(4) Training grounds. Installation commanders will provide an adequately planned and suitably
located training area for actual burning practices and simulated rescue drills. Simulated rescue drills
will be performed at least once a month and documented. The data will indicate the response times of
the rescue personnel and will note any deficiencies. Response times for simulated rescue drills are
according to AR 420-90.
(5) Alert during training. Notify the control tower before departure for training sessions and on
return to the station. Monitor the control tower radio at all times during the training period. Maintain
fire-fighting and rescue equipment in a condition for rapid return to service in the event of an
emergency. Schedule training for periods of the least air traffic activity. Replenish immediately on
return to the station any extinguishing materials used for training.
f. Procedures for On-the-Airfield Emergency.
(1) Fire-fighting and rescue crews.
(a) On receipt of an emergency notification, the crew member will immediately advise other
crew personnel of the nature of the emergency. Crew members must exercise extreme care when
handling aircraft mishap victims.
(b) All surface-type, fire-fighting, and rescue units on duty will respond immediately.
Rescue aircraft may be dispatched as necessary. If the alert is for a potential emergency, attending
vehicles will align near the runway at a point or points where prompt action may be taken. Rescue
aircraft may be started and flown to a standby position.
(c) Vehicles will NOT proceed onto the runway without clearance from the control tower.
Taxiing aircraft will stop and will NOT proceed without tower clearance.
(2) Medical personnel and ambulance crews. When the responsible medical facility is notified
of an aircraft mishap, immediately notify the medical officer of the day (OD) and the medical facility
ambulance crew. The medical OD, or medical officer assigned, and medical crew will then depart
immediately for the aircraft mishap scene. When available, keep at least one ambulance at the aircraft
mishap scene until aircraft fires are totally extinguished or precautions against fire hazards are taken.
(3) Fire chief. Immediately on notification, the fire chief (or assigned chief) proceeds to the
emergency scene. On arrival, this person directs fire-fighting and rescue activities.