SPECIFICATIONS FOR Supt Vehicle Turnkey

SPECIFICATIONS FOR Supt Vehicle Turnkey
Supt Vehicle Turnkey
Supersedes January 2012
USDA FOREST SERVICE
SPECIFICATION
HOT SHOT SUPERINTENDENT VEHICLE
JANUARY 2015
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Supt Vehicle Turnkey
Supersedes January 2012
USDA Forest Service
Specification:
Hot Shot Superintendent Vehicle
Specification Type:
Turnkey
Issue Date:
January 2015
Table of Contents
Topic
Page
Title Page
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Table of Contents
2
Record of Revisions – Apparatus Body
3
General
4
Chassis Specifications
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Chassis Electrical Requirements
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Traffic Warning Systems
9
Chassis Additions and Modifications
10
Apparatus Body Description
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Body Electrical Requirements
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Electrical System Performance Test, Low-Voltage
20
Apparatus Finish
22
Equipment
24
Warranty Provisions
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RECORD OF REVISIONS – APPARATUS BODY
Date
Revision Summary
January 2012
Initial Release
January 2015
Added Table of Contents
Added Record of Revisions since Jan. 2012
Clarified type of antenna mount
Clarified radio pre-wire requirements
Clarified controls and switches on center console
Clarified specifications for bug screen
Revised exhaust system requirements
Added style type for trailer connector
Added grab handles to cab rack/light bar mount
Specified locations of fuel pump & fill nozzle for fuel transfer tank
Added fold down steps to front bulkhead
Revised standard vehicle markings
Revised warranty to eight (8) years
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GENERAL
The completed apparatus described in this specification shall be compliant with the requirements
of NFPA 1906, latest edition, except where noted.
This is a minimum specification. Additional requirements such as utility body suspension and
body/chassis protection requirements may be specified by the Government.
TILT TEST
The apparatus shall be tilted to 30° minimum before lifting a tire or tire set when tested at the
estimated in-service weight in accordance with NFPA 1906. The estimated in-service weight
includes a slip-on unit or ATV if so equipped after delivery to the Government.
DEPARTURE ANGLE
The departure angle shall be 20° minimum when loaded as specified.
GROUND CLEARANCE
Ground clearance of the apparatus body shall be 26 inches minimum.
BRAND NAME OR EQUIVALENT PRODUCTS
Products equivalent to the brand name components specified herein shall be approved
in writing by the government prior to contract award and documented in the resultant
contract.
SLIP ON UNIT
A slip on pump unit may be installed. It shall be a 50 gallon unit meeting USDA Forest
Service national standard, Type 7 slip on specifications.
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CHASSIS SPECIFICATIONS
The apparatus chassis shall be four wheel drive and include the following features:
Wheelbase:
176.2" maximum
Cab to Axle:
60"
GVWR:
16,500 GVWR minimum
Tow Hooks:
Front, two (2); inside rail; frame mounted
Frame Rails:
Heat treated alloy steel
Bumper, Front:
Steel; swept back; step bumper, black, with clear driving lights
Axle, Front, Driving:
Single, 7,000 lb. capacity, minimum, with snow plow prep package
Suspension, Front:
Live axle, stabilizer bar
Brake System:
Includes:
Front brakes: Disc, vented rotor design
Rear brakes: Disc, vented rotor design
Dust shields; front and rear axles
ABS: Full vehicle wheel control system
Exhaust brake (diesel engine only)
Steering Column:
Tilting
Steering
Power recirculating ball, steering damper
Steering W heel
4 spoke, black urethane
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Exhaust System:
Single, horizontal; with after-treatment device; frame mounted, under cab, includes tailpipe
and guard
Electrical System:
12-volt
Includes:
Headlights; two (2); halogen
Horn; electric; single
Starter switch; electric; key operated
Headlight dimmer switch integral with turn signal lever
Turn signal switch; self-canceling
Windshield wiper; 2-speed; integral with turn signal switch; with wash/intermittent feature
Wiring; chassis; color coded and continuously numbered
Alternator:
12 VDC; 220 amp capacity, Minimum
Battery System:
Two (2); 750 CCA total batteries; maintenance-free;
Battery saver system
Radio:
AM/FM stereo with CD player, 2 speakers
Grille:
Stationary; black
Engine:
Diesel; 50 State
Delete engine idle shutdown
Engine Option
Gas, V10, 6.8L
Includes:
Air cleaner; single element
Throttle; electronically controlled
Auxiliary idle control
