MM2600, Lesson 2
Figure 2-1. Fire Symbols.
Normally, only items in the same fire division are stored in one location. If ammunition items of two or
more fire divisions are stored in the same location, the fire symbol displayed will indicate the most
hazardous material stored there.
To find out exactly what ammunition is in each fire division, you must refer to the tables in TM 9-1300-
206 (see the extracts on pages 27-33). Note the column headed "Quantity distance class" in Table 5-
21. For almost all ammunition, the number to the left of the decimal point is 1, which means explosive.
The number to the right of the decimal point indicates the fire division, or the division of hazard, which is
the number used on the fire symbol.
IDENTIFYING CHEMICAL HAZARD SYMBOLS
W hen chemical ammunition is involved in a f ire, there may b e a chemical hazard in
addition to the f ire hazard, depending on the type of chemical ammunition. A n y magazine