Course Description

What do you need to know about aircraft hangars?

Aviation facilities come with their own unique challenges, fire protection requirements, and construction guidelines. This course walks you through each of these and will enable you to:

  • understand and identify the protection, construction, and maintenance requirements for aircraft hangars.
  • practically apply codes, standards, and fire protection/life safety requirements
  • implement a plan of action to ensure facility compliance

The course content is built specifically for fire inspectors, code officials, life safety consultants, facility managers, and airport operators.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the fire protection requirements for aircraft hangars
  2. Properly apply fire protection/life safety codes to an aviation facility
  3. Create a plan to maintain compliance

Target Audience:

fire inspectors, life safety consultants, facility managers, airport managers

This course has been approved for 4 hours of CEU's for Fire Inspectors (State of Florida) RN11442.

Fire Strategist

Aaron Johnson

Aaron has more than a decade of fire protection/life safety/code compliance experience. He holds multiple fire service and FEMA certifications. His expertise spans multiple occupancy types and use functions. Aaron is the author of more than 400 books, articles, reports, white papers, and blog posts on fire protection and life safety topics. He regularly speaks at industry conferences, and is a member of the International Code Council (ICC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the ARFF Working Group, and the Florida Fire Chiefs Association.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • Introduction

    • About You

    • What You Will Learn

  • 2

    NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars

    • How to Access NFPA 409

    • How to Access (pt. 2)

    • NFPA 409, Standard on Aircraft Hangars

    • Hangar Classifications

    • Guide to Hangar Classifications

    • NFPA 409 Quick Reference Guide

    • Your Hangar Types

  • 3

    Building Aircraft Hangars

    • Construction Types

    • NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction

    • Construction Requirements

    • NFPA 70, Article 513

    • What is a draft curtain?

    • Fire Extinguisher Requirements

    • Fire Protection Systems Required

    • Challenges of Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection

    • Chemguard System Design Criteria

    • Understanding Your Pre-Action System

    • Pre-Action System Acceptance Test Guide

    • How to Commission New Hangars

    • Getting to C.O. - Certificate of Occupancy

    • Plan Review Checklist

  • 4

    Maintaining Fire Protection and Life Safety Features

    • Maintaining Systems for Compliance

    • Index of Aircraft Facility Fire Codes

    • High-Cost of a Hangar System Discharge

    • Experiencing a System Discharge

    • Construction Site Safety

    • Fire Protection Systems ITM

    • Inspecting Fire Extinguishers

    • Building Safety

    • Fire Door Compliance

    • NFPA 409 - Resource Guide

    • Fire Safe Hangar Space Final Exam

    • In Conclusion

  • 5

    Course Evaluation and Survey

    • Course Evaluation