3. Repair sonar equipment.
may also be incorporated into existing repair parties on
ships equipped for manned helicopter operations.
4. Extinguish minor electrical fires.
· The aviation fuel repair team will maintain the
Battle Dressing Stations
aviation fuel systems as follows:
Most ships have a minimum of two battle dressing
1. Operate, maintain, and repair all aviation
stations equipped for emergency handling of personnel
battle casualties. However, many smaller ships, such as
minesweepers, have only one such station. Those ships
2. Extinguish fires.
having two or more battle dressing stations should
· The crash and salvage team will maintain the
have the stations well separated from each other. Each
battle dressing station must be accessible to the
flight deck and hangar deck as follows:
stretcher bearers from repair parties within the vicinity.
1. Extinguish aircraft fires, rescue pilots
Medical department personnel as assigned by the
promptly, and conduct aircraft salvage
senior member of that department should man each
battle dressing station. First-aid kits or boxes are
operations on the flight deck.
available at battle stations as well as battle dressing
2. Make repairs of all types to the flight deck
stations. The medical department furnishes the
and associated equipment.
material for these first-aid kits and boxes.
3. Make repairs of all types to the hangar deck
At-Sea Fire Party
and associated equipment.
· The weapons officer is responsible for maintaining
Most surface ships have organized a special
fast-response fire party, known as the at-sea fire party.
protection of exposed ordnance. The air officer is
This party is sometimes called the "Flying Squad." It
responsible for this function during flight quarters on the
may be a standing organization or part of a special
flight and hangar decks. The principal assistance for this
detail organized for special evolutions. These special
function comes from the explosive ordnance disposal team
evolutions include weapons handling, underway
that has responsibilities as follows:
replenishment, helicopter operations, and towing
1. Remove ordnance from aircraft on fire, or at
operations. The at-sea fire party will carry out the
any time required.
· Respond immediately to fire alarms when the
2. Safely jettison ordnance as necessary to
ship's repair parties are not manned.
prevent damage to the ship.
· Extinguish small fires without disrupting other
SPECIAL ORGANIZATION OF REPAIR
PARTIES.-- Special organization, with regard to
stations and responsibilities, is described below for
· Control fires until ongoing sensitive critical
specific types of ships.
evolutions can be secured and general quarters
· Repair 5 may be split on large ships. Each half of
(GQ) stations can be manned and ready.
the party is assigned one half of the engineering plant.
Where appropriate, an at-sea fire party may also
This arrangement allows for maximum use of manpower
perform the duties of a helicopter fire party according
and equipment and for greater dispersal of personnel.
to NAVAIR 00-80R-14.
However, each section of the repair party must be
The at-sea fire party may be incorporated intact
assigned a sufficient number of qualified engineering
into the GQ damage control organization. It may be a
casualty control and damage control personnel.
repair party or unit, or it may be composed of members
The responsibilities of Repair 5 are assigned to the
of various repair parties, as manning permits.
appropriate repair party designated by the type
The at-sea fire party will respond to all fires at sea,
commander on small ships that do not have a Repair 5
except when the ship is already at GQ. If a fire breaks
(see table 2-1).
out and the fire alarm is sounded, immediately
· The aviation fuel repair team and the crash and
followed by the general alarm, the at-sea fire party will
salvage team may be combined in small carriers. They
continue to respond to the fire. When GQ stations have