First Responders

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, in cooperation with GAMA, various manufacturers and first responder professionals, has developed resources for the first responder community to assist with their involvement in general aviation accident investigations.

The FAA information can be accessed online at:

General aviation aircraft manufacturers provide additional information to assist first responders to safely support accidents. You can access company-specific information using the following links:

Manufacturer Date Reviewed Notes
Airbus Helicopters
AH Ground Rescue Booklet_EC135
AH Ground Rescue Booklet_BK117_EC145
AH Ground Rescue Booklet_EC225
January 2016 n/a
AmSafe Contact Information
AmSafe Reference Guide
AmSafe Airbag STC List
April 2010 n/a
BRS Aviation March 2017 n/a
Cessna Aircraft Company March 2013 Requires request of login
Cirrus Aircraft March 2017 n/a
Embraer March 2017 Click “FIRE FIGHTING INFORMATION”

The Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) working group published an overview of the resources available to the first responder community. A copy of the article can be accessed online by clicking on the following link: ARFF Newsletter 2010 May-June

This website is maintained by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) in support of efforts of the FAA’s Small Airplane Directorate to enhance information about accident investigation. Please contact Lauren Haertlein ( or Jens Hennig ( with any questions.