Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S04-09. Model Mutual Aid Agreements for Airports

Many airport operators enter into emergency management mutual aid agreements with local partners to leverage airport emergency response capabilities. Commercial service airports host aircraft rescue and fire fighting facilities (ARFF) on-airport. Although the ARFF may be the primary responder to an airport emergency, there likely are outside resources that augment ARFF capabilities in case of an aircraft accident or incident, or a disaster effecting airport facilities. Conversely, airports respond to off-airport emergencies for many natural and man-made disasters. Many local emergency management mutual aid agreements are generalized in jurisdiction regulations for emergency response, but many are also written plans and agreements. The objective of this report is to assist airport operators and their local partners in creating and sustaining effective emergency management mutual aid partnerships by synthesizing the specifics of existing agreements that save mutual aid partners time, effort, and money in managing emergencies. The intended audience for this report is airport operations managers and personnel responsible for emergency response and local emergency responders that serve as emergency response partners with airports


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20110708
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29059

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  • Accession Number: 01463261
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:20PM