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 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”

Other Resources:

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

Please contact Lauren Haertlein ( or Jens Hennig ( with any questions.