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. 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. Information from the FAA is available at:

Manufacturer-Specific Resources:

Manufacturer Date Created /  Reviewed Notes
Airbus Helicopters
AH Ground Rescue Booklet_EC135
AH Ground Rescue Booklet_BK117_EC145
AH Ground Rescue Booklet_EC225
January 2016 / July 2022 n/a
– AmSafe Contact Information
– AmSafe Reference Guide
– AmSafe Airbag STC List
April 2010 / July 2022 n/a
BRS Aviation January 2015 / July 2022 n/a
Cessna Aircraft Company March 2013 / July 2022 Requires request of login
Cirrus Aircraft
– Cirrus Aircraft
Video Link
March 2017 / July 2022 n/a
Embraer March 2017 / July 2022 Click “FIRE FIGHTING INFORMATION”

Other Resources:

Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Working Group, Being Safer at a Small Aircraft or Helicopter Accident Scene (2010)

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, Responding to An Aircraft Accident – How to Support the NTSB

Please contact Alex Burkett ( or Jens Hennig ( with any questions.

Last Reviewed on July 29, 2022