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Airport with multiple runways : total closure with fire dept response?

Old 14th Jan 2018, 20:28
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Airport with multiple runways : total closure with fire dept response?

If you got an airport with multiple runways , if there is an accident on a particular rwy requiring the intervention of the fire department , will the airport cease all operations till the fire department is free again ? ( in my opinion that is a yes , because since the fire department is preoccupied they will not be able to attend any other incident / accident / supervisory role anywhere else )
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 21:02
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General answer in all places that I've worked is yes, your understanding is correct......but then again I've seen some creative rules to allow some things to carry on in certain circumstances. And in some countries smaller airports have less demanding rules than full compliance with ICAO SARPs.

Sounds like your sim ride was a corker!
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 21:36
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Originally Posted by LookingForAJob View Post
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Sounds like your sim ride was a corker!
You must be talking about the thread about the ‘cancel approach’ issue . The sim ride was ok...You know it’s hard to reach the level of corker if the guy behind on the console has more imagination than Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick put together :-)
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 22:39
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Not necessarily, it will depend on each individual airport and their emergency response plan. Some airports have separate fire stations to cover one or more discrete runways.

Some airports may have a local procedure such that if they have to deploy hoses, foam etc, then all operations have to stop. If they just attend an aircraft, but don't have to roll out hoses or use any foam media, they might be able to attend another incident within their normal response time, so normal ops could possibly continue.
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