Number and Type of Required Fire Extinguishers
Use this chart to determine the type and quantity of fire extinguishers required for your vessel.
|Length of Vessel||Without Fixed System||With Fixed System*|
|Less than 26 feet||one 5-B||none|
|26 feet to less
than 40 feet
|two 5-B (or one 20-B)||one 5-B|
|40 feet to less
than 65 feet
|three 5-B (or one 20-B and one 5-B)||two 5-B (or one 20-B)|
|*refers to a permanently installed fire extinguisher system|
Note: One 20-B portable fire extinguisher may be substituted for two 5-B portable fire extinguishers. For vessels with a model year between 1953 and 2017, one 20-B/B-II portable fire extinguisher may be substituted for two 5-B/B-I portable fire extinguishers.