Audiovox AOM-713WP Specifications

Invitation for Bids
Rescue 1
Moultonborough, NH
April 26, 2011
Joel R. Mudgett, Chairman
Board of Selectmen
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TOWN OF MOULTONBOROUGH
Invitation for Bids
Heavy Rescue Truck
Sealed bids for the provision of a Heavy Rescue Truck will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday,
April 26, 2012 in the Offices of the Select Board, 6 Holland Street, PO Box 139, Moultonborough, NH
03254 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud.
The general specifications are for a heavy rescue fire apparatus with a 6 man custom cab, forward and tilt
design, powered with a diesel engine. The apparatus shall have a 16 to 18 foot Rescue body with
transverse compartments comprised of double sided 50-70% slide out tool boards with “Pac Trac”
mounting panels (or equivalent), slide out trays capable of handling loads between 500 to 1,000 lbs.
Coffin style compartments shall be mounted on top of the rescue body and accessible via a ladder with
one compartment containing an oil dry container with a minimum 100 lbs. capacity. A telescoping light
tower, with a minimum 7 foot extension from its mounted position, a minimum 30 KW hydraulic or PTO
generator with a constant mesh, compartment for an NFPA compliant, 2 bottle, 6000 psi SCBA fill
station, and six UN-ISO DOT cylinders, compartment for two Hurst JL-ER 12 volt hose reels and a Hurst
JL-AC-SI Full size electric Simo power unit with the Jaws and O-Cutters, pre-connected and mounted on
slide out trays.
A detailed package with information on the equipment to be delivered, items to be supplied by the owner
or the vendor, and accommodated within the design, the conditions thereof, and bid forms, is available at
www.moultonboroughnh.gov (click on Paid, Volunteer and Contract Opportunities) or said Select Board
offices during normal business hours. A pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 p.m. on April 17,
2012 at Moultonborough Town Hall.
Each submitted bid should be in a sealed envelope marked, Town of Moultonborough, Heavy Rescue
Truck Bid, with the due date clearly marked. If mailed, the bid submission should be in a similarly
marked separate sealed envelope to protect against the actual bid being opened in error. Any questions
with respect to this invitation must be received, in writing by mail (above address), by email
(cterenzini@moultonboroughnh.gov), or fax (603.476.5835) by Carter Terenzini, Town Administrator, no
later than 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2011. It is the bidder’s responsibility to view and account for any
addendums relating to this request. These will be posted on the Town web site no later than 4:00 p.m. on
April 23, 2012.
The town reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and waive any minor or non-material informalities,
if deemed to be in its best interests.
Joel R. Mudgett, Chairman/s/
Board of Selectmen
Posted: Town Bulletin Boards (7)
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Scope of Work or Specifications and Conditions
1.) General Description of the Project, Materials and Quantities
The general specifications are for a heavy rescue fire apparatus with a 6 man custom cab, forward and tilt
design, powered with a diesel engine. The apparatus shall have a 16 to 18 foot Rescue body with
transverse compartments comprised of double sided 50-70% slide out tool boards with “Pac Trac”
mounting panels (or equivalent), slide out trays capable of handling loads between 500 to 1,000 lbs.
Coffin style compartments shall be mounted on top of the rescue body and accessible via a ladder with
one compartment containing an oil dry container with a minimum 100 lbs. capacity. A telescoping light
tower, with a minimum 7 foot extension from its mounted position, a minimum 30 KW hydraulic or PTO
generator with a constant mesh, compartment for an NFPA compliant, 2 bottle, 6000 psi SCBA fill
station, and six UN-ISO DOT cylinders, compartment for two Hurst JL-ER 12 volt hose reels and a Hurst
JL-AC-SI Full size electric Simo power unit with the Jaws and O-Cutters, pre-connected and mounted on
slide out trays.
2.) Specifications & Certification
See Exhibit A
3.) Delivery, Cost, Location and Timing
All items, as specified, are to be delivered to a location within the Town of Moultonborough as the Town
may specify at the time of delivery. The cost of delivery must be contained within your bid pricing.
You must specify the number of calendar days it will take you to deliver the equipment to us from the
date we give you the notice to proceed under the contract.
4.) Term of Contract
N/A
5.) General Conditions
a.) If you are in default of the delivery date a $100 per day liquidated damages will be assessed as a credit
against any final payment due you.
b.) If you are more than thirty (30) days late in delivering the equipment you will be given ten (10) days
notice to cure the default. You will then have a period of ten (10) days to cure the default. If you do not
do so we may cancel the contract.
c.) Any cash payment due to you will be paid ninety percent (90%) upon the date of delivery. The
balance will be paid within ten (10) days of our acceptance of the equipment as specified. You will
maintain a lien interest in the equipment until that time. Any portion of your bid and performance deposit
remaining on deposit with us will be returned at that time.
d.) The term “days” will mean calendar days.
e.) Unless otherwise specified to be of a longer duration, you must provide the standard factory warranty
as specified by the manufacturer on each and every item to be supplied.
f.) You must have a factory approved service facility within 100 miles of Moultonborough.
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6.) Pre-Bid Conference, Questions, and Supplements
There will be a pre-bid conference at 2:00pm on April 17, 2012 at Moultonborough Town Hall.
Any questions with respect to this invitation must be received, in writing by mail (above address), fax
(603.476.5835) or email (cterenzini@moultonboroughnh.gov), by Carter Terenzini, Town Administrator,
no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 19, 2012.
*Important Note: The answers, and any other changes or supplements to this document, will be posted
on the Town web site as an Addendum no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012. It is the
bidder’s responsibility to check and verify any such changes in order to account for them in their bid.
You must acknowledge issued addenda on your bid form.
7.) Description, Continued Use, and Viewing of Trade-In(s)
N/A
8.) Bonding
Bidders must provide certain types of bonding from a surety company authorized to underwrite surety
bonds in the State of New Hampshire with a minimum AM Best rating of “A” and acceptable to the Town
in a form that will be subject to the approval of the Town. Bidders may substitute a certified check in the
appropriate amount made payable to the Town of Moultonborough in lieu of a bond.
A. Bid Deposit
A bid bond or certified check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid to ensure that the
bidder will enter into a contract and submit a performance bond with fourteen (14) days of notice
of award of contract. The successful bidder’s bid bond will be returned or released after a
contract is executed and an acceptable performance bond has been delivered. In case of failure to
comply within the stated time, the bid bond will be forfeited as liquidated damages because of the
default.
The bid bond or check of all but the lowest three (3) bidders will be returned after the bids are
opened and evaluated and those low three bidders are established. The bid bonds of those that are
retained after this process will be returned once a contract with the lowest responsive bidder is
executed.
B. Performance Bond
A performance bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid shall be furnished
by the successful bidder within fourteen (14) days after receiving the official notice of award of
contract. Failure of the contractor to perform according to the contract and specifications will be
cause for the town to begin action for forfeiture of the performance bond.
The performance bond shall reference the warranty coverage and terms on the face of the bond.
The Bidder’s bonded warranty shall extend to the chassis and body regardless of manufacturer.
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Proposals received from Bidders who do not manufacturer the chassis shall provide a separate
warranty which is issued jointly and severally by, both the Bidder and the chassis manufacturer.
This document shall be included in the bid response package.
If the successful Bidder does not manufacture the chassis, the Bidder shall supply a separate
warranty bond (in addition to their performance bond) along with their signed contract which
guarantees all terms and conditions of the warranty and names, as co-principals, both the Bidder
and the chassis manufacturer. This warranty bond shall be issued for the contract amount and
shall remain in force for a term which is consistent with the term of the warranty quoted in the
bid.
Bidders who manufacture the chassis should provide a warranty issued in their name only.
9.) Financing
The apparatus to be acquired under this invitation shall be financed under a lease to be secured and
offered by the bidder.
The Town shall make its first lease payment of $100,000 within thirty (30) days of its receipt of the truck
in a fully operational condition. Should items of correction be needed, the payment will be made within
thirty (30) days of the corrections having been made and accepted by the Town.
The Town will then make four additional payments on the anniversary of the first payment in the amount
to be specified in the bid.
The lease must have a standard “escape” clause which allows the Town to cancel the lease in the event
the Town Meeting does not appropriate subsequent lease payments.
The lease must allow the Town to “buy-out” the balance of the payments at any time if it should so wish.
10.) Bid due Date and Methods of Delivery
Sealed bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June April 26, 2012 in the Offices of the
SelectBoard, 6 Holland Street, PO Box 139, Moultonborough, NH 03254 at which time they will be
opened and publicly read aloud. Each submitted bid should be in a sealed envelope marked, Town of
Moultonborough, Rescue 1, with the due date clearly marked. If mailed, the bid submission should be in
a similarly marked separate sealed envelope to protect against the actual bid being opened in error.
11.) List of Five References
Provide a list of at least five references for a similar Heavy Rescue that you have constructed and
equipped within the past five years. You must identify the following:
Name of Entity purchasing the truck
Name of Specific Contact
Email and telephone for the contact
Description
Initial Contract Value
Final Contract Value
Description of the difference
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12.) Force Majeure
Force Majeure: The time for performance hereunder shall be extended for any delay or default in
performing hereunder if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond the Contractor’s control
including, but not limited to Acts of God, natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes, floods), wars or riots,
or performance failures of parties beyond the control of the Contractor (e.g., disruptions in utility services
attributable to the provider or labor actions by employees of a common carrier). Such extensions shall be
day for day of the delay. Such extension shall only take effect if the Contractor shall give the Town
prompt written notice following their first knowing of the occurrence causing the delay. Such notice shall
include the cause of the delay, the anticipated length of the delay, the alternatives that could be considered
to keep the project on schedule, and the action the Contractor is taking, notwithstanding the instant
matter, to otherwise honor its end delivery date obligation.
The extension shall remain in place only to the extent that, on a seven day basis, the Contractor shall
update this information and show a good faith prosecution of the remainder of the work that is not
dependent upon the matter causing the delay.
A dispute with copyright owners or trademark infringements, contractor labor disputes, software or server
delays, the obtaining of licenses or approvals other than those of the Town, or a delay in the delivery of
parts that could have been available had they been ordered at the earliest possible moment shall not be
considered to be a force majeure cause for extension.
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Town of Moultonborough
Rescue Truck
Bid Form
(Please Print in Ink or Type)
Name of Bidder: _________________________________________________
Address:
_________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
Contact Person: _________________________________________________
______________________ _______________________
Telephone
Fax
_________________________________________________
Email
ATTENTION:
Mr. Joel R. Mudgett, Chairman
Board of Selectmen
PO Box 139
Moultonborough, NH 03254
Dear Mr. Mudgett:
Having examined the documentation provided with the subject Invitation for Bids the undersigned
proposes to furnish the requested item or materials as requested in accordance with the subject
documents.
The undersigned acknowledges Addenda # ________________________________________
(If none, write none).
If I am notified my proposal is accepted within forty five (45) days of the bids having been opened, I will
execute a contract for the work within fourteen (14) days thereafter.
I propose to provide the following items for the following unit pricing:
Item
Price
1.) Bid Lease Pricing
A. Payment 1 fixed by Town
$100,000
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Bid Form
Rescue Truck
Page 2
Item
Price
B. Payment 2
$_________________
(In Figures)
_______________________________________ Dollars and _________ Cents
(In Words)
C. Payment 3
$_________________
(In Figures)
_______________________________________ Dollars and _________ Cents
(In Words)
D. Payment 4
$_________________
(In Figures)
_______________________________________ Dollars and _________ Cents
(In Words)
E. Payment 5
$_________________
(In Figures)
_______________________________________ Dollars and _________ Cents
(In Words)
F. Total of all payments A through E
$_________________
(In Figures)
_______________________________________ Dollars and _________ Cents
(In Words)
2.) Interest rate of financing
_________________%
(In Figures)
_______________________________________ percentage
(In Words)
3.) Total amount being financed
$_________________
(In Figures)
_______________________________________ Dollars and _________ Cents
(In Words)
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Bid Form
Rescue Truck
Page 3
Time for Delivery: I will deliver this equipment to you within __________ days (In Figures) of your
notice to proceed (exclusive of the time you take to review and approve my submittals).
I understand that the town reserves the right to reject any and all bids, and waive any minor or nonmaterial informalities, if deemed to be in its best interests.
I understand that the Town may hold my bid for forty five (45) days prior to awarding a contract.
In order to be considered responsive each bidder must submit the following with this bid:
1.) Completed Exhibit A, explanation of any deviations from the specifications, and attachments
of required drawings, catalog sheets warranty information and the like.
2.) Clerk’s Certificate showing the authority of the submitting party to bind it to a contract. [This
generally applies to corporations and partnerships. It is an extract from your minutes, a
specific form by the Clerk of your Board of Director’s or a section of your partnership
agreement in which it is demonstrated that you have the authority to submit the bid and the
authority to sign a contract if offered to you.]
3.) Bid and Performance Deposit Certified Check in the amount of 5% of the bid [rounded up to
the next whole $100.00 increment].
4.) History of Firm.
5.) Location of site at which truck will be manufactured.
6.) Name & Location of firm providing regular service.
7.) Reference List
I certify, under the penalties of perjury, that (1) I have had an opportunity to view the full bid package and
am aware it was my responsibility to perform my own due diligence appropriate to submitting this
proposal, (2) I am fully authorized to submit this bid, (3) I have not engaged in discussions, negotiations,
or collusion with any person to determine what my bid will be and (4) that I, to the best of my knowledge
and belief, have paid all taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or other municipal charges that I owe to the
Town of Moultonborough or have payment agreement in place or have filed an appeal over the same.
______________________________________________
Signature of Bidder
_______________________________________________
Title of Bidder
Corporate
Seal
Signed this ________day of ___________________, ______________.
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Exhibit A – Specification Checklist for Item # 1
The general specifications are for a heavy rescue fire apparatus with a 6 man custom cab, forward and tilt
design, powered with a diesel engine. The apparatus shall have a 16 to 18 foot Rescue body with
transverse compartments comprised of double sided 50-70% slide out tool boards with “Pac Trac”
mounting panels (or equivalent), slide out trays capable of handling loads between 500 to 1,000 lbs.
Coffin style compartments shall be mounted on top of the rescue body and accessible via a ladder with
one compartment containing an oil dry container with a minimum 100 lbs. capacity. A telescoping light
tower, with a minimum 7 foot extension from its mounted position, a minimum 30 KW hydraulic or PTO
generator with a constant mesh, compartment for an NFPA compliant, 2 bottle, 6000 psi SCBA fill
station, and six UN-ISO DOT cylinders, compartment for two Hurst JL-ER 12 volt hose reels and a Hurst
JL-AC-SI Full size electric Simo power unit with the Jaws and O-Cutters, pre-connected and mounted on
slide out trays.
For each and every item you must check if your proposal meets or deviates from the specifications. If
your proposal deviates from the specification you must attach an explanation, identifying the section
number (i.e. I.A.; II.B. etc.) and following in order, as to how you deviate together with any explanatory
catalog sheets or similar documentation.
PROPOSED SPECIFICATIONS: Heavy Rescue
I.
Origin of Manufacturer
The complete apparatus shall be manufactured
within the continental United States. Vehicles
manufactured outside of the continental United
States shall not be considered. No exceptions will
be permitted to this section of the document.
II.
Established Manufacturer
Bids shall only be considered from companies that
have an established reputation in the field of fire
apparatus construction and have been in continuous
business for a minimum of thirty-five (35) years. A
written chronological history of the bidder shall be
included in the bid response package. Such history
shall show the date of commencement of business,
the date of each major expansion or change in
ownership and the date of each bankruptcy for other
major financial event.
Meets
Deviates
Meets
Deviates
Meets
Deviates
Each bidder shall furnish satisfactory evidence of
their ability to construct the apparatus specified, and
shall state the location of the factory where the
apparatus is to be built. They shall also show that
they are able to furnish replacement parts for said
apparatus including a complete part stock for the
apparatus, to include windshields, doors, door
hardware, dash instruments, engine and
transmission parts, bumpers, etc. which must be
kept in stock at the bidders manufacturing facility.
There shall be no exception to these requirements.
III.
Service Capability
Each bidder shall have a factory authorized service
representative within a 100 mile radius of the Town.
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IV.
Overall Intent
Details of construction and materials where not
otherwise specified are left to the discretion of the
contractor, who shall be solely responsible for the
design and construction of all non-specified
features. The completed vehicle shall conform to
the requirements of the National Fire Protection
Association Pamphlet No. 1901, latest edition, for
Motor Fire Apparatus, and shall exceed 1901 where
specified herein for all applicable equipment noted.
