RESCUE AND FIRE FIGHTING
Airport categories for rescue and fire fighting are based on the over-all length of the longest aeroplane normally using the airport and its maximum fuselage width as detail in table 1 :

Table 1 Airport category for rescue and fire fighting
Airport cat. *
Aeroplane over-all length (ft/m)
Maximum fuselage width (ft/m)
Example
ICAO
FAA
1
A
0
up to but not including
30/9
7/2
Very little Fokker
2
30/9
up to but not including
39/12
7/2
Cessna 207
3
39/12
up to but not including
59/18
10/3
Cessna 404
4
59/18
up to but not including
79/24
13/4
Brasilia 120
5
79/24
up to but not including
92/28
13/4
Dash 8-300
6
B
92/28
up to but not including
128/39
16/5
Boeing 737-400
7
C
128/39
up to but not including
161/49
16/5
Boeing 737-800
8
D
161/49
up to but not including
200/61
23/7
Boeing 767-300
9
E
200/61
up to but not including
249/76
23/7
Boeing 747-400
10
249/76
up to but not including
295/90
26/8
747X ?
* The airport category shown in the Tabulation above should be considered as guideline only. To determine the exact rescue and fire airport category refer to ICAO DOC 9137 Chapter 2/(2.1.6) & FAA regulation 139.315, 139.317.

Table 2. shows the minimum usable amount of extinguishing agent related to the airport categories. They will be shown in the airport listings as "Fire" followed by the category number (e.g. Fire 5).

Where fire fighting equipment is available but the category is not defined, the letter U (Uncategorized) will be published (e.g. Fire U).
If different category numbers are published for one airport, the lowest category number will be shown. The higher category number with the relevant note (e.g. Fire 7 PTO, Fire & PPR...etc.) can be found within the airport information block.

Tabel 2 Minimum Usable Amounts of Extinguishing Agents
Airport category
Foam meeting
performance level A
Foam meeting
performance level B
Complementary Agents
ICAO
FAA
Water
Gal/L
Discharge Rate foam solution/minute Gal/L
Water
Gal/L
Discharge Rate foam solution/minute Gal/L
Dry Chemical Powders Lbs/kg
Halons
or
Lbs/kg
CO2
or
Lbs/kg
1
A
90/350
90/350
60/230
60/230
100/45
100/45
200/90
2
220/1000
210/800
180/670
150/550
200/90
200/90
400/180
3
400/1800
340/1300
320/1200
240/900
300/135
300/135
600/270
4
790/3600
690/2600
630/2400
480/1800
300/135
300/135
600/270
5
1780/8100
1190/4500
1430/5400
790/3000
400/180
400/180
800/360
6
B
2600/11800
1590/6000
2090/7900
1060/4000
500/225
500/225
1000/450
7
C
4800/18200
2090/7900
3200/12100
1400/5300
500/225
500/225
1000/450
8
D
7210/27300
2850/10800
4810/18200
1900/7200
1000/450
1000/450
2000/900
9
E
9620/36400
3570/13500
6420/24300
2380/9000
1000/450
1000/450
1000/450
10
12730/48200
4390/16600
8530/32300
2960/11200
1000/450
1000/450
2000/900
* The FAA fire fighting categories requires equipment similar to the ICAO fire fighting equipment shown in the table above

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