Fuel/water separator, with water-in-fuel sensor
Engine block heater
Indicator, low coolant level with audible alarm
Heavy duty engine cooling
Delete automatic shut-down
Clean idle emissions label
Transmission:
Automatic; tow/haul mode
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Transfer Case
Two (2) speed, skid plate package
Axle, Rear:
Single; 12,000 lb. capacity, minimum
Suspension, Rear:
Live axle; with shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Fuel Tank:
Capacity: 40-gallons minimum; steel; rear mounted
Cab:
Includes:
Clearance lights; flush-mounted
Interior assist and ride handles
Mirrors; exterior; two (2); rectangular; folding trailer tow mirrors, day/night rear view
Gauge cluster English with electronic speedometer, tachometer, oil pressure, coolant
temperature, fuel level, voltmeter, washer fluid level, engine hour meter, trip odometer
Warning system; low fuel level, low oil pressure, high coolant temperature, low voltage,
high transmission temperature
Gauge, transmission temperature
Gauge; air cleaner restriction
Seat, front, vinyl, reclining bucket/captains
chairs Seat; rear bench
Height-adjustable front shoulder belts
Red 3 point seat belts; driver’s and passenger’s, and rear bench, outboard seat positions
Red 2 point seat belt; rear bench, center seat position
Air conditioner with integral heater and defroster
Fresh air filter for HVAC
Tinted glass
Dome light with automatic dimming, door activated and push ON/OFF
Black vinyl floor covering
Vinyl sun visors with mirrors Power door locks
Power windows
Cruise control
Multistage front airbags
Transfer case skid plate shield
Single color cab exterior finish paint
Chassis Color
No. 14260 of Federal Standard No. 595 (Forest Service Green)
Tires And W heels:
Steel wheels; painted white; 19.5”
Tires Front: 225/70R19.5 G622 RSD (Goodyear)
Tires Rear: 225/70R19.5 G622 RSD (Goodyear)
One (1) spare wheel and one (1) spare tire matching the wheels and tires.
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CHASSIS ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
MASTER BODY DISCONNECT SWITCH
One (1) master body disconnect switch shall be provided in the cab. The switch shall be rated for 175
amps continuous duty and 800 amps intermittent duty. The switch shall be labeled “ON/OFF” and shall
be located on the floorboard to the left side of the driver’s seat. It shall be placed as far aft as possible to
prevent accidental actuation. The exposed terminals shall be protected from damage and inadvertent
contact. When in the “OFF” position, all electrical power to the apparatus fire package shall be off. Power
to the chassis shall remain separate from this switch. A Cole Hersee, Model #M-2484-16, with Model
#82065 switch plate “ON/OFF” label meets this requirement.
BACK UP ALARM
One (1) solid state back up alarm shall be provided at the rear of the apparatus, protected from impact
and debris. The back-up alarm shall be wired to the reverse circuit of the transmission, and shall provide
an audible alarm to the rear of the apparatus when reverse gear is selected. The alarm shall have a
volume of 87 to 112 dBA while in operation.
MAP LIGHT
One (1) flexible goose neck map light shall be provided on the officer’s side of the cab center console.
The switch for the map light shall be located on the light and shall include a diffuser to prevent glare at
night.
ANTENNA
One (1) antenna NMO Type ¾” brass mount with rain cap installed shall be supplied and mounted on the
cab roof as specified. The antenna cable shall be routed to the cab interior, terminating at location of
radio mounting bracket.
RADIO PRE-WIRE
The chassis cab interior shall be wired with battery 12V DC power, battery ground, OEM ignition switched
power, and radio rebroadcast wires to the siren or PA, and labeled to simplify USFS radio installation.
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TRAFFIC WARNING SYSTEMS
The following traffic warning systems shall be provided and installed on the completed apparatus by the
apparatus builder:
ELECTRONIC SIREN
One (1) 100/200 Watt full function electronic siren controller shall be provided. The siren control head
shall have electronic air horn, public address mode, wired microphone and contain electronic siren tones
of wail, yelp and Hi-Lo. The control head shall be mounted in the rearward position of the cab center
console. A Federal Signal model PA300-MSC electronic siren meets this requirement.
SPEAKER
One (1) 100 watt siren speaker shall be provided and installed in a protected forward facing location. The
wiring for the speaker shall be routed to the electronic siren controller. A Federal Signal model MS100
siren speaker meets this requirement.