Meets
Deviates
When evaluating bids, the importance of reduced
life cycle costs and public safety associated with fire
fighting apparatus shall be a major consideration
and all evaluations shall exclude vehicles of a type
that deviate from these specifications.
Apparatus with a design that utilize a commercial
bus or truck chassis with the installation of a custom
cab will not be accepted.
The workmanship must be of the highest quality in
its respective field. Special consideration shall be
given to the following points:
1) Accessibility of the various components which
require periodic maintenance or lube checks.
2) Ease of vehicle operation.
3) Visibility of the driver.
4) Features supplied that are beneficial to the
intended operation of the completed apparatus.
Construction must be rugged and design must be
certified to carry the loads as specified and to meet
the road requirements and speed conditions as set
forth under "Performance Test and Requirements".
Welding shall not be employed in the assembly of
the completed vehicle in a manner that shall prevent
the removal of a major component part for service
and/or repair.
These specifications have not been established to
preclude any bidders. However, the Town does not
intend to make a decision solely based upon lowest
price but intends to purchase an apparatus that
meets the intentions, service, and needs of the
Town.
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V.
Road Test Certification
A road test shall be conducted with the finished
apparatus fully loaded. During this time, the
apparatus shall not show loss of power and/or
overheating. The transmission driveshaft or shafts
and rear axle shall run free from abnormal vibration
or noise throughout the operating range of the
apparatus. The apparatus, when loaded, shall have
not less than 25% or more than 45% of the weight
on the front axle and not less than 55% or more than
75% on the rear axle.
Meets
Deviates
Meets
Deviates
A. The apparatus must be capable of accelerating to
35 mph from a standing start within 25 seconds on a
level concrete highway without exceeding the
maximum governed RPM of the engine.
B. The apparatus must be capable of accelerating
from a steady speed of 15 mph to a true speed of 35
mph within 30 seconds. This shall be accomplished
without moving the gear selector.
C. The fully loaded apparatus shall be capable of
obtaining a speed of 60 to 65 mph on a level paved
highway.
D. The manufacturer shall furnish copies of the
engine installation approvals signed by the
appropriate engine company upon delivery of the
apparatus to the Town. No exceptions will be
permitted to this section of the document.
E. The manufacturer shall furnish copies of the
transmission approval signed by the transmission
manufacturer upon delivery of the apparatus to the
Town. No exceptions will be permitted to this
section of the document.
F. The manufacturer shall furnish copies of the
front and rear axle approvals upon delivery of the
apparatus to the Town. No exceptions will be
permitted to this section of the document.
VI.
Road Test Failure
In the event the apparatus fails to meet the test
requirements of these specifications on the first
trials, second trials may be made at the option of the
manufacturer within thirty (30) days of the first
trials. Such trials shall be final and conclusive and
failure to comply with changes as the Town may
consider necessary to conform to any clause of the
specifications within thirty (30) days after notice is
given to the manufacturer of such changes, shall
also be cause for rejection of the apparatus.
Permission to keep or store the apparatus in any
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VII.
building owned or occupied by the Town, or its use
by the Town during the above specified period with
permission of the manufacturer, shall not constitute
acceptance.
Liability
The bidder, if his bid is accepted, shall defend any
and all suits and assume all liability for use of any
patented process, device, or article forming a part of
the completed vehicle or any appliance under the
contract.
Meets
Deviates
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Moultonborough Fire-Rescue Department
Specifications for Custom Chassis Heavy Rescue Fire Apparatus
Bidder
Complies
Yes
No
INSPECTION TRIP
One (1) inspection trip for up to four (4) Town personnel shall be made to the manufacturer's
facility during the course of construction of the apparatus. Air travel (for distances over 250
miles), meals, and lodging expenses shall be included.
APPARATUS FAMILIARIZATION
Town personnel shall be instructed as to the use of the entire apparatus including, but not limited
to, chassis, fire pump system, the apparatus, and supplied equipment.
The familiarization specialist shall remain at the Town for two (2) days (not less than eight (8)
hours), to provide instruction to all personnel, or as instructed by Chief of the Department. All
meals, motel, and travel costs shall be the responsibility of the successful bidder.
DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS
Delivery of the completed vehicle shall be no more than one hundred eighty (180) calendar days
after acceptance of the formal contract by the successful bidder.
The manufacturer shall specify in his bid the number of calendar days after acceptance of the
formal contract that the completed vehicle shall be delivered to the Town.
Information required at time of delivery to be supplied by the manufacturer:
A. Line set ticket showing parts used by the manufacturer in construction of the apparatus.
B. Electrical "as built" schematic booklet.
C. Air system "as built" schematic booklet.
D. Final build data sheet showing serial numbers for the following:
1) Cab and chassis Vehicle Identification Number
2) Engine
3) Transmission
4) Front axle
5) Rear axle(s)
6) Each tire showing mounting location on the chassis.
7) Apparatus Serial Numbers
E. Final build measurement data sheet showing the following:
1) Bumper extension
2) Wheelbase
3) Rear overhang
4) Cab measurements for the ground to the bottom of the cab at all four corners and the frame to
cab extreme at the frame height for all four corners of the cab.
5) Suspension measurements for the ground to the top of the frame at the centerline of the front
axle and the centerline of the rear axle or centerline of the tandem axles.
6) Overall Height, Length, and Width of completed body.
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F. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of one (1) copy of complete, as delivered apparatus and
chassis operation and general maintenance instructions including, but not limited to the chassis,
engine, transmission, axles, and lubrication charts shall be supplied.
CHASSIS WARRANTY
The manufacturer shall warrant the entire apparatus proposed, manufactured and/or assembled by
them to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a
period of one (1) year from date of delivery to the Town. Each bidder shall submit with their
proposal a copy of the warranty to be furnished.
CAB WARRANTY
The manufacturer shall warrant that the cab proposed shall not be structurally damaged inside or
out by rust and/or corrosion for a period of ten (10) years. Each bidder shall submit with their
proposal a copy of the warranty to be furnished.
FRAME WARRANTY
The manufacturer shall warrant the proposed frame against structural failure from bending or
cracking for the entire period the chassis is owned by the original Town or end-user. Each bidder
shall submit with their proposal a copy of the warranty to be furnished.
OTHER WARRANTIES
Applicable extended warranties for certain major components such as the axles, engine,
transmission, apparatus body, and related components, etc. shall be provided as noted elsewhere in
the specifications.
SINGLE SOURCE MANUFACTURER
Bids shall only be accepted from a single source apparatus manufacturer. The definition of single
source shall be "a manufacturer that designs and manufactures their products using an integrated
approach, including the cab and chassis, and apparatus body being fabricated and assembled on the
bidder's premises". The warranties relative to the chassis and body design (excluding component
warranties such as engine, transmission, axles, etc.) must be from a single source manufacturer and
not split between manufacturers (i.e. body and chassis). The bidder shall provide evidence that
they comply with this requirement. No exceptions will be permitted to this section of the
document.
TREATMENT OF BID EXCEPTIONS
It shall be mandatory for any prospective bidder that deviates from the proposed specifications to
give a full description of all deviations.
When the bidder checks the "yes" column in the bid the bidder is making testimony that the bidder
is in full compliance with the entire paragraph.
Where bidder's specifications and/or construction differ in any way from the bid specification, a
full and complete description in specification shall be required. Drawings shall also be required to
show alternative construction methods. Partial descriptions, or general clarifications covering
groups of sections of the specification, shall be unacceptable and shall be cause for complete
rejection of the bid.
Proposals taking total exception to the purchase specifications contained herein shall not be
accepted and the bidder's proposal shall be deemed non-responsive and treated accordingly.
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SPECIAL NOTE ON SUBSTITUTIONS
Where a subassembly manufacturer’s name or “brand” name for a product is given in a
specification description, the product identified is the desired product to use. Manufacturers using a
product other than the named product must take an exception to the paragraph. Where the words
“or equal” are used in a paragraph in reference to an identified product, an apparatus manufacturer
can make an equal product substitution without taking an exception to the specification paragraph.
Each bidder is encouraged to provide descriptive literature with their bid packet on any equipment
or features that are proposed in lieu of those named and/or described in the specifications.
Literature shall be originals and will be retained by the department for evaluation purposes.
BID CLARIFICATIONS
Each clarification shall refer to the bid specification page number and paragraph. Any such
clarification that appears vague or misleading shall be considered an exception. Complete
clarifications are required describing the reason for the deviation. The completed vehicle shall be
inspected upon delivery for compliance with specifications. Deviations shall not be tolerated and
shall be cause for rejection of the cab and chassis unless they were originally listed in the bidder's
proposal.
BID DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
The bidder shall utilize this document in its bid. The bidder shall indicate opposite each item if
they comply with that paragraph by checking "yes" or "no"
The bidder shall provide detailed information on the materials to be used to construct all parts of
the apparatus. A bidder's use of terms such as "intent" are considered vague and unacceptable
responses will disqualify the bid.
Copies of the bid document electronically reproduced used as a response specification are grounds
for immediate disqualification of the bidder's submission.
No exceptions will be permitted to this section of the document.
DETAILED DRAWINGS REQUIRED
The bidder shall submit two (2) copies of D-size (full size) engineered construction drawings with
its bid. No bids will be considered without complete engineered construction drawings submitted
with the bid. Submitted drawings must be specifically for the proposed apparatus and depict all
major specified components. These drawings shall show the following minimum views: front
view; street side with proposed chassis; curbside with proposed chassis; rear view; top view with
proposed chassis; Coffin compartment height, and approach and departure angle.
The drawings shall contain the dimensions for the overall length (in feet and inches), overall height
(in feet and inches), wheelbase, angle of approach, angle of departure, overall width of the
apparatus.
Submission of "similar to" or "standard" drawings, or statements referencing submission of
drawings after award of contract, will disqualify the bid.
No exceptions will be permitted to this section of the document.
TURNING ABILITY DRAWING REQUIRED
The bidder shall supply with the bid an engineering drawing that provides a top view of the
apparatus with the following turning ability information listed in decimal feet: SAE turning radius,
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curb to curb radius, and bumper swing radius, inside radius. The calculations must be performed
according to SAE J-695.
No exceptions will be permitted to this section of the document.
ACCEPTABLE APPARATUS DIMENSIONS
Overall Length: Not to exceed 31’ (372”)
Overall height: Not to exceed 10’6” (126”)
Wheel base: Not to exceed 197”
Cab to axle: Not to exceed 137”
Angle of approach: Not less than 12 degrees
Angle of departure: Not less than 12 degrees
CONTRACT AWARD
The contract shall be awarded to the lowest most responsive and qualified bidder. Since the
complete vehicle materials specified are commercially available, these specifications shall in no
way be considered proprietary. Each bidder shall submit on his proposal page a single line item
price for all items listed in the specifications. Price shall be based on payment upon receipt of the
accepted complete vehicle by the Town. No discounts, options, or prepayment schedules shall be
listed on the proposal page. All such items shall be listed on a separate page entitled OPTIONS
and may or may not be considered at the discretion of the Town.
VEHICLE SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION
For long term support of the vehicle and in order to provide proper maintenance, the following
information shall be required with the delivery of the vehicle. It may be required to have this
information provided during the bid process to ensure that the proper information is available from
a potential vendor. Failure to provide this information in the exact requested format as a minimum
shall be cause for rejection of the bid. Three-ring binders filled with vendor catalogs being
supplied as maintenance and operation manual shall not be acceptable under the conditions of this
bid.
This vehicle shall be in operation for a minimum of twenty (20) years. Fiscal responsibility of the
vehicle extends beyond the initial cost of the apparatus. Reducing service and maintenance costs of
the vehicle during its useful life is a major consideration in the purchase of this apparatus.
The requested documentation shall be utilized to properly train personnel for operation of the
vehicle and to develop proper preventative maintenance programs to reduce operating cost of the
vehicle.
With delivery of the vehicle, the following information shall be provided in electronic format. The
format shall be such as to provide hyperlinks to major categories and/or subjects from a content
page. A word search engine shall provide quick transport of the user to any area within the
document when a keyword or phrase is found. The entire manual shall be able to be printed from
the electronic media to paper form. The manual must be compatible with both PC and Mac
operating systems.
An electronic Operator's and Maintenance Manual shall be provided. This manual shall encompass
complete information for the vehicle and vehicle systems including all accessories and/or options.
The Operator section of the manual shall describe each component, gauge and switch with proper
operation and operational warnings.
The Maintenance section of the manual shall provide proper maintenance of the vehicle for all
systems and components supplied.
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A Lubrication section shall be provided in the manual. This section shall provide all lubricant
types and capacities for the vehicle. Included in this section of the manual shall be lubrication
diagrams to visually locate the lubrication points of the vehicle.
An electronic Electrical System Manual shall be provided. This manual shall provide complete
wiring schematics for the vehicle.
The manual shall be provided with diagrams of the vehicle showing the wiring harness routing
within the vehicle. Each of these diagrams shall include the connectors between the harnesses that
provide a hyperlink to a drawing of the actual connector where pin functions can be examined.
Schematics for each system of the vehicle shall be provided with hyperlinks to the connectors for
pin designations and to the vehicle drawings for harness location within the vehicle.
An electronic Air System Manual shall be provided. This manual shall provide complete air
system schematics for the vehicle. The manual shall be provided with diagrams of the vehicle
showing the air tubing routing within the vehicle.
Schematics for each system of the vehicle shall be provided with hyperlinks to the air tanks and
valves and to the vehicle drawings for exact location within the vehicle.
Additional documentation to be provided:
A vehicle build sheet shall be provided. This build sheet shall include the major assemblies used in
construction of the vehicle. Final inspection data including the serial numbers of the engine,
transmission, axles, and tires equipped on the vehicle.
SUBMISSION OF BID REQUIREMENTS
Bids shall be submitted in accordance with the following instructions:
1. This exhibit shall be completed and returned with the appropriate "yes" or "no" marked by each
paragraph in the "Bidder Complies" column. A paragraph indicated with both the "yes" and "no"
column unmarked or marked shall be considered non-responsive and treated accordingly.
2. Each bidder shall submit their own proposal specifications, detailing their construction. This is
necessary to evaluate each bidder's actual intent of building the equipment as specified herein. The
bidder's proposal format shall be the same order as these specifications to allow the Town to
compare all bids easily and prevent confusion. Failure to comply shall be cause for rejection of the
bid.
3. Each bid shall include the weight ratings, wheelbase, principal dimensions, transmission and
axle ratios, and a certified brake horsepower curve showing the maximum no load governed speed
of the engine proposed.
4. Failure to submit detailed information or drawings where specified herein shall result in
rejection of the bid.
5. Bids shall be returned in a sealed envelope clearly marked "BID FOR FIRE APPARATUS".
Facsimile bids are not acceptable.
6. Verbal bids and changes in the bid price after the bid opening prior to award shall not be
allowed. Any such attempt shall not be accepted and cause immediate rejection of the entire bid.
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ORIGIN OF MANUFACTURER
Any manufacturer submitting a proposal or bid to these specifications shall meet the following
conditions:
1. The manufacturer of the apparatus herein specified shall be wholly owned (100%) and managed
by a company, corporation and/or parent company that is wholly based and permanently resides in
the United States of America.
2. Any proposal, bid or response to these specifications by any foreign based, owned or managed
(in part or in whole) company, corporation and/or parent company, shall be cause for immediate
rejection.
3. Any proposal, bid or response to these specifications by any company, corporation and/or parent
company, that is owned, operated, managed or held in contract, in part or wholly by a foreign
interest partnership or other agreement, shall be cause for immediate rejection.
There shall be no exception to these requirements.
NFPA 1901-2009
The National Fire Protection Association "Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, 2009 Edition,
is hereby adopted and made a part of these specifications, the same as if it were written out in full
detail, with the exception of the section dealing with "Equipment Recommended for Various Types
of Apparatus". Bidders shall provide the equipment specifically requested herein and the buyer
shall supply the rest before the apparatus is put into service.
CUSTOM CHASSIS - SINGLE SOURCE MANUFACTURER
The chassis shall be designed and manufactured by the apparatus builder in the manufacturer's
facility. The manufacturer shall demonstrate evidence of manufacturing similar custom vehicles
for at least thirty-five (35) years.
Bids shall only be accepted from a single source apparatus manufacturer. The definition of single
source shall be "a manufacturer that designs and manufactures their products using an integrated
approach, including the cab and chassis, and apparatus body being fabricated and assembled on the
bidder's premises". The warranties relative to the chassis and body design (excluding component
warranties such as engine, transmission, axles, pump, etc.) must be from a single source
manufacturer and not split between manufacturers (i.e. body and chassis). The bidder shall provide
evidence that they comply with this requirement. No exceptions will be permitted to this section of
the document.
