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  • NFPA 400 - Hazardous Materials Code

    NFPA 400 - Hazardous Materials Code

    1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 Applicability. This code shall apply to the storage, use, and handling of the following hazardous materials in all occupancies and facilities: (1) Corrosive solids and liquids (2) Flammable solids (3) Organic peroxide formulations (4) Oxidizer–liquids or solids (5) Pyrophoric...

  • NFPA 402 - Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations

    NFPA 402 - Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations

    1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This guide provides information relative to aircraft rescue and fire-fighting operations and procedures for airport and structural fire departments. 1.1.2 Statistics indicate that approximately 80 percent of all major commercial aircraft accidents occur in the critical rescue and...

  • NFPA 403 - Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports

    NFPA 403 - Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports

    1.1 Scope. This standard contains the minimum requirements for aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) services at airports. Requirements for other airport fire protection services are not covered in this document.

  • NFPA 405 - Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters

    NFPA 405 - Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters

    This standard contains the required performance criteria by which an authority having jurisdiction over aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF) maintains proficiency and effective ARFF at airports.

  • NFPA 407 - Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing

    NFPA 407 - Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing

    1.1 Scope. This standard applies to the fuel servicing of all types of aircraft using liquid petroleum fuel. It does not apply to any of the following: (1) In-flight fueling (2) Fuel servicing of flying boats or amphibious aircraft on water (3) Draining or filling of aircraft fuel tanks incidental...

  • 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...

  • NFPA 409 - Standard on Aircraft Hangars

    NFPA 409 - Standard on Aircraft Hangars

    This standard contains the minimum requirements for the proper construction of aircraft hangars and protection of aircraft hangars from fire.

  • NFPA 410 - NFPA 410: Standard on Aircraft Maintenance

    NFPA 410 - NFPA 410: Standard on Aircraft Maintenance

    The scope of this standard is as follows: (1) This standard covers the minimum requirements for fire safety to be followed during aircraft maintenance and does not include the health and safety requirements for personnel involved in aircraft maintenance. (2) The operations covered include the...

  • NFPA 412 - Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment

    NFPA 412 - Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Foam Equipment

    1.1 Scope. This standard establishes test procedures for evaluating the foam fire-fighting equipment installed on rescue and fire-fighting vehicles designed in accordance with the applicable portions of NFPA 414.

  • NFPA 414 - Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles

    NFPA 414 - Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Vehicles

    1.1 Scope. 1.1.1* This standard specifies the minimum design, performance, and acceptance criteria for aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles intended to transport personnel and equipment to the scene of an aircraft emergency for the purpose of rescuing occupants and conducting rescue and...

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