Oregon Statutes - Chapter 824 - Railroads - Section 824.104 - Fire extinguishers; exemption.

(1) All cabooses shall be equipped with fire extinguishers meeting the following requirements:

(a) Each caboose shall have at least one portable fire extinguisher.

(b) Fire extinguishers may be of a foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide type.

(c) The fire extinguishers in each caboose shall provide a minimum capacity of one and one-quarter gallons or five pounds. More than one fire extinguisher may be used to comply with the minimum capacity requirement under this paragraph.

(d) Fire extinguishers shall be placed in readily accessible locations.

(e) Fire extinguishers shall be maintained in working order.

(2) A railroad may apply for a temporary exemption from the provisions of subsection (1) of this section. The Department of Transportation will consider the application of the railroad for a temporary exemption when accompanied by a full statement of the conditions existing and the reasons for the exemption. Any exemption so granted will be limited to a stated period of time. [Subsection (1) formerly 761.620; subsection (2) formerly 761.625]

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