The apparatus shall be designed and manufactured for heavy duty fire service with adequate
strength and capacity for all components as detailed within these specifications.
CHASSIS FRAME
The frame shall be designed to industry standards. The manufacturer shall provide a life time
frame side rail warranty to the original Town of the chassis.
The frame side rails shall be 110,000 psi minimum yield
To insure the maximum clamp load for the fastener prevailing torque the cross members shall be
bolted in place using grade 8 bolts, hardened washers, and grade C distorted thread locknuts.
Flanged head fasteners shall not be acceptable. The top of the frame rails shall be free of bolt
heads.
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Frame engine cutouts shall be made with a plasma torch to minimize the heat affected zone of the
cut. All cutouts shall have a minimum of 6 inch transitions between rail flange cut depths to reduce
the stress concentrations throughout the cutout area. The root of all transition areas shall have a
minimum of a 2 inch radius to reduce stress concentrations at the root.
The frame rails shall be powder coated prior to chassis painting to reduce the effect of harsh road
chemicals.
CROSSMEMBERS
In addition to the rear cab support cross member there shall be a main frame cross member
mounted in the rear cab area. Every frame cross member shall be bolted in place using grade 8
bolts, hardened washers, and grade "C" distorted thread locknuts.
FRONT AXLE
The front axle shall be a MERITOR model "MFS-18-133A-N" with an 18,740 lb. capacity.
CRAMP ANGLE
The chassis shall have a turning cramp angle of 52-degrees. Both left and right turns have a full 52°
cramp angle with tires and wheels mounted on the axle and installed in the chassis. The 52°cramp
angle is achieved irrespective of options.
FRONT AXLE OIL SEALS
The front axle shall be equipped with oil bath type oil seals as supplied on the axle from the axle
manufacturer. The spindles shall be equipped with transparent covers for oil level inspection.
FRONT AXLE BRAKES
The front brakes shall be Cam-Master Q Plus, 16-1/2" X 6" S-Cam, air operated heavy duty brakes
with automatic slack adjusters.
FRONT SUSPENSION
The front suspension shall be a pin and shackle design. Front springs shall be a minimum of ten
(10) leaf elliptical type, 53" x 3-1/2" x .499" forged steel. The front springs shall have a military
wrapper for safe operation. For a smooth ride the spring rate shall not exceed 3,000 lbs/in
deflection.
All front spring pins shall be ground heat treated steel with grease fittings for lubrication.
The entire front suspension shall be designed for heavy duty custom fire apparatus with a capacity
at ground of 18,740 lbs. Double acting hydraulic shock absorbers are to be installed.
STEERING SYSTEM
The steering shall be equipped with a single SHEPPARD M110 integral power steering gear. A
remote steel reservoir shall be provided with the ability to check the fluid level when the cab is in
the lowered position.
FRONT TIRES
The front tires shall be 315/80R22.5-20PR (L) GOODYEAR G-287 MSA all weather tread,
tubeless radial tires...
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ALUMINUM WHEELS
Two (2) polished aluminum wheels shall be supplied and installed on the front axle. The wheels
shall be highly polished on the outboard side.
WHEEL TREATMENT
The aluminum wheels shall be supplied with wheel treatment for a bright finish and wheel
protection.
FRONT WHEEL TRIM
The front axle shall be trimmed with mirror finish, 304L grade, non-corrosive stainless steel 'baby
moon' hub caps with an opening for viewing the oil seal cover, and bright finished nut covers.
SINGLE REAR AXLE
The rear axle shall be a MERITOR model "RS-25-160" with a 27,000# capacity for the fire service.
DRIVER CONTROLLED DIFFERENTIAL LOCK
The rear axle shall be supplied with a MERITOR driver controlled differential lock. The
differential lock shall be operated by an air-actuated shift unit.
The air control valve shall be provided on the Driver's dash panel complete with a light to indicate
when the differential is in the locked position.
REAR AXLE BRAKES
The rear brakes shall be Cam type, 16-1/2" X 7", S-Cam; air operated heavy duty brakes automatic
slack adjusters.
VEHICLE TOP SPEED
The rear axle shall be geared for a top speed of 62 to 65 mph at engine governed RPM.
manufacturers utilizing higher speed gear ratios and electronic speed limiting will be unacceptable
SINGLE AXLE REAR SUSPENSION
The rear springs shall be a minimum of seventeen (17) main including four (4) auxiliary leaves.
The rear suspension shall have a rating of 27,000 lbs. Capacity. The rear suspension shall be a
"self-leveling" slipper type with a main torque leaf that contains a military wrapper. The torque
leaf shall contain a bronze bushing for long service life.
Two (2) main frame cross members shall be mounted in the rear suspension area, bolted to the
frame rail as a rear suspension support member. Each cross member shall be a wide base flanged
design to provide frame spacing and to prevent frame paralleling. Each cross member shall be
bolted in place using grade 8 bolts, hardened washers, and grade "C" distorted thread locknuts.
REAR SHOCKS
Dual heavy duty shock absorbers shall be installed on the rear suspension.
TIRE CHAINS
The rear axle shall be equipped with an ON-SPOT automatic tire chain system. The driver's dash
shall have an electric control switch, clearly labeled for operation of the tire chains. The switch
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shall be provided with a guard to prevent accidental deployment of the tire chains.
AIR SYSTEM
An air brake system meeting the requirements of the FMVSS-121 shall be provided. The system
shall consist of three (3) reservoirs with a 4,362 cu. in. volume. The air system shall consist of the
following components:
Dual air system with dual gauges and a warning light and buzzer.
Spring actuated parking brake built into the rear axle brakes with a manual control and warning
light in the cab. These shall automatically apply in case of air system failure. A mechanical means
of releasing the spring brake shall be provided in the event of total loss of air pressure.
This system shall be a quick build up system shall be provided, capable of building enough air
pressure to release the brakes in less than thirty (30) seconds, when starting with the entire air
system at zero pounds pressure.
The brake system shall be a split system. One system serving the rear brakes and one system
serving the front brakes. The two systems shall be connected with a double check valve that shall
automatically shuttle air from the front system to the rear system should loss of air pressure occur.
This system shall also modulate the amount of air so the spring brakes shall apply in direct
relationship to the amount of pressure applied to the treadle valve.
The brake system shall be equipped with a Bendix SR-1 valve to provide modulated spring brakes
in the event there is low air pressure in the rear axle air supply reservoir.
The spring brakes shall be piped in such a manner that if the treadle valve is depressed while the
spring brakes are applied, the spring brakes shall release and remain released as long as the treadle
valve is depressed. They shall reapply immediately when the treadle valve is released.
The piping in the air system shall be HD nylon reinforced color coded tubing for all stationary
lines.
AIR DRYER
The air system shall include a BENDIX AD-SP air dryer.
The air dryer shall incorporate an integral turbo cutoff valve.
A 12 volt thermostatically controlled heated moisture ejector shall be an integral part of the air
dryer.
MANUAL AIR TANK DRAINS
All air reservoirs shall have manual 1/4 turn drain valves. The drain valves shall be supplied with
rubber seats to reduce air system leaks.
AIR INLET / OUTLET
An outside air system inlet/outlet connection shall be provided and mounted in the driver's cab step
area. A pipe thread frame coupling shall be provided with 1/4" npt threads. The Town shall install
the appropriate female hose quick connect fitting for proper operation.
AIR AUTO-EJECT
The chassis shall be equipped with a KUSSMAUL automatic air line disconnect. A Kussmaul
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weatherproof adapter kit shall provide a recessed mounting for the Air Eject. A self closing,
yellow, weatherproof cover shall be used to provide a water-tight seal for the Air Eject.
The Auto Air Eject assembly shall be mounted on the exterior of the cab behind the driver's door.
MERITOR/ROCKWELL/WABCO ABS BRAKE SYSTEM
A four channel, single rear axle model, MERITOR/ROCKWELL/WABCO ABS Braking System
shall be supplied.
This ABS system shall be a 4S/4M system with four (4) wheel speed sensors and four (4)
modulator valves.
If a fault occurs in one wheel, that wheel shall have normal (non-ABS) brake function. The other
wheels shall continue to provide the ABS function. If the ABS system should fail completely, the
brake control shall be returned to normal (non-ABS) braking. An ABS warning light shall be
installed on the driver's dash message center. The light shall illuminate to warn of an ABS system
failure and shall illuminate when the diagnostic function is activated.
DEEP MUD/SNOW SWITCH
The ABS system shall be supplied with deep mud and snow switch.
MERITOR/WABCO STABILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM
A Meritor / Wabco Roll Stability Control (RSC) System shall be provided on the apparatus chassis.
The RSC shall assist in managing road conditions that may result in a vehicle rollover.
The RSC shall intervene to regulate the vehicle's deceleration functions. By automatically reducing
engine torque, engage the vehicle retarder and apply pressure to the brakes.
This system shall conform to the requirements of NFPA-1901
REAR TIRES
The rear tires shall be 12R22.5-16PR (H) GOODYEAR UNISTEEL G622 RSD traction tread,
tubeless radial tires.
ALUMINUM WHEELS
Four polished aluminum wheels shall be supplied and installed on the rear axle. The wheels shall
be highly polished on the outboard side.
WHEEL TREATMENT
The aluminum wheels shall be supplied with wheel treatment for a bright finish and wheel
protection.
REAR WHEEL TRIM
The rear axle shall be trimmed with mirror finish, 304L grade non-corrosive stainless steel
"Lincoln Hat" hub cover and bright finished nut covers.
LASER ALIGNMENT
The chassis shall have a laser alignment performed at the factory before delivery.
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Cramp Angle - Cramp angle is set to achieve the greatest turning radius possible. Each front wheel
is set to zero degrees. The wheel is then turned until it reaches the steering stops. This
measurement is the cramp angle.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING DEVICE
Each tire installed on the apparatus shall be equipped with a tire pressure monitoring device. The
device shall consist of a valve stem cap with an LED tire alert to indicate tire pressure conditions.
The LED will flash when the tire drops 8 psi below the factory setting.
DIESEL ENGINE
The chassis shall be powered by a Cummins diesel engine as described below:
MODEL:
ISL9-400
RATED BHP:
400 hp @ 2100 RPM
TORQUE:
1250 lb-ft @ 1400 RPM
GOVERNED RPM:
2200
Standard Equipment on the engine to include the following:
OIL FILTER:
A full flow / by-pass combination
LUBE OIL COOLER:
High efficiency non-drain back full flow cooling
FUEL FILTERS:
Two fuel filters providing 3 / 10 micron absolute filtration
STARTER:
A DELCO, 12 volt, 39 MT-HD starter motor
AIR COMPRESSOR:
A Wabco 18.7 cfm compressor shall be provided
AIR CLEANER:
Farr or equal with fresh air intake
ENGINE COOLANT RADIATOR
The engine coolant radiator shall have sufficient capacity to perform under the engine manufacturer
installation requirements. The chassis manufacturer shall demonstrate the ability to meet this
requirement with the submittal of an approved EPQ to the Town for the apparatus.
The bottom tank of the radiator shall have a drain valve for coolant removal.
The bottom tank of the radiator shall have a transmission cooler with a plate-type design.
The radiator system shall be pressurized with a cap rated per the cooling system requirements of
the engine manufacturer.
The engine fan shall be encompassed with a radiator shroud to provide the proper air flow from the
fan blade to the radiator. The perimeter of the radiator shall have recirculation baffles to eliminate
the possibility of recirculation of "hot" air to the face of the radiator core. The bottom of the
radiator shall have a recirculation baffle from the radiator to the frame rails.
COOLANT RECOVERY SYSTEM
A coolant recovery system shall be installed on the chassis. This tank is designed to capture
coolant overflow when the engine coolant warms and expands. As the engine cools the overflow
is then pulled out of the tank and back into the radiator, thus maintaining proper coolant levels.
CHARGE AIR COOLER RADIATOR
The engine charge-air cooler shall have sufficient capacity to perform under the engine
manufacturers installation requirements. The chassis manufacturer shall demonstrate the ability to
meet this requirement with the submittal of an approved EPQ to the Town for the apparatus.
The charge-air cooler shall be mounted directly in front of the engine coolant radiator. To reduce
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vibration rubber "iso" mounts shall be used for mounting of the charge-air cooler to the engine
radiator.
The charge air piping between the engine and charge-air cooler shall be aluminum tubing with a
wall thickness of .065 inch. The system shall utilize four (4) ply silicone rubber woven Nomex
hoses with stainless steel pressure bands. All clamps used on the charge air piping are to be
stainless steel constant torque and shall be installed at each joint.
COOLANT
The coolant system shall contain an ethylene glycol and water mixture to keep the coolant from
freezing to a temperature of -34 degrees F.
COOLANT HOSES
The entire chassis cooling system shall have premium rubber hoses. All clamps to be stainless steel
worm drive type clamps.
HEATER LINE SHUT OFF VALVES
The cab heater circuit shall have quarter turn shut off valves installed on both the supply and return
lines to allow a complete shut off of coolant flow to the cab heaters. These valves shall be installed
in addition to the valves in the heater units.
RADIATOR SKID PLATE
To protect the radiator a 1/4 inch thick steel skid plate shall be installed under the radiator.
ENGINE DRAIN PLUG
A magnetic drain plug shall be installed in the engine oil pan.
ENGINE BRAKE
A "JACOBS" Engine Brake shall be supplied.
The Driver's dash shall include engine brake control switches.
The transmission shall be programmed to operate in the pre-select downshift mode to maximize the
retarding power of the engine brake.
The brake lights shall illuminate when the Jacobs Brake is in operation.
ENGINE FAST (HIGH) IDLE
The chassis shall be equipped with an Electronic Idle Control.
The fast idle provision shall only function when the parking brake is set and the transmission is in
neutral. Manual selection of the fast idle shall be controlled by a driver's momentary switch.
Automatic activation of the fast idle shall occur when a low voltage condition exists, the truck is in
neutral and the parking brakes are applied.
Cancellation of the fast idle shall be achieved by resetting the manual switch or by depressing the
service brake pedal.
CORROSION INHIBITOR
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Corrosion inhibitor shall be provided as an additive to the chassis cooling system.
SPARK ARRESTOR
A spark arrestor shall be installed in the chassis air intake system. This arrestor shall be mounted
behind the intake grille to filter out airborne embers.
HORTON FAN
A HORTON fan clutch shall be installed on the engine. A manual switch shall be provided in the
dash, to over ride the fan control in event of fan failure or conditions that may result in overheating
of the engine.
EXHAUST SYSTEM
The exhaust pipe shall be supplied with a heat wrap. The wrap shall extend from the engine turbo
charger to just below the frame rail. The exhaust tubing from the turbocharger to the exhaust after
treatment device shall be stainless steel.
CUMMINS AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM
The chassis shall be equipped with a Cummins exhaust after treatment system in compliance with
EPA 2010.
TAILPIPE
The tailpipe shall extend from the exhaust muffler to the rear of the vehicle making a 90° bend to
exit the vehicle ahead of the rear tires on the curbside of the vehicle. The end of the pipe shall be
cut square or perpendicular to the exhaust pipe centerline.
An exhaust gas diffuser shall be furnished on the end of the tailpipe.
DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID SYSTEM
The chassis shall be equipped with a 5 gallon (DEF) reservoir system. The reservoir shall contain a
Multifunctional Unit that contains integrated level and temperature sensors. The MFHU also shall
contain a coolant powered heater to thaw DEF in conditions below 12°F (-11°C) to meet
governmental regulations. The reservoir shall be located on the left frame rail behind the front axle
beneath the cab. The mounting system shall use stainless steel mounting brackets to reduce the
possibility of corrosion.
TRANSMISSION
The transmission shall be an Allison 3000EVS automatic transmission with electronic controls.
TRANSMISSION COOLER
An automatic transmission cooler shall be provided as an integral part located in the bottom tank of
the radiator. The cooler shall be of sufficient size to maintain the operating temperature within the
recommended limits of the transmission manufacturer.
TRANSMISSION DRAIN PLUG
A magnetic drain plug shall be installed in the Allison automatic transmission.
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FOUR-MODE-FIVE SPEED PROGRAMMING
The transmission shall be programmed for five speeds.
The transmission shall have the following gear ratios.
First - 3.49
Second - 1.86
Third - 1.41
Fourth - 1.00
Fifth - 0.75
Reverse - 5.03
The transmission shall shift from first through fourth gear without operator intervention. In order
to achieve fifth range in the transmission the operator must depress the mode button on the shift
selector. The chassis shall be geared for the top speed in 5th gear.
