2017 NFPA 408 Standard - Current Edition
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    Featuring new support for water solution-type hand fire extinguishers in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) TSO-C19, "Portable Water Solution-type Hand Fire Extinguishers," NFPA 408: Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers specifies requirements for the type and size of portable fire extinguishers for all types of aircraft. It also provides requirements for training flight crew members on extinguisher use in the event of a fire onboard an aircraft.

    Chapters in the Standard address:

    • Types and capacities of aircraft fire extinguishers
    • Distribution of extinguishers on aircraft
    • Inspections, maintenance, and hydrostatic testing of aircraft fire extinguishers
    • Flight crew training on the basics of fire extinguishment, including wearing of Personal Breathing Equipment (PBE) and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
    • Rules for, and explanations of, halocarbons and their use and efficacy

    The 2017 edition of NFPA 408 also incorporates updated references and definitions. (Print, 20 pp., 2017)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 408 Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2017 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publication.
    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 Types and Capacities
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Water.
    4.3 Halogenated Agents.
    4.4 Carbon Dioxide.
    4.5 Dry Chemical.
    4.6 Dry Powder.
    4.7 Other Agents.
    Chapter 5 Distribution of Extinguishers
    5.1 Passenger Aircraft.
    5.2 Cargo Aircraft.
    5.3 COMBI Aircraft.
    Chapter 6 Inspection, Maintenance, and Hydrostatic Testing
    6.1 Preflight Inspection.
    6.2 Maintenance.
    6.3 Hydrostatic Testing.
    Chapter 7 Flight Crew Training
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Classroom/Fire Scenario Instruction.
    7.3 Manipulative Skills Training.
    7.4 COMBI Aircraft.
    7.5 Recurrent Training and Testing.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2010 Edition

     

    NFPA 408: Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers specifies requirements for the type and size of portable fire extinguishers for all types of aircraft. It also provides requirements for training flight-crew members on extinguishers use in the event of a fire onboard an aircraft. Chapters address:

    • Aircraft types and capacities
    • Distribution of extinguishers
    • Inspections, maintenance, and hydrostatic testing
    • Flight crew training
    • Updated to reflect current tactics and equipment, the 2010 edition includes:
    • Requirements for, and definitions of, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
    • Requirements for, and definitions of, Personal Breathing Equipment (PBE)
    • Rules for, and explanations of, Halocarbons and their use and efficacy

    The 2010 NFPA 408 also includes format and editorial changes that improve readability and usability. (Softbound, 14 pp., 2010)

     

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