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SFTY 350 : Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management
Theory, practices and techniques utilized in the response phase of aircraft crashes and emergencies are examined. This course is designed as a "real world" introduction to the field of emergency response at the CFR agency level, the airport response and administration levels and the related and associated entities involved in aircraft mishaps.

The course provides students with an understanding of aircraft crash and emergency response at the administrative and operating levels, an overview of the many agencies and entities responsible for aircraft emergency planning and response, and will acquaint students with both the organization and conduct of response programs.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Identify definitions, principles, and key concepts discussed in the selected textbook and associated materials.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the various elements of the emergency response system utilized for an aircraft accident.

3. Identify the various agencies and organizations tasked with response and management of aircraft accidents and emergencies.

4. Compare and contrast various specific airport emergency plans.

5. Describe the basic fundamentals of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting techniques and apply those techniques to an aircraft emergency response scenario.

6. Analyze the responsibilities of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting personnel and other responders to secure the aircraft accident site and preserve accident site evidence.7. Analyze the appropriate regulations governing airport and aircraft security to prevent hijacking, sabotage or terrorist activities.

8. Understand, explain and analyze the national Search and Rescue (SAR) Plan as it is integrated into local and national agencies planning to assist in location and rescue of aircraft accident survivors.

9. Examine the legal responsibilities of the airport, local community, and federal government as they involve aircraft emergency response.

10. Prepare an analysis of a specific aircraft emergency response effort or evaluate an Airport Emergency Plan.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

11. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Walter Lawson - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
Key: 120