"The personnel of Chesterfield Fire and EMS [Emergency Medical Services] are not prepared to handle an aircraft emergency at the Chesterfield County Airport. The purpose of this research was to prevent death, injuries and property damage and to minimize the disruption of local commerce by providing the optimal level of fire protection at the airport. Both descriptive and evaluative research was used to answer the following questions: 1) What are the measured performance levels during response to an aircraft emergency at the Chesterfield County Airport? 2) What performance measures and response standards are used by other departments required to provide fire protection at reliever airports? 3) How do other fire departments required to provide fire protection at reliever airports train and prepare their personnel for this responsibility? and 4) What resources are needed to improve the Chesterfield Fire and EMS response to aircraft emergencies at the Chesterfield County Airport?"
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Learning Resource Center: http://www.lrc.fema.gov/