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                            Section 5. Aircraft Rescue and
                            Fire Fighting Communications

6-5-1. Discrete Emergency Frequency                       6-5-2. Radio Call Signs
   a. Direct contact between an emergency aircraft        Preferred radio call sign for the ARFF IC is
flight crew, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting            "(location/facility) Command" when communica-
Incident Commander (ARFF IC), and the Airport             ting with the flight crew and the FAA ATCT.
Traffic Control Tower (ATCT), is possible on an           EXAMPLE-
aeronautical radio frequency (Discrete Emergency          LAX Command.
Frequency [DEF]), designated by Air Traffic               Washington Command.
Control (ATC) from the operational frequencies
assigned to that facility.                                6-5-3. ARFF Emergency Hand Signals
   b. Emergency aircraft at airports without an           In the event that electronic communications cannot
ATCT, (or when the ATCT is closed), may contact the       be maintained between the ARFF IC and the flight
ARFF IC (if ARFF service is provided), on the             crew, standard emergency hand signals as depicted in
Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF)                  FIG 6-5-1 through FIG 6-5-3 should be used. These
published for the airport or the civil emergency          hand signals should be known and understood by all
frequency 121.5 MHz.                                      cockpit and cabin aircrew, and all ARFF firefighters.
                                                   FIG 6-5-1
                                           Recommend Evacuation

                                                   FIG 6-5-2
                                              Recommend Stop

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Communications                                                         6-5-1

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