Vehicle fire suppression

Vehicle fire suppression

As of July 11, 2018, it is mandatory to install of fire suppression systems to new vehicle types of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles of category M2 or M3 and specifically vehicles having a capacity exceeding 22 passengers in addition to the driver – “Class III”. Class III vehicles are constructed exclusively for the carriage of seated passengers, more commonly referred to as “coaches”. The requirement applies in the case of vehicles having an internal combustion engine or a combustion heater located to the rear of the driver’s compartment. As of July 11, 2019, this applies to all new Class III vehicles. 

As of September 1st, 2020, it is mandatory to install of fire suppression systems to new vehicle types of single-deck, double-deck, rigid or articulated vehicles of category M2 or M3 and specifically vehicles having a capacity exceeding 22 passengers in addition to the driver – “Class I and Class II”. Class I vehicles are constructed with areas for standing passengers, to allow frequent passenger movement and Class II vehicles are constructed principally for the carriage of seated passengers and designed to allow the carriage of standing passengers in the gangway and/or in an area which does not exceed the space provided for two double seats, more commonly referred as “city buses”. The requirement applies in the case of vehicles having an internal combustion engine or a combustion heater located to the rear of the driver’s compartment. As of September 1st, 2021, this applies to all new Class I and Class II vehicles.

Thank you to Fredrik Rosen, Business Manager, DAFO Vehicle Fire Protection for this update.



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