FORWARD UPPER ZONE A/B/C/D LIGHT BAR
One (1) 55” LED light bar shall be provided and installed on the forward leading edge of the rear cab rack,
facing forward. The light bar configuration shall consist of:
Four (4) corner position red flashing modules with red lens
Two (2) forward facing white takedown modules with clear lens
Two (2) forward facing red flashing modules with red lens
Two (2) center position, forward facing, steady red modules with red lens
Two (2) alley lights (one (1) each side of light bar)
Two (2) rear facing scene lights
A traffic advisor shall be installed into the rear facing portion of the light bar. The traffic advisor shall
consist of five (5) amber lamps.
The red lights in the light bar shall be wired to the “Emergency Master” switch located on the cab center
console. A Whelen brand light bar or equivalent shall be installed.
LOWER ZONE A WARNING LIGHTS
Two (2) red LED warning lights, with mounting flanges, shall be provided at on the front of the apparatus,
forward facing, one (1) per side, in the brush guard. The lights shall be wired to the “Emergency Master”
switch located on the cab center console. A Whelen brand, 500 Series red LED flasher or equivalent
shall be installed.
FORWARD ZONE B/D WARNING LIGHTS
Two (2) red LED warning lights, with mounting flanges, shall be provided on the front corners of the
apparatus chassis, side facing, one (1) per side. The lights shall be programmed in a triple flash mode.
The lights shall be wired to the “Emergency Master” switch located on the cab center console. A Whelen
brand, 400 Series red LED flasher or equivalent shall be installed.
AFT LOWER ZONE C WARNING LIGHTS
Two (2) amber LED warning lights, with mounting flanges, shall be provided on the lower rear of the
apparatus, rear facing, one (1) each side. The lights shall be located in the bottom position of a fourposition bezel at the rear of the body with the DOT lights. The lights shall be wired to the “Emergency
Master” switch located on the cab center console. A Whelen brand, 700 Series amber LED flasher or
equivalent shall be installed.
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CHASSIS ADDITIONS AND MODIFICATIONS
The following additional equipment shall be installed on, and modifications performed to, the specified
cab and chassis by the apparatus manufacturer:
APPARATUS FLUID TYPES AND QUANTITIES
A permanently-mounted label, showing the recommended fluid types and quantities for the apparatus
chassis and associated components, shall be provided in the apparatus cab interior near the driver’s
seating position.
This label shall list the recommended fluid types and quantities for the following components:
Chassis Engine Lubricant
Chassis Engine Coolant
Chassis Power Steering Fluid
Chassis Transmission Fluid
Chassis Transfer Case Lubricant
Chassis Drive Axle Lubricant
Chassis Brake Fluid
SEATING CAPACITY
A warning label, listing the seating capacity of the completed apparatus, shall be provided in the
apparatus cab interior. This label shall be located so that it is visible from all seating positions.
This apparatus shall have a seating capacity of two (2) personnel in front, and three (3) personnel in the
rear for a total seating capacity of five (5).
SEAT BELT WARNING
A warning label, 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 provided in the
apparatus cab interior. This label shall be located so that it is visible from all seating positions.
VEHICLE HEIGHT WARNING
A warning label, listing the overall height, length and GVWR of the completed apparatus, shall be
provided in the apparatus cab interior. This label shall be located so that it is visible from the driver’s
seating position.
FINAL STAGE MANUFACTURER VEHICLE CERTIFICATION
A Final Stage Manufacturer vehicle certification label shall be provided and installed in the apparatus cab
driver’s door jamb.
NOISE HAZARD WARNING
A warning label, stating: “WARNING: Noise Hazards Occur During Siren Operation”, shall be
provided and installed in the apparatus cab interior. This label shall be located so that it is visible from all
seating positions.
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AIR FILTER EMBER PROTECTION SCREEN WARNING
A warning label, stating: “This apparatus is equipped with an air filter ember protection screen;
routine inspection is required” shall be provided and installed in the apparatus cab interior. This label
shall be located so that it is visible from the driver’s seating position.
CAB CONSOLE
The cab shall be equipped with an angled front, form-fitted control console located between the front
driver's and officer's seats. This console shall be sized to accommodate the installation of a switch panel
for the control of the emergency and general illumination lighting, siren controller, traffic advisor control
head, and customer-mounted radios. The switch panel shall consist of a five (5) switch multiplex module
with lighted switches. The switch module shall have back lighted identification plates on a non-glare
panel surface. The switch panel shall be illuminated whenever the master switch is in the “ON” position.
Panel light brightness shall dim automatically via the multiplexing system when the chassis headlights are
turned on. The cab console shall be fabricated from steel, and painted with a powder-coated black finish.
