The level of RFFS required varies according to the type of aircraft using an Aerodrome, and we are able to provide guidance on meeting the requirements relating to the establishment of a RFFS.
Our RFFS assistance includes:
- Fire Fighting Foam Testing & Accreditation
- CAP 699 Training Assessment & Accreditation
Fire Fighting Foam Testing and Accreditation
Level C is the latest high specification fire fighting foam ICAO standard that seeks the ultimate performance in fire fighting foam. Level C test criteria requires:
- Fire size increase from 4.5m2 (level B) to 7.32m2
- Reduction in application rate to 1.75 L/min/m2
- A 57% increase in fuel volume to 157L
As an independent testing authority, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), through CAAi can observe ICAO fire fighting foam performance tests and provide a concentrate certificate of conformity.
Drawing on the experience and technical know-how of our technical experts with over 30 years experience in Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS), CAAi is able to deliver ICAO performance level A, B and C accreditation, providing solutions to meet the needs of all requirements.
CAP 699 Training Assessment & Accreditation
In co-operation with industry, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) developed CAP 699, the most comprehensive ARFF personnel training safety standard. Building on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Annex 14, CAP 699 promotes a clear ‘task and skills’ orientated approach, promoting training as an integral part of Aerodrome management strategy.
CAAi has developed an exclusive training assessment service to support training organisations, airports and National Aviation Authorities (NAA’s) in the implementation and accreditation of RFFS training.
Drawing on the experience and expertise of UK CAA Rescue and Fire Fighting Service experts, CAAi can offer a tailored approach to the assessment of ARFF training, providing expert guidance on ICAO Annex 14, EASA and UK CAP 699 compliance.
For more information or to discuss your requirements, please contact Jolanta.Rekiel-Taylor@caa.co.uk