2013 NFPA 402 Guide - Current Edition

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  • Description

    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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  • Table of Contents (2013 Edition)

    NFPA® 402 Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations, 2013 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose
    1.3 General
    1.4 Units and Formulas
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General
    2.2 NFPA Publications
    2.3 Other Publications
    2.4 References for Extracts in Advisory Sections
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
    3.3 General Definitions
    Chapter 4 Pre-Incident Planning for Aircraft Emergencies
    4.1 General
    4.2 Emergency Response Preplanning
    4.3 Airport Fire Fighter Basic Knowledge
    4.4 Communications
    4.5 Mutual Aid Considerations
    Chapter 5 Flight Deck Crew and ARFF Personnel Responsibilities
    5.1 Areas of Responsibility
    5.2 Communications
    Chapter 6 Emergency Response
    6.1 General
    6.2 Low-Visibility Operations
    6.3 Considerations for Airports Adjacent to Water
    Chapter 7 Factors Common to Airport Emergencies
    7.1 General
    7.2 Types of Alerts
    7.3 Vehicle Response to Aircraft Accidents
    7.4 Positioning of ARFF Vehicles
    7.5 Hazards to ARFF Personnel
    Chapter 8 Aircraft Construction and Materials
    8.1 Aircraft Construction
    8.2 Aircraft Materials
    8.3 Aircraft Fuel Tanks
    8.4 Aircraft Exits and Doors
    Chapter 9 Evacuation and Rescue
    9.1 Aircraft Evacuation
    9.2 Evacuation Slides
    9.3 Evacuation Assistance by ARFF Personnel
    9.4 Aircraft Forcible Entry
    9.5 Extrication and Rescue
    Chapter 10 Fire Control and Extinguishment
    10.1 General
    10.2 Extinguishing Agents for Aircraft Fires
    10.3 Water and Agent Resupply and Conservation
    10.4 Rescue Operations
    10.5 Size-Up (Risk Assessment)
    10.6 Aircraft Accident - Fire Involvement
    10.7 Extinguishment Techniques
    10.8 Turret Operations
    10.9 AFFF and FFFP for Turret Application
    10.10 Foam Turret Application
    10.11 Handline Foam Application
    10.12 Aircraft Accident - No Fire Involvement
    10.13 Exposure Protection
    Chapter 11 Interior Aircraft Fires
    11.1 General
    11.2 Aircraft Interior Fires Occurring in Flight
    11.3 Interior Fires in Unoccupied Aircraft
    11.4 Penetrating Nozzles
    11.5 Interior Aircraft Fire Overhaul
    Chapter 12 Miscellaneous Aircraft Incidents
    12.1 General
    12.2 Engine Fires
    12.3 Aircraft Fuel Servicing Incidents
    12.4 Hot Brakes
    12.5 Wheel Fires
    12.6 Combustible Metal Fires
    12.7 Broken Flammable Liquid Lines
    12.8 Heater Fires
    12.9 Bomb Threats/Security
    12.10 Incidents Where Aircraft Fire Warnings Occur
    12.11 Emergency Landings
    12.12 Aircraft Accidents in the Water
    Chapter 13 Post-Aircraft Accident Procedures
    13.1 General
    13.2 Preservation of Evidence
    13.3 Fatalities
    13.4 Preservation of Mail, Baggage, and Cargo
    13.5 Flight Data and Cockpit Voice Recorders.
    13.6 Defueling Accident Aircraft
    13.7 Post-Accident Fuel Leaks
    13.8 Aircraft Systems Hazards
    Chapter 14 Structural Fire Department Operations at ARFF Incidents
    14.1 General
    14.2 Pre-Incident Planning and Training
    14.3 Aircraft Accident Operations
    14.4 Basic Fire Control
    14.5 Accidents Without Fire
    14.6 Accidents with Fire
    14.7 Fire Fighting with Water
    14.8 Fire-Fighting Foam
    14.9 Vehicles
    14.10 Post-Accident Procedures
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Air Transport of Dangerous Goods (Hazardous Materials and Restricted Articles) and Nuclear Weapons
    Annex C Specialized Vehicles and Equipment
    Annex D Driver's Enhanced Vision System (DEVS): A Technical Approach for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services
    Annex E Civil Aircraft Accident Investigation
    Annex F Sample Format for Agreement for Mutual Aid in Fire Protection and Hazardous Materials Incident Response (U.S.)
    Annex G Informational References
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