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Fueling/fuel spills. All existing fire precautions must be adhered to during the fueling/defueling process. Smoking is not permitted in the aircraft or within 50 feet of the aircraft during fueling/defueling procedures. Crews consist of a minimum of four people. One person stands by with the firefighting equipment, another stays with the truck, the third handles the fuel hose on the ground, and the fourth handles the fueling hose at the aircraft and fills the tanks. In case of an accidental spillage of aircraft fuels or other combustible liquids they must be removed immediately by washing with water, covering with a foam blanket, or neutralized by other means to prevent igniting.
Loading weapons. The greatest hazard with ammunition is not so much from instability or deterioration of the explosives, but the enormous destruction of a detonation of one round followed by instantaneous detonation of all nearby rounds. Weapons must be handled with extreme care and never subjected to rough treatment in any handling operation. Matches or other flame or spark-producing articles should not be carried near places where ammunition is stored or handled.
Radio communications. The flight deck radio circuit built into the cranial safety helmets with ear cup ear protectors (called Mickey Mouse ears) comes in two configurations, receiver (receive only) and transceiver (transmit and receive). The circuit is controlled by flight deck control (Air Boss) and is used to pass immediate deck operation commands. Key deck personnel (LSO, Cat Officer, and Arresting Gear Officer) are equipped with transceivers to enable them to notify the Air Boss of major flight deck hazards.