Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Comment.
What is NFPA 408?
This standard enhances crew and users safety by specifying 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.
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What does NFPA 408 address?
Provisions cover extinguisher types and capacities; distribution of extinguishers; inspection, maintenance, and hydrostatic testing; flight crew training; self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), personal breathing equipment (PBE); and halocarbons and their use and efficacy.
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