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Aug 2020

What the SAFECOM system IS

The Aviation Safety Communiqué (SAFECOM) AMD-34/FS-5700-14 should be used to report any condition, observation, act, maintenance problem, or circumstance with personnel or the aircraft that has the potential to cause an aviation-related mishap. SAFECOMS are a tool used to identify, document, track, and correct safety related issues.

What the SAFECOM system IS NOT

  • NOT intended for initiating punitive actions,
  • NOT to be used as a complaint system or for personal attacks,
  • NOT used by contracting officers for contract evaluations/award purposes,
  • NOT a substitute for "on-the-spot" corrections to a safety concern, and
  • does NOT replace the requirement for initiating an accident or incident report.

SAFECOMs provide the necessary feedback for development of the following communication tools:

  • Accident Prevention Bulletins.
  • Lessons Learned.
  • Safety Alerts.
  • Technical Bulletins.
  • Airwards
  • Information Sharing Memos.
  • Maintenance Deficiencies (ADs, SBs, etc).
  • Safety Trends.
  • Training Needs.


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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