"This research paper seeks to identify requirements for the St. Lucia Fire Service to effectively provide aircraft fire and emergency service at the Hewanorra International Airport, which has been granted Category 9 status by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The methodology used for this descriptive research paper involved a literature review of the various standards and regulations and guidelines that speak to aircraft rescue and firefighting, books, periodicals and internet searches. Correspondingly, a questionnaire and personal communication were also used to assist in answering the ensuing research questions: (1) What are the skills and competencies required to be an effective Aerodrome Fighter? (2) What is the staffing requirement for a category 9 airport and how is it maintained? (3) What are the prescribed quantities of extinguishing agents for the maintenance of category 9 status? (4) Will the used bunker gear being issued to airport firefighters provide adequate protection to officers in the event of an aircraft crash?"
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