AUTOMATIC NEUTRAL
The transmission shall be provided with circuitry to provide automatic neutral. Setting the parking
brake commands the transmission to neutral when the park brake is applied,
DRIVELINES
Universal joints and drive shafts shall be SPICER 1760 series or equal. Driveline installations shall
be balanced to prevent vibration.
FUEL TANK
The fuel tank shall have a minimum usable draw capacity of 65.5 gallons and be D.O.T. certified.
It shall be mounted with straps bolted to the bottom frame flange to allow for easy removal. The
tank construction shall be of 12 gauge steel with single fuel pickup and return tubes. The baffled
tank shall be vented to prevent low vacuum and facilitate rapid filling. The rear edge of the tank
shall be tapered to allow for a greater angle of departure. The tank shall have a 2" NPT fill to the
driver's side of the chassis. The fuel tank sending unit is to be mounted to the driver's side of the
fuel tank for easy replacement without removing body panels.
FUEL LINES
Polyamide fiber, nylon braided, reinforced tubing with push-on reusable fittings shall be provided
for the chassis fuel lines.
FUEL SHUT-OFF VALVE
A, ball type, fuel line shut off valve shall be installed in the suction side fuel line. The shut off
valve shall be located near the inlet to the primary fuel filter.
FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR
The Cummins engine shall be equipped with an integrated fuel / water separator with a self venting
bottom drain valve.
ALTERNATOR
A LEECE-NEVILLE model 4890JB, 320 amp alternator shall be installed on the engine.
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FIRETRUCK CAB
The apparatus shall be designed to operate in emergency conditions. These conditions require the
apparatus to maneuver into areas at a high rate of speed. To facilitate in these operations a cabover-engine design is required in order to reduce the overall length of the apparatus thus increasing
the maneuverability. The cab design must be such to provide safe and efficient transport of
emergency personnel. The cabin shall be designed with four (4) side doors of the largest size
possible and with a grab handle and step arrangement to provide ease of entry and egress.
There shall be up to six (6) positions available for occupant transport with a minimum of four (4)
forward facing seating positions in the cab. The number of seats and seating locations are described
in detail later in this document.
The apparatus cab shall be of the latest in automotive design, styling and appearance.
CAB MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION
The extruded aluminum cab shall have the following material gauges as a minimum:
3/16” aluminum sheet all locations, floor, side wall, front sheet, rear sheet, floor etc - No
exceptions
Each bidder to describe the cab construction in detail
CAB DIMENSIONS
The cab shall have the following overall dimensional requirements:
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Overall Width - 100 inches
Roof - 12" Raised
Center of front axle to back of cab - 60 inches
Center of front axle to front of cab - 74 inches
Windshield area - 3,756 sq. in. minimum
Front grille opening - 478 sq. in. minimum
Combined side grille opening - 84 sq. in. each minimum
Cab full tilt angle - 45 degrees minimum
Cab full tilt height - 185 inches maximum
Cab interior dimensions shall be provided as a minimum in the following chart:
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Drivers side floor width 25-1/2 inches minimum
Floor to the ceiling in the driver and officers area of the cab 59-1/2 inches
minimum
Floor to the top of the doghouse 28-1/2 inches maximum
Officers side floor width 24-1/2 inches minimum
The measurement across the floor from the rear wall to the first vertical portion
of the engine enclosure 39 inches
Floor to the ceiling in the rear of the cab 65-3/4 inches minimum
CAB DOORS
The cab entry and egress shall be designed for a firefighter in full turnout gear. Each door shall
open a minimum of ninety degrees to afford the firefighter maximum space. The doors shall be of
a flush design each having exposed, one-piece, polished stainless steel hinges. The hinge shall be
made of 12-gauge material with a minimum hinge pin diameter of 1/4 inch. The door windows
shall have interior and exterior glass weather seals to prevent the influx of exterior air. The doors
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shall have exterior and interior paddle type latches for ease of opening with a gloved hand. The
paddle latches are to have a rubber gasket, on the outside, separating the handle from the finished
painted surface.
FRONT DOORS
The cab front doors shall be of the full-length design enclosing the entire step area of the cab. The
door shall be a minimum of 38-1/2 inches wide and 74 inches tall. The front door windows shall
have a minimum of 712 square inch area of viewing glass per door. There shall be a fixed piece of
forward glass in each of the front doors.
REAR CAB DOORS
The rear cab doors shall be similar to the forward doors and shall be located directly behind the
front wheel well area. These doors shall be 86 inches high x 34 inches wide. Each door shall have
a roll down rear window with a minimum glass viewing area of 670 square inches.
INTERIOR DOOR LOCKS
All doors shall have door locks with interior controls and exterior keyed door locks. Each door
shall be equipped with a locking mechanism with an operating means in the interior of the vehicle.
The doors shall be equipped with appropriate safety interlocks to prevent accidental locking of the
doors when closed.
DASH TRIM
The drivers cab dash console shall be made of black ABS with an appearance of the latest in
automotive design, styling. Accompanying the dash console in the forward section of the cab shall
be an officer’s side flat dash for the mounting of a mobile data terminal.
CAB GLASS
AS-1 safety laminate glass shall be used in a two piece, wrap around design with a minimum 3760
square inches of windshield area for maximum visibility. The windshield shall have the style of a
one-piece assembly with the practical installation of two pieces for lower replacement cost. The
windshield shall be readily available from a nationally recognized automotive glass manufacturer
that maintains local distribution outlets.
All glass shall be tinted. All fixed glass shall be installed with a one-piece triple locked rubber
lacing material. Due to long term appearance two-piece chrome trim lock lacing is not desired.
SUNVISORS
The driver and officer side of the cab shall be equipped with a sun visors. The vinyl covered visors
shall be a minimum of 17-1/2" by 9".
DRIVER SIDE ELECTRICAL CABINET
Beneath the driver’s seat there shall be an electrical cabinet designed to house the main battery
electrical disconnect and facilitate the installation of an onboard battery charger or battery
conditioner. A bolt on limited access; aluminum diamond plate hatch shall be installed on the front
side of the seat box. The access hatch shall have a louvered section to provide air circulation to the
cabinet.
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WINDSHIELD WIPERS
Two speed electric pantograph wipers shall be installed. These wipers shall have minimum 24"
blades and have 28 1/2" wet arm electric pump washers. A 70 oz. Minimum windshield washer
reservoir shall be furnished.
STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN
The steering column shall be a tilt / telescopic type with an integral high beam / turn signal control
switch. The column shall have self-canceling design for the turn signal switch. A 4-way warning
"Hazard" light switch shall be mounted on the column. For safety, a rubber boot shall be installed
to cover the steering shaft from the dash to the floor.
The steering wheel shall be a minimum of 18-inch diameter, covered with a padded absorbite
finish. A lever on the left side of the steering column shall control the telescopic feature of the
steering column.
FASTENERS
All cab exterior fasteners shall be stainless steel type fastened to the cab with nutserts.
BATTERY ACCESS
The rear cab steps shall have a removable kick panel, providing access to the batteries for routine
maintenance and inspection.
CAB CORROSION TREATMENT
The cab shall have a corrosion preventative material conforming to Mil Spec C-16173-C, Grade 1,
applied during and after construction. A 10-year warranty against perforation due to rust or
corrosion shall be furnished for the cab.
TRANSMISSION SELECTOR
The transmission shall be controlled by a push button type shift control. It shall be internally
illuminated for night operation.
TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL SENSOR
The transmission shall be equipped with an oil level sensor. This sensor shall allow the operator to
obtain an indication of the fluid level from the shift selector.
RAISED ROOF EXTERIOR DIAMOND PLATE OVERLAY
The raised roof section of the cab shall be covered with NFPA slip resistant aluminum tread plate
to protect the cab roof from scratches.
EMI/RFI PROTECTION
The apparatus shall incorporate the latest designs in the electrical system with state of the art
components to insure that radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio
frequency interference (RFI) emissions are suppressed at the source.
The apparatus proposed shall have the ability to operate in the environment typically found in fire
ground operations with no adverse effects from EMI/RFI.
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BATTERY BOX TRAY - STAINLESS STEEL
The battery box trays shall be stainless steel to reduce the corrosive potential of the tray. The
battery hold down and brackets and hardware shall also be made of stainless steel.
There shall be black Dri-Dek matting installed beneath the truck batteries.
BATTERY BANK
A single battery system shall be provided, utilizing four (4) high cycle type Group 31 batteries.
This system shall be capable of engine start after sustaining a continuous 150 amp load for 10
minutes with the engine off.
A battery disconnect switch Rated at not less than 450 amps continuous shall be used to activate
the system and provide power to the power panel. A green pilot light shall illuminate to indicate
that the battery bank is activated.
BATTERY CABLES
All battery wiring shall be "GXL" battery cable capable of handling 125% of the actual load. It
shall be run through a heat resistant flexible nylon loom rated at a minimum of 300 degrees
Fahrenheit. All cable connections shall be machine crimped and soldered.
STARTING CIRCUIT
One (1) engine start button is to be located on the lower right dash panel. It shall be wired to heavy
duty solenoid rated at not less than 1100 amps. The battery indicator light is to be located directly
above the start button to indicate that the battery bank is on.
BATTERY CHARGER
A Pro/ Mariner on board solutions model 1240, advanced electronic 4-step battery charger/power
supply with a 40 amp output shall be installed, under the driver's seat.
REMOTE CHARGE INDICATOR PANEL
A KUSSMAUL 91-94-12 charge indicator shall be supplied. The remote charge indicator shall be
located on the driver's seat box adjacent to the master battery switch.
SHORELINE AUTO-EJECT
A KUSSMAUL Super Auto Eject, model 091-55-20-120, with weatherproof cover shall be
provided.
The Super Auto Eject is to be completely sealed to prevent internal contamination of the working
components.
The Auto-Eject cover shall be a Kussmaul 091-55YW, yellow in color and mounted on the exterior
of the cab behind the driver's door.
BATTERY JUMPER STUDS
Battery jumper studs shall be provided on the chassis. The jumper studs shall be mounted
underneath the cab, on the rear of the driver's side battery box. The studs shall be connected to the
chassis batteries with 1/0 color coded cables, red for the positive cable and black for the negative
cable. The studs shall be protected with color coded plastic covers when not being used.
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ENGINE DOGHOUSE
The engine doghouse inside the cab will be padded with a layer of sound and heat absorbing foam
and covered with heavy duty vinyl trim upholstery to match or accent the interior of the cab.
The underside of the engine enclosure shall be covered with a sandwiched material for interior cab
noise and heat rejection. The insulation for protection from heat and sound shall keep the dBa
level within the limits stated in the current edition of NFPA 1901.
ACCESS FOR FLUID SERVICING
The engine enclosure shall have a hinged and latched panel to provide access to the engine
lubricating oil dipstick, power steering fluid reservoir dipstick and engine coolant recovery
reservoir. This access shall allow that these fluid levels can be checked and topped off, if required,
without raising the cab.
CAB DOORS - INTERIOR TRIM
To provided durability the interior of the cab doors shall be finished with full length aluminum
panel that is finished with Zolatone high abuse paint.
INTERIOR CEILING PADDING AND TRIM
The cab front interior ceiling shall have a one-piece, removable, vinyl headliner to cover all wiring
and tubing used for lights and antenna leads.
INSIDE REAR WALL DIAMOND PLATE
Aluminum diamond plate shall be installed on the entire inside cab rear wall of a four side door tilt
cab.
FLOOR COVERING
The front and rear floor areas of the cab shall be covered with "HUSHCLOTH" sound barrier floor
mats. This floor mat shall be a three ply material with a 3/16" thick open cell isolation barrier of
Polyurethane, a 3/32" thick closed cell Nitrile mid barrier for section reinforcement, and a 1/16"
thick embedded pebbled grain wear surface.
REFLECTIVE MATERIAL - INTERIOR CAB DOOR
The cab and crew compartment doors shall have a minimum of 96 square inches of white reflective
material affixed to the inside of each door. There shall be a 2" red chevron stripe applied over the
white reflective material on each door.
LED WARNING LIGHTS - CAB DOOR FOSTER LIGHT
The interior of each door shall include one 16 inch long X 3/4 inch tall amber Weldon LED
warning light. The light shall be mounted on the inside of the door above the door window to the
extreme outboard edge of the door so it is visible from the rear of the vehicle. As a traffic warning
indicator the light shall activate with a scrolling directional flash pattern which moves from the
door hinge area outward when the door when it is in the open position.
INTERIOR CAB STEP TRIM
The cab steps shall be completely enclosed behind each door. The top surface of the steps shall be
covered with non-skid aluminum tread plate trim.
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GRAB HANDLES
Additional molded grab handles shall be installed inside the cab. The handle shall be located on
the officer's side on the A post and one each side on the B Posts side of the crew area doors.
RADIO COMPARTMENT WITH DOOR
Beneath the officer's seat there shall be a radio compartment with interior dimensions of 19-1/2"
wide x 17" long x 7" high. This compartment shall have a side mounted diamond plate door
mounted on a piano hinge.
CAB STEP DIMENSIONS
The front cab steps shall have the following overall dimensional requirements:
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Driver's lower step size 10-1/4 inches deep minimum
Driver's lower step size 29-1/2 inches front to back
Officer's lower step size 10-1/4 inches deep minimum
Officer's lower step size 29-1/2 inches front to back
INTERMEDIATE CAB STEP
The cab shall intermediate inside corner step. The intermediate step shall be approximately 9
inches from the top of the lower step to the top of the intermediate step.
INTERIOR CAB STEP TRIM
The cab steps shall be completely enclosed behind each door. No portion of the cab entrance step
shall be exposed when the door is in the closed position. The lower step shall be sealed from the
underside of the cab to eliminate road splash from entering the step area while the vehicle is
driving. The horizontal step surfaces shall be covered with bright aluminum tread plate meeting the
requirements of NFPA-1901. The vertical toe kick surface area of the cab step wells shall be
covered with aluminum tread plate.
COMPARTMENT OPEN LIGHT
A Red Open Compartment Flashing Light, Whelen OS Series LED shall be mounted on the driver's
side face of the overhead panel. A chrome flange is to be supplied with the light.
The light circuit shall be wired so that the light circuit is deactivated when the parking brakes of the
apparatus are applied. A label shall be applied adjacent to the light 'DOOR OPEN'.
DOME LIGHTS
Three (3) seven inch diameter clear dome lights shall be supplied. These lights shall be operated
by opening any door, as well as, by individual switches mounted on the individual clear lens light.
One light shall be installed in the front of the cab centered over the engine doghouse. Two lights
shall be installed in the rear crew area of the cab.
ADDITIONAL LED WHITE/RED DOME LIGHTS
Four 6” diameter combo color LED interior dome lights shall be provided. The Lights shall have
high output white LED's with a light output of 450 lumens ea. The light shall be rated for 50,000
hours and have a 10 year warranty from the manufacturer. Two lights shall be installed in the front
of the cab, one each adjacent to the driver and officer. Two lights shall be installed in the rear crew
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area. All white LED's shall be operated by opening any cab door. The same lights shall be
provided with a red LED mode where the driver has switched control of the officer and crew area
red lighting.
STEP WELL LIGHTING
Four step well lights shall be supplied. The lights shall be Whelen OS Series white LEDs with
angled chrome plated covers, one in each step well. All step well lights shall be illuminated when
any door is opened and the battery selector switch is on.
OFFICER MAPLIGHT
A Federal Signal LF12ER map light shall be mounted on the A pillar on the Officer's side of the
cab.
HEATER / DEFROSTER
A 57,600 BTU heater with a three speed fan shall be mounted in the front of the cab, centered over
the windshield. This heater shall have six (6) adjustable vents to assure windshield defogging.
DEFROSTER FANS
Two (2) 6" windshield defroster fans shall be mounted on the overhead console, one each side of
the center of the cab.
45,000 BTU AIR CONDITIONING
A climate control system shall be furnished in the cab. The system shall consist of a 45,000 BTU
air conditioning evaporator centrally located on the rear of the engine doghouse.
The compressor is to be plumbed to a heavy duty truck, dual fan air conditioning condenser
mounted on the cab roof. The condensing unit shall have an aerodynamic shroud that is painted to
match the color of the cab roof. There shall be an extended life filter receiver/dryer with a pressure
relief valve installed to protect the system from contaminates, moisture, and high pressure. It is to
have a sight glass for visual inspection and ease of service.
