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1 Airports Company South Africa - Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting Presentation to the Transport Portfolio Committee

2 CONTENT INTRODUCTION LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS SA CAA LICENSING MANUAL OF PROCEDURES (MOP) FOR AERODROME RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING STATE OF COMPLIANCE OF ACSA OPERATED AIRPORTS AGAINST LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: (i) Level of protection required to be provided; (ii) Airport facilities affecting Rescue and Fire Fighting Services; (iii) Airport facilities affecting Rescue and Fire Fighting Services; (iv) Communications and Alarm Requirements; (v) Factors in the specification for Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles; (vi) Requirements for Equipment for rescue operations; (vii) Protective clothing and respiratory equipment; (viii) Ambulance and medical service; (ix) Extinguishing agent characteristics and fire stations; (x) Personnel and Emergency Organization; (xi) Aircraft Fire Fighting and Rescue Procedures; (xii) Rescue Operations in Difficult Environment and Training;

3 INTRODUCTION This presentation serves to brief the Transport Portfolio Committee on the existing legislative requirements governing the provision of aerodrome rescue and fire services and the current levels of compliance to such legislative requirements by the 10 ACSA operated airports: No ACSA Operated Airport ICAO Designation Code 1O. R. Tambo International AirportFAJS 2Cape Town International AirportFACT 3Durban International AirportFADN 4Port Elizabeth AirportFAPE 5East London AirportFAEL 6Bloemfontein AirportFABL 7George AirportFAGG 8Kimberley AirportFAKM 9Upington AirportFAUP 10Pilanesberg AirportFAPN

4 LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR AERODROME RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING ICAO Annex 14 SA CAA – CARs SUBPART 2, : Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting SA CAA – CATS SUBPART 2, : Aerodrome Rescue and Fire Fighting SA CAA Manual of Procedure (MOP) External and internal auditing; Detailed company procedures; INTERNATIONAL NATIONAL COMPANY ICAO Document 9137-AN/898, Airport Services Manual, Part 1, Rescue and Fire Fighting

5 SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACSA AIRPORTS Requirement for License No person shall operate an aerodrome which serves: Aircraft with maximum certified mass exceeding kg used In public air transport operations; Aircraft used in aviation training; Unless in possession of a license. Design requirements Operations Manual Quality Control System Personnel Requirements Emergency Management System Rescue and Fire fighting Environment Management Program Notification of aerodrome data and information Period of validity Changes in quality control system Renewal of license South African Civil Aviation Regulations

6 SA CAA LICENSING MANUAL OF PROCEDURES (MOP) FOR AERODROME RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING Airport Rescue and Fire-fighting Manual of Procedure SACAA R&FFS. The chapters referred to for inspection purposes, are depicted below and are those contained in ICAO Doc 9137-AN/898 Parts 1 (enacted in CARs ) technical standards contained in SA-CATS-AH with the same reference numbers. MOP Chapter NoDescription Chapter2Level of Protection to be provided Chapter3Airport Facilities Affecting Rescue and Fire-fighting Services. Chapter4Communications and alarm requirements. Chapter5Factors in the specifications process for Rescue and Firefighting vehicles. Chapter6Protective Clothing and Respiratory Equipment. Chapter7Ambulance and Medical Services. CAR Part Chapter8Extinguishing agent characteristics. Chapter9Fire stations. Plus SABS 0400 Chapter10Personnel. Chapter11 Emergency organizations. Doc 9137-AN/898 Part 7 and Doc 7192-AN/857 part E 2 CARs & , SA-CATS-AH & Doc 7192-AN/857 part E 2 s & , SA-CATS-AH & Chapter12Airport Fire-Fighting and Rescue Procedures. Chapter13Rescue in difficult environments. Part Chapter14Training. Including Doc 7192-AN/837 part E 2 Chapter15Foaming of runways for emergency landings. Chapter16Aircraft Fuelling Practices. Chapter17Availability of Rescue and Fire-Fighting Information. Appendix A SA-CATS-AH

7 AERODROME CATEGORISATION IN TERMS OF AERODROME RESCUE AND FIREFIGHTING Aerodrome category ICAO Requirements Rescue and fire fighting vehicles

8 STATE OF COMPLIANCE AT ACSA OPERATED AIRPORTS - Chapter 2: Level of protection to be provided ACSA Airport > ATM's per annum (2008) < ATM's per annum (2008) Fire & Rescue Category Currently Provided Rescue and fire fighting vehicles ICAO Requiremen t FAJS FACT FADN FAPE FABL (9)33 FAEL FAGG FAKM FAPN FAUP

9 MOP CHAPTER NoDESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT CURRENT LEVEL OF COMPLIANCE ACHIEVED Chapter3 Airport Facilities Affecting Rescue and Fire-fighting Services. Compliant Chapter4Communications and alarm requirements. Compliant Chapter5 Factors in the specifications process for Rescue and Firefighting vehicles. Compliant Chapter6Protective Clothing and Respiratory Equipment. Compliant Chapter7Ambulance and Medical Services. CAR Part Compliant Chapter8Extinguishing agent characteristics. Compliant Chapter9Fire stations. Plus SABS Compliant Chapter10Personnel. Compliant STATE OF COMPLIANCE AT ACSA OPERATED AIRPORTS - Chapters

10 STATE OF COMPLIANCE AT ACSA OPERATED AIRPORTS - Chapters (Cont.) MOP CHAPTER NoDESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT CURRENT LEVEL OF COMPLIANCE ACHIEVED Chapter11 Emergency organization. Doc 9137-AN/898 Part 7 and Doc AN/857 part E 2 CARs & , SA-CATS-AH & Doc 7192-AN/857 part E 2 s & , SA-CATS-AH & Compliant Chapter12Airport Fire-Fighting and Rescue Procedures. Compliant Chapter13Rescue in difficult environments. Part Compliant Chapter14Training. Including Doc 7192-AN/837 part E 2 Compliant Chapter15Foaming of runways for emergency landings. Compliant Chapter16Aircraft Fuelling Practices. Compliant Chapter17Availability of Rescue and Fire-Fighting Information. Compliant

11 Summary All ACSA airports are fully compliant in terms of International Civil Aviation Organization and SA CAA legislative requirements; Preparedness is tested by conducting Full scale emergency exercises and desk top exercises as per ICAO/SA CAA requirements; Compliance to existing standards at ACSA airports is ensured by conduct of regular internal audits and inspections; Compliance to existing standards at ACSA airports is ensured by conduct of SA CAA licensing inspections and oversight inspections;


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