402: Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Operations


Help to save lives and mitigate the impacts of aircraft incidents utilizing NFPA 402 instruction in aircraft rescue and fire-fighting (ARFF) operations.

The new NFPA 402, Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations arms airport and structural fire departments with rescue and fire-fighting responsibilities for non-military aircraft with the latest broad-based operational procedures. Revisions to the 2019 edition were made to take into account technological advancements in aircraft manufacturing technologies, as well as to address rising concerns in the aviation industry.

New NFPA 402 content covers topics such as the increased presence of lithium-ion batteries found in aircraft and brought aboard by passengers, and the use of aircraft interior access vehicles for regular duties and rescue operations.

Other significant changes and additions include:

  • Recognition of the importance of conducting risk assessments prior to initiating rescue operations
  • Discussion of items for the AHJ to consider when conducting pre-operation risk assessments
  • Revised definitions to align with prevailing aircraft rescue and fire-fighting industry practices
  • Language addressing situations in which passenger evacuation has commenced prior to the arrival of first responders
  • Updates and replacement of out of date or no longer relevant photos

NFPA 402 reflects the state-of-the-art in aircraft rescue and ARFF.

This essential guidebook delivers critical information to help rescue personnel and firefighters save lives and reduce loss in aircraft emergencies. Place your order for NFPA 402, Guide for Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Operations today.

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