Airtankers: A New 6MFS Topic Category

Aviation: Airtanker
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
Jun 2020


This new group of safety topics has been created by airtanker personnel and the Interagency Airtanker Base Subcommittee (IABS) for those of you in the field that work around airtankers and at tanker bases with the purpose of addressing the hazards and safety considerations specific to airtanker base operations.

The current list of topics are:

  • Emergencies On The Ramp
  • Foreign Objects and Debris (FOD)
  • Hot Loading
  • Jet and Prop Blast
  • Spills
  • Wing Walking
  • Mixing Airtanker Types
  • Marshalling Aircraft in Low-Light Conditions
  • Simultaneous Loading & Fueling (SL&F)


The Airtanker topics will not be posted on the 6MFS calendar.  However, they are available in the list of topics found at


Additional Resources

Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR)
Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461
NWCG Standards for Helicopter Operations, PMS 510
RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book)
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

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