Aviation System Safety Assessments identify Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT), Fatigue and Acceptance of Risk as normal (all Human Factors) as the primary focus of our accident prevention efforts. To assist Vendor and Agency personnel we are utilizing Operational Risk Management (ORM) through the implementation of a Read File and 6 Minutes for Safety prevention program. The Read File is intended to assist pilots in reviewing Critical Safety of Flight information related to Human factors. Although the material are not required reading, the information provided should prove to be a beneficial review at any time during the fire season.
6 Minutes for Safety topics are being jointly developed by Agency and Vendor personnel. They should be utilized as briefing and/or refresher tools. This material is intended for use at all Interagency Aviation bases. Pilot participation is a key component to a successful briefing.
The Federal Fire and Aviation Safety Team (FFAST) encourages every fire program to become involved in Six Minutes for Safety. This is the first interagency safety initiative that, on a daily basis, addresses the high risk situations that historically get our people in trouble. The fire community continuously works to find new ways to keep our people safe on the fireline, and we think this new initiative will have a tremendous positive impact.
As this is a tool for all field personnel, your input and ideas are needed to improve future 6 Minutes for Safety topics.
Attention! To All Involved in Aviation Operations!
- Ever feel like you don't make a difference?
- Want to really have an effect on aviation safety?
- Well, here's your chance!!!!
The Interagency SAFECOM Working Group had developed a quick survey to get feedback from you- the user. In an effort to reach as many folks as possible we have put it on the internet linked from the SAFECOM Homepage and from the icon and link below. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey and provide us with your thoughts. The survey will be open from October 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010 to get the widest possible respondent pool. A running total of responses will be posted on the SAFECOM website, and survey results will be distributed shortly after it closes.
If the above icon does not work, please click on the following link or copy and paste into your web browser .http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB229PT2DSXYS
Thanks for your efforts at improving aviation safety!
The Aviation Safety Communique (SAFECOM) database…
Fulfills the Aviation Mishap Information System (AMIS) requirements for aviation mishap reporting for the Department of Interior agencies and the US Forest Service. Categories of reports include incidents, hazards, maintenance, and airspace.
The system uses the SAFECOM Form AMD-34/FS-5700-14 to report any condition, observation, act, maintenance problem, or circumstance with personnel or the aircraft that has the potential to cause an aviation-related mishap.
SAFECOMS are a tool used to identify, document, track, and correct safety related issues.
What the SAFECOM system is "NOT"
NOT intended for initiating punitive actions,
NOT to be used as a complaint system,
NOT a substitute for "on-the-spot" corrections to a safety concern,
does NOT replace the requirement for initiating an accident or incident report.
Please contact AMD at (208)433-5070 or USFS at (208)387-5285 to report problems with the SAFECOM system. Thank you.
new! Helicopter flight tool software!
This new java-based tool allows pilots to graphically see changes in various weather elements (visibility, ceiling, etc.) at specific locations and along routes, before, during and after a flight. This free tool is published by Aviation Digital Data Service and has been specifically designed for field users and is being promoted by the FAA.
Go to the website to download the software, description and tutorial!