Assistant Chief Steven Woodworth - Atlanta Fire Rescue (GA)
This Air Operations Plan describes expected mission execution for the preparedness and response phases and identifies the responsibilities assigned to its members. This plan is utilized in conjunction with the strategy and tactics set forth by the Incident Commander. This plan defines the role of air operations and how joint Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD) and Atlanta Police Department (APD) operations provides a beneficial and effective service of resource distribution by air, aerial photography, aerial assessment and aerial vector control during a time of disaster or catastrophic incident. Joint AFRD and APD Air Operations will enable the AFRD Incident Commanders to take advantage of resources provided by an Air Group. This Air Group will provide specific resources depending on current conditions and AFRD needs. The Air Operations Plan consists of three components: Air Reconnaissance involving the Air Recon Chief, Air Rescue-High Rise Structures that includes a High Rise Rescue Chief (HRRC) and designated High Rise Rescue Teams (HRRT), and Air Deployment involving the deployment of AFRD personnel and resources to incidents which require extended response times and/or are located in inaccessible areas.