NFPA 418: Standard for Heliports

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Improve fire protection at heliports and safeguard lives and property with the 2011 NFPA 418.

The 2011 NFPA 418: Standard for Heliports standard establishes minimum fire safety requirements for operation at heliports for the protection of persons, aircraft, and other property.

Topics covered include:

  • General requirements for land-based facilities
  • Rooftop landing facilities
  • Rooftop hangars
  • Foam systems and water supply
  • Offshore heliports
  • Portable fire extinguishers

Work smarter and maximize safety with these changes in the 2011 edition:

  • Updated references
  • Revised requirements for the location of fuel equipment, means of egress, and suppression system design and testing
  • New requirement for emergency response planning

This document also includes annexes on heliport emergency planning and training for safety personnel and establishing extinguishing agent quantities and discharge rates. (Softbound, 15 pp., 2011)

NFPA® 418 Standard for Heliports 2011 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 New Technology.
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections. (Reserved)
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements - Land-Based Facilities
4.1 General
4.2 Plans.
4.3 Tank and Equipment Locations.
4.4 Fire-Fighting Access
4.5 Fuel Spill Control
4.6 No Smoking
4.7 Fueling System
4.8 Means of Egress
Chapter 5 Rooftop Landing Facilities
5.1 General
5.2 Structural Support
5.3 Landing Pad Pitch
5.4 Landing Pad Construction Materials
5.5 Means of Egress
5.6 Fire-Fighting Access. (Reserved)
5.7 Fire Protection
5.8 Activation of Systems.
5.9 Fire Alarm
5.10 Testing.
Chapter 6 Rooftop Hangars
6.1 Construction
6.2 Rooftop Hangar Floor Drainage
6.3 Suspended or Elevated Heaters
6.4 Lighting and Electrical Systems
6.5 Lightning Protection
6.6 Protection of Helicopter Rooftop Hangars
6.7 Portable Fire Extinguishers for Rooftop Hangars
Chapter 7 Water Supply
7.1 Calculation of Water Supply for Foam Systems
Chapter 8 Offshore Heliports
8.1 Plans
8.2 Fire-Fighting Access
8.3 Landing Pad Pitch
Chapter 9 Portable Fire Extinguishers
9.1 General
9.2 Minimum Requirement
9.3 Extinguishers Subject to Damage, Theft, or Tampering
Chapter 10 Emergency Operations
10.1 Emergency Response Plan
10.2 Training.
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Heliport Emergency Planning and Training for Safety Personnel
Annex C Establishing Extinguishing Agent Quantities and Discharge Rates
Annex D Informational References
Index