This instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 32-20, Fire Emergency Services, Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), other Air Force Instructions (AFI), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards as they are adopted and/or implemented by AF Technical Implementation Guides (TIG). It applies to personnel who develop and implement Fire Emergency Services (FES) programs at Air Force installations worldwide including Air Force led Joint Bases, expeditionary locations, facilities, and contractor-operated facilities.
For government-owned/contractor-operated and contractor-owned/contractor-operated facilities, contracts will be revised to comply with this instruction when such contracts are extended, revised or rewritten and when new delivery orders are applied to existing contracts. This instruction applies to military Air Force Reserve (AFR) and Air National Guard (ANG) firefighters as described in paragraph 3.8. Refer to AFI 10-210, Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force (BEEF) Program, and Air Force Reserve Command Instruction (AFRCI) supplements for additional operational guidance. This Instruction applies to fulltime FES organizations providing base operating support at Air Reserve Component (ARC) owned locations. This instruction does not apply to AFRC Prime BEEF or ANG firefighters in training status.