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Officials and even the president are congratulating first responders this morning for -- for their job well done in San Francisco all but two on board survived this horrific crash.
Joining us now -- insight into what was done on the ground is Kenneth Tony Kent is a certified emergency manager.
And the former Port Authority police commanding officer JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York.
He's also the father of one of our favorite fox as producers and has the -- -- thanks so much for sticking around -- being here with us -- with your expertise when you -- to fourteen that's the flight number 214 heavy.
That means it's coming in lower its crash landed -- what is that -- 214 heavy means it's a large body aircraft.
That tells other pilots in the area that they would be more turbulence behind them.
As we look at this animation here as we know that it clipped that -- smashing the landing gear often sliding in.
What's going through the air traffic controllers minds at this moment at that point they're picking up their can't put emergency notification system wind.
Which by picking up automatically puts them in contact with the equipped rescue firefighting stations in the import.
Surrounding fire department -- law enforcement import operations.
In this case probably the united states Coast Guard because they -- close to the water.
And those people -- immediately notified they give information.
Out that says what kind of their craft.
We -- the equipped is what they believe -- happened.
They also tell them how much fuel was onboard an estimate of how much fuel was on board and they give them an estimate of the number of passengers they actually for themselves on board and it's so there was no indication this plane was in trouble.
That we know -- apparently just it smacked a -- and that was it and yet survivors say.
It firefighters on the scene immediately.
Then they come from -- standing by winning here.
There are fire stations on the an article area at San Francisco -- the intersection between.
The runways there -- four runways in the course at a certain point in the year that.
The FAA requires -- -- -- firefighters be able to get their first piece of firefighting equipment.
On scene and begin dispensing firefighting product in three minutes or less so they're just constantly there hasn't been a crash SFO -- -- over a decade so that means every day.
21 did the are vigilant waiting for summing -- -- and that is right and they also respond to every day on emergencies that don't make the news.
Thousands now as we see this video here -- we know that they were dispersing foam on top of -- that the chemicals that you were talking about we also see.
Looks like some of them the UV slides did not deploy.
So why all the -- fire ball slides not deployed what are -- emergency workers trying to do with half.
They notice this well the first thing they'll do with the -- and see where the slides are and they will deploy.
Firefighting foam to keep to protect of slights from the heat and they'll push the fire away from the heat.
Goal is to save the passengers equipped to rescue and then fire fighting.
Keep those -- clear and that many of the slides were not deployed because there was probably fight in that area and they didn't -- -- passengers into that here in the flight attendants would make that call.
We see a plane -- it looks and so catastrophic as you can see from all the aftermath yet.
We have to remember that the majority of people on board did survive and you say that there are tips that will allow.
You -- have a better chance at survival when you get on a plane.
What should we -- well the first thing is is listen to the flight attendants from the giving that safety briefing.
The next thing is look around and as they say close a section may be behind you but look -- -- -- so you have an -- Count the number of rows of seats between.
-- are you are and this that was really important because you might be dark.
They're ready -- a deduction you need to know how many rows between where you are and the exit you are so if you know you had their story that's helpful than you can count as your.
When you hand along the backs of the seats how many rows and then you know where you're going and if you're getting close also did smoke in the cabin.
You wanna get down low slow -- she can because the year will be cleaner.
The smoke is warmer and it tends to rise.
You -- also Wear cotton not polyester right cotton polyester usually.
Artificial fabrics tend to -- there of clear plastic and they will melt when they get hot.
So the cotton will not it's a natural fiber will protect -- from the heat a little bit more -- worn pants.
And you know so they can protection.
And most importantly no matter how important it is -- you.
Don't think degree of your pocketbook via laptop case -- -- promotional items whose that you let get out as fast as you can't.
All those things can be replaced but you can't.
Is their place it's safer to -- on board on if the safest places I would sit is which certainly I shouldn't -- run.
Because that puts me close to the exit and I know I know -- opened the door.
And he actually -- -- you convinced that airlines are vigilant enough about making certain people in the exit rows can actually open.
The exit -- yes they -- they each question people they look at -- the flight attendants look.
And they talk to them and make sure they can understand English because that's when the direction -- the directions will be given.
They make sure that they were don't have a child with them so they're not going to be distracted or -- with them try not going to be distracted.
And they look at them physically and say you know are you sure you can do this.
-- -- fascinating thank you so much for sticking around and sharing your insights with us this morning when my pleasure thanks them.
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