Dual high performance 3-speed blowers shall provide a minimum of 700 CFM air flow. Each
blower is to be controlled separately. Four (4) forward facing and three (3) rear facing full
adjustable diffusers with shutoff capability shall be utilized to direct the air flow through the cab.
The air conditioning on/off switch, thermostat control, and blower switches shall be located on the
evaporator unit.
36,000 BTU SUPPLEMENTAL HEATER
A 36,000 BTU auxiliary heater shall be furnished inside the conditioning evaporator unit to provide
additional cab heating during cooler weather. The heater core is to be plumbed to the water lines of
the engine cooling system.
CAB INSULATION
Foam rubber type insulation shall be installed in the rear wall and the cab ceiling to provide a better
sound and heat barrier. The insulation shall be a minimum of 1" thick. The material shall be
compliant with FMVSS-302.
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DRIVER INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS
The cab dash panel shall have black textured anti-glare surface. The gauges shall have red LED
back lighting for enhanced visibility. The instrument panel shall include the following gauges and
indicators.
Electronic speedometer with LCD odometer
Tri cluster gauge that includes:
Electronic tachometer
Engine coolant temperature gauge, with warning light and buzzer
Engine oil pressure gauge, with warning light and buzzer
Transmission fluid temperature gauge, with warning light and buzzer
Two air pressure gauges, with warning light and buzzer
Voltmeter, with low voltage warning light and buzzer
Fuel level gauge
High beam indicator light
Parking brake set light
Turn signal indicator lights
The lighting control panel is to be located to the left side of the instrument panel. This panel shall
have a black textured anti-glare surface. The lighting control panel shall include the following:
Headlight control switch
Dash rheostat for instrumentation lighting control
Wiper and washer control switches
The engine control panel is to be located beneath the instrument panel on the driver's right hand
side. The panel shall have a black textured anti-glare surface. The engine control panel shall
include the following:
Keyless ignition switch with a green pilot light
AUDIBLE TURN SIGNAL REMINDER
There shall be an audible alarm that shall sound when the turn signal remains flashing for a
distance greater than one mile. The reminder shall not sound when the hazard lights are operating.
AUDIBLE LIGHTS ON REMINDER
There shall be an audible alarm that shall sound when the headlight switch is left in the on position
and the ignition is off. The alarm shall self cancel after 2 minutes of operation.
AUDIBLE PARKING BRAKE REMINDER
There shall be an audible alarm that shall sound when the parking brakes are NOT set and the
ignition is turned off. This alarm shall self cancel after 2 minutes.
The Parking Brake reminder shall sound an audible alarm when the parking brakes are set and an
indicated speed of over two miles per hour occurs.
DUAL TRIP ODMETERS
There shall be two (2) trip odometers in the driver's information center. Each shall be capable of
independent operation and reset. They shall be labeled Trip1 and Trip2 when the trip mileage is
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shown in the LCD panel.
LOW FUEL LIGHT
A "Low Fuel" warning light and alarm shall be installed in the dash message center. This light
shall illuminate when the apparatus fuel level reaches 25% of the fuel remaining.
TRANSMISSION OVERHEAT WARNING LIGHT
A transmission oil temperature light with alarm shall be provided on the dash message center.
LOW VOLTAGE WARNING
A low voltage indicator light shall be installed on the dash message center. An alarm and the dash
indicator light shall activate when the system voltage drops below 11.8 volts.
AIR CLEANER RESTRICTION INDICATOR
An air cleaner restriction indicator shall be installed in the driver's message center. The indicator
shall provide visual warning when a high air restriction condition exists.
LOW COOLANT WARNING
Low coolant warning shall be accomplished through the engine electronics to provide driver
warning via the engine stop warning light.
INTERMITTENT WIPER CONTROL
A rotary combination intermittent electric wiper / washer switch shall be provided on the left hand
side of the driver's dash.
OFFICER SPEEDOMETER
A speedometer shall be supplied on the right side of the cab to enable the Officer to monitor
driving speed.
CONTROL CENTER
Mounted on the doghouse there shall be a black ABS driver / officer control center. This area shall
include various controls and functions that must be available to the driver and officer. On the top
of the control center there shall be an access panel for maintenance and troubleshooting of devices
mounted on the control center. The switch panel shall be a Class 1 Smart Programmable Switch
(SPS) panel the panel shall have ergonomic rubber molded rocker type switches with backlighting
and shall include one (1) function as a master control switch to allow for pre-selection of response
mode functions. The remaining switches shall be programmed and labeled as to the options
selected for the vehicle.
PARKING BRAKE CONTROL VALVE
The parking brake control valve shall be located in the driver's dash engine control panel.
WHITE WARNING LIGHT CUT-OUT SWITCH
One switch position shall be provided to turn off all forward facing white warning lights for use in
inclement weather.
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CUP HOLDERS
There shall be two (2) recess mounted cup holders mounted on top of the doghouse console.
MULTIPLEXED ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
The apparatus shall be equipped with a Class 1 ES-Key Management System for complete control
of the electrical system devices. This management system shall be capable of performing load
management functions, system monitoring and reporting, and be fully programmable for control of
the electrical system. NO Exceptions
The ES-Key system shall provide diagnostic capabilities for troubleshooting the electrical system
of the apparatus.
CHASSIS COLOR CODED WIRING
All chassis wiring shall be type "GXL" in accordance with S.A.E. J1128 and NFPA-1901. ALL
wiring shall be COLOR CODED and continuously marked with the circuit number and function.
All wiring to be covered in nylon heat resistant loom rated at a minimum of 300 degrees F
The chassis cab, engine and transmission, and body shall be electrically bonded to the chassis
frame rails with braided ground straps.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CONNECTORS
All multiple conductor electrical connections shall be made with Packard electrical connectors.
The Packard connectors shall become mechanically locked when mated. All single wire
terminations requiring special connectors with a ring or spade terminal shall be crimped, and
wrapped with heat shrink tubing.
INFORMATION DISPLAY MODULE
The Class -1 Information Display Module shall be located in the overhead panel for viewing by the
driver is for displaying text, warnings and diagnostics. The information Display Module shall allow
the Town to access and change load management shedding priority and provide maintenance text
listing the routine maintenance items and lubrication capacities on the apparatus.
BACKUP CAMERA
There shall be an ASA Audiovox video system provided on the apparatus. The color monitor shall
be an ASA AOM713WP. The monitor for the back-up camera shall be mounted on top of the
engine doghouse within view of the driver to aide in backing up the apparatus. The back up camera
system shall be powered with the ignition power in the cab. Operation of the camera will be by the
driver with the monitor controls.
REAR CAMERA - COLOR - HIGH PERFORMANCE
There shall be supplied a color, heavy duty high resolution observation camera, ASA Model
VCCS150. The camera shall have a non corrosive mounting bracket and stainless steel hardware.
The back up camera shall be mounted at the upper rear of the apparatus beneath the walkway.
A 12 gauge stainless steel trim guard shall be affixed to the wall behind the camera with a flange
over the top of the camera housing to aid in protecting the camera. The flange over the camera
shall be one inch wider than the camera width and extend one-half an inch behind the rear of the
camera face.
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12VDC TRIPLE POWER POINT
A triple outlet 12 volt, socket (cigarette lighter) type, receptacle shall be provided. The power point
shall be wired to direct battery power with the appropriate wire size and fuse. The power point
socket shall be centered on the front area of the engine doghouse for use by the driver and/or
officer.
12VDC POWER CIRCUIT
Five circuits protected 30 amp battery "hot" circuits, five circuits protected 30 amp battery
switched circuit, and five ground circuits with the proper wire size to handle the current shall be
provided. These circuit groups are provided for two-way radio and/or accessory wiring. They shall
terminate in the following areas:
Officer's seat box,
Center of the cab on top of the engine doghouse.
Rear of the engine doghouse on the left (driver's) side.
Rear of the engine doghouse on the right (Officer's) side.
center of the rear wall of the cab.
RADIO ANTENNA MOUNT WIRING
One (1) NMO mount shall be roof mounted, on the officer's side of the cab.
The antenna mount shall be located 34 inches from the front face of the cab and 18 inches from the
cab side.
The un-terminated coax is to be routed in the cab to the radio power circuit termination or officer's
seat box if no radio power circuit is requested.
The antenna wiring shall terminate behind the officer's seat or in the officer's seat box when so
equipped.
RADIO ANTENNA MOUNT WIRING
Four NMO mounts shall be roof mounted,
Two on the driver's side of the cab one, 34 inches from the front face of the cab and 18 inches from
the cab side and One 54 inches from the front face of the cab and 18 inches from the cab side.
Two on driver's side of the cab one 34 inches from the front face of the cab and 18 inches from the
cab side and one 54 inches from the front face of the cab and 18 inches from the cab side.
The antenna wiring shall terminate behind the officer's seat or in the officer's seat box
MAP BOX
A map box shall be provided & shipped loose with the completed apparatus The map box shall be
divided into 3 bins, with inside dimensions being 12-3/4" long x 4-1/2" wide x 8" deep. The map
box shall be constructed of 1/8 aluminum and shall be painted to match the cab interior.
PUBLIC BROADCAST RADIO
The cab shall be equipped with an AM/FM CD Stereo Radio with four ceiling mount recessed
speakers. The radio shall also include a seven channel weather band.
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ROAD SAFETY KIT
One 2-1/2# ABC DOT Approved fire extinguisher and one set of DOT approved hazard triangles
in plastic case shall be supplied with the apparatus. They shall ship loose with the apparatus.
CAB CRASHWORTHINESS TEST
Crew safety and Cab crash worthiness is extremely important to the Town. Certificates of testing &
compliance shall be provided with each bidder’s proposal.
No Exceptions
EXTERIOR GRAB HANDLES
The cab shall have a bright anodized extruded aluminum 24" grab handles at each door position.
Molded rubber gaskets shall be installed under the grab handles to protect the painted surface of the
cab.
FRONT GRILLE
A stainless steel square, three dimensional bright polished stainless steel front grille shall be
installed on the front cab face. The front grille shall have a radiator rock guard to assist in
preventing damage to the radiator core.
CAB MUDFLAPS
Mud flaps shall be installed behind the front tires. These mud flaps shall be a minimum of 22"
wide to protect the underneath of the cab and body.
CAB GROUND LIGHTING
One light shall be mounted beneath each door. These lights shall be designed to provide
illumination on areas under the driver and crew riding area exits. All cab ground lights shall switch
able and shall automatically activate when any cab exit door is opened.
MIRRORS
MOTO-MIRROR 16 1/2" X 7" stainless steel heated, remote control mirror heads shall be mounted
on spring loaded retractable mirror arms and shall Include a 5-1/2" x 8.5" convex mirror head.
CAB SIDE WINDOWS
Two AS-2 tempered glass, fixed side windows, 26-1/2" high x 16" wide shall be furnished, one on
each side behind the forward doors. All glass shall be tinted.
REAR WINDOW SAFETY BARS
There shall be a one inch stainless steel grab bar installed on each rear door. This bar is to be
installed on the rear door frame even with the window in the down position to prevent firefighters
from using the glass in the door for a handle.
UNDER CAB ENGINE MAINTENANCE LIGHTS
Two (2) engine maintenance lights shall be supplied beneath the cab. These lights shall illuminate
automatically when the cab is tilted to the full tilt position.
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ROOF MOUNTED SPOTLIGHT
One (1) GOLIGHT Inc., model 2020 , remote controlled, spotlight shall be hard wired into cab
electrical system. The spotlight shall incorporate the Cr5 PentaBeam bulb and shall be capable of
370 degrees of horizontal rotation and 120 degrees of vertical elevation/depression. The remote
on/off toggle control panel shall be mounted in the overhead panel one each side. The GOLIGHT
spotlight shall be mounted on the cab roof, behind the light bar centered from left to right.
WHEEL WELL LINERS
To reduce road splash and allow for easy cleaning, Stainless steel bolt in front wheel well liners are
to be installed. The wheel well liners are to be a minimum of 22 inches in width.
STAINLESS CAB FENDERETTES
To reduce road splash on the cab sides, polished stainless steel fenderettes shall be installed around
each the wheel opening the fenderettes shall be stepped slightly off the painted surface to allow for
cleaning between the fenderette and the cab sidewall.
EXTERIOR REAR WALL DIAMOND PLATE OVERLAY
The cab exterior rear wall shall be covered with a single sheet of bright aluminum tread plate to
protect the back of the cab from scratches.
CAB TILT SYSTEM
The cab shall tilt a minimum of 45 degrees for ease of serving. Tilting shall be accomplished by
means of an electric over Hydraulic tilt pump. The cab tilt mechanism shall be equipped with a
positive locking mechanism to hold the cab in the full tilt position. Release of the service lock
shall be by means of a pull type assembly that does not require personnel to be under the cab. The
cylinders shall have a velocity fuse at the base to prevent the cab from falling in the event of a
hydraulic hose failure. The cab shall be capable of tilting 90 degrees for major engine service, if
necessary. The cab shall have a three (3) point cab locking system. To prevent undue stresses in
the cab, the cab mounting shall incorporate a five (5) point load mounting system.
The rear cab lock shall be center point mounted to prevent normal twist of the chassis from
affecting the cab mounting, cab structure and windshield areas of the cab. This rear cab lock shall
be mounted on a chassis cross member to provide a stable platform for the locking system. The cab
lock shall be mounted to a base plate that is fastened to rubber isolators to reduce road noise and
provide additional movement of the cab lock. This locking system shall automatically open prior
to the cab tilting and automatically relatch when the cab is lowered completely into the travel
position.
With this system, extreme chassis twist shall allow the cab to move independently of the rear cab
supports, reducing the structural stress damage often caused by outboard dual cab locking systems.
A remote control for cab tilting operation shall be provided. The control shall be "safety-yellow" in
color.
The cab lift system shall have a cab tilt interlock. The cab tilt shall not be able to be activated
unless the master battery switch is in the on position with the parking brake set.
CHASSIS PAINT
The frame and running gear shall be painted gloss black enamel. The running gear shall consist of
the axles, drivelines, air tanks, steering gear, frame mounted brackets, draglink(s), and fuel tank.
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The air system piping and electrical harnesses shall not be installed in the frame at the time of the
frame painting. This shall insure complete coverage of paint behind those areas, as well as to
insure that the air piping and wiring harnesses do not have paint applied to them, hindering
troubleshooting.
INTERIOR FINISH
The entire interior of the cab shall be painted with spatter paint, solid black in color. Black spatter
paint is selected for ease of repairs when the interior is scratched. Each bidder shall describe in
detail the process used to paint the interior
The following interior components shall also be finished in black:
Overhead console
Sun visors
Interior
Headliner
Rear wall covering
Interior flooring
Interior door panel
The doghouse covering material
The dash housing,
Doghouse console;
CAB EXTERIOR FINISH
The exterior doors and all fixed cab glass are to be removed from the cab prior to the paint and
body process beginning.
The two tone, final finish of the cab shall be to fire apparatus standards; exhibiting excellent gloss
durability and color retention properties.
Each Bidder is to describe their exterior paint process in detail.
FINISH AND COLOR COATS
The final finish shall be free of dirt and sags the final sanding and buffing of the clear coat shall
result in a flat / glass like finish. The clear coat shall also provide a UV barrier to prevent fading
and chalking.
DuPont Imron will be used for the exterior paint No-Exceptions
CAB PAINT WARRANTY
The manufacturer shall provide warranty to the Town of the custom built apparatus for a period of
Seven years. The warranty period shall commence on the date the vehicle is delivered
TOUCH UP PAINT
There shall be one pint of 'touch-up' paint provided for both the red & white paint
PAINT BREAK STRIPE
A 1/4" wide Black stripe shall be added to the cab, two tone paint scheme. This stripe shall be
applied at the paint break line.
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SEATS
All seats regular crew listed below shall be H.O. Bostrom brand seats, Red three point shoulder
harness seat belts shall be provided for each seat.
DRIVER'S SEATING POSITION
The seat shall be high back air ride suspension, high back seat with fore and aft slide adjustment.
OFFICER'S SEATING POSITION
The seat shall be SCBA type seat with a fixed bottom cushion and a pivoting head rest. The seat
shall contain a SCBA filler pad for when the bottle is not in use. There shall be a Secure-All selfcontained breathing apparatus bracket mounted into the seat cavity.
CREW AREA - FORWARD FACING LEFT OUTBOARD SEAT POSITION
The seat shall be a non-SCBA, non Bostrom flip-down seat cushion, no back cushion, mounted on
the rear wall of the crew cab. The bottom cushion shall covered in a vinyl material.
