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Firefighting Standards - NFPA 408

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NFPA 408

Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers
NFPA 408 - Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers

This standard specifies requirements for the type, capacity, rating, number, location, installation, and maintenance of aircraft hand portable fire extinguishers to be provided for the use of flight crew members or other occupants of an aircraft for the control of incipient fires in the areas of aircraft that are accessible during flight. 1.1.1 This standard also includes requirements for training flight crew members in the use of these extinguishers. 1.1.2 This standard does not cover fire detection and fixed fire-extinguishing systems installed in an aircraft or fire detection and fire-extinguishing systems for the protection of ground maintenance operations. 1.1.3 Specific protection for Class D fires and for fires in hazardous materials is beyond the scope of this standard.

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