Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) services provided at 67 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
- To provide excellent Rescue and Fire Fighting Services to save life and
property at AAI Airports.
- To impart emergency response training to Rescue and Fire Fighters to update
their professional skills and knowledge.
- 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
- 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.
- Compliance of ICAO, DGCA & AAI Fire Orders.
- Fire prevention and protection of ATC Tower, Terminal Building,
Technical Building, Cargo and other Airport infrastructures.
- Fire Orders/ Circulars are issued & updated for various activities and
services which are related to fire safety and emergency services.
- The Airport Fire Service conducts various emergency exercises Full Scale
Emergency Exercise, Partial Exercise, Building evacuation Drill, Mock Drill
- Fire investigation and analysis
- Mutual aid fire fighting with other fire safety assistance services like
City Fire Brigade & industrial Fire Services.
- First Aid Fire fighting Training to all stakeholders at airports.
- Ambulance services provides to the aircraft passengers
- AAI Rescue & Fire Services Introduced Fire Consultancy Services for
DETAILS OF ARFF
Airports Authority of India, Airport Fire Service equipped with modern Fire
Fighting Equipments, Appliances and Rescue Equipments imported in nature, which
meet ICAO and other international standards, viz-
Airfield Crash Fire Tenders – 217 nos.
- CFT Panther – Rosenbaur make, imported from Austria.
- CFT Agnivijay & Agnishatru – TATRA make, imported from Czech
Ambulances – 156 nos.
Equipped with advanced medical equipments
- Hydraulic Cutter & Spreader, Lukas make, Germany
- Power Driven Saws, Partner/Hasquerna make.
- Air lifting bags.
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Dragger make
Inflatable Emergency Light System, ASKA make.
Airport Fire Service maintains level ‘B’ Foam, confirming to ICAO
specification and DCP confirming to ISO 7202. Reserved stock of 200% of
this media also maintained as per ICAO norms. Modernised Fire Station
maintained at each airport in the mid zone of the operational area to meet the
response time of 2 to 3 minutes as prescribed by ICAO.
ABOUT FIRE TRAINING CENTERS
Fire Service Training Centre, Kolkata
Fire Service Training Centre, Kolkata also known by its acronym as FSTC,
established in the year 1954, at Kolkata by the Ministry of Civil Aviation,
Govt. of India to meet the requirement of trained fire safety personnel for
fire & rescue services in the aviation sector. FSTC is a premier training
centre in the field of aviation fire and rescue service which works towards
developing the professionals skills and upgrading the knowledge of rescue and
fire fighters. Also, conduct Basic Training Course for private candidates and
advance course in fire and rescue for Officer and staff of ports & shipping
Fire Training Centre, New Delhi
In the year 1976, International Airports Authority of India, Government of
India Undertaking established Fire Training Centre to meet the training
requirement of fire safety personal for International Airports namely Delhi,
Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Trivandrum.
Both training centers are enlisted in training directory of International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO) and advisory circular of Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). Training Centre at New Delhi is an ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS
CERTIFIED centre and Training Centre at Kolkata is in line for
Last updated on : 25th June 2014