Monday, July 7, 2014

Aircraft Facility Fire Codes Index

Aviation facilities can fall into a variety of categories including, terminal buildings, hangars, storage, and/or manufacturing.  Navigating the varied fire code requirements can be a monumental task.  Included here is an exhaustive index of aircraft facility related fire codes and standards.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

  • NFPA 407, Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing
  • NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars
  • NFPA 410, Standard on Aircraft Maintenance
  • NFPA 415, Standard on Airport Terminal Buildings, Fueling Ramp Drainage, and Loading Walkways
  • NFPA 418, Standard for Heliports
  • NFPA 423, Standard for Construction and Protection of Aircraft Engine Test Facilities
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code
    • NFPA 101:7, Means of Egress
    • NFPA 101:11.3.4, Air Traffic Control Towers
    • NFPA 101:40.6, Special Provisions for Aircraft Servicing Hangars
    • NFPA 101:42.6, Special Provisions for Aircraft Storage Hangars
The following codes and standards relate directly to emergency response for aircraft and aviation facilities:
  • NFPA 402, Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Operations
  • NFPA 403, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Services at Airports
  • NFPA 405, Standard for the Recurring Proficiency of Airport Firefighters
  • NFPA 408, Standard for Aircraft Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • NFPA 412, Standard for Evaluating Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Foam Equipment
  • NFPA 414, Standard for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicles
  • NFPA 422, Guide for Aircraft Accident/Incident Response Assessment
  • NFPA 424, Guide for Airport/Community Response Planning
  • International Building Code (IBC), 
  • International Fire Code (IFC)
Bookmark this post for use as a quick reference guide to all aviation related codes and standards.  If you ever have any questions or concerns related to fire and life safety code concerns of these facilities, feel free to contact me anytime

Early aircraft firefighting vehicle, on display at McCarran International Airport