Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus
|Publication Date:||13 August 1999|
(footnote *) This standard shall apply to new automotive fire apparatus designed for structural fire fighting or for supporting associated fire department operations.
Purpose. This standard specifies the minimum requirements for new automotive fire apparatus.
Equivalency. Nothing in this standard is intended to prevent the use of systems, methods, or devices of equivalent or superior quality, strength, fire resistance, effectiveness, durability, and safety in place of those prescribed by this standard, provided technical documentation is submitted to the authority having jurisdiction to demonstrate equivalency and the system, method, or device is approved for the intended purpose.
Application. This standard is applicable to new fire apparatus contracted for on or after January 1, 2000; however, nothing shall prevent the use of the standard prior to January 1, 2000, if the purchaser and contractor agree. The standard is not intended to be applied retroactively.
Footnote * - NOTICE: An asterisk (*) following the number or letter designating a paragraph indicates explanatory material on the paragraph can be found in Appendix A.
Information on referenced publications can be found in Chapter 25 and Appendix D.