NFPA® 1911 Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Automotive Fire Apparatus 2012 Edition

Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope
1.2 Purpose
1.3 Application
1.4 Equivalency
1.5 Units and Formulas
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General
2.2 NFPA Publications
2.3 Other Publications
2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions
3.3 General Definitions
Chapter 4 General Requirements
4.1 General
4.2 Taking Fire Apparatus Out of Service
4.3 Qualifications of Personnel
4.4 Safety
4.5 Inspections and Maintenance
4.6 Maintenance and Repairs
4.7 Documentation
Chapter 5 Retirement of Fire Apparatus
5.1 General
Chapter 6 Out-of-Service Criteria
6.1 General
6.2 Driving and Crew Areas, Apparatus Body, and Compartmentation
6.3 Chassis, Axles, Steering and Suspension Systems, Driveline, Wheels, and Tires
6.4 Engine Systems
6.5 Engine Cooling System
6.6 Transmission and Clutch
6.7 Low-Voltage and Line Voltage Electrical Systems
6.8 Braking Systems
6.9 Fire Pump System
6.10 Aerial Device Systems
Chapter 7 Inspection and Maintenance of the Chassis, Driving and Crew Compartment, and Body
7.1 General
7.2 Frame and Suspension
7.3 Axles, Tires, and Wheels
7.4 Engine
7.5 Engine Cooling System
7.6 Engine Fuel System
7.7 Engine Air Intake System
7.8 Engine Exhaust System
7.9 Transmission
7.10 Driveline
7.11 Steering System
7.12 Braking System
7.13 Chassis Air-Powered Accessories
7.14 Crew and Passenger Compartments
7.15 Body and Compartmentation
7.16 Powered Equipment Racks
Chapter 8 Inspection and Maintenance of Low-Voltage Electrical Systems
8.1 General
8.2 Starting System
8.3 Wiring
8.4 Batteries
8.5 Charging System
8.6 Ignition System
8.7 Automatic Electrical Load Management System
8.8 Miscellaneous Electrical Components
8.9 Apparatus Lighting
8.10 Work Lighting
8.11 Electrical Accessories
8.12 Warning Devices
Chapter 9 Inspection and Maintenance of Water Pumping Systems and Water Tanks
9.1 General
9.2 Fire Pump, Auxiliary Pump, Industrial Pump, and Transfer Pump
9.3 Water Tanks
Chapter 10 Inspection and Maintenance of Aerial Devices
10.1 General
10.2 Inspection
10.3 Maintenance
10.4 Air Storage Systems
Chapter 11 Inspection and Maintenance of Foam Proportioning Systems
11.1 General
11.2 System Components
11.3 Cleaning
11.4 Instrumentation and Controls
11.5 Strainer or Filter
11.6 Foam Concentrate Pump
11.7 Foam Concentrate or Foam Solution Tanks
11.8 Diagnostic Check
Chapter 12 Inspection and Maintenance of Compressed Air–Foam Systems (CAFS)
12.1 General
12.2 System Components
12.3 Compressed Air Source
Chapter 13 Inspection and Maintenance of Line Voltage Electrical Systems
13.1 General
13.2 Power Source
13.3 Wiring
13.4 Appliances and Controls
13.5 Circuit Protection
13.6 Instrumentation
13.7 Engine-Driven Generators
13.8 Power Takeoff (PTO)–Driven Line Voltage Generators
13.9 Hydraulic-Driven Line Voltage Generators
13.10 Belt-Driven Line Voltage Generators
Chapter 14 Inspection and Maintenance of Utility Air and Breathing Air Systems
14.1 General
14.2 System Components
14.3 Labels
14.4 Piping, Hose, Valves, and Instrumentation
14.5 Air Compressors
14.6 Purification System
14.7 Air Storage Tanks
14.8 Refill Stations
14.9 Air Compressor
14.10 Records
Chapter 15 Inspection and Maintenance of Winch Systems
15.1 General
15.2 Winch Assembly
15.3 Winch Wire or Synthetic Rope
15.4 Power Supply and Controls
15.5 Attachment Points
Chapter 16 Road Tests and Annual Weight Verification
16.1 General
16.2 Fire Apparatus Axle Weight Test
16.3 Braking System
16.4 Parking Brake System
16.5 Road Test
Chapter 17 Performance Testing of Low-Voltage Electrical Systems
17.1 General
17.2 Frequency
17.3 Battery Test
17.4 Starter Wiring Test
17.5 Alternator Test
17.6 Regulator Test
17.7 Battery Charger/Conditioner Test
17.8 Total Continuous Electrical Load Test
17.9 Solenoid and Relay Test
Chapter 18 Performance Testing of Fire Pumps and Industrial Supply Pumps
18.1 General
18.2 Frequency.
18.3 Test Site
18.4 Environmental Conditions
18.5 Equipment
18.6 Conditions for Test
18.7 Procedure
18.8 Test Results
Chapter 19 Performance Testing of Aerial Devices
19.1 General
19.2 Inspection Personnel
19.3 Third-Party Test Companies.
19.4 Visual Inspection
19.5 Weld Inspection
19.6 Bolt and Pin Inspection
19.7 Nondestructive Testing Procedures
19.8 Inspecting and Testing Aerial Ladders
19.9 Inspecting and Testing Elevating Platforms
19.10 Inspecting and Testing Water Towers
Chapter 20 Performance Testing of Foam Proportioning Systems
20.1 General
20.2 Performance Level
20.3 Testing Methods
20.4 Multiple Concentrate Systems
20.5 Accuracy Level
Chapter 21 Performance Testing of Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS)
21.1 General
21.2 Frequency
21.3 Inspection
21.4 Test Method
Chapter 22 Performance Testing of Line Voltage Electrical Systems
22.1 General
22.2 Frequency
22.3 Power Source Testing
22.4 Receptacle Wiring
22.5 GFCI Testing
22.6 Line Voltage Equipment Testing
22.7 Full Load Test of Power Source
22.8 Dielectric Voltage Withstand Test
Chapter 23 Performance Testing of Breathing Air Compressor Systems
23.1 General
23.2 Air Quality
23.3 Records
Annex A Explanatory Material
Annex B Conducting Pumping Tests
Annex C Developing a Preventive Maintenance Program
Annex D Guidelines for First-Line and Reserve Fire Apparatus
Annex E Informational References
Index