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NFPA 408

2017 Edition, 2017

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Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Description / Abstract:

This standard specifies requirements for the type, capacity, rating, number, location, installation, and maintenance of aircraft hand portable fire extinguishers to be provided for the use of flight crew members or other occupants of an aircraft for the control of incipient fires in the areas of aircraft that are accessible during flight.

This standard also includes requirements for training flight crew members in the use of these extinguishers.

This standard does not cover fire detection and fixed fire-extinguishing systems installed in an aircraft or fire detection and fire-extinguishing systems for the protection of ground maintenance operations.

Specific protection for Class D fires and for fires in hazardous materials is beyond the scope of this standard.

Purpose. This standard is intended for use by those responsible for selecting, purchasing, installing, approving, and maintaining aircraft hand portable fire extinguishers and for those responsible for training personnel in their use.

The specific requirements established in this standard are intended for the particular environment of an aircraft where fire extinguishment must be the first priority.

Hand portable fire extinguishers have the general purpose of serving as first-aid fire-fighting appliances.

The requirements of Chapters 7 and 8 of NFPA 10 are applicable to the aviation environment and are supplemental to the specific requirements of this standard.