NFPA 408: Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers

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2010 NFPA 408
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NFPA 408: Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers specifies requirements for the type and size of portable fire extinguishers for all types of aircraft. It also provides requirements for training flight-crew members on extinguishers use in the event of a fire onboard an aircraft. Chapters address:

  • Aircraft types and capacities
  • Distribution of extinguishers
  • Inspections, maintenance, and hydrostatic testing
  • Flight crew training
  • Updated to reflect current tactics and equipment, the 2010 edition includes:
  • Requirements for, and definitions of, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • Requirements for, and definitions of, Personal Breathing Equipment (PBE)
  • Rules for, and explanations of, Halocarbons and their use and efficacy

The 2010 NFPA 408 also includes format and editorial changes that improve readability and usability. (Softbound, 14 pp., 2010)

NFPA® 408 Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers 2010 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publication
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 Types and Capacities
4.1 General
4.2 Water
4.3 Halogenated Agents
4.4 Carbon Dioxide
4.5 Dry Chemical
4.6 Dry Powder
4.7 Other Agents
Chapter 5 Distribution of Extinguishers
5.1 Passenger Aircraft
5.2 Cargo Aircraft
5.3 COMBI Aircraft
Chapter 6 Inspection, Maintenance, and Hydrostatic Testing
6.1 Preflight Inspection
6.2 Maintenance
6.3 Hydrostatic Testing
Chapter 7 Flight Crew Training
7.1 General
7.2 Classroom/Fire Scenario Instruction
7.3 Manipulative Skills Training
7.4 COMBI Aircraft
7.5 Recurrent Training and Testing
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Informational References
Index