Emergency Response & Family Assistance - SM4 Safety Articles & Resources
SMS and ERP: Moving Toward Full Integration
Regulatory approaches to aviation safety are after-the-fact reactions to major incidents and accidents or historical data studies. Where working safety professionals value proactivity and prevention, governmental agencies often take an…
To Declare or Not To Declare
Due to a greater prevalence of “critical events” compared to higher-status “emergency response plan-activating events,” we propose that critical events pose a powerful opportunity for practicing and refining emergency response procedures. We also feel organizations should “over-respond” to critical events out of an abundance of caution.
Developing Escalation Thresholds for Emergencies
Your view on what constitutes an emergency is significantly shaped by your education, training, life and career experience and by the scope of your responsibilities and job functions.
High-Consequence Decision-Making: The Data is Telling an Important Story
As an industry, we are very good at examining aviation accidents after they result in injury or tragedy. Regrettably, we fail to take advantage of the proactive learning opportunities—those found…
Aviation Travel Risk Management
Recent high-profile events have raised a lot of questions regarding travel safety. The downing of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 and the outbreak of the novel coronavirus have raised concerns for those who travel and operate in those regions. In today’s volatile environment, an integrated travel risk management solution is both a business imperative and a best practice.
Confidence as the Foundation for Effective Emergency Response
Flight departments regularly reach out to Fireside Partners for help with facilitating an emergency response exercise. “I want you to really hit us hard on this one,” they often say….
sUAS Crisis Management: Ensuring Successful Communications During Crisis Response Operations
In 2017, the United States endured many natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other forms of destruction. Throughout these national crises and incidents, the small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) industry launched…
After all the Industry Hyperbole, Conferences, and Congressional Hearings—Is Business Aviation Any Closer to Reliability In Aircraft Tracking?
GPS in every cockpit. Drones delivering pizza. Autonomous gliders trained to find thermals on their own. With the current state of aviation technology, surely a chief pilot sitting in the…
The Question Game
There is a gap in our market…we see it and you see it. It’s 3 a.m. A company aircraft carrying the CEO just diverted to an airport 45 miles away…