AFF Standards To ensure that the position, speed, altitude and heading data transmits consistently to CIFFC Member agency tracking systems standards were developed in the mid 2000's. The aircraft tracking standards can be found in the following documents.
The Hover Exit Guidelines outline standard operating guidelines available for use by all CIFFC member agency staff when exiting or boarding a helicopter in a hover.
The CIFFC Aviation Safety Matrix compares agency policy on safety, operations, required equipment, and communications.
Pilot Competencies for Helicopter Wildfire Operations- Best Practices Training and Evaluation The competencies is a joint effort between representatives of the HAC Operator membership (Operators) and Government Agencies who are Associate and Individual HAC members (Customers) involved in forestry flying, in particular wildfire operations activities. The Working Group developed eight Industry Best Practices, each skill beginning with the Aim of the training competency followed by the Industry Best Practice to operate in these circumstances
The General Wildfire Operations Knowledge Best Practice can be achieved by completing the three online training modules available through your carrier.
Please reach out to your carrier for information on accessing the updated HAC online training modules.