Utah Administrative Code

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R651. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.

Rule R651-217. Fire Extinguishers.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R651-217-1. Fire Extinguishers On Motorboats.

All motorboats, unless exempt, must have on board a readily accessible and approved fire extinguisher as specified in Section R651-217-2.

R651-217-2. Fire Extinguishers Required.


     LENGTH OF                            NUMBER/SIZE

     Less than 26 feet in length*              1/B-I
     26 feet to less than 40 feet in length    2/B-I or 1/B-II
     40 feet to 65 feet in length              3/B-I or 1/B-I
                                               and 1/B-II

     *  If an outboard motorboat of open construction
and not carrying passengers for hire, a fire extinguisher
is not required (see Section R651-217-5).
     **  If no engine compartment, fixed system not required
and B-11 shall be placed near stern. If no galley, B-11
shall be placed midships.

R651-217-3. Fire Extinguisher Types.


     LISTING   TYPES:     CARBON    DRY        HALON
               FOAM       DIOXIDE   CHEMICAL

     B-I       1.25 gal    4 lbs     2 lbs      2.5 lbs
     B-II      2.5 gal    15 lbs    10 lbs     10 lbs

R651-217-4. Engine Compartment Fire Extinguishers.

When the engine compartment is equipped with a fixed extinguishing system, one less B-I extinguisher is required.

R651-217-5. Open Construction Exemptions.

An outboard motorboat is not considered "of open construction" if any one of the following conditions exist: closed compartment under thwarts (motor well) and seats where portable fuel tanks may be stored; double bottoms not sealed to the hull or which are not completely filled with flotation material; closed living spaces; closed stowage compartments in which combustible or flammable materials are stored; or permanently installed fuel tanks.

R651-217-6. Certifying, Recharging, or Servicing a Fire Extinguisher.

Each fire extinguisher, except a disposable fire extinguisher, must show evidence of being certified, recharged, or serviced once every five years, or a current standard as described in the National Fire Protection Agency - Publication 10, by a qualified fire fighting equipment repair service.

R651-217-7. Disposable Fire Extinguishers.

(1) If a fire extinguisher is unable to be certified, recharged or serviced by a qualified fire fighting equipment repair service, it is considered disposable.

(2) The serviceability of a disposable fire extinguisher expires upon being discharged, loss of pressure or charge, or 12 years from the date of manufacture printed on the label or imprinted on the bottom of the fire extinguisher.


boating, parks

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

May 9, 2011

Notice of Continuation

January 7, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R651, please contact the promulgating agency (Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.