Design your fire apparatus to reliably accomplish its mission-and to provide a safe operating environment for fire fighters...
NFPA 1901 provides the requirements for new automotive fire apparatus that is designed for structural fire fighting or for supporting associated fire department operations. This important standard covers everything from pumpers to aerial fire apparatus to special service apparatus, such as rescue vehicles and haz-mat vehicles. New chapters in the 1999 edition cover requirements for quints and mobile foam apparatus.
You'll get requirements for...
Vehicle chassis including driving and crew areas, the body, and compartmentation
Vehicle electrical systems and emergency lighting
Major auxiliary systems including; foam systems, line voltage (120/240 volt) electrical systems, and compressed air systems
The standard defines the amount of hose, ground ladders, tools and equipment to be carried on each specific type of apparatus- including pumpers, mobile water supply apparatus and aerial fire apparatus.
Valuable appendices explain specific requirements in-depth, and include a worksheet designed to assist your department in defining specific requirements for the apparatus. You'll gain a wealth of useful information on issues such as procurement, layout, performance, operation...and more. (150 pp.,1999)