The provision of rescue, firefighting and emergency response at Australian airports

August 2019

© Commonwealth of Australia 2019
ISBN: 978-1-76010-988-2

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List of Recommendations


Chapter 1—Introduction and background

  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  What are Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Services?

Chapter 2—International and Australian regulatory framework for ARFFS

  International obligations and standards
  Provision of ARFF services in Australia
  ARFFS establishment and disestablishment thresholds
  Aerodrome categories
  Civil Aviation Safety Regulations
  Airservices, the CASRs and the MOS
  Safety standards for ARFFS

Chapter 3—ARFFS equipment and resources

  Firefighting equipment and ARFFS facilities and training
  Firefighting foams
  Vehicle shortages
  Establishment of new ARFFS fire stations
  Case study – Brisbane Airport

Chapter 4—Staffing levels within the ARFFS

  Staffing levels
  Views on staffing reductions

Chapter 5—Division of responsibility in aviation emergency responses

  Provision of non-regulated services
  Division of responsibilities in emergency response

Chapter 6—Resourcing and administration of ARFFS in Australia

  Task Resource Analysis
  Regulatory reviews
  General views on the provision of ARFF services

Chapter 7—Committee views and recommendations

Appendix 1—Submissions and additional information

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511