliver each subject.
The courses below are all of 2 week duration each. These can be delivered once the above training has been completed. Some of the items will be covered in the above courses, but not in the same depth as the standalone courses.
Command and Control
Tactics and Techniques
Airport Fire Service Introduction to Local Fire Services
Rescue and Cutting Equipment
These by nature are hard work and require a structured safe training programme and facilities. Initial practical training if facilities are available would be one week which would be in addition to the above courses. The items below would be subject to local facilities.
Live Hot Fires
Fuel spill fires
Pressurised fuel fires
Fire screen, radiated heat
External and internal fires
Combination exercises of all new skills
Other services provided;
Emergency planning and operational processes
Management of training colleges
Fire risk assessments
Fire safety awareness and fire warden training
Instructor for fire training and confined space, and rescue.
Fire-fighting courses to marine safety agency (MSA) standards
First Aviation Fire Officer to be seconded to the CAA as a staff Instructor and was awarded the Fire Service Medal.
Course Length: Various