The following controls and switches shall be positioned from forward to aft on the center console as
follows:
One (1) flexible map light
One (1) faceplate and pre-wiring for Government-mounted Bendix King radio
Two (2) mic clip brackets, mounted on driver’s side
One (1) switch panel with five (5) switches
One (1) electronic siren controller
One (1) traffic advisor control head
One (1) 2 position cup holder
One (1) 4 position 12V power outlet
One (1) 6 inch storage compartment
One (1) RED low battery indicator light
The switch panel shall contain a total of five (5) switches with pilot lights, numbered and function labeled,
configured from left to right as follows:
1- EMERGENCY MASTER
2-TAKE DOWN
3- SCENE LIGHTS
4- LEFT ALLEY
5- RIGHT ALLEY
FRONT BUMPER WITH BRUSH GUARD
A heavy duty black powder coated finish bumper and brush guard assembly shall be provided and
installed on the front of the apparatus. The complete assembly shall follow the chassis body lines and
encompass the perimeter of the chassis front. The complete assembly shall be of such design that the
guard will not vibrate, and shall provide a solid mounting area for warning lights, speakers, or other
specified equipment. The bumper shall accommodate the OEM driving lights.
REAR BUMPER
The rear bumper shall be a minimum of 3” tall by 8” deep and extend across the width of the apparatus
body. The bumper shall be fabricated from heavy duty steel tubing, and shall be painted black. The top
of the bumper shall be perforated skid resistant surface or NFPA compliant skid resistant treadplate
surface. The bumper shall protect the apparatus body.
The rear bumper design and installation shall be such to provide for a minimum departure angle of 20
degrees.
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BUG SCREEN
A bug screen shall be installed in the front grill to help protect the radiator from damage or blockage
caused by insects and small pieces of road debris. The screen shall be 8 x 8 mesh size (60% opening);
0.097" opening and 0.028" diameter wire mesh and shall not restrict air flow to the chassis cooling
system.
MUD FLAPS
One (1) pair of flexible rubber mud flaps shall be provided on both sides of the apparatus body behind the
rear wheels. The mud flaps shall not bear company logo.
The mud flaps shall extend down far enough to be effective but shall not allow the flaps to become
entangled with the rear tires when the apparatus is backing up.
EXHAUST SYSTEM
The exhaust system shall extend beyond the exterior of the body per OEM chassis recommendations.
The exhaust system shall be mounted in a horizontal configuration under the passenger’s side of the cab.
FUEL HOSE AND ELECTRICAL HARNESS PROTECTION
If applicable, any fuel lines or electrical harnesses below the chassis frame rails shall be protected with a
fire proof sleeve designed specifically for such purpose.
CHASSIS AIR INTAKE EMBER GUARD
The chassis air intake shall be protected by an ember guard of 18 Mesh, 0.017 inch wire diameter, and a
maximum mesh opening of 0.039 inches. The ember guard shall not decrease existing surface area. It
shall be sized to fit, and located at the intake opening. The screen shall be readily accessible for
inspection and maintenance.
CABIN AIR EMBER GUARD
The cabin air filter shall be protected by an ember guard with a maximum mesh opening of 0.039 inches.
The screen shall be located at the point of intake and easily accessible for inspection and maintenance.
CHASSIS COMPONENT PROTECTION
Aftermarket skid plates shall be installed to protect as a minimum the radiator system and the diesel
emissions fluid (DEF) tank. The skid plates shall be constructed of powder-coated 1-inch diameter .095
minimum wall thickness tubular steel. Skid plates shall attach to existing chassis mounting points and
shall be readily removable for maintenance. Baja Fabrication & Shock Works skid plates meet this
requirement.
HITCH RECEIVER
A Class IV frame-mounted 2” hitch receiver shall be provided. The receiver shall not reduce the angle of
departure.
TRAILER ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
A 7-way round pin trailer connector shall be provided at the rear of the apparatus in proximity to the hitch
receiver. Chassis OEM provided electrical connections shall be utilized for the connector.
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APPARATUS BODY DESCRIPTION
The body shall be designed for fire/rescue service operations only, and shall be constructed to withstand
off-road use. The body must be of sufficient design to be capable of withstanding the twisting and
abnormal flexing, stresses and other occupational hazards caused by traveling on unimproved
mountainous and rangeland roads. No commercially designed bodies intended for use in other vocations
or applications are acceptable in quality, construction, design or longevity.
The apparatus body shall be constructed from galvanneal steel.
