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Fuel Spills Fuel spills can be caused by ruptured fuel lines. These spills should be swept clear of the aircraft. Water streams should be used to be followed up with a layer of foam to halt vaporization. An aircraft should never be dragged or moved unnecessarily. There is great danger that friction will ignite the fuel. Selector Valve Fuel Selector Valve is the primary fuel cut-off valve and is used to select various fuel tanks. This should be switched to OFF position, and then the valve completely separates the source of fuel from engines. Battery Switch Battery switch should be turned to OFF by the Fire People. This is the master electrical switch and also the source of all power to the aircraft electrical system when the engine(s) are not running. The battery should be disconnected, if possible, as detonators and electrical recognition devices are connected ahead of the master (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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UNIT 7: Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Services Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ switch. Turning the switch off will not stop the flow of current to these devices. Hydraulic System The hydraulic system of a crashed aircraft should be considered a potential hazard. The loss of hydraulic fluid/pressure could cause an unexpected movement of the aircraft. The landing gear could collapse or brakes could release, causing injury to personnel. Check Your Progress Fill in the blanks: 1. The most common method of controlling or extinguishing a fire is to eliminate one or more of sides of the ...................... . 2. ...................... services are required to be provided at all airports in conformity with ICAO standards and guidelines regarding level of fire protection. Determining the Category of the Aerodrome The level of protection provided at an aerodrome for rescue and firefighting is required to be appropriate to the aerodrome category determined in accordance with Table 7.1 and is based on the longest aeroplanes normally using the aerodrome and their fuselage width. If after selecting the category appropriate to the longest aeroplane's overall length, that aeroplane's fuselage width is greater than the maximum width in Table 7.1 for that category, then the category for that aeroplane is taken as one category higher. The level of protection is appropriate to the aerodrome category so determined. Table 7.1: Aerodrome Category for Rescue and Fire Fighting Aerodrome category (1) Aeroplane overall length (2) Maximum fuselage width (3) 1 0 m up to but not including 9 m 2 m 2 9 m up to but not including 12 m 2 m 3 12 m up to but not including 18 m 3 m 4 18 m up to but not including 24 m 4 m 5 24 m up to but not including 28 m 4 m 6 28 m up to but not including 39 m 5 m 7 39 m up to but not including 49 m 5 m 8 49 m up to but not including 61 m 7 m 9 61 m up to but not including 76 m 7 m 10 76 m up to but not including 90 m 8 m (c) UPES, Not for Reproduction/ Sale
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Notes ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ Aviation Safety & Security Management Availability of ARFF services including level of protection and watch hours is notified through Aeronautical Information
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