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Handheld fire extinguishers.

Handheld fire extinguisher (HHFE), NSN 6830-00-555-8837, contains a Class I ozone depleting substance (ODS). It's a controlled item of supply, but most rotary wing aircraft systems are still required to requisition and use them with no exceptions. There are no authorized substitutes.

There's one problem, though. Aviation units who want to order replacement fire extinguishers can't unless their Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DODAAC) is on a controlled authorized user list (AUL) maintained by the Army environmental support office (ESO).

Select the link to the HHFE AUL to see if your DODAAC appears on the list. If your DODAAC is not on the list, send an email to jim.vineent1@us.army.mil stating that you support either Black Hawks, Kiowa Warriors, Chinooks, AH-64s, ARHs or Hueys, along with the DODAAC you'll use to order the fire extinguisher. After they validate your information and add you to the AUL, you will be notified by email and given the go ahead to order the fire extinguisher.

NSN 6830-00-555-8837 brings you a complete extinguisher assembly which includes the cylinder, bracket, head, nozzle and horn. Remember, if the fire extinguisher data plate tells you to order a new charged cylinder with NSN 6830-00-708-0031, disregard it. The cylinder is no longer available for issue. You must order the complete assembly.

Be aware that some models of the AH-64D Longbow aircraft do not use this fire extinguisher, so order the appropriate fire extinguisher listed in your IETM. Some AH-64Ds require NSN 4210-01-495-7617, a 21/2 lb C[O.sub.2] fire extinguisher.

Fire Extinguisher Turn-in

Many units ask the question, "What do I do with the old fire extinguisher after I receive the replacement?" If you have serviceable excess or unserviceable handheld halon fire extinguishers, they must be returned to RIC S9G. First, contact your HAZMAT Control Activity for guidance. Then check the DLA web site for instructions on turning in cylinder to S9G. Go to: https://www.denix.osd.mil/denix/public/news/dla/ods/tpreface.html

For proper coordination and turn-in procedures to DLA and to get info on returns at no expense to your unit or installation, contact Robert Carwile, DSN 695-5203, (804) 279-5203, or email: robert.carwile@dla.mil

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