NFPA 418, Standard for Heliports, is essential for code officials and facility managers in settings such hospitals where additions or modifications could dramatically impact the safety of patients and health care or aircraft personnel. The fire service relies on NFPA 418 for pre-incident planning, with provisions concerning firefighting access points, egress routes, and fixed fire protection systems, as well as aircraft refueling equipment.
This standard establishes minimum fire safety requirements for operation at heliports for the protection of people and property. Engineers, designers, contractors, and installers need these vital requirements to ensure a minimum level of safety in all types of heliports or helipads, including those in hospitals, airports, offshore platforms, and tourist attractions.
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