Fire and Smoke Training Course is developed as required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 and the course syllabus is based on: AMC1 ORO.FC.220&230 Operator conversion training and checking & recurrent training and checking for flight crew
The course covers theoretical and practical training with mixed classroom lectures, “hands on equipment” training and practice on either a representative training device or the actual airplane.
The goal of this training is to enable crew members to immediately recognize on-board fire or smoke and rapidly gain awareness of situational dynamics, initiate communication with the flight crew and/or take necessary measures to deal with the situation. The training should also enable cabin crew members to anticipate additional risks that may result from the actions they choose to take and mitigate them, if required.
At the end of the course student will be able to:
- Explain how to deal promptly with emergencies involving fire and smoke;
- Distinguish the importance of identifying the actual source of fire and inform the flight crew immediately;
- Apply specific actions necessary for co-ordination and assistance, when fire or smoke is discovered;
- Explain the necessity for frequent checking of potential fire-risk areas including toilets and the associated smoke detectors;
- Describe the classification of fires and the appropriate type of extinguishing agents and procedures for particular fire situations;
- Demonstrate the techniques of application of extinguishing agents, the consequences of misapplication, and of use in confined space;
- List the general procedures of ground based emergency services at aerodromes;
- Each student will undergo practical training in fire-fighting and handling of fire fighting equipment and practically done Protective Breathing Equipment.