Fire On A Plane

I travel as often as I can. Many of the travels that I do require a plane ride. I still am not used to flying. I pray before takeoff and I thank God when I land.  They say that there are more road mishaps than plane crashes but it is hard be at peace with that information.  I console myself with beautiful aerial views like this. This is Negros Occidental and those are sugarcane plantations.  We can only hope that when there are incidents on a plane, the flight crew knows what they are supposed to do.


If you have ever flown on a plane, then you know that the space is small. The smell of smoke can often lead to chaos that breaks out on the plane, but thanks to the quick thinking of the people who work on the plane, they can get all of the passengers off in a few moments after the plane lands. Pilots and other workers go through aircraft fire training in order to protect passengers in the event of an emergency. They are trained to keep everyone calm before making sure everyone is off the plane.

There are simulators that the pilots and workers will use to see what it’s like during a fire on a plane. They are given details as to the many locations that a fire can begin. One of the common areas is near the turbine as this is an enclosed space and is often very warm. Other locations are in the cargo hold and luggage compartment. The type of procedure will depend on where the fire occurs in the plane. There are several types of fires that are detailed during the training. These include fires in the cargo area, in the turbine area and where the luggage is stored.

Fire departments will work with the other members of the plane to give advice and procedures about how to get through the fire while keeping passengers safe. All of the training is done in accordance with state and local standards. Some of the training sessions involve gas-operated devices. Sprinkler systems are used to keep everyone in the training class safe. The systems are triggered to come on as soon as the fire locations are turned on so that there are minimal flames involved. The simulator can hold the weight of several firefighters in full gear as well as workers on the plane. There are some simulations that involve system failures so that pilots know what to do if they are unable to communicate with the tower. After the fire safety training, there is cold training that involves searching for passengers who might be left on the plane and how to use the emergency slide.

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