Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) Personnel Training Standards with the Scope of High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) System Used in Aircraft Fire

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Koçali K.

in: International Research in Social, Humanities and Administrative Sciences, Dursun Köse, Editor, Platanus Publishing, Ankara, pp.208-224, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: Platanus Publishing
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-224
  • Editors: Dursun Köse, Editor
  • Istanbul Gelisim University Affiliated: Yes


High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) System is very effective not only in interior fires, but also in fires in different areas. It has many advantages as well as disadvantages. The important thing is to constantly consider the disadvantageous factors during use and to take precautions against it. Internal fuselage fires pose a great risk to aircraft. This is because the entire fire load is accumulating in this area. High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) System has been specially produced for use in fires in this region. However, despite being such a useful system, it is not widely used, especially in our country. Since airport firefighting vehicles are special production vehicles, their cost is higher than other fire extinguishing vehicles. High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) System also adds additional cost to these vehicles. Often, providers do not provide these featured tools to avoid cost, ignoring the benefits of the High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) System. Along with all the factors, attention should be paid to the regular maintenance of the system. The system, which will not work at the time of the event, will bring us more harm than good, despite all its qualities. As a result, firefighting vehicles with High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) System are particularly effective in interior hull fires. In national and international norms, a separate parenthesis should be opened for these tools and supply should become mandatory. This will create fully equipped fire crews and increase the success rate in combating aircraft interior fires.