2018 NFPA 403 Standard - Current Edition

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  • Description

    Aircraft fire fighting is a technically complex task, and NFPA 403 helps you protect life and property and comply with national standards.

    When fire strikes an airliner, the situation can be extraordinarily dangerous and complex. With so many flight systems, propellants, and moving parts involved, adhering to a set of established rules and regulations is imperative. Updated for 2018, NFPA 403: Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports covers essential requirements for the proper management of accidents and incidents involving any fire on airport property.

    NFPA 403 includes detailed standards for many important aspects of the process, including aircraft fire emergencies and fire-fighting services and equipment. Further regulations in the Standard govern:

    • Response times for aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) apparatus
    • Minimum ARFF personnel staffing levels
    • Minimum number of ARFF vehicles based on airport category
    • Minimum amounts of extinguishing agents and discharge and response capabilities

    Changes in the 2018 edition include:

    • Added definitions pertaining to special events, specifically air shows occurring at airports
    • Revised requirements pertaining to foam, with the intent of limiting variation due to confusion or complication in testing
    • Clarification of terms, including arriving and responding
    • New text to help ensure that staffing levels can be modified based on the AHJ completing a task and resource analysis based on the airport's individual needs and demands
    • New response times relating to passenger boarding areas of the airport, such as jet bridges

    Aircraft fire safety is the top priority at any working airport, and NFPA 403 contains all the information necessary for compliance. (Softbound, Approx. 30 pp., 2018)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2018 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 403 Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports, 2018 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Equivalency.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    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 Organization of Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Services
    4.1 Administrative Responsibilities.
    4.2 Emergency Preparedness.
    4.3 Categorizing Airports for ARFF Services.
    Chapter 5 Extinguishing Agents
    5.1 Primary Agents.
    5.2 Complementary Agents.
    5.3 Quantity of Agents.
    5.4 Compatibility of Agents.
    5.5 Combustible Metal Agents.
    5.6 Agent Discharge Capabilities.
    Chapter 6 Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting (ARFF) Vehicles
    6.1 Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles.
    6.2 Tools and Equipment.
    Chapter 7 Airport Emergency Communications
    7.1 Communications and Alarms.
    Chapter 8 ARFF Personnel, Protective Clothing, and Equipment
    8.1 Personnel.
    8.2 Protective Clothing.
    Chapter 9 Airport Fire Station Location and Response Capability
    9.1 Siting and Response.
    Chapter 10 Special Events
    10.1 Airport-Based Air Shows.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Basis of Agent Quantities
    Annex C Operational Communications System
    Annex D Task and Resource Analysis Model
    Annex E Training Program
    Annex F Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2014 Edition

    When fire strikes an airliner, the situation can be extraordinarily sensitive. With so many flight systems, propellants, and moving parts involved, adhering to a set of established rules and regulations is imperative. NFPA 403: Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports covers essential requirements for the proper management of accidents and incidents involving any fire on airport property.

    Aircraft fire-fighting is a technically complex task, and NFPA 403 includes detailed standards for many important aspects of the process, including aircraft fire emergencies and fire-fighting services and equipment. Further regulations in the standard govern:

    • Response times for aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) apparatus
    • Minimum ARFF personnel staffing levels
    • Minimum number of ARFF vehicles based on airport category
    • Minimum amounts of extinguishing agents and discharge and response capabilities

    Of these points, the response times represent the most substantial change in this edition, as they have been edited to bring the document in closer line with the FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

    Aircraft fire safety is the top priority at any working airport, and NFPA 403 contains all the information necessary to comply with national standards. Be sure to order your own copy today. (Softbound, 30 pp., 2014)

     

    Interested in other editions of NFPA 403? Use the drop down menu above to select the edition year you need.

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