Section IV. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
AFES MANUAL ELECTRIC DISCHARGE - ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES
During normal AFES Operation, the Automatic Fire Extinguishing System will dis-
charge agent to extinguish fires.
The driver must be alert to manually discharge extinguishers if the automatic sys-
For small fires, use portable fire extinguishers.
Use the following procedures if the automatic feature of the AFES malfunctions:
1. Lift MANUAL ELECTRIC DISCHARGE switch guard (1). Press switch up and release;
FAULT lamp (2) and AUTO LED (3) will light, signifying cylinder has discharged; FIRE
ALARM lamp (4) will go out when fire is extinguished.
Not all emergency fire extinguisher bottles will
manually discharge at the same time.
2. The following procedures must be followed if the fire does not go out:
Turn off vehicle MASTER switch.
Pull FUEL SHUT OFF handle until engine stops.
Driver must exit the vehicle and pull the MDS lanyard cable pull handle (5)
located outside the vehicle near the drivers hatch.
3. If electrical power is not available, or if AFES malfunctions, driver must exit the vehicle
and pull the MDS lanyard cable pull handle (5) out to its fullest extension for all emer-
gency bottles to discharge. The handle is located outside of the vehicle near the driv-