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Research Journal of Engineering and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 51) Last page : ( 55)
Print ISSN : 0976-2973. Online ISSN : 2321-581X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-581X.2016.00011.8

Optimization of Response and Control time of Fire and Rescue Services

Omar Mohamed Asif A.*, Tauseef S.M., Nandan Abishek

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

*Corresponding Author Email: asifomar189@gmail.com

Online published on 18 October, 2016.

Abstract

The airport should be designed such that the firefighting services can achieve a response and control time of within two to three minutes in a cost effective manner. The amount of water, foam, dry chemical powder and other complementary agents required to put out the fire depends on the size of the aircraft. Airports are classified depending on the size of the largest aircraft landing. The largest aircraft landing at the airport is B739–900 series and hence the airport is classified as a category seven airport. By knowing the specs of the Crash Fire Tender (CFT), we can calculate the minimum number of CFT's required to extinguish the fire (depending on the capacity and discharge rate of the CFT's). By making efficient use of the resources (firefighters and CFT's) we can minimize the control time. Also, outdated Crash Fire Tender (CFT) can be scraped. By increasing the speed of the CFT the response time can be significantly reduced. If the number of the CFT's are reduced the cost due to maintenance can be reduced and the fires can be extinguished in the most efficient way possible.

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Keywords

Response time, Control time, Crash fire tender, Fire fighters, Aircraft etc.

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