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NEWS | May 23, 2023

HH/UH-60M, AH-64E, CH-47F: Aircraft Hand-held Fire Extinguishers

BLUF: Ensure Black Hawk, Apache and Chinook helicopters have portable fire extinguishers onboard.

This article initially appeared in PS 735 (Feb 14), p. 22.
Got questions about how many portable, hand-held fire extinguishers (HHFE) should be onboard your helicopter? Let’s put that question to rest.

A Black Hawk requires two (2) HHFEs, NSN 6830-00-555-8837

A Chinook requires three (3) HHFEs, NSN 6830-00-555-8837

An Apache requires one (1) HHFE, NSN 4210-01-495-7617
Always check for fire extinguisher information in your specific aircraft -10 TMs. There you’ll find information on where fire extinguishers should be mounted.
AR 95-1, Flight Regulations (Mar 18), doesn’t tell you where to install fire extinguishers…only that fire extinguishers are required on aircraft.
The bulk of information you need to know about fire extinguishers is in Chapter 2, Hangar and Shop Operations and Chapter 3, Flight Line Operations of TM 1-1500-204-23-1, General Aircraft Maintenance (Jul 92, w/Ch 11, Dec 18).
Editor’s Note: Edits have been made to the original version of this article for clarity and accuracy.
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