7.25. Fire/Smoke on the Ground

[In developing procedures for Fire/Smoke on the Ground it is probably most useful to develop a procedure that leads to the Evacuation Drill. That is, only those actions should be specified that are not included in the Evacuation Drill, but apply specifically to smoke or a fire that occurs during ground operations. An example follows.]

Should smoke or a fire develop during ground operations (such as taxi or engine start), the Fire/Smoke on the Ground drill is to be completed. The drill leads to the Evacuation Drill, which is used to secure the aircraft for evacuation.

  • Aircraft (PF) — Stop
    • At the first indication of smoke or a fire, bring the aircraft to a stop and set the EMERGENCY BRAKES to PARK.
  • ATC (PNF) — Advise
    • Advise ATC or any other applicable agency of the problem and request any available assistance.
  • Passengers (PNF) — Remain Seated/Standby
    • Advise the passengers to remain seated and standby for further instructions.
  • Evacuation Drill (Capt) — Initiate

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