2015 NFPA 405 Standard - Current Edition

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    The 2015 NFPA 405 helps you prepare ARFF personnel for the full range of airport emergencies.

    ARFF firefighter proficiency is paramount to the safety of the firefighters and to a safe and effective service. That's why airport managers, fire chiefs, and anyone responsible for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) personnel training or staffing needs the latest edition of NFPA 405: Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters.

    This Standard addresses everything airport authorities need to know about ARFF personnel proficiency and readiness. Chapters encompass airport familiarization, ARFF personnel safety, PPE, aircraft cargo hazards, emergency communication systems, ARFF vehicles and equipment, extinguishing agents, live fire fighting, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), and more.

    Changes in the 2015 edition help you make sure your team is knowledgeable and prepared:

    • The skills evaluation timeframe is revised from an 18-month interval to a 12-month interval. This shorter interval will increase the proficiency of firefighters and improve consistency across the Standard.
    • A new section addresses the potential environmental risks posed by certain extinguishing agents.
    • Expanded and clarified text on live spill and live fire training provides a description of requirements particular to the size of the airport.

    For airport fire chiefs and airport managers who need to keep ARFF personnel trained, equipped, and ready for action, NFPA 405 establishes vital criteria that can be used by airports around the world. (Softbound, 15 pp., 2015)


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  • Table of Contents (2015 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 405 Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters, 2015 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope
    1.2 Purpose
    1.3 Application
    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 General Requirements
    4.1 General
    4.2 Evaluation Criteria
    4.3 Record Keeping
    Chapter 5 Airport Familiarization
    5.1 Scope
    5.2 Competency
    5.3 Maps
    5.4 Scenarios
    5.5 Airport Markings
    5.6 Lighting
    5.7 Signage
    5.8 Airport Traffic
    Chapter 6 Aircraft Familiarization
    6.1 Scope
    6.2 Competency
    6.3 Criteria
    Chapter 7 ARFF Personnel Safety and Safety Management
    7.1 Scope
    7.2 Competency
    7.3 Criteria
    Chapter 8 Personal Protective Equipment
    8.1 Scope
    8.2 Competency
    8.3 Protective Clothing and Equipment
    8.4 Breathing Apparatus
    Chapter 9 Aircraft Cargo Hazards
    9.1 Scope
    9.2 Competency
    9.3 Criteria
    9.4 Decontamination
    Chapter 10 Emergency Communications Systems
    10.1 Scope
    10.2 Competency
    10.3 Criteria
    Chapter 11 ARFF Vehicles and Equipment
    11.1 Scope
    11.2 Tools and Equipment
    11.3 Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance
    11.4 Operation of Equipment and Devices
    11.5 ARFF Vehicle Operation
    Chapter 12 Extinguishing Agents
    12.1 Scope
    12.2 Selection and Application
    12.3 Descriptions of Effects
    12.4 Description of Environmental Effects
    Chapter 13 Emergency Aircraft Evacuation Assistance
    13.1 Scope
    13.2 Criteria
    Chapter 14 Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations
    14.1 Scope
    14.2 Criteria
    14.3 Emergency Alerts
    14.4 Vehicle Routes
    14.5 Size-Up Procedures
    14.6 Factors Affecting Fire Attack
    14.7 Response Considerations
    14.8 Tactical Considerations
    14.9 ARFF Vehicle Positioning
    14.10 Agent Application
    14.11 Ventilation Considerations
    14.12 Structural Apparatus
    14.13 Extinguishing Agent Resupply
    14.14 Fire Department Supply and Resupply
    14.15 Other Aircraft Accident Considerations
    Chapter 15 Recurrent Live Fire Training
    15.1 Live Spill Fire Training
    15.2 Live Fire Training
    Chapter 16 Airport Emergency Plan
    16.1 General
    16.2 Fire Department Response
    16.3 Incident Command
    Chapter 17 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    17.1 Scope
    Chapter 18 Administration and Standards
    18.1 Scope
    18.2 Criteria
    Chapter 19 Water Rescue Operations
    19.1 Scope
    19.2 Competency
    19.3 Criteria
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
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