2022 NFPA 408 Standard - Current Edition
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    Help improve crew and user safety by referencing criteria for the selection and use of aircraft fire extinguishers with NFPA 408, 2022 edition.

    Personnel responsible for aircraft safety must have access to the latest knowledge on the category, capacity, rating, number, location, installation, and maintenance of onboard fire suppression systems. NFPA 408, Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers, provides the general requirements for the type and size of this critical emergency equipment, along with criteria for flight crew training for using extinguishers to control and put out a fire.

    The standard applies to all types of aircraft and offers provisions addressing the following topics:

    • Aircraft fire extinguisher types and capacities
    • Proper distribution of extinguishers on aircraft
    • Aircraft fire extinguisher inspections, maintenance, and hydrostatic testing
    • 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
    • Additional informational references and explanatory materials

    Help to ensure you and your team have access toreliable information and guidance on hand portable fire extinguishers for use in the areas of an aircraft accessible during flight.

    The revised NFPA 408, Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2022 edition, incorporates updated references to account for the most current industry knowledge. Get your copy today! (Print, 20 pp., 2021)

  • Table of Contents (2022 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 408 Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2022 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

    2017 Edition

     

    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)


    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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