ICAO CIRCULAR 41-/36 CIRCULAR 1955 SUGGESTED AIRCRAFT RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR AIRPORTS Rcpmduction of pamphlets N. F. P. A. NOS. 402 and 403 - 1954 of the National Fire Protection Association International of the United States of America published by authority of the Secretary General of ICAO with the permission of the N. F. P. A. I INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVlAf DON ORGANIZATION MONTREAL CANADA
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FOREWORD The material in this Circular is reproduced with the kind permission of the National Fire Protection Association nternational of the United States of America and is a reprint of their pamphlets, NFPA Nos. 402 and 403 - 1954. The Circular contains comprehensive information on extinguishing media and on rescue and fire fighting equipment, organization and procedures. Of special note is the stress placed on the value of having light mobile rescue vehicles and equipment for forcible entry into aircraft at all airports regard- less of the availability of heavier major fire fighting units and the importance of training of ground crews aad co-operation with aircraft operators to ensure that the former are thoroughly familiar with the physical features of aircraft operating on the airport. To facilitate acquisition and study of this material by States, it is pub- lished in the form of an ICAO Circular but should not be construed as repre- senting an official view held by ICAO. Notec The National Fire Protection Association International is a non-profit technical and educational organization with headquartezs at 60 Batterymarch Street, Boston 10, Mass., U. S. A.. Memben receive a monthly "Fire News and four issues of the "Quarterly of the NFPA, which pravide guidance in fire prevention and pmtection. A special aviation fire safety prognm is sponsored by the Associa- tion through its Committee on Aviation and Airport Fire Protection. Periodic bulletins of pecial Merest are distributed to memben requesting this service. NFPA Nos. 402 and 403 are sponrored by an international Committee of the ssocikion which meets periodically to keep the recommendation, current and effective.
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