CREW AREA - FORWARD FACING LEFT INBOARD SEAT POSITION
Tanker Series Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) type seat with a flip bottom cushion
and a pivoting head rest. There shall be a Secure-All self-contained breathing apparatus bracket
mounted into the seat cavity.
CREW AREA - FORWARD FACING RIGHT INBOARD SEAT POSITION
Tanker Series Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) type seat with a flip bottom cushion
and a pivoting head rest. There shall be a Secure-All self-contained breathing apparatus bracket
mounted into the seat cavity.
CREW AREA - FORWARD FACING RIGHT OUTBOARD SEAT POSITION
The seat shall be a non-SCBA non Bostrom flip-down seat cushion, no back cushion, mounted on
the rear wall of the crew cab. The bottom cushion shall be covered in a vinyl material.
FORWARD FACING SEAT RISER AND STORAGE TRAY
The center forward facing seats shall be installed on a powder coated aluminum riser. Under the
seat riser there shall be an aluminum roll-out tray designed to provide safe storage for tools and
equipment in the crew area. This tray, lined with Dri-Deck, shall have a diamondplate front with a
D-ring handle to provide positive lock in the closed position.
All seats shall be black in color.
SEAT MATERIAL
The Drivers & SCBA seats shall be covered in Durawear ballistic material
SEAT BELT WARNING LABELS
The cab shall be equipped with two (2) seat belt warning labels. These labels are to be in full view
of all the occupants.
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VEHICLE DATA RECORDER
Apparatus shall be equipped with a Class1 “Vehicle Data Recorder and Seat Belt Warning System”
(VDR/SBW) The VDR/SBW will function per NFPA requirements The VDR data shall be
downloadable by USB cable to a computer using either Microsoft™ or Apple™ Operating Systems
using Class 1/ O.E.M. supplied reporting software.
SEAT BELT WARNING SYSTEM
There shall be a seat belt indicator system supplied in the cab. The indicator system shall indicate
seat belt use for each individual seating position when the seat is occupied, the seat belt remains
unfastened and the parking brake is released. A display panel shall be supplied in the driver’s
overhead dash area. The panel shall have an audible indicators and a red light display to indicate
that a seat belt has not been fastened.
FRONT BUMPER
A 12" high heavy-duty 10 gauge, polished stainless steel, wrap around, 2-rib front bumper shall be
provided the full width of the cab. The front bumper face shall extend 6 inches ahead of the front
face of the cab skin.
TOW HOOKS
Two chromed tow hooks shall be provided and shall be attached directly to the front frame under
the bumper. These tow hooks shall be attached with two Grade 8 bolts with hardened washers and
Grade "C" distorted thread locknuts.
FRONT BUMPER UNDERBODY LIGHTING
There shall be two (2) model #40 ground lights provided at the outer front corners of the front
bumper, one (1) each side, to illuminate the area under the front bumper of the truck. All
underbody ground lights shall be switched on when the parking brake is set and the ignition & the
master battery switch in the "ON" position.
AIR HORNS
Dual stutter tone air horns shall be recessed into the front bumper, one each side.
AIR HORN IGNITION CONTROL
To eliminate inadvertent operation the air horns shall be operable only when the battery selector
and ignition switch are in the "ON" position.
AIR HORN CONTROL SWITCHES
The chassis air horns shall be controlled by a lanyard with a 'Y-chain'. The lanyard chain shall be
mounted to the center of the overhead console within reach of both the driver and officer and shall
terminate at the cab center.
The air horn and the electric horn shall be sounded simultaneously by depressing the horn button in
the steering wheel.
ELECTRONIC SIREN
A Federal Signal 100 watt electronic siren control with microphone, model #PA300, shall be
provided. The siren control shall be mounted on top of the engine doghouse within reach of the
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driver and officer.
Q2B MECHANICAL SIREN
A FEDERAL Q2B siren shall be mounted recessed in the cab front grille.
To eliminate inadvertent operation the mechanical siren shall be operable only when the Master
Warning Light switch is in the "ON" position. A momentary rocker switch shall be provided in the
driver's switch panel for operation of the siren brake. This switch shall be backlit with the legend
"SIREN BRAKE". A second momentary switch shall be provided in easy reach of the officer for
operation of the siren brake. This switch shall be labeled "SIREN BRAKE".
One (1) foot switch for the siren shall be provided on the left side of the driver's side cab floor and
the one (1) button switch on the officer's side dog house. The officer's button switch shall have a
red rubber boot and be clearly labeled 'Siren'.
ELECTRONIC SIREN SPEAKER
There shall be one polished aluminum 100 watt speaker provided. The speaker shall be recessed
into the right (officer's) side of the front bumper immediately outboard of the chassis frame rails.
ELECTRONIC CHASSIS OPERATOR'S MANUAL
An electronic Operator's Manual w/Parts List - One Set shall be provided with the chassis.
An electronic Electrical System Manual shall be provided.
This manual shall provide complete wiring schematics for the vehicle.
The manual shall be provided with diagrams of the vehicle showing the wiring harness routing
within the vehicle. Each of these diagrams shall include the connectors between the harnesses that
provide a hyperlink to a drawing of the actual connector where pin functions can be examined.
Schematics for each system of the vehicle shall be provided with hyperlinks to the connectors for
pin designations and to the vehicle drawings for harness location within the vehicle.
An electronic Air System Manual shall be provided.
This manual shall provide complete air system schematics for the vehicle.
The manual shall be provided with diagrams of the vehicle showing the air tubing routing within
the vehicle.
Schematics for each system of the vehicle shall be provided with hyperlinks to the air tanks and
valves and to the vehicle drawings for exact location within the vehicle.
MAJOR COMPONENT WARRANTIES
The vehicle shall be covered by Arvin/Meritor warranty that is in effect at the time of the vehicle
production.
The transmission shall have a five year unlimited mileage as defined in the Allison New Product
Warranty.
The Cummins engine shall have the standard five year warranty from the engine manufacturer that
is in effect at the time of the vehicle is placed into service.
The cab structure shall be warranted for a period of ten years
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The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a base (parts and labor warranty) to the original Town of
the custom built apparatus for a period of twelve (12) months,
The warranties shall commence on the date the vehicle is delivered to the Town. Detailed warranty
documents which shall be provided upon request. In any case warranty issues shall be handled by a
single phone call to the apparatus dealer/service center No exceptions
PURCHASE INTENT
The apparatus being purchased is expected to have an 18 to 20 year service life. Based on this
requirement, the department is extremely concerned that the apparatus body remains structurally
sound and the outward appearance remains in a “like new” condition, with minimal maintenance
and upkeep, throughout the intended service life. Aluminum apparatus bodies and differing
construction designs will be reviewed and considered only if the builder / manufacture will meet
the same “Body Structural Warranty” requirements specified in this bid document and in the
respondent specifications provide adequate proof that procedures and materials are employed in the
alternate material and designs to prevent corrosion over the intended service life. Regardless of
materials used or design, the entire body design shall be of a bolted design to allow for ease of
removal for repair or replacement, without cutting welds.
APPARATUS BODY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
The apparatus body shall be built of stainless steel and shall be designed exclusively for Fire
Service use. The overall body width shall be 100 inches wide and shall be constructed in
accordance with current NFPA requirements. All metal work shall be free of sharp edges, objects
or corners. No exceptions are allowed to this requirement.
The body design shall be fully tested with proven engineering and test techniques such as finite
element analysis, stress coating, and strain gauging. Engineering and test techniques shall have
been performed with special attention given to fatigue life and structural integrity of compartments
and body support system.
The entire apparatus body shall be a precision laser machined, bolted construction, properly
reinforced with integral flanges eliminating the need for additional structural shapes.
MODULAR BODY REQUIREMENTS
The body shall be completely modular in design allowing transfer of body components to a new
chassis in the event of an accident or wear. Body components shall be removable from chassis
without cutting or bending. The modular design shall also facilitate ease of repair or replacement
of major or minor body parts should damage is incurred.
All body panels are to be laser machined to ensure consistency and accuracy (+/- .010"). This shall
greatly enhance assembly and matching of repair parts. The body compartment floors, rear walls
and roof areas shall be constructed of 12-gauge 304 austenitic stainless steel. The vertical front and
rear walls are designed with 14-gauge stainless steel. These front and rear walls are designed as a
structural beam with the inclusion of the design that allows for future installation of telescoping
lights.
Interior and unexposed stainless steel panels shall be #4B finish to eliminate the need for high
maintenance painted surfaces in the compartments. All exterior stainless steel panels shall have
#4B finish.
The entire body shall be fabricated using precision holding fixtures to ensure accurate dimensions.
The body assembly shall be securely bolted to the sub-frame utilizing steel, certified Grade 8 bolts.
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The rear vertical corners of the apparatus body shall be recessed to provide a mounting area for
telescoping light poles.
COMPARTMENT ROOF CONSTRUCTION
Each compartment top shall have a bolt in 12-gauge stainless roof section for supporting roof loads
of up to 500 pounds per square foot without permanent roof deformation.
REAR FRAME EXTENSION
The rear chassis frame extension system shall consist of a interwoven dual .625" thick steel drop
frame extensions with a transverse 4" x 3" x .375" thick structural channel, and dual laminated
.188" thick rear compartment and tailboard support tapered angles on each side of apparatus. The
extension shall be bolted to the chassis frame utilizing Grade 8 bolts and Grade C locknuts with
hardened washers. For ease in replacement of damaged components in an accident there shall be
no welding of components to the chassis frame. Two (2) tow eyes with an eye diameter of not less
than 3.5" shall be attached directly to the chassis frame extensions. The tow eyes shall be
fabricated of .625" thick steel.
BODY MOUNTING SYSTEM
The right and left side compartments shall be attached to a stainless steel body support. The
stainless steel support shall be attached to the chassis frame extensions by means of an elastomer
spring mounting system to form a modular integral body support system. The design shall allow
for maximum chassis flexing without undue stress transfer to the apparatus body.
The apparatus body shall not rest upon the chassis truck rails and must be separated entirely from
the steel frame of the chassis to prevent galvanic action. Loose fitting u-bolt body mounting
systems are not acceptable due to the likeliness of the apparatus body shifting or becoming
detached from the chassis upon rear end impact.
COMPARTMENT INTERIOR FINISH
For better interior visibility, to reflect light better, ease of maintenance and prevent the masking of
poor welds and questionable workmanship the interior of the body compartments shall remain
uncoated.
EXTERIOR ROOF FINISH
The top of the compartments shall be brushed stainless steel.
REAR TAILBOARD
A rear tailboard 10" deep shall be provided at the rear from "Laser Grip" stainless steel meeting
NFPA 1901 step requirements. The tailboard shall provide protection for the side body
compartments and shall provided recessed mounting for the rear ICC marker lights. It shall be
bolted to the rear support structure.
COMPARTMENT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
All compartments shall be manufactured from 12-gauge stainless steel with the vertical front and
rear corner walls from 14-gauge, they shall be of sweep out design and shall be bolted together.
Stainless recessed round head bolts and stainless aircraft style "ESNA" nuts shall be applied for
each fastener.
Wherever possible, body bolts shall be hidden from plain view for appearance and ease of
apparatus cleaning.
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COMPARTMENT VENTILATION
Each compartment shall be provided with a laser cut stainless steel louver to provide adequate
ventilation.
There shall be filters provided for compartments L1, L3, R1, R3 and RR1. The protective louver
covering the filter shall be removable to allow for filter changing. The filter shall be 100% virgin
nylon fiber in an open web design that is USDA approved. The filter shall be chemically treated
with Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Saccharinate to aid in the reduction of bacteria and fungi.
LEFT SIDE COMPARTMENT DIMENSIONS
FORWARD OF WHEEL WELL - L1 & L2
There shall be two rescue style, full height compartment ahead of the rear wheels. The first
compartment shall have approximate dimensions of 56" wide x 77" high x transverse and the
second compartment shall have approximate dimensions of 52" wide x 77" high x transverse..
ABOVE WHEEL WELL - L3
There shall be one high side compartment centered over the rear wheels. It shall have approximate
dimensions of 52" wide x 47" high x transverse.
REAR OF WHEEL WELL - L4
There shall be one rescue style, full height compartment behind the rear wheels. It shall have
approximate dimensions of 51" wide x 77" high x 24" deep.
TRANSVERSE AREA
At the left rear of the L4 compartment there is a transverse area through to the forward section of
the R4 compartment with dimensions of 23" wide x 48" deep x 59" tall. This area is forward of the
RR1 compartment.
ROLLUP DOOR CONSTRUCTION All body compartments shall be provided with satin finish Gortite roll up doors.
The door latches shall be non-locking stainless steel lift bars and shall be provided with a magnetic
door ajar switch system.
The compartment roll-up doors shall have cloth straps, one (1) per door, to assist in the closing of
the roll-up doors.
FENDER SIDE SKIRTS
There shall be stainless steel fender side skirts located in the area of the rear wheels. The design of
the fender sides shall be a minimal length to provide maximum compartment space in the
apparatus.
FUEL FILL - SIDE BODY
The fuel fill shall be located in the rear fender area on the left side of the apparatus body. The
spring loaded fuel fill door shall have "Diesel Fuel" laser cut in the face of the door. There shall be
a vent line from the fuel tank to beneath the fuel cap to aid in fueling of the truck.
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BODY FENDERS - POLISHED
The apparatus body fenders shall be made from 16 gauge polished stainless steel and shall be
rolled, die stamped and fully removable. The stainless steel fenders and stainless fender liners shall
be fastened with stainless bolts and ESNA nuts to the outer fender panel.
REAR AXLE MUD FLAPS
Two (2) black, anti-sail, mud flaps shall be mounted behind the rear wheels.
SCBA BOTTLE COMPARTMENTS
Four (4) SCBA bottle tube compartments shall be provided, two (2) in each side rear wheel well
area. Each compartment shall be constructed of gray molded storage compartment to provide
SCBA scuff protection. A door seal shall be provided at the perimeter of the SCBA compartment.
The doors shall be brushed stainless steel with a push button trigger latch.
SCBA BOTTLE RETENTION STRAP
One (1) one-inch (1") wide loop of red webbing shall be installed in each SCBA compartment to
prevent the bottle from sliding out of the compartment in the event the door is not latched for
travel. The loop shall be mounted, centered in the compartment and shall hang within one-inch
(1") of the compartment floor to allow the bottle to pass by the strap when the bottle is placed in the
compartment. The strap shall loop over the valve.
RIGHT SIDE COMPARTMENT DIMENSIONS
FORWARD OF WHEEL WELL - R1 & R2
There shall be two rescue style, full height compartment ahead of the rear wheels. The first
compartment shall have approximate dimensions of 56" wide x 77" high x transverse and the
second compartment shall have approximate dimensions of 52" wide x 77" high x transverse..
ABOVE WHEEL WELL - R3
There shall be one high side compartment centered over the rear wheels. It shall have approximate
dimensions of 52" wide x 47" high x transverse.
REAR OF WHEEL WELL - R4
There shall be one rescue style, full height compartment behind the rear wheels. It shall have
approximate dimensions of 51" wide x 77" high x 24" deep.
TRANSVERSE AREA
At the left rear of the R4 compartment there is a transverse area through to the forward section of
the L4 compartment with dimensions of 23" wide x 48" deep x 59" tall. This area is forward of the
RR1 compartment.
REAR COMPARTMENT DIMENSIONS
There shall be one (1) full height compartment at the rear of the body. It shall have approximate
dimensions of 48" wide x 77" high x 32" deep.
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REAR BODY REFELCTIVE CHEVRON STRIPING
The rear-facing vertical surfaces of the rear taillight panels and the rear body area beside the full
height rear door(s), visible from the rear of the apparatus, including the rear compartment door(s),
shall be equipped with six (6) inch wide retro-reflective striping in a chevron pattern sloping
downward and away from the centerline of the vehicle at an angle of 45 degrees.
Each stripe in the chevron shall be a single color alternating between red (3M #-82) and yellow
(3M # -81).
BODY RUBRAIL - POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL
The apparatus body shall have a bolt on extruded, polished stainless steel rub rail affixed to the side
beneath each door area. The rub rail shall provide additional strength and protection and shall be
constructed of 3/8" x 1-1/2" stainless steel fastened with stainless steel fasteners. Each rub rail
shall be attached to the apparatus body with stand off
STAINLESS STEEL APPARATUS BODY PAINTED
The following apparatus body components shall be painted Red to match the cab lower color.
The rear wheel fender panels
The exterior surface of the coffin compartments
The area between the doors on the side compartments
EXTERIOR COMPARTMENT LIGHTING
A minimum of four incandescent compartment lights shall be provided for each body compartment.
