Do municipal trucks need to have fire extinguishers?

Close up of fire extinguisher being used

Yes, vehicles that would be considered commercial vehicles need to have a fire extinguisher (see link for a list of items needed during a commercial vehicle inspection).

The Federal requirement is that the extinguishers need to be rated at least 5BC for non-hazardous vehicle classifications.

Note: There may be eceptions for local vehicles
Federal motor carrier safety regulations; General § 390.3
Federal motor carrier safety regulations; General § 390.9

Resources

49 CFR 393.95 Subpart H (pdf)
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)

Vehicle Inspections
NYSDOT

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