How to deal with an emergency from the ATC perspective? in United States Posted July 8, 2008 · Edited July 8, 2008 by Guest I would also ask for souls and fuel on board, when they have a spare moment.In other cases is wise to ask for fuel, but on this case is obvious the a/c has enough fuel on board since he is departing. Probably the pilot need to use the jettison system or fly for at least one hour or maybe more to waste the extra fuel and get back safely to the ground; this is in those cases were weight is over landing-weight. When declaring an emergency, fuel should be given in time remaining. When FOB information is relayed to ARFF, sit should be given in pounds or gallons, not time remaining. *edited for accuracy, thanks for pointing that out... hadn't yet taken my head out of the sand this morning.