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Title: Airport Emergency Plan: Advisory Circular 150/5200-31 A
Corporate Author: US Dept of Transportation
Federal Aviation Admin
United States of America
Date Published: September 1999
Page Count: 219
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Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This advisory circular (AC) guides an airport operator in the development and implementation of an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) through the organization of information, development of a systematic approach, and allowing for community involvement.
Abstract: Airports differ in many respects, such as size and operation jurisdiction. However, all airports have one thing in common and that is they are all subject to emergencies. These emergencies warrant action to save lives, protect property, and public health. Each and every airport should have an Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) to address those emergencies, disasters, hazards, and crises presenting a threat to public health and safety. The purpose of this advisory circular (AC) is to offer guidance to an airport operator and administrator in developing and implementing an AEP. It was imperative that the AEP be functional, comprehensive, and a well-coordinated document. Within this AC the following are addressed: (1) the organization of information in the AEP for easy and quick accessibility; (2) a systematic approach for determining all the hazards requiring emergency preparedness; and (3) the involvement of the local communities to include their expertise and resources in the AEP. The standards within this AC should be used for the development of new AEPs. The AC consists of seven chapters covering the following: (1) an introduction to airport emergency; (2) preliminary considerations regarding planning, guidance and standards, and comprehensive emergency management; (3) suggestions for the process of developing or updating an AEP; (4) the plan format consisting of pertinent information and solid organization; (5) a basic plan providing an overview of the airport’s approach to emergency operations; (6) functional sections applicable to all emergencies and an essential part of the plan, such as direction and control, alert and warning law enforcement, health and medical, and airport operations and maintenance; and (7) hazard specific sections that identify hazards and disasters specific to the airport warranting planning, such as bomb incidents, structural fires, natural disasters, hazardous materials, and sabotage or hijacking, and water rescue. Seven appendices are included covering airport/community hazards analysis program, airport emergency plan exercise evaluation/critique checklist, airport emergency plan review checklist, definitions, acronyms, bibliography, and sample mutual aid agreements.
Main Term(s): Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Aircraft hijacking; Aircraft security; Airport security; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Disaster procedures; Emergency communications; Emergency operations centers; Emergency procedures; Emergency rescues; Medical Readiness; Spontaneous violence
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