AFES MANUAL ELECTRIC DISCHARGE - CREW COMPARTMENT FIRES
During normal AFES Operation, the Automatic Fire Extinguishing System will dis-
charge agent to extinguish fires.
The crew must be alert to manually discharge extinguishers if the automatic sys-
For small fires, use portable fire extinguishers.
Use following procedures if the automatic feature of the AFES malfunctions:
Lift MANUAL DISCHARGE switch guard (1). Press switch up and release. FAULT
lamp (2) and fire extinguisher LEDs (3) will light, signifying cylinders have discharged.
If fire is not extinguished, after 5 seconds again press switch up and release to dis-
charge second set of fire extinguishers. FIRE ALARM lamp (4) will go off when fire is
extinguished. Open vent after extinguishers discharge.
Not all emergency fire extinguisher bottles will
manually discharge at the same time.
2. If electrical power is not available, or if AFES malfunctions, driver must exit vehicle and
puII MDS lanyard cable handle (5) out to its fullest extension for all emergency bottles
to discharge. The handle is located outside of the vehicle near the drivers hatch.