Emergency Electrical Power.
Security. Air passenger terminals are normally located within
security. If the facility is located within a restricted area of a lower
level of security or is located remote and outside of an established
restricted area, provide additional measures to meet the minimum security
requirements for the level of security assigned to the facility. The level of
security and the designer's responsibility for particular security elements
will be designated in the IDSEP. Refer to par. 2.6.
Additional Design Criteria.
Refer to Section 2 for facility design
requirements not addressed above.
Aircraft Fire and Rescue Station and Combined Structural/Aircraft
Fire and Rescue Station
Function. Fire and rescue stations provide housing for firefighting
and rescue equipment and personnel.
Location. Locate as close as possible to the centroid of runway
operations to minimize travel time to probable rescue sites and other areas
such as aprons, hardstands, and hangars where aircraft fires may occur. Refer
to par. 2.2.6 and MIL-HDBK-1021/1. Ready access from the aircraft fire and
rescue station to all parts of the installation is necessary to permit
assistance by fire/rescue vehicles when needed to control structural fires.
Where the aircraft fire and rescue station is combined with the structural
fire station, provide the latter with unobstructed access to all parts of the
installation keeping intersections with other vehicular or pedestrian arteries
to a minimum.
Architectural and Structural Requirements. Fire and rescue
equipment housed in the station vary with the mission of the installation and
depend on the gross weight of the aircraft supported. The facilities are
divided into Class A and Class B for size distinction and are provided in a
one-story structure. The number of fire apparatus stalls is determined
locally and may include fire trucks and crash rescue equipment. Expansion of
the apparatus area (crash rescue) for storage of aircraft lifting slings may
be required. The amount of storage required is based on the size, type, and
number of slings for the aircraft supported, and the local or regional rescue
mission assignment. See Facility Plate 141-20 (Sheets 1 through 4 of 4) and
Facility Plate 141-25 (Sheets 1 through 3 of 3). Provide the following:
a) Ceiling height in the apparatus area, unobstructed, with the
doors open: the greater of 16 feet or 7 feet above the tallest vehicle.