Handle aircraft incidents and save lives with NFPA 402's state-of-the-art guidance for aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) operations.
NFPA 402: Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations describes operational procedures for both airport and structural fire departments faced with rescue and fire fighting responsibilities for non-military aircraft.
The updated 2013 edition reflects the many changes in the aviation industry including new technology in the manufacturing of aircraft and the materials they are made of, such as composite materials which are lighter and burn differently than traditional materials....larger aircraft being introduced into the market that can transport many more people than existing aircraft...and the need for changes in the types of foams being applied based on new materials that aircraft are being made of.
Among major 2013 changes:
- Updated photos reflect newer and larger aircraft that are now being used
- Updates to information regarding safety concerns with Engineered Material Arresting Systems (EMAS) provides ARFF crews with critical limitations of EMAS
- Updates to the use and application of foam in the presence of a fuel spill and fuel vapors
- Annex G: Hazardous Materials was deleted to address the international audience for this document as the content was not applicable worldwide.
- Use of the term "foaming agents" vs. "protein and fluroprotein" to better reflect what is currently used and also to broaden the types of agents that can be used for fire control and extinguishment. Also, clarification of when and how long foam should be reapplied.
- Added reference to thermal imaging cameras based on technological advancements and enhanced equipment that can assist ARFF personnel.
- New text added to reflect that newer materials have varying burn through times as compared to older materials and the use of GLARE (glass reinforced fiber metal laminate) in fuselage construction in modern aircraft.
Departments providing ARFF services at airports need the 2013 NFPA 402 to support their efforts to preserve public safety in communities and municipalities. (Softbound, 56 pp., 2013)
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