The Handbook of Idaho Boating Laws and Responsibilities
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All vessels are required to have a Type B U.S. Coast Guard–approved fire extinguisher(s) on board if one or more of the following conditions exist.
- Length of the vessel is 26 feet or more
- Vessel has closed compartments
- Vessel is powered by an inboard or stern drive engine
- Vessel is carrying passengers for hire
Approved types of fire extinguishers are labeled—“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. Check all extinguishers regularly to make sure they are charged.
Fire Extinguisher Requirements
|Classification||Foam||Carbon Dioxide||Dry Chemical|
|type & size||minimum gallons||minimum pounds||minimum pounds|
|Vessel Length||Without Fixed System||With Fixed System*|
|Less than 26 ft.||one B-I||None|
|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|