Small airplane crash response
I'm a member of the Civil Air Patrol which is very often the first folks on-scene at small aircraft crash sites. In almost all cases it is very obvious that there are no survivors and we basically guard the site until the local authorities show up.
However, we do find survivors every once in a while and may have to gain access to one of these small planes (usually single or double engine prop planes) before the local fire department can get there. For example, if someone was stuck in the plane and the fuel tank was leaking with a high risk of fire. In these cases, are you aware of any particularly good training resources regarding extrication from small aircraft?
One addition recommendation:
NMFire is correct on his feedback. I would offer one modification to his shut down...The general action steps are "Throttles, Bottles, and then Battery"
Here you go:
If you can safely gain entry to the aircraft:[*] Shut off the fuel if you can locate the fuel shut off device (fuel devices can be a simple lever you rotate, others can be a electrical switch, and others can be a push in lever - depending on the general aviation aircraft). Note: If you turn off the mastery battery switch first and then the fuel (you "could" leave the fuel valve in the "open" position instead of "closing" it...i.e. by turning off the fuel then master battery you may stop the fuel from flowing... [*] Pull the red lever next to the throttle all the way back (if there is one)[*] Turn the ignition key to off[*] Shut off the battery master switch on the instrument panel[*] Unless you can relay your exact location to S&R, look for a switch on the left side labeled "ELT" and switch it to ON.[*] Do not touch the landing gear or flaps levers. This could critically destabilize the plane!
If Turbo prop --> turn off the magneto (normally located on the dash - prevents engine from restarting)...
You can Google USAF T.O. OO 105E-9 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting --> HQ AFCESA Fire and Emergency Services PUBLIC WEB PAGE:
Safety Supplements: http://www.afcesa.af.mil/CEX/cexf/_firemgt.asp
Look for the similar type aircraft and this may be helpful in your training.