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Rescue and fire fighting – The aerodrome category determining the rescue and fire fighting equipment is based on the...
  • A
    overall length of the longest aeroplane normally using the aerodrome and its maximum fuselage width.
  • B
    length of the longest runway and maximum fuselage mass of the heaviest aeroplane using that aerodrome.
  • C
    overall length of the longest aeroplane using that aerodrome.
  • D
    overall length of the longest aeroplane normally using the aerodrome and its maximum fuselage mass.

Refer to figure.
ICAO Annex 14

Although there is some disparity among the Member States in the designation of the RFFS capacity of a given aerodrome, the basic premise for determining the normally-declared RFFS requirement is the size of the largest aircraft that it is intended to accept. In most cases, the size determination is based on both the length of the aircraft and the maximum fuselage diameter. You can find the example in the figure.

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