Wyoming Boating Safety Course


FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE REQUIRED ABOARD A VESSEL WITH AN ENGINE IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT:

  • Double bottoms not sealed to the hull that are not completely filled with flotation materials
  • Closed compartments where portable fuel tanks may be stored
  • Permanently installed fuel tanks
  • Closed living spaces

MARINE EXTINGUISHER REQUIREMENTS

Though not all motorboats are required to carry a fire extinguisher, it is highly recommended that all motorboats have some form of fire extinguisher aboard. Numerous types and sizes of fire extinguishers meet Coast Guard requirements. With any type of marine fire extinguisher, accessibility is of the utmost importance; ensure the fire extinguisher is mounted where it can be easily and quickly retrieved within arms reach of the operator or passengers in the event of a fire emergency.

BOAT LENGTH

EXTINGUISHER REQUIREMENT

Less than 26 ft.

26 ft. to less than 40 ft.

40 ft. to less than 65 ft.

Greater than 65 ft.

Must meet federal requirements

Inboard engines

When the engine compartment is equipped with a fixed (built-in) extinguishing system, one less B-1 extinguisher is required onboard.