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1.1* Scope. This standard shall define the minimum requirements for the design, performance, and testing of new automotive fire apparatus that are designed primarily to support wildland fire suppression operations. A.1.1 This standard is designed to cover new automotive fire apparatus primarily used to fight wildland fires at both on-road and off-road locations. To a limited degree, these apparatus can be used to protect exposures or fight structure fires from the exterior. The apparatus covered by this standard are not intended to replace or supersede the function of pumpers or initial attack fire apparatus.
This standard defines the requirements for new automotive fire apparatus, including apparatus equipped with a slip-on fire-fighting module, designed primarily to support wildland fire suppression operations.
Provisions include criteria for wildland mobile water supply fire apparatus; chassis and vehicle components; low-voltage electrical systems and warning devices; driving and crew areas; body, compartments, and equipment mounting; pumps for wildland fire fighting and associated equipment; water tanks; foam proportioning systems for Class A foam concentrate, and compressed air foam systems.
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