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NFPA 302: Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft
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What is NFPA 302?
NFPA 302: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall establish minimum requirements for the prevention of fire and explosion, for mitigation of carbon monoxide hazards, and for life safety in case of fire, on boats specified in Section 1.3. 1.1.2 This standard shall establish minimum requirements for the following: (1) Elimination of ignition sources (2) Ventilation of accommodation spaces, fuel tank compartments (if separate from machinery spaces), and machinery spaces (3) Use of combustible materials (4) Fire-extinguishing equipment and fire exits (5) Control of fire-extinguishing agents in machinery spaces (6) Mitigation of carbon monoxide hazards from all sources.

This standard provides fire and life safety requirements for boats (less than 300 gross tons) that are used for pleasure and commercial purposes.

Official document scope
What does NFPA 302 address?

Provisions apply to (1) elimination of ignition sources, (2) ventilation of accommodation spaces, fuel tank compartments, and machinery spaces, (3) use of combustible materials, (4) fire-extinguishing equipment and fire exits, (5) control of fire-extinguishing agents in machinery spaces, and (6) mitigation of carbon monoxide hazards. Specific criteria cover hull, engines and engine exhaust systems, cooking and heating appliances, electrical systems, lightning and fire protection, and carbon monoxide detection.

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