NFPA-408(10): Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers

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NFPA-408(10): Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable 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 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)