Hello to all and Welcome to Aircrew Extractions. This site along with its corresponding facebook page is dedicated to providing firefighters, first responders, and aircrew members with the best possible information on how to quickly identify what type of aircraft is in front of them, gain access, shut-down aircraft systems, and remove aircrew members during an emergency incident and/or accident in your response area or community.
As you move through this site, you will find several different tabs as it relates to these procedures and topics for safe operations around these machines. Under the Aircraft Types & Procedures tab, aircraft are broken down into several different categories and sub-categories. Aircraft rescue procedures for each aircraft (if available) will be listed at the top of each page and is available for download for your use in a PDF format. Please feel free to download as many as you may need to develop your own book for your response area. As revisions or changes are made, the most current revision will be available for your use. All of the individual images are the property of the owner listed on the image itself. This site along with our facebook page could not be possible without the help of photographers from all over the World and we ask that you please respect their property and do not download these images. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of these images without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the owner of the image and Aircrew Extractions with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Permission of use extended to Aircrew Extractions.
The Instructor and author for this site is Peter Zimmermann, a Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Firefighter currently working for a Municipal Fire Department in Ohio since 1998. Pete is also a Lead Fire Instructor at the EHOVE FireAcademy located in Milan, Ohio, and has been the Coordinator for the EHOVE Aircraft Rescue Training Expo. An annual event started in 2011 which brings aircraft and firefighters/first responders together to received hands-on training on the aircraft flying in and thru their response areas. For more information and images from previous class you can check out the Schools page at http://www.facebook.com/EHOVEfire.
This site should be used as a reference only. The information and procedures shown for each aircraft are as accurate as possible at the time of posting but may have changed since that time. Information has been obtained from multiple sources to include actual site visits on the aircraft and contact with the pilots of each specific aircraft. I hope that you will find this information useful in the event of an aircraft emergency, but at the same time hope you will never need it. Readers should know that they are reading the information on this site at their own free will and that they are taking the information provided at their own risk.
With hundreds of different types of aircraft in-service and flying around the world, Aircrew Extractions is not in a position to visit each and every one to provide the necessary access and shut-down information. With that said, we are constantly looking for new images and information on aircraft to add to this program. Aircraft information can be added by contacting me at; firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide the type of aircraft you would like profiled and what kind of access you have to it, and we will work with you on developing a guide that can be posted for presentation on this site.
This site is intended to provide an avenue for information to for a better understanding of these complex machines along with establishing a safer working environment for rescue workers. At times, we as first responders and aircrew members may not agree with the information that’s being provided but this will give us an opportunity to discuss both sides of an issue to bring forth the best possible solution to the task at hand. Please remember these are public forums and the information you share is viewed by others. Aircrew Extractions ask that you treat others with respect, even if disagreements occur and please do not post material that could be considered an infringement of the rights of others. Aircrew Extractions does reserve the right to delete postings, or block users, that are deemed to be slanderous, obscene, soliciting, or threatening. The information provided here is for educational purposes and should be secondary to your training, operations, and policies.
Aircrew Extractions is not in any way attached to, on behalf of, or related to any of the author’s places(s) of employment of their employer(s). By participating in Aircrew Extractions social media site, you agree to indemnify Aircrew Extractions and anyone working with or for against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses arising out of a claim by a third party relating to any posts that we or you have made. By posting any content on this Site, you grant to Aircrew Extractions the right to reproduce, distribute, publish, or display such content and the right to create derivative works from your content, edit, or modify such content and use such content for any Aircrew Extractions purpose.
On a final note, just like with the photographers providing images to this site, I would like to thank all those who I have met and assisted me in starting this project. A special shout out goes to friend and fellow instructor Paul Hasenmeier, without his guidance this site would not have been possible. When you get a chance, please check out Paul’s training site, First Due Tackle at http://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Due-Tackle/ & http://www.firstduetackle.com
Enjoy, Stay Low, and Be SAFE!