The Boater's Guide of Arizona: A Handbook of Boating Laws and Responsibilities
The Official Boating Handbook of the Arizona Game and Fish Department - Web Version
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All vessels are required to have a Type B fire extinguisher on board if one or more of the following conditions exist:
- Inboard engine
- Closed compartments where portable fuel tanks may be stored
- Double bottoms not sealed to the hull or which are not filled completely with flotation material
- Closed living spaces
- Closed storage compartments in which flammable or combustible materials may be stored
- Permanently installed fuel tanks (any tank where the removal of the tank is hampered by the installation of tie-down straps or clamps)
Approved types of fire extinguishers are identified by the following marking on the label—“Marine Type USCG–Approved”—followed by the type and size symbols and the approval number.
Extinguishers should be placed in an accessible area—not near the engine or in a compartment, but where they can be reached immediately. Be sure you know how to operate them, and inspect extinguishers regularly to ensure they are in working condition and fully charged.
Fire Extinguisher Requirements
Use this chart to determine the size and quantity required for your vessel.
|Classification||Foam||Carbon Dioxide||Dry Chemical|
|type & size||minimum gallons||minimum pounds||minimum pounds|
|Length of Vessel||Without Fixed System||With Fixed System*|
|Less than 26 ft.||one B-I||one B-I|
|26 ft. to less than 40 ft.||two B-I or one B-II||one B-I|
|40 ft. to less than 65 ft.||three B-I or one B-II and one B-I||two B-I or one B-II|
Fire Extinguisher Charge Indicators
Check the charge level of your fire extinguishers regularly. Replace them immediately if they are not fully charged.