Airports Authority of India

Mission :  ''To achieve highest standards of safety and quality in air traffic services and airport management by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for total customer satisfaction, contributing to economic growth and prosperity of the nation.''                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Vision :  ''To be a world-class organization providing leadership in air traffic services and airport management & making India a major hub in Asia Pacific region by 2016''.
FIRE SERVICE

Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services provided at 69 airports as per guideline provided by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) & Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Two Fire Training establishments which are responsible for ensuring that safety services are well organized, equipped, staffed in such a manner to fulfill its principal objectives of Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFF).

Airport Rescue & Fire Services have also become binding on safety of occupants and avoidance of fire risks to equipments, terminal / technical building and vital installations at 125 airports.

AAI Rescue and Fire Services always make efforts on focused mission of organization which is “To achieve highest standards of safety and quality in air traffic services and airport management by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure for total customer satisfaction, contributing to economic growth and prosperity of the nation”.

OBJECTIVE OF AIRPORT RESCUE & FIRE SERVICES

  1. To provide excellent Rescue and Fire Fighting Services to save life and property at AAI Airports.

  2. To impart emergency response training to Rescue and Fire Fighters to update their professional skills and knowledge.

  3. To meet the deficiency of trained Fire Personnel as well as to upgrade the professional skills and human behavior in Fire Services.

ACTIVITIES OF RESCUE & FIRE SERVICES AT AIRPORTS

  1. Level of Protection provided at airports for Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) purposes according to the designated category of the airport as per the ICAO standard.
  2. Compliance of ICAO, DGCA & AAI Fire Orders.
  3. Fire prevention and protection of ATC Tower, Terminal Building, Technical Building, Cargo and other Airport infrastructures.
  4. Fire Orders/ Circulars are issued & updated for various activities and services which are related to fire safety and emergency services.
  5. The Airport Fire Service conducts various emergency exercises Full Scale Emergency Exercise, Partial Exercise, Building evacuation Drill, Mock Drill etc.
  6. Fire investigation and analysis
  7. Mutual aid fire fighting with other fire safety assistance services like City Fire Brigade & industrial Fire Services.
  8. First Aid Fire fighting Training to all stakeholders at airports.
  9. Ambulance services provides to the aircraft passengers
  10. AAI Rescue & Fire Services Introduced Fire Consultancy Services for other organization.

DETAILS OF ARFF

Airports Authority of India Airport Fire Service equipped with emergency response capabilities vehicles discharging 103 Litre per second, carry 10,000 litre of water for foam production, foam tank capacity of 1500 Litre and hold 450 Kg complementary agent. Airport Fire Service must also have available 200 % more of response foam stocks. The airports fire station is strategically located to ensure full emergency response to any airside location within 2 to 3 minutes of an alarm.

To manage 69 airports there are 217 nos. of ARFF Vehicles and 156 nos. of ambulances are available.

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Last updated on : 07th April 2014