The installation of hardware parts such as hinges, catches, handles, or knobs shall be accomplished to
avoid damaging the hardware or the mounting surface. After fabrication, all parts shall be cleaned of the
following: smudges; loose, spattered, or excess welding; metal chips or fillings; or any other foreign
material which might detract from the intended operation, function, or appearance of the apparatus or its
equipment. This would include any particles which could loosen or become dislodged during the normal
expected life of the equipment. Whenever possible, this cleaning shall take place before the parts are
assembled.
Threaded parts or devices shall show no evidence of cross-threading, mutilation, or detrimental burrs. All
screw type and rivet fasteners shall be tight to allow no relative movement between the attached parts.
All bolts and screws shall not be tightened in excess of the SAE torque standard established for the
grade, screw, and thread type.
APPARATUS BODY
The entire apparatus body shall be an independent structure and shall be removable in its entirety without
the disassembly of any compartments, flooring, or other structural components.
The body shall be designed to be approximately as wide as the outside wheel track on the rear axle. This
will allow the apparatus to maneuver more easily in off-road environments. The body shall be
approximately 94” wide from side to side at the rear of the apparatus.
Each compartment shall have ¾” drain located in the rear of the compartment fitted with a easily
removable rubber grommet closure.
The apparatus body shall be fabricated of a minimum of 12 gauge structural steel crossmembers,
providing structural support.
Deck shall be constructed of a minimum of 1/8” diamond plate steel. Exterior and interior panels shall be
constructed of a minimum of 18 gauge galvanneal steel. This shall provide a strong, corrosion free
structure that will withstand the rigors of wildland fire operations.
All materials used in the construction of the body shall be treated with a corrosion-preventing coating.
The deck width shall be 54” wide with no wheel well intrusions.
BODY FRAME CONSTRUCTION
The apparatus body and compartments shall be supported with a frame constructed of commercial grade
steel channel or tubular steel members. The frame shall extend under the wheel well areas at the front
and rear and shall be attached to the compartments. The cross-members in the support system shall be
spaced so that there is no more than ¼” of vertical deflection per 256 square inches when 250 lbs. is
evenly distributed over 40 square inches. The frame shall be constructed to become an integral portion
of the apparatus body. The channel or tubular steel deck and compartment support frames shall be
strong enough to support 5000 lbs. in the bed area and 1000 lbs. of equipment in each side compartment
(the actual load capability of the completed apparatus may be limited by the GVWR)
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BODY MOUNTING
A spring loaded body mounting system shall be used to mount the body to the chassis. This system shall
be designed to allow independent movement between the body frame and the chassis frame protecting
the module from the stresses and twisting rendered by the flexing of the chassis frame. The mounts shall
be pre-engineered for their intended use.
All of the mounting hardware (nuts, bolts, washers) required for complete body installation shall be Grade
8 for sizes ½” and smaller, and Grade 5 for sizes larger than ½”. All nuts shall be self-locking style. All
mounting brackets shall be painted black.
The body front shall be mounted utilizing springer type mounts. The rear body mounts shall be affixed via
solid mounts to the chassis frame.
VERTICAL SURFACES
The entire vertical surfaces at the front and rear bulkhead of the body, and the top horizontal surface of
the body, forward of the cargo racks, shall be covered with a minimum 1/8 inch thick polished aluminum
tread plate for appearance, wear, and enhanced visibility at night. The treadplate shall be designed so
that joints are minimized and shall cover the entire vertical surface area. The treadplate shall also
incorporate protection of the outboard corners and serve as corner scuff guards.
GRAB HANDLES
Two (2) 10” NFPA-compliant chrome-plated grab handles shall be provided and located at the rear of the
body, one (1) mounted vertically on each side of the rear-facing surface of the upper compartment.
Two (2) 18” NFPA-compliant chrome-plated grab handles shall be provided and located on the cab rack
and light bar mount, one (1) mounted on each side of the rack.
REAR WARNING PLATE
One (1) warning plate shall be affixed to the rear of the apparatus body in a conspicuous location. The
warning plate shall read “WARNING: DO NOT RIDE ON REAR BUMPER WHILE VEHICLE IS IN
MOTION. DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT.”