No exceptions to this requirement.
Two (2) LED strip lights shall also be provided for each body compartment in addition to the
incandescent compartment lights.
Each body door shall have an automatic compartment light switch.
UNDERBODY LIGHTING
Underbody ground lights shall be provided under the apparatus body as required by current NFPA
1901. Four Truck-Lite model #60 ground lights shall be provided at the rear of the apparatus body,
two each side, to illuminate under the rear compartments.
There shall also be four model #40 ground lights provided two (2) at the outer front corners of the
apparatus body, one (1) each side, to illuminate the area under the forward compartments and two
(2) below the middle full height compartments, one each side. All underbody ground lights shall be
switched on when the parking brake is set ignition and master battery switch in the "ON" position.
CAB SIDE SCENE LIGHTS
There shall be one side scene lights installed on the left & right sides of the cab between the front
and rear cab doors on the raised roof section. The lights shall be Whelen M6ZC white LED Scene
lights mounted on Whelen M6P15C 15° angled bright finished housings. The scene lights shall be
operated by a switch located in the driver's area of the cab. The scene light shall also be
automatically operated by either the front or the rear door on the same side of the cab opening.
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BODY SIDE SCENE LIGHTS
There shall be two each side body side scene lights installed as high as possible and spread out as
far as possible on both sides of the apparatus body. The lights shall be Whelen M6ZC white LED
Scene lights. The scene lights shall be operated by a switch located in the driver's area of the cab.
BODY REAR SCENE LIGHTS
There shall be two rear scene lights installed as high and as wide as possible on both sides of the
rear of the apparatus body.the lights shall be Whelen M6ZC white LED Scene lights mounted on
Whelen M6P15C 15° angled bright finished housings.
The rear scene lights shall be operated by
A switch located beneath the left rear step or a switch in the driver's switch panel. If the scene light
is left in the 'ON' position the lights shall automatically turn off when the truck is parking brake is
released.
Additionally, the rear scene lights shall come on to supplement the back-up lights whenever the
transmission is placed into reverse.
FORWARD FACING BROW LIGHT
One brow light shall be provided and mounted centered on the leading edge of the cab roof facing
forward. The light shall be a Fire Research Optimum OPA800. The lamp head shall have one
quartz halogen 1000 watt 120 volt bulb. The brow light shall have a white housing
A switch shall be located in the cab switch panel for the brow light
FULL LENGTH 'COFFIN' COMPARTMENT, LEFT & RIGHT SIDE
Two (one each side) full length compartments shall be provided on top of side compartments with
top access. The compartment vertical walls shall be constructed of stainless steel and shall be
approximately body length x 20-1/2" deep x 24" wide. There shall be a fixed box at the front and
the rear of the compartment to provide light mounting on the sides. A decorative aluminum
diamond plate trim piece shall be added to the area above the body side compartments and the
coffin compartment sides where they meet the compartment roof.
ALUMINUM TREADPLATE WALKWAY
An aluminum tread plate walkway shall be provided for the full length compartments. The
walkway step surface shall be covered in aluminum diamond plate meeting the current revision of
NFPA 1901 for step requirements.
WALKWAY LIGHTS
Four (4) round incandescent lights shall be provided along the walkway side of each coffin
compartment. The lights shall be spaced equally along the length of the compartment and shall
illuminate when the parking brake is set.
GRAB HANDLES
A pair of grab handles shall be provided and installed on the left coffin compartment. One (1) at the
front and one at the rear of the compartment to aid in accessing the compartment.
QUARTZ LIGHTS
Four FRC "Optimum" model OPA250-S75, 120-volt / 750-watt recessed quartz lights shall be
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provided. The lights shall be recess mounted one (1) each on the front and rear box ends of both
side coffin compartments.
QUARTZ LIGHT SWITCHING
The Quartz Lights shall be switched with a pair of breakers in the load center. One breaker shall be
for the left side and one breaker for the right side of the apparatus. 12-volt, switches shall be wired
through 120-volt relay(s) and shall be located in the cab switch panel for the apparatus body quartz
lights.
HEADER PANEL
A stainless steel panel shall be provided on the roof at the front of the apparatus body. This panel
shall be the height of the coffin compartments and shall run from the left coffin compartment to the
right coffin compartment along the front edge of the apparatus body roof.
The top of the coffin compartments are to be provided with two lift up doors on each compartment.
The lift up doors shall be a 'double wall' design overlapping the top of the compartment to reduce
the possibility of rain entering the compartment.
The doors are to be constructed of aluminum with smooth finished inside panels and NFPA
compliant tread plate on the exterior. The doors are to be attached to the compartment top with a
continuous stainless steel hinge along the outer edge.
The doors shall have a top mounted handle and include gas shock doors stays to keep the doors in
the open or closed position without latches.
A 4" LED light shall be provided in the inner panel of each door with a switch wired to the open
compartment light in the cab.
OIL DRY HOPPER
A hopper shall be provided in the front of the right coffin compartment for the storage and
dispensing of oil dry. The hopper shall have a hinged lid with a latch and shall be equipped with a
3" outlet at the bottom of the hopper extending through the floor of the coffin compartment. The
outlet shall pass through the R1 compartment ceiling with a 3" 1/4 turn valve mounted near the
floor of R1 with a discharge tube extending to beneath the floor of R1 for ease of dispensing the
absorbent material.
The container shall be large enough to hold approximately 100 pounds of oil dry absorbent
material.
BODY ROOF ACCESS LADDER
A ladder shall be provided on the rear of the apparatus body to provide access to the body roof. The
ladder shall be mounted on the left side of the rear of the body and shall include a swing down
section for easier access from the ground.
RECEIVER HITCHES
There shall be Four Class III receiver hitch assemblies (one each location) attached to apparatus in
the following locations:
The rear of the apparatus below the rear step. The receiver shall be connected to the chassis and
body sub-frame assembly.
Left (driver's) side of the apparatus beneath compartment L1.
Right (officer's ) side of the apparatus beneath compartment R1.
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front of the apparatus, centered beneath the front bumper.
REAR TRAILER RECEPTACLE
One (1) 7 pole trailer light receptacle with a weatherproof cover and mating plug with a 6 inch
pigtail shall be provided on the rear of the apparatus.
12V RECEPTACLES
Four 12-volt DC receptacle with a weather proof cover shall be provided adjacent to each receiver
for power to the portable winch
QUICK MOUNT RESCUE WINCH
A Ramsey 9,000 lb. Winch assembly, Model QM 9000 12V, shall be provided.
This winch is to have the following features:
Mounts directly to a class III hitch.
Gear reduction ratio 138:1.
One (1) cam action clutch to enable free spooling.
One (1) 12' heavy duty remote control switch.
One (1) length of 105' of 5/16" diameter wire rope with replaceable clevis hook.
DEEP ALUMINUM SHELVES - ADJUSTABLE
One adjustable aluminum shelf shall be installed and shall have a flange 1-1/2" deep and a
minimum material thickness of .190" Each shelf shall be adjustable in height and held in place by
four extruded uprights.
Each adjustable shelf shall be installed as follows:
1ea RR1
The surface of the aluminum shelf shall be covered with Dri-Dek mat for improved ventilation that
shall also provide a non-slip surface. The Dri-Dek mat shall be black in color.
ALUMINUM TRAYS - PULL OUT
Four heavy duty pullout 250lb trays shall be installed and shall be equipped with roller bearing
slides and a gas shock to hold the tray in both the in and out positions and shall be made from .190"
aluminum. Each heavy duty pullout tray shall be installed as follows:
L1 lower portion of compartment
L2 lower portion of compartment
R1 lower portion of compartment
R2 lower portion of compartment
ALUMINUM TRAYS - PULL OUT HD
Two heavy duty pullout 500lb tray shall be installed on the floor of the compartment and shall be
equipped with hd roller bearing slides and a gas shock to hold the tray in both the in and out
positions and shall be made from .190" aluminum. The heavy duty pullout trays shall be installed in
the following compartments.
RR1
R4
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ALUMINUM TRAY - PULL OUT-TRANSVERS
Two (2) heavy duty dual pullout full transverse tray shall be installed, it shall be equipped with
Slide Master rollers and a latch to hold the tray in the in and out position and shall be made from
.190" aluminum with a maximum capacity of 2000 pounds.
The heavy duty pullout trays shall be installed in following compartments.
L2-R2
L3-R3
DRI-DEK MATTING - TRAYS
The surface of the eight above aluminum trays shall be covered with Dri-Dek mat for improved
ventilation that shall also provide a non-slip surface. The Dri-Dek mat shall be black in color.
ALUMINUM TRAYS - PULL OUT-ADJUSTABLE
One heavy duty vertically adjustable pullout tray shall be installed and shall be equipped with roller
bearing slides and a gas shock to hold the tray in both the in and out positions and shall be made
from .190" aluminum.
The heavy duty pullout tray shall be installed as follows:
1ea RR1
ALUMINUM TRAYS - PULL OUT AND DOWN
Six 47” pullout and down trays shall be installed and shall be constructed of formed .190"
aluminum with a maximum capacity of 250 pounds.
Each pullout and down tray shall be installed as follows:
1ea L2, R2, L3,R3,RR1
2ea R4
DRI-DEK MATTING - SHELVES/TRAYS
The surface of the six aluminum trays shall be covered with Dri-Dek mat for improved ventilation
that shall also provide a non-slip surface. The Dri-Dek mat shall be black in color.
VERTICAL DIVIDERS
One vertical divider shall be provided in the L1-R1 exterior compartments. The placement of this
divider shall be as needed to shield the Cafs Unit from equipment in the transverse compartment.
PULL OUT VERTICAL TOOL BOARD
Three full height vertical dual side pull out tool board shall be installed in the L1-R1 exterior body
compartments.
Each board shall be equipped with Heavy duty roller slides and a latch to hold the board in place
when stored and deployed. The tool board shall be made from .190" aluminum. Both sides of the
three tool boards shall be covered with FoxTrax or equivalent aluminum extrusion tool mounting.
POLY BIN
Three white .5 thick poly bins with lifting slots shall be provided. The bin(s) shall measure 9.5"
wide x 20.0" long x 9.0" high.
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POLY BIN
Three white .5 thick poly bins with lifting slots shall be provided. The bin(s) shall measure 21.5"
wide x 20.0" long x 13.0" high.
APPARATUS BODY ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
All body electrical shall conform to NFPA 1901 latest edition standards. The apparatus shall be
equipped with a heavy-duty 12-volt negative ground system.
The apparatus shall be equipped with a Class1 Es-Key Management System for complete control of
the electrical system devices.
The left rear compartment shall house the relay based Power Distribution Module (PDM). The
PDM shall be mounted on a removable panel in the left rear compartment with sufficient harness
length to allow a technician the ability to remove the PDM and place it on a compartment shelf for
diagnostics and service. All wiring shall be color-coded and function coded. All circuits shall be
divided and balanced for proper load distribution. Where possible, wiring shall be routed in looms
as a single harness. Heat resistant convoluted loom shall be used. Only solderless, insulated crimp
automotive electrical connectors shall be used.
GENERATOR
An Onan model 35.0YD-CR/621, 35 KW PTO generator system shall be supplied and installed on
the apparatus. The generator system shall be capable of producing 35 KW, single phase, 120/240volts at 60 hertz regardless of engine RPM. The generator shall be equipped with an automatic
voltage regulator to maintain nominal output voltage (120/240-volts AC) under varying generator
loads.
The generator display module shall display generator output voltage, frequency and current. The
display module shall be located in the L1 compartment adjacent to the apparatus load center. The
load center shall be connected to the generator system.
A PTO unit shall be provided and installed. A switch to control the operation of the PTO shall be
installed in the drivers switch panel.
120/240-VOLT AC NFPA LOAD TEST
Electrical System Testing.
The wiring and associated equipment shall be tested by the apparatus manufacturer
Operational Test
The apparatus manufacturer shall perform operational test and shall certify that the power source
and any devices that are attached to the line voltage electrical systems are properly connected and
in working order.
The results of the tests shall be supplied to the Town at the time of delivery.
LOAD CENTER PANEL
A Square D Homeline circuit breaker panel shall be provided in the apparatus body. All breakers
shall be properly labeled. The generator shall be hard wired to the circuit breaker panel. The circuit
breaker panel shall be mounted so as to not interfere with shelves or trays, if specified. The load
center panel cover shall be accessible with hand tools. The load center panel mounting location
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shall be in the L1 compartment.
WEATHER RESISTANT TUBING
The AC wiring in the apparatus body shall be installed in seal tite weather resistant conduit.
SPARE LINE VOLTAGE BREAKER POSITIONS
There shall be two (2) spare 240-volt AC breaker positions accommodated for in the design and
installation of the line voltage breaker panel. No circuit breakers or additional wiring is provided
and the panel knock out will remain in place. These positions will be provided for future wiring
expansion by the department.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Manual reset 120 and 240-volt AC circuit breakers shall be provided in the load center as required
by the circuits installed by the apparatus manufacturer.
120 VAC RECEPTACLES
One 1 120-volt AC receptacle shall be provided in the upper rear of the following compartments.
L1,L4,R1,R4
The receptacles shall be mounted in a weather proof box with a self closing weatherproof cover.
The electrical outlet shall be a NEMA L5-15, rated at 120-volt AC, 15-amp, duplex twist lock
receptacle.
240 VAC RECEPTACLES
One 240-volt AC receptacles shall be provided with the apparatus. Each receptacle shall be located
in high the RR1 compartment shall be mounted in a weatherproof box with a self closing
weatherproof cover. The electrical outlet shall be a NEMA L14-30, rated at 120/240-volt AC 30amp, 4-wire, single twist lock receptacle.
CAB ICC MARKER LIGHTING
Five amber Whelen OS Series LED cab face mounted clearance lights shall be supplied, mounted
above the windshield. These lights are to be mounted in a chrome flange.
Two amber Whelen OS Series LED side clearance lights shall be supplied, one (1) each side
mounted ahead of the front door.
An amber diamond shaped reflector shall be mounted on the lower corner of each cab front door
adjacent to the door hinge.
APPARATUS ICC MARKER LIGHTING
Two amber Whelen OS Series LED side clearance lights shall be supplied, one each side mounted
ahead of the forward body compartment. These lights are to be mounted in a chrome flange.
Five red LED clearance lights shall be supplied, mounted in the rear of the apparatus.
Two red LED clearance lights shall be supplied, mounted facing the side of the apparatus.
ICC lighting utilized and lighting positions shall be in conformance with FMVSS.
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HEADLIGHTS
Four (4) rectangular halogen headlights shall be supplied.
When the parking brake is released and the master battery switch is in the on position, the head
lamps shall be illuminated to 80% brilliance.
TURN SIGNALS
Two rectangular Federal Signal, model QL64Z-TURN, LED turn signal lamps shall be mounted
outboard of the front headlights on each side. These lights shall be amber in color.
BUMPER MOUNTED FOG LIGHTS
Two round PERLUX fog / driving lights with clear lens shall be mounted recessed in the front
bumper.
SIDE MOUNTED TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS
Two (2) Whelen, model RSA02ZCR, linear amber LED turn signal lights shall be provided
mounted one each side in the front wheel well area. The lights shall be mounted in a chrome
flange.
REAR STOP/TAIL/TURN/BACKUP LIGHTS
The rear of the apparatus shall be equipped with Federal Signal QuadraFlare 6"x4" lights. The top
light in the assembly shall be a red LED stop/tail light, Federal Signal model QL64Z-BTT. The
middle light set shall be an amber LED lamp with a populated arrow shape, Federal Signal model
QL64Z-ARROW and the lower lights shall be clear LED backup lights, Federal Signal model
QL64Z-BACKUP.
A one-piece polished aluminum trim casting shall be mounted around the rear stop/tail/turn and
backup lights on each side of the apparatus.
BACK-UP ALARM
A solid state electronic backup alarm shall be installed on the rear of the apparatus and wired to the
backup light circuit.
A license plate mounting bracket and incandescent light shall be provided. The light and bracket
shall be located on the rear of the apparatus.
ROOF MOUNTED LIGHTBAR
A Whelen Freedom model FN72QLED, 72" light bar system shall be supplied and permanently
mounted on the cab roof, as far forward as possible. This light bar system shall be supplied with
eight LED elements, six red and two clear.
All clear warning light(s) in the light bar shall be disabled automatically for the “Blocking Right of
Way” mode.
LOW LEVEL WARNING LIGHTS
Two Red Whelen warning lights, 600 Series, Super-LED light heads shall be mounted on the front
of the chassis above the headlights located in the inner position on each side.
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The warning lights shall be programmed for Hi-power with the same flash pattern for both the right
and left light head.
FRONT INTERSECTION LIGHTS
Two Red Whelen warning lights, M6, Linear Super-LED light heads shall be mounted one on each
side of the cab over the front wheel with a Whelen chrome plated flange.
ALTERNATING HEADLIGHT WARNING
The headlights shall be provided with an alternating headlight feature. When the High Beam is
selected the headlights shall become a standard high beam. The headlight wig wag feature shall be
disabled automatically for the "Blocking Right of Way" mode.
A cut off switch shall also be supplied to turn off the alternating headlight function should it use
not be desired.
BODY SIDE WARNING LIGHTS
Two red Whelen warning lights, M6, Linear Super-LED light heads shall be mounted one on each
side of the body over the rear wheel with a Whelen chrome plated flange.
REAR UPPER LEVEL WARNING LIGHTS
Four Whelen warning lights, 900 Series, Super-LED light heads shall be mounted on the upper face
of the apparatus with a Whelen chrome plated flange.
Two Whelen warning lights, 900 Series, Super-LED light heads shall be mounted on the upper rear
sides of the apparatus with a Whelen chrome plated flange.
The warning lights shall be programmed for Hi-power with the same flash pattern for all light
heads.
All warning light lenses shall be red in color.
REAR LOWER LEVEL WARNING LIGHTS
Two red Whelen warning lights, 600 Series, Super-LED light heads shall be mounted on the rear of
the apparatus below the taillights at the lower outermost corners in vertical position with a Whelen
chrome plated flange. The warning lights shall be programmed for Hi-power with the same flash
pattern for the other 600 series light heads.
LED TRAFFIC ADVISOR
One Whelen traffic advisor, model TAM-85, shall be mounted on the upper rear of the
apparatus.The control box is to be mounted in the cab allowing for easy operation by the driver.
LIGHT TOWER - CAB ROOF MOUNTED
The apparatus shall be equipped with an all electric floodlight tower. The light shall be mounted
on the cab roof behind the front facing light bar.
A Wilburt NS15 (15ft. Mast) The cab roof shall be reinforced to support the light tower weighing
up to approximately 180 pounds. A look-up light shall be provided. The light tower shall extend to
a height of 15ft. and auto stow to a maximum height of 13.5 inches from the mounted surface.
The light tower shall have six 1500 watt / 240VAC quartz halogen Optimum light fixtures
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delivering a total of 210,000 lumens of floodlighting.
The light towers functions shall including "auto stow feature " and shall be operated by a hardwired
pistol grip remote that is supplied with the tower. The light tower control shall be located in
compartment L1. A green strobe light shall be supplied with the light tower mounted at the highest
position. A switch shall be provided on hand held control head for strobe light.
An amber flashing Whelen OS Series LED light shall be mounted on the face of the overhead
panel. A chrome flange is to be supplied with the light. The light will activate when the light
tower is raised and the parking brakes are released. A buzzer shall be provided with the light. A
label shall be applied adjacent to the light 'LIGHT TOWER RAISED'.
IDENTIFICATION AND SAFETY LABELS
A permanent label shall be installed in the driver's compartment to specify the quantity and type of
all of the fluids in the vehicle:
A permanent label shall be installed in the driver's compartment specifying the maximum number
of personnel the vehicle is designed to carry per NFPA standards. It shall be located in an area
visible to the driver.
A permanent label shall show the completed apparatus overall height, length and gross weight
rating (GVWR).
An accident prevention sign stating "DANGER PERSONNEL MUST BE SEATED AND SEAT
BELTS MUST BE FASTENED WHILE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION OR DEATH OR SERIOUS
INJURY MAY RESULT" shall be placed so it is visible from all seating positions.
An accident prevention sign stating "DANGER DO NOT RIDE ON REAR STEP WHILE
VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT" shall be placed so it
is visible from the rear step of the vehicle.
WHEEL CHOCKS
One (1) pair of heavy duty, high tensile molded aluminum wheel chocks shall be provided with the
apparatus. The wheel chocks shall have a bright yellow powder coat finish for high visibility,
safety and corrosion resistance. No exception shall be allowed to these requirements. Two
Stainless steel chock holders shall be provided and mounted on the left side of the apparatus below
the front body compartment.
ELECTRIC CORD REEL
Two (2) Hannay model ECR1618-17-18 electric rewind cord reels shall be supplied and installed.
The cable reel(s) shall be a 12-volt electric rewind type.
The cord reels shall be equipped with a Hannay SR-50 control to provide a 50% reduction in motor
speed.
The reels shall be mounted Centered of the L2-R2 compartment ceiling and mounted one to deploy
primarily to the driver’s side & one to primarily to the officers side
ELECTRICAL CORD
Two hundred feet (200') of 10/4 SOOW (yellow) cord shall be installed on each reel, complete with
an HS-3 ball stop.
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The cord reel cord shall terminate with a NEMA L14-30R, 30 amp twistlock female receptacle.
ELECTRICAL CORD JUNCTION BOX
Two Akron junction box, model EJB shall be provided. The junction box is to be powder coated
safety yellow and be provided with rubber feet on the bottom of the box.
Two yellow powder coated mounting brackets, model EJB-VMT is to be shipped loose with the
apparatus for final installation by the department.
The light box outlets are to be as follows:
The outlet in Location 1 is to be a
Single L14-30 125/250 Volt AC twist lock outlet with spring loaded cover.
The outlet in Location 2 is to be a
Duplex L5-15 125 Volt AC twist lock outlet with spring loaded cover.
The outlet in Location 3 is to be a
Duplex L5-15 125 Volt AC twist lock outlet with spring loaded cover.
The outlet in Location 4 is to be a
Duplex L5-15 125 Volt AC twist lock outlet with spring loaded cover.
REEL REWIND SWITCH
The cord reels shall be equipped with a weather resistant push button switch mounted in the relay
enclosure box within compartment that the reel is contained.
UTILITY AIR HOSE REEL
One (1) Hannay model EF1514-17-18 hose reel with electric rewind shall be provided center
ceiling mounted in the L3 compartment with operation primarily to the driver. The reel shall be
capable of holding at least one hundred fifty feet (150') of 3/8" utility air hose. An electrical rewind
switch shall be provided in the same compartment for the hose reel rewind. There shall be a 3/4"
line from the chassis air system connected to the hose reel for air supply. The reel shall be equipped
with one hundred fifty feet (150') of 3/8" air hose rated at 300 PSI. A ball stop shall be provided
and installed at the end of the air hose.
REFLECTIVE SAFETY STRIPE
A 2" reflective gold x 6" reflective white 3M brand Scotchlite reflective stripe shall be affixed to
the perimeter of the vehicle. The striping shall be placed up to 60" above ground level and shall
conform to NFPA reflectivity requirements. At least 60% of the perimeter length of each side and
width of the rear, and at least 25% of the perimeter width of the front of the vehicle shall have
reflective stripe.
BODY STRIPE "Z" PATTERN
The stripe on each side of the apparatus shall run straight back to the body, with a reverse "Z"
pattern shape on the front body door and then run straight back from there to the rear of the body.
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REFLECTIVE SHELF/TRAY STRIPING
3M brand Scotchlite red/white reflective striping shall be affixed to the front face of all shelves and
pull out trays.
MISCELLANEOUS FASTENERS
One (1) bag of assorted fasteners (bolts, nuts, screws and washers) of the type used in construction
of the apparatus shall be provided as follows.
10 YEAR BODY STRUCTURALWARRANTY
The manufacturer shall provide a body structural warranty to the Town for a period of one hundred
twenty (120) months. The warranty period shall commence on the date the vehicle is delivered to
the Town.
PRECONSTRUCTION / ORDER CONFERENCE
There shall be a preconstruction conference held at the Moultonborough public safety building with
the selected bidder. To ensure accuracy, performance, operability, & reliability of the apparatus, the
preconstruction conference shall be conducted by the Dealer principal who shall also be The Sales
& Service engineer. This person shall have the following minimum resume to discuss the complete
apparatus and accurately describe the options included within.
EVT & ASE certified in the following:
Maintenance, Inspection, & testing of fire apparatus
Design & performance standards
Fire Pumps & accessories
Fire Apparatus Electrical systems
Aerial fire Apparatus
Allison Automatic transmissions
Certified fire fighter with a minimum of twenty five years of front line & management
experience
Is factory authorized to make major & minor decisions with regards to the
manufacturing of this apparatus.
To ensure a full understanding of the apparatus, this preconstruction conference will include the
following practices without exception.
Complete page by page, line by line review of the specifications and item descriptions.
The Sales engineer & Town shall initial each page as being reviewed. Changes or
modifications shall be noted in the left margin and initialed. A change order if required
shall be generated by the sales engineer after the meeting and approved by both prior to
submission to the factory.
Drawing review
Paint codes will be confirmed and entered into the order
Paint break location (for two tone paint) & designed will be reviewed
Hose loads shall be confirmed and documented
Lettering & stripe locations, fonts, etc shall be documented
Shelves, trays, tool-board, locations shall be confirmed
Electrical outlets shall be located and receptacle type confirmed
Titling information shall be confirmed and recorded to ensure the apparatus is titled
correctly
Town information such as points of contact, person/s authorized to make decisions and
changes to the apparatus (both major & minor) shall be confirmed and recorded
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Financial Points of contact shall be confirmed
Any open or remaining order or contractual documents if not previously completed shall
be.
MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIED ITEMS
The Town is most interested in ensuring the equipment be mounted in the exactly as it intended
therefore the following shall be completed after a pre-installation meeting with the entire Town.
Mounting options for all the below listed will be decided at this meeting and work shall be
completed prior to delivery and acceptance to the department.
Hurst hydraulics
2ea Hurst hydraulic reels shall be removed from the current rescue on & mounted in the upper
portion of RR1 compartment
1ea Hurst twin flow electric hydraulic pump shall be removed mounted and wired to the 240v
circuit mentioned earlier in this spec. Note: The intended location is between the hyd reels in the
upper most portion of the RR compartment with the tools being preconnected to it.
Cascade system
An NFPA compliant American air works space saver two bottle fill station shall be supplied &
installed in the L4 compartment (location to be determined).
An American air works 6 bottle 6000 psi fill station with options for future installation of a Sierra
electric powered booster pump shall be supplied & installed in the L4 compartment(location to be
confirmed at equipment installation meeting) Note: 240v outlet needed for booster pump is
included earlier in the specifications
20 SCBA storage cylinder storage units shall be supplied adjacent to the Fill station (ten each side)
so as to allow for easy visual identification of full and need to be filled cylinders when using the
cascade system.
The departments six 6000 psi cascade cylinders shall be reused for and installed vertically between
the L4 & R4 compartments installation, plumbing from the cylinders to the fill panel shall not be
reused.
RV Awning
There shall be provided and installed a 18’ wide Heavy duty RV awning on the Left side of the
rescue body. This awning shall have the proper installation and mechanisms to allow for
deployment by an average size fire fighter (5’-6”) tall. The awnings material shall be of Heavy duty
type as it is intended to be used for protection from the elements year around.
CAFS system
There shall be provided and installed in the front of the body behind the vertical divider mentioned
earlier in this specification a compressed air foam system. This system shall contain a minimum 60
gallon vertically mounted pressure capable storage tank that will contain the water & foam
solution. This system shall be easily replenished by simply depressurizing the tank and refilling
with water and batch mixed class A foam. There shall also be a compressed air cascade type
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cylinder with cubic footage and pressure to completely deploy the water & foam solution when
both are filled to the correct level & pressure. This system shall also be installed with the proper
plumbing and regulators, gauges, and controls needed to safely pressurize and depressurize the
system when fire suppression operations are starting or have been completed. Included in this
system shall be pre-piped hose reel. This hose reel shall contain a minimum of 100 feet of high
pressure 1” hose and contain the proper nozzle to deliver a quality finished foam solution. Design
and installation shall be reviewed and approved prior to installation.
IN-CAB BACK BOARD /PATIENT AREA
There shall be provided within the cab directly behind the dog house an elevated area large enough
to place a patient of normal size 6’-0” 230lbs strapped to a back board in the cab should protection
from the elements be needed while providing care while waiting for transport opportunities. (Note:
This is NOT a transport area and is intended to be used only as stated) It shall be elevated to an
agreeable height within the cab so as to allow the loading & loading of the board as well as storage
underneath for equipment.
EQUIPMENT MOUNTING ALLOWANCE
There shall be an allowance of $25,000.00 provided by the bidder for mounting of department
supplied equipment included within the pricing of this unit. A recording shall be kept of all
expenditures and provided to the Town upon request. Materials shall be invoiced at no more than
the generally recognized Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Further each bidder shall provide
their equipment mounting labor rate
Labor rate per hour: $
There shall be no other mark-ups allowed.
The Town reserves the right to omit or modify this allowance after review of the apparatus at final
inspection or anytime during the process without enduring additional change order costs.
LETTERING
Lettering shall be provided by the bidder. An allowance of $2000.00 shall be included within the
proposal price for lettering as directed by the Town. The exact lettering layout shall be determined
at the final inspection or during equipment mounting.
SHIPPING OF COMPLETED APPARATUS
The completed apparatus shall be driven from the factory to the dealer’s location by the dealer’s
staff driver
SERVICE
Service is of the utmost importance to the department. The service center shall have the following
as a minimum.
The service center shall be owned by the factory or dealer. Third parties with no financial or other
ties to this apparatus shall be deemed acceptable service centers.
The service center shall have the ability and experience to work unrestricted with component
manufactures for ease in warranty replacement parts as or if required.
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Shall have been in the fire apparatus service & repair business for a minimum of twenty years
The founder (s) of the service company shall have been in the firefighting industry for a minimum
of twenty five years
Technicians shall have been factory trained by the OEM for completing service to this vehicle.
In order to ensure quality service, all technicians employed by the service center shall be certified
EVT technicians (certifications shall be current) and the service center shall provide an ongoing
EVT & ASE certification and training program. Proof of an EVT certifications program shall be
included in the proposal by providing current certificates for all technicians.
The service center shall have as a minimum:
The ability to complete major or minor repairs to the apparatus
Shall have a fully stocked parts room
Shall have a fully stocked service vehicles with on the road chassis, pump, and electrical service
and repair capability
Shall have Fire, Burglar, Freeze and power failure monitored alarm systems within the service
center to notify the respective department should there be a related problem with in the building
with a staffed call down list.
Shall maintain adequate insurance to protect our apparatus with aggregate limits of not less than
two Million Dollars (certificates shall be provided upon request)
Shall maintain adequate workers compensation Insurance on all workers (certificates shall be
provided upon request)
Shall be available to the department 24/7 and maintain an on call tech for the after-hours response
Shall have a working knowledge of the departments equipment already in-service
Shall have the ability to complete chassis, pump, pump testing, aerial service work on all of our
apparatus as required.
The service center shall have a the ability to complete paint work within their own facility this
would include
A. using all low VOC paints & primer with documentation of proper disposal of all paint
wastes as required by the EPA & DOT.
B. A complete paint mixing station to ensure paint matches are accurate
C. A breathing system for the technician
Shall have in their place of business the means to elevate the apparatus for performing routine &
major service requirements a minimum of six feet.
Shall have the ability to provide an as-built component list with Oem parts numbers as well as
manufactures part number on the service vehicle as well as from the facility for ease in emergency
replacement parts on the nights & weekends or in unlikely event it is not immediately available
from the final stage manufacturer
Shall have the capability to complete service as well as Programming changes on the multiplex
electrical systems used in this apparatus.
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Shall be within 100 miles from the Moultonborough Public Safety Facility. Rt 25 Moultonborough
NH
APPARATUS PRE-DELIVERY
The Apparatus shall receive a predelivery check over & cleaning prior to final delivery to the
department.
FINAL DELIVERY
The Apparatus once predelivery check & cleaning has been completed shall be delivered to the
Town
TEMPORARY REGISTRATION
A temporary registration & NH inspection sticker shall be applied to the vehicle prior to delivery so
as to ensure the department can start the driving portion of predelivery without waiting for title and
registration documents to arrive
WARRANTY INSPECTION
There shall be supplied an eleven (11) month warranty inspection performed at the department.
ONSITE WARRANTY
The apparatus manufacture will provide "on-site" warranty repair at the fire station during the first
twelve (12) months of the warranty period. If the repairs cannot physically be done at the station
due to the nature of the repair, the local service center for the manufacture will pick up the
apparatus for the repair and return it to the Town after repairs are completed.
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