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Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division

Commandant (CG-ENG-4); formerly CG-5214, CG-3PSE-4 and G-MSE-4

The Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division (Commandant (CG-ENG-4)) is part of the Office of Design and Engineering Standards at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  This division is responsible for developing and maintaining national and international lifesaving and fire safety standards for commercial ships and recreational boats.

To accomplish this mission, the Lifesaving and Fire Safety Division provides policy oversight and technical expertise, and administers the Coast Guard approval program in the areas of passenger evacuation, survival and rescue equipment, structural fire protection, and fire detection and extinguishing systems.

Please address any type approval requests or inquiries to TypeApproval@uscg.mil.

We hope you find this site useful and welcome your comments and suggestions.

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Lifesaving Equipment Fire Safety Equipment Additional Information
EPIRBs
(Emergency Beacons)
BREATHING APPARATUS COAST GUARD APPROVED EQUIPMENT
LADDERS & HOISTS CLEAN AGENT SYSTEMS USCG EQUIPMENT APPROVAL PROCESS
LAUNCHING APPLIANCES FIRE DETECTION SYSTEMS INDEPENDENT LABORATORY ACCEPTANCE
LIFEBOATS FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEMS LIST OF INDEPENDENT LABORATORIES
LIFERAFTS STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION US / EC MUTUAL RECOGNITION AGREEMENT (MRA)
LINE THROWING APPLIANCES WATER MIST SYSTEMS  
MARINE EVACUATION SYSTEMS INSPECTION GUIDANCE FOR CLEAN AGENT SYSTEM CYLINDERS LIFE JACKET (PFD) SELECTION
PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICES (PFD) & LIGHTS PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER MAINTENANCE FAQ
NORTH AMERICAN PFD STANDARD
THROWABLE PFDS SUBCHAPTER T VESSEL FIRE SAFETY INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANIZATION (IMO)
RETRO-REFLECTIVE MATERIAL  TOWING VESSEL FIRE SAFETY IMO, LIST OF MSC RESOLUTIONS
RESCUE BOATS TOWING VESSEL SAFETY ENFORCEMENT  
SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT
FEDERAL REGISTER
THERMAL PROTECTION Special Notices NAVIGATION & INSPECTION CIRCULARS (NVICs)
VISUAL DISTRESS SIGNALS (FLARES & SMOKE) SAFETY ALERTS & RECALL NOTICES 
U.S. CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

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