COMPARTMENTATION
Compartment configuration and approximate sizes required are listed below:
Apparatus body height – 40”
Compartment depth – 20”
Driver’s side compartment configuration:
Forward vertical compartment – 36”W, vertically hinged, hinged side toward front of apparatus body
Horizontal compartment over wheel well – 45”W X 18”H, horizontally hinged, drop-down door
Aft vertical compartment – 27”W, vertically hinged, hinged side toward rear of apparatus body
Passenger’s side compartment configuration:
Forward vertical compartment – 35”W, vertically hinged, hinged side toward front of apparatus body
Horizontal compartment over wheel well – 73”W X 18”H, horizontally hinged, drop-down door
Lower rear vertical compartment – 27”W X 22”H, vertically hinged, hinged side toward rear of apparatus
body
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COMPARTMENT DOORS
All compartment doors shall be integral in design and recessed into the apparatus body sides, sized to
provide easy access to all interior areas of the compartment. All doors shall be consistent in fit and finish
with the apparatus body. All doors shall be weatherproof and maintain contact with all points of the
weather stripping. Weather stripping shall be bulb type, attached to the opening flange of the
compartment opening.
Red/white reflector DOT striping shall be installed on the interior surface of all vertically hinged doors.
Inside door panels shall be painted or powder coated to match exterior body surfaces.
DOOR LATCHES AND HARDWARE
Unless where noted, all compartment door latch assemblies shall be installed with threaded fasteners,
shall not be welded, and shall be easily removable for servicing or replacement. All latches shall be of a
slam-type design, with a single-point latching operation. Matching striker bolts shall be utilized with all
latch assemblies. All striker bolts shall have slotted mounting holes, and shall be attached with bolts to
captive steel plates in the body structure for strength and ease of adjustment. Welded striker bolts or
plates shall not be acceptable.
All hardware shall be corrosion resistant and suitable for its intended use. All nuts and bolts shall be
stainless steel. Stainless steel nuts shall be the self-locking type. All latch assemblies shall be keyed
alike to 1250. All compartment locks for a given engine shall be either vertical or horizontal when locked
so that it is visually apparent whether or not a compartment is locked or unlocked. Ten (10) spare keys
shall be provided.
All door latch assemblies shall be of a flush-mount, "D-Handle" two step design, with all external
components fabricated from polished stainless steel.
DOOR HOLD OPEN DEVICES
All vertically-hinged, outward-opening compartment doors shall be provided with an over center door
check to hold the door in the desired position. The door check shall be attached to the top of the door
and fastened to a stainless steel plate bolted into the body and door.
All vertically-hinged, outward opening compartment doors shall be capable of being closed with one hand,
allowing a free hand to hold equipment or supplies.
All horizontally-hinged, drop-down, outward-opening compartment doors shall open to a 90° angle. They
shall be supported by a minimum of 3/32” aircraft-type stainless steel cable with stainless steel fork ends,
or heavy duty steel chain with sheath. The fork ends shall be attached at each end to a stainless bracket
so that the cable can hinge as the door is closed.
ADJUSTABLE SHELF CHANNELS
Vertically-mounted steel Unistrut channels shall be provided and installed in all enclosed body
compartments, except passenger’s side lower rear compartment, for the current or future installation of
infinitely-adjustable shelving, slide out trays or equipment brackets.
TAILGATE
A 12” high fold down rear tailgate shall be provided. The inner surface of the tailgate shall be steel
treadplate. The tailgate shall overlap the rear vertical body surfaces such that the tailgate does not
reduce the length of the deck when closed. No advertising shall be permitted.
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COMPARTMENT SHELVES
Seven (7) adjustable shelves shall be provided and installed in the completed body compartments. The
shelf locations shall be as follows:
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Two (2) in the driver’s side forward vertical compartment
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Two (2) in driver’s side aft vertical compartment
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Two (2) in the passenger’s side forward vertical compartment
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One (1) in the passenger’s side horizontal compartment
No shelving in passenger side lower rear vertical compartment, or driver’s side horizontal compartment.
COMPARTMENT VENTING
Venting shall aid in air circulation and reduce moisture and fumes caused by fuel storage.
compartments shall be vented on the back wall with louvered vents on the vertical surface of the bed.
All
COMPARTMENT FLOOR MATS
All enclosed side body compartments shall have floor mats installed in them, custom cut to fit the
compartment floors. The floor mats shall be black in color and shall be easily removable to allow the
compartment to be cleaned. The floor mats shall be designed to provide ventilation to the equipment
stored in the compartment, and to protect the stored equipment from direct contact with the metal
compartment floor surfaces. Turtle Tile brand floor mats meet this requirement.
REAR CAB RACK AND LIGHT BAR MOUNT
One (1) cab rack to mount the light bar shall be fabricated and installed at the forward end of the
apparatus body, directly behind the cab. The horizontal top bar and upright legs of the rack shall be
fabricated from steel 2” X 2” square tubing welded to a 3/8” X 3” steel flat bar base. The top of the rack
shall conform to the shape of the chassis cab. The rack shall include a stainless steel expanded metal
bulkhead-mounted cab window guard. It shall be powder coated black.
CARGO RACKS
Cargo racks shall be mounted on top of both utility body side packs. The racks shall be fabricated from 1”
steel tubing with expanded metal sides. Cargo racks shall be approximately 93”W X 9”H X 18”D. The
racks shall be fabricated and mounted such that there is an approximate ¾” gap between the top of the
surface of the body and the cargo rack frame bottom.
The cargo racks shall be powder coated black.
FUEL TRANSFER TANK
A fuel transfer tank shall be installed on the deck, against the forward vertical wall of the utility bed.
The system shall consist of a split tank or two (2) attached tanks which hold a nominal 40 gallons of
diesel and a nominal 20 gallons of gasoline. Each tank shall have a dedicated electric pump, filter/meter,
vent, filler neck, cap, hose and nozzle. The system shall meet all applicable US Department of
Transportation requirements.
The system shall be arranged so the diesel tank is on the driver’s side and the gasoline tank on the
passenger side, with the fuel pump and fill nozzle on the outboard side of the tanks and rear facing. Each
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tank shall be clearly labeled with the fuel type.
supported properly with brackets.
All fuel pump components and plumbing shall be
A Transfer Flow Inc. fuel transfer system meets these requirements.
FOLD DOWN STEPS
Two (2) NFPA-compliant fold down steps shall be provided and installed on the front bulkhead of the
apparatus to allow access to the fuel nozzle, one (1) on each side of the body. The steps shall be
fabricated from heavy duty cast aluminum with spring assisted folded hinges. The top of the steps shall
be an integral diamond point skid resistant surface that allows water to flow off the step without ice
formation in cold weather use. The vertical distance from the ground to the step shall not exceed 28
inches.
SPARE TIRE STORAGE
The spare tire shall be securely mounted vertically, immediately aft and against the fuel transfer tank on
the passenger side.
FUEL CAN STORAGE
A divider shall be installed to provide secure fuel can storage. The divider shall be fabricated from .120
wall 1” square or round tubing and shall be installed to provide a 13-1/2” – 14” gap aft of the fuel transfer
next to the spare tire. The divider shall be installed approximately 9” above the deck such that 5 gallon
jerry cans will be secure. The divider shall be powder coated black.
There shall be a 76” minimum clear space from the tailgate to the fuel can storage divider for possible
ATV transportation or slip on pump installation.
CARGO TIE-DOWNS
Four (4) in-deck tie-down D-rings shall be installed flush with the utility body deck, in the four corners of
the remaining deck space. Each tie-down shall have a load capacity of 2500 lbs. minimum. Cargo tiedowns are not required with the installation of slip-on pump.
DECK NON-SKID COATING
The utility body deck shall have a protective/non-skid coating applied, black in color.
coating shall be applied to the remaining deck space and up the sidewalls 6 inches high.
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The non-skid
BODY ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
All apparatus body electrical components shall be served by independent circuits which shall be separate
and distinct from the apparatus cab and chassis electrical circuits. All wiring supplied and installed by the
apparatus manufacturer shall be installed in flexible split convoluted loom and shall be color coded and
function labeled at 6” intervals. All wiring supplied and installed by the apparatus manufacturer shall be
grease, oil and moisture resistant; and shall be securely fastened with insulated metal clamps and nylon
wire ties. Solderless insulated connectors shall be utilized at all splice joints and shall be enclosed with
heat shrink tubing for extra corrosion protection. Automatic reset type circuit breakers shall be provided
wherever possible.
All recessed lights shall be protected against impacts from equipment inside compartments by either
aluminum guards sufficient for use, or a false bottom as applicable.
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
The following electrical components shall be provided and installed on the completed apparatus by the
apparatus builder:
REAR DOT LIGHTING
The rear DOT lighting shall consist of the following components:
TAIL LIGHTS, BRAKE LIGHTS
A pair of red LED combination tail/brake lights shall be provided at the rear of the body, one (1) each side,
above the rear step. Whelen brand, 700 Series red LED combination tail brake lights or equivalent shall
be installed.
TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS
A pair of amber LED arrow style turn signal lights shall be provided at the rear of the body, one (1) each
side, above the rear step. Whelen brand, 700 Series amber LED arrow style turn signal lights or
equivalent shall be installed.
BACK UP LIGHTS
A pair of clear high intensity LED back up lights shall be provided at the rear of the body, one (1) each
side, above the rear step. The back up lights shall be wired so that they illuminate when the chassis is
placed in reverse gear and/or when the rear scene light switch is activated in the cab. Whelen brand, 700
Series clear high intensity LED back up lights or equivalent shall be installed.
The above DOT lighting shall be provided with a vertical cast aluminum four (4) position frame at the rear
of the body, one (1) each side. The frames shall have a polished aluminum finish, and shall also contain
the lower Zone “C” warning lights.
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET AND LIGHT
One (1) clear light fixture, with license plate mounting bracket, shall be provided at the rear of the body.
CLUSTER/CLEARANCE LIGHTS AND REFLECTORS
Three (3) round ICC LED clearance lights shall be located at the rear of the apparatus above the bumper.
Additional lighting shall be provided to conform to DOT, Federal and NHTSA specifications for vehicles of
80” wide. All lighting shall be compatible with the 12V chassis electrical system. Lighting shall be located
according to ICC regulations.
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COMPARTMENT LIGHTS
LED rope lighting shall be provided and installed in each exterior compartment. Full length LED rope
lighting shall be installed behind the door frame on the left side, right side and top. The rope lighting shall
be positively attached to the inside of the compartment and shall be easily removable for replacement or
repair. No adhesive tape shall be used to mount the lights of mounting clips. The LED rope lighting
provided shall be 3/8” diameter with a maximum spacing of 1-1/2” between the light-emitting diodes.
Vista Manufacturing, Inc., Flexi Round LED Rope Light, or equivalent, shall be installed.
Each compartment shall be equipped with one (1) manual “push-pull” off-on waterproof marine type
switch mounted in the top corner. This switch will allow for the LED strip lights to be turned on manually
and off upon the door closing. Cole Hersee, #W606, or equivalent, shall be installed.
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE TEST, LOW-VOLTAGE
The fire apparatus low voltage electrical system shall be tested as required by this section and the test
results shall be certified by the apparatus manufacturer. The certification shall be delivered to the
Government with the documentation for the completed apparatus. The tests shall be performed when the
air temperature is between 0°F and 110°F (18°C and 43°C).
TEST SEQUENCE
The three (3) tests defined below shall be performed in the order in which they appear. Before each test,
the chassis batteries shall be fully charged until the voltage stabilizes at the voltage regulator set point
and the lowest charge current is maintained for 10 minutes. The failure of any of these tests shall require
a repeat of the test sequence.
RESERVE CAPACITY TEST
The chassis engine shall be started and kept running until the chassis engine and engine compartment
temperatures are stabilized at normal operating temperatures and the chassis battery system is fully
charged. The chassis engine shall be shut off and the minimum continuous electrical load shall be
applied for 10 minutes. All electrical loads shall be turned off prior to attempting to restart the chassis
engine. The chassis battery system shall then be capable of restarting the chassis engine. The failure to
restart the chassis engine shall be considered a failure of this test.
ALTERNATOR PERFORMANCE TEST AT IDLE
The minimum continuous electrical load shall be applied with the chassis engine running at idle speed.
The chassis engine temperature shall be stabilized at normal operating temperature. The chassis battery
system shall be tested to detect the presence of a chassis battery current discharge. The detection of
chassis battery current discharge shall be considered a failure of this test.
ALTERNATOR PERFORMANCE TEST AT FULL LOAD
The total continuous electrical load shall be applied with the chassis engine running up to the engine
manufacturer’s governed speed. The test duration shall be a minimum of two (2) hours. The activation of
the electrical system load management system shall be permitted during this test. The activation of an
alarm due to excessive chassis battery discharge, as detected by the system required by NFPA (current
edition), or an electrical system voltage of less than 11.8 VDC for a 12 VDC nominal system, for more
than 120 seconds, shall be considered a failure of this test.
LOW VOLTAGE ALARM TEST
Following the completion of the tests described above, the chassis engine shall be turned off. With the
chassis engine turned off, the total continuous electrical load shall be applied and shall continue to be
applied until the excessive battery discharge alarm activates. The chassis battery voltage shall be
measured at the battery terminals.
The test shall be considered to be a failure if the low voltage alarm has not yet sounded 140 seconds
after the voltage drops to 11.70VDC for a 12 VDC nominal system. The chassis battery system shall then
be able to restart the chassis engine. The failure of the chassis battery system to restart the chassis
engine shall be considered a failure of this test.
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DOCUMENTATION
The apparatus manufacturer shall provide the results of the low-voltage electrical system performance
test, certified in writing, with the documentation provided to the Government