30 CFR § 77.1108-1
Type and capacity of firefighting equipment.
Firefighting equipment required under this §77.1108
meet the following minimum requirements:
(a) Waterlines. Waterlines shall be capable of delivering 50
gallons of water a minute at a nozzle pressure of 50 pounds per square inch.
Where storage tanks are used as a source of water supply, the tanks shall be
of 1,000-gallon capacity for each 1,000 tons of coal processed (average) per
(b) Fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers shall be:
(1) Of the appropriate type for the particular fire hazard
(2) Adequate in number and size for the particular fire
(3) Replaced immediately with fully charged extinguishers
after any discharge is made from an extinguisher; and
(4) Approved by the Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc., or
the Factory Mutual Research Corp., or other competent testing agency
acceptable to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
(c) Fire hose. Fire hose and couplings shall meet the
requirements of the Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc., or Factory Mutual
Research Corp.'s specifications. Cotton or cotton-polyester jacketed hose
shall be treated in accordance with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest
Service Specification 182 for mildew resistance. The water pressure at the
hose nozzle shall not be excessively high so as to present a hazard to the
[36 FR 9364, May 22, 1971, as amended at 47 FR 28096, June 29, 1982]