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TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd

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Aviation Fire Training

Crew Commander Incident Command Revalidation

Course Outline

This programme is designed for personnel in the role of Crew Commander. It concentrates on the core competencies required to deal with an aircraft accident/incident heavily biased to the practical application of Incident Command.

Course Aim

  • To provide technical and practical training in order to comply with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAP 168 Certificates of Competency); CAP 699 Standards for the Competence of Rescue and Firefighting Service (RFFS). Personnel Employed at United Kingdom Licensed Aerodromes and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Document Annex 14 and document 9137-AN/898 Airport Services Manual Part 1, Rescue and Fire fighting.
  • To allow Incident Commanders to refresh and demonstrate skills in risk assessment, decision making, planning, objective setting, prioritising and reviewing applicable to a range of scenarios.
  • To deliver the knowledge requirements of the occupational standards in AWM7 of CAP 699.

Course Content and Objectives

On completion of the course students will have covered:

  • The principles of Dynamic Risk Assessment and safe
    person concept
  • Organisation of the Incident Ground
  • Command Competence
  • Incident Command System
  • Spans of Control
  • Sectorisation
  • Roles & responsibilities of a Crew Commander

The Course will be delivered by a variety of practical team exercises or simulation exercises followed by debriefs. The main learning outcomes will be identified by debriefs and will focus on the practical application of ICS, and confirmed by assessment on various scenarios.

Course Outcome

  • On successful completion of the programme, the individual will be issued with an appropriate certificate of competence in core units and will possess the level of knowledge, skills and Understanding.
  • The period of validity of the certificate of competence will be 4 years.

Course Duration

One week - Accommodation can be arranged if required at extra cost (Sun-Thur).

Course Requirements

Due to the physical nature of this course, students are required to demonstrate prior to attendance that they have been medically assessed and deemed fit and able to undertake course activities in accordance to CAP 168.

  • The programme may be offered to any persons having a current Certificate of Competence as an aerodrome Crew Commander, or one which has expired.
  • Knowledge of the principles outlined in the Fire and Rescue Manual Incident Command.

Student Numbers

The Crew Commander Revalidation Course can accommodate between six and twelve students at any one time.



Course dates

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How to book

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