Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Firefighting Day 2


The Helicopter Landing Officer Firefighting (HLO FF) course prepares the student on duties and responsibilities in the event of a helicopter accident while on an offshore oil installation and to prepare the student on maintaining readiness before arrival and during departure of a helicopter. This course is designed to meet the initial training requirements for HLO Firefighting for Offshore Helicopter Landing Officers. Successful completion enables the candidate to work offshore after receiving site-specific training.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO) Firefighting Day 2 training, the student will be able to:
  • Identify
    • Helicopter operational hazards
    • Possible ignition sources
    • Appropriate firefighting equipment
  • Discuss the importance of regular emergency drills
  • Recognize common emergency vessel and platform alarms
  • Donning of appropriate firefighting protection gear, to include SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus)
  • Develop and implement hazard awareness while entering the incident area
    • Demonstrate movement strategies during an incident on a helideck
    • Discuss the importance of having an escape route during rescue operations
    • Discuss your role in the emergency response plan while responding to an incident
  • Conduct search and rescue of missing persons
    • Determine identity of missing persons using a POB (Person On Board) and passenger flight manifest list
    • Discuss the importance of Point Last Seen (PLS) before initiating a hasty search
    • Discuss use of the fire and emergency alarm to allow for a complete muster of crew members on board
    • Discuss general principles of accessing and removing trapped passengers in a helicopter
    • Demonstrate moving injured personnel to a safe location using a stretcher, backboard, and other available litters
    • Demonstrate moving injured personnel to a safe location using emergency carries to include a one person assist, two person assist, clothes drag, extremity drag, and blanket drag
  • Discuss the different firefighting principles, as they pertain to helicopter operations
  • Describe procedures for cleaning up helicopter fuel spills

Additional Information

Course Length: 8 hrs

Course Required By: Employer-specific

Written Exam: Written and hands-on competency will be evaluated at the end of each course. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Every 3 years.

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