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MODULAR AIRBORNE FIREFIGHTING SYSTEM (maffs) Operating Plan

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MODULAR AIRBORNE FIREFIGHTING SYSTEM (maffs) Operating Plan

MAFFS

OPERATING PLAN

2010

    An electronic version of this plan (from cover page to page #87) can be found by going to:

    http://www.myfirecommunity.net

    In the “Whats New” section, click on 2010 MAFFS Operating Plan (no Appendices) or

    Click on “All Neighborhoods” and find MAFFS – Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System. Click the link to see the Public Neighborhood and click on Topic Title “2010 MAFFS Operating Plan (no Appendices)”

    A complete electronic version of this plan can be found at the following private site URL:

    http://www.myfirecommunity.net

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    2010

    MAFFS

    OPERATING PLAN

     The enclosed document provides the operations authorities and instruments for

    MAFFS deployment, operations and training.

     Karyn Wood /S/ Karyn Wood

     National MAFFS Liaison Officer

     Assistant Director for Operations

     June 25, 2010

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    Table of Contents

    I. OBJECTIVE ............................................................................................................ - 6 - II. POLICY ................................................................................................................... - 6 - III. RESPONSIBILITY .................................................................................................. - 6 - IV. MAFFS MISSION ORDERING PROCEDURES .................................................... - 6 - A. Federal Domestic ..................................................................................................... - 6 - B. International ............................................................................................................. - 7 - C. State ......................................................................................................................... - 7 - V. MAFFS AIRCRAFT & WING ASSIGNMENTS ..................................................... - 7 - VI. MAFFS OPERATING BASES ................................................................................ - 8 - VII. LIAISON ................................................................................................................. - 8 - VIII. PRE-MISSION REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................... - 9 - IX. MISSION SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS ................................................................ - 9 - A. Ground Personnel ..................................................................................................... - 9 - B. Leadplane ................................................................................................................. - 9 - C. Communications ...................................................................................................... - 9 - D. Compressors........................................................................................................... - 10 - E. Forklift ................................................................................................................... - 10 - F. Water Supply ......................................................................................................... - 10 - G. High Visibility Marking ......................................................................................... - 11 - H. MAFFS Maintenance ............................................................................................. - 11 - I. Aircraft Fueling ...................................................................................................... - 11 - X. MISSION OPERATIONS ...................................................................................... - 11 - A. Standard Operating Procedures............................................................................... - 11 - B. Flight and Duty Limitations.................................................................................... - 12 - C. Flight Following ..................................................................................................... - 13 - D. Deployment to New Location(s) ............................................................................. - 13 - E. Accident/Incident Reporting Procedures ................................................................. - 13 - F. Public Information Releases ................................................................................... - 13 - G. Operations Procurement Support ............................................................................ - 14 - XI. RELEASE AND DEACTIVATION ....................................................................... - 14 - XII. TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS .................................................................. - 15 - A. MAFFS Flight Crews ............................................................................................. - 15 - B. Forest Service Personnel ........................................................................................ - 15 -

    1. MAFFS Liaison Officer (MLO) Qualifications ................................................... - 15 -

    2. Assistant MAFFS Liaison Officer (AMLO) Qualifications ................................. - 15 -

    3. MAFFS Liaison Officer - Trainee (MLO-T) ....................................................... - 16 -

    4. MAFFS Airtanker Base Manager (MABM) Qualifications ................................. - 16 -

    5. MAFFS Airtanker Base Support Specialist (MABS) Qualifications .................... - 17 -

    6. Administrative and Ground Support Positions .................................................... - 17 - XIII. MAFFS ORDERING PROCEDURES ................................................................... - 18 - XIV. MAFFS REQUEST TO US NORTHERN COMMAND ........................................ - 18 - XV. MAFFS STANDARD BASE ORGANIZATION GUIDELINES ........................... - 20 - A. Recommended MAFFS Staffing ............................................................................. - 20 -

    1. Organization for 1-4 aircraft ............................................................................... - 20 -

    2. Organization for 4-8 aircraft ............................................................................... - 20 -

    3. Transportation Requirements .............................................................................. - 21 - XVI. MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS ............................................................................... - 21 - A. MAFFS Liaison Officer Duties .............................................................................. - 21 - B. MLO Kit ................................................................................................................ - 23 -

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    C. MLO Mission Report Format ................................................................................. - 24 - D. MLO Mission Record Requirements ...................................................................... - 24 - XVII. MAFFS AIRTANKER BASE MANAGER ............................................................ - 25 - A. MABM Duties ....................................................................................................... - 25 - B. MAFFS Airtanker Base Specialist Duties ............................................................... - 26 - XVIII. MAFFS OPERATIONS SAFETY PLAN ............................................................. - 27 - A. ROLES and RESPONSIBILITY ............................................................................. - 27 - B. MAFFS Safety Operations ....................................................................................... - 28 - C. Ramp Operations .................................................................................................... - 29 - XIX. MAFFS COMMUNICATION INFORMATION ...................................................... - 33 - A. Aviation Safety Inspector (Avionics) Duties ........................................................... - 34 - B. MAFFS Communications Equipment ..................................................................... - 35 - XX. MAFFS SYSTEM MAINTENANCE ....................................................................... - 36 - XXI. MAFFS PERFORMANCE INFORMATION .......................................................... - 36 - A. MAFFS Capability .................................................................................................. - 37 - B. MAFFS Limitations ................................................................................................. - 37 - C. MAFFS II Additional Capability ............................................................................. - 37 - XXII. JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS ................................................................................... - 37 - XXIII. AIRCRAFT DIMENSIONS .................................................................................. - 43 - XXIV. VISIBILITY SCHEME ......................................................................................... - 47 - XXV. RADIO QUICK GUIDES ...................................................................................... - 49 - XXVI. AGREEMENTS ..................................................................................................... - 53 - A. Interagency Agreements ......................................................................................... - 53 - B. State of California Agreement ................................................................................. - 62 - C. North Carolina Agreement ....................................................................................... - 80 - D. Wyoming Agreement .............................................................................................. - 83 - APPENDIX A ................................................................................ 错误;未定义书签。- 88 - MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ... 错误;未定义书签。- 88 - MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS ................................................... 错误;未定义书签。- 88 - ASSISTANT MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS .............................. 错误;未定义书签。- 89 - MAFFS LIAISON OFFICERS (TRAINEE) ............................... 错误;未定义书签。- 90 - APPENDIX B ................................................................................. 错误;未定义书签。- 93 - MAFFS AIRTANKER BASE MANAGERS (MABM)............... 错误;未定义书签。- 93 - MAFFS AIRTANKER BASE SUPPORT SPECIALISTS (MABS) ... 错误;未定义书签。- 94 -

    APPENDIX C ................................................................................. 错误;未定义书签。- 96 - FS NATIONAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE ......................... 错误;未定义书签。- 96 - MAFFS MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL .................................. 错误;未定义书签。- 96 - APPENDIX D ................................................................................ 错误;未定义书签。- 97 - NICD AVIONICS TECHNICIANS ............................................ 错误;未定义书签。- 97 - APPENDIX E ................................................................................. 错误;未定义书签。- 98 - LEADPLANE IDENTIFICATION AND QUALIFICATIONS ... 错误;未定义书签。- 98 - APPENDIX F - FLIGHT CREWS .................................................. 错误;未定义书签。- 99 - APPENDIX G MAFFS MISSION COMMANDERS ................. 错误;未定义书签。- 102 - APPENDIX H - MAFFS OPERATING BASES ........................... 错误;未定义书签。- 102 -

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    MODULAR AIRBORNE FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEM

    (MAFFS)

    I. OBJECTIVE

    To provide an emergency surge capability to supplement commercial airtanker support on wildland fires through airborne delivery of fire retardant dropped accurately and safely on a designated target.

    II. POLICY

    Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) are national resources and are used as a reinforcement measure when contract airtankers are committed or not readily available. MAFFS may also be activated by one of several states when requested under an appropriate state Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). MAFFS will be made available to assist foreign governments when requested through the Department of State or other diplomatic MOU. Requests for utilization of Department of Defense (DoD) aviation or other assets are reviewed and comply with the Economy Act of June 30, 1932.

    III. RESPONSIBILITY

    A. The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) at Boise, ID, is responsible

    for quickly ascertaining all suitable commercial airtankers nationally are committed

    to incidents or pledged to an initial attack need, and not readily available, or are

    unable to meet the timeframe requirements of the request.

    B. The Forest Service (FS) Assistant Director for Operations, located at the National

    Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) or their Acting is responsible for approving a request

    for MAFFS. In their absence, the FS National Aviation Operations Officer (NAOO)

    at NIFC, or Fire & Aviation Management (F&AM), Washington Office (WO) is

    responsible. Once approval is given, the NICC Manager will activate the request

    through proper DoD channels.

    C. The FS Assistant Director for Operations, NIFC (or alternate) will contact the

    Director, F&AM, prior to MAFFS activation if at all reasonably possible. D. The Governors of California, North Carolina and Wyoming may activate the

    appropriate Air National Guard Unit for MAFFS missions within State boundaries

    provided such action is covered by an appropriate MOU(s)/Collection Agreements

    with the military authority and the FS.

    E. Activation of C-130 DoD aircraft is under the authority and responsibility of DoD. F. The FS and the DoD are responsible for maintaining proficient air crews that can

    respond with promptness and reliability to the assigned mission.

    G. The FS is responsible for the maintenance of the systems.

    IV. MAFFS MISSION ORDERING PROCEDURES

A. Federal Domestic

    1. Federal requests will be placed through established channels, to NICC by the

    Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC).

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    2. The NICC will advise the FS Assistant Director for Operations of the availability

    of suitable commercial contract airtankers. The NICC will, after receiving the FS

    Assistant Director for Operation's approval, place a request to the DoD. The

    ordering procedure is outlined in section XIII.

    3. Crew names (Aircraft Commander (AC), Copilot (CP), and Loadmaster (LM))

    must correspond to the qualified list, Appendix F. The assigned MLO along with

    the Air Force Aerospace Expeditionary Squadron Commander (AES-WFF/CC)

    will check flight crew qualification status from the appendices.

B. International

     The Department of State, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), will request the international use of MAFFS through the USFS Director, F&AM, WO. After the first contact by OFDA the F&AM Director will place the order through NICC, located at NIFC, Boise, ID.

C. State

    The Governor of a State may activate the Air National Guard Unit having MAFFS equipment and qualified crews for fires under state jurisdiction. Approval for use of the MAFFS equipment must be obtained from the FS Assistant Director for Operations prior to activation. When MAFFS are activated by a governor, the Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) or host unit will create a unique reimbursable/billable Fire Code (PN XXXX) for the activation. State agreements can be found in section XXVI.

    V. MAFFS AIRCRAFT & WING ASSIGNMENTS

    A. MAFFS aircraft numbers may not correspond to the system number installed in the aircraft. See marking scheme diagram in section XXIV.

B. MAFFS serial numbers and locations.

     Location, Type, and Weight of MAFFS

     MAFFS II MAFFS

    1 Cheyenne, WY 2 Peterson AFB, CO

     3 Cheyenne, WY 5 Peterson AFB, CO 7 Charlotte, NC 4 Channel Islands ANGS, CA 8 Charlotte, NC 6 Channel Islands ANGS, CA Unit weight is 11,000 pounds Unit Weight is 14,600 pounds

    MAFFS Units by Serial # Identification of MAFFS II Units

    001 (by color-code)

    002 001 Black

    002 Black/Grey 003

    003 Red 004

    004 Yellow 005 005 Blue 006 006 Orange 007 007 Purple 008 008 Green

    009 Black/White

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Compressors

     There are six (6) diesel compressors available for deployment. The compressors are

    located with the Guard / Reserve Units. Locations can vary throughout the year.

    Compressors shall be transported by aircraft whenever possible. Structural damage

    does occur when they are transported by truck.

     Note: One compressor per pit for MAFFS II

     Diesel compressor weight is 6,000 pounds, 297 cubic feet.

C. Portable Base Kit Pallet Locations

    Three portable base kits, each with a backflow preventer valve, are available at the

    cache in Boise. A current inventory sheet for each portable base will be maintained and

    included in each kit. Portable base pallet weight is approximately 6,000 pounds.

VI. MAFFS OPERATING BASES

    A. C-130 operations require a minimum 6,000 foot length, 165,000 pounds gross weight,

    Single Tandem rated main gear, and paved runway. Wing tip clearance of less than

    25 feet per side requires a marshaller. The minimum acceptable wing tip clearance is

    10 feet.

    A typical loading area for portable base operations must have 240 feet separation,

    nosewheel to nosewheel of next aircraft. Where CH-130H aircraft are used

    exclusively the separation distance is 200 feet.

    Additional requirements include availability of single point jet fuel, liquid oxygen

    (lox) and ample parking area. It is also desirable to have a military air base within a

    300 mile radius for repair support.

    B. Any base proposed for MAFFS operations requires prior concurrence and approval

    by the DoD and the US Forest Service.

    Note: See Appendix H for a list of approved bases that should be capable of supporting a MAFFS operation.

VII. LIAISON

    A. A MAFFS Liaison Officer (MLO) and an Air Force AES-WFF/CC will be assigned

    to each activation. See Appendix A and G. The MLO and AES-WFF/CC should

    arrive in advance of the MAFFS units. The MLO duties are listed in section XVI. B. The AES-WFF/CC will function as a non-flying mission commander for the DoD

    assets. All information and orders from the MLO will be channeled through the

    AES-WFF/CC unless the AES-WFF/CC specifically requests otherwise. C. Working with the AES-WFF/CC, the MLO will have responsibility for arranging

    crew lodging and transportation. Consideration can be given to using nearby DoD

    facilities if available, to simplify support arrangements.

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    D. The MLO and AES-WFF/CC positions will be filled for international MAFFS

    assignments. Requesting US Embassy will provide a representative and interpreter,

    if necessary, to assist the MLO and AES-WFF/CC.

    E. For state activations (with the state’s two MAFFS airplanes) an Assistant MLO

    (AMLO) may serve as MLO, and a MAFFS Airbase Specialist (MABS) may serve

    as a MAFFS Airbase Manager (MABM), at the discretion of the state.

    VIII. PRE-MISSION REQUIREMENTS

    A. The AES-WFF/CC will certify to the MLO that the MAFFS flight crews are

    included in the approved listing in Appendix F and verify that crews are current and

    proficient.

    1. MAFFS airdrop currency is required annually. If more than 90 days has elapsed

    since dropping, the crew's first drop will be permitted on the fire but will be

    restricted to a target judged by the MAFFS Airtanker Coordinator (Leadplane

    Pilot) to offer the fewest hazards.

    2. If 60 days or more have elapsed since the MAFFS unit was used, a ground static

    check and water discharge of the system will be required prior to loading with

    retardant.

    IX. MISSION SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS

A. Ground Personnel

    1. Organization support requirements are outlined in the MAFFS Standard Base

    Organization Guidelines contained in section XV.

    2. State and Federal employees engaged in MAFFS support functions are authorized

    to be transported via MAFFS DoD aircraft point to point, subject to DoD/DOT

    restrictions.

B. Leadplane

    1. MAFFS missions will be flown under the supervision of a qualified MAFFS

    Airtanker Coordinator (Leadplane Pilot). The Airtanker Coordinator will

    communicate with the MLO and AES-WFF/CC daily on flight needs of DoD

    crews.

    2. Trainee leadplane pilots may not lead or supervise MAFFS pilots either over

    incidents or during training exercises. Reference Interagency Aerial Supervision

    Guide.

    3. International MAFFS missions will utilize a qualified MAFFS Airtanker

    Coordinator (Leadplane Pilot) in the MAFFS aircraft to assist the Aircraft

    Commander with tactical requirements. Headquarters Air Mobility Command

    (AMC), Directorate of Air, Space, and Information Operations, COMM 1-618-

    229-3715/3712 approval must be obtained prior to flying civilian personnel

    aboard MAFFS aircraft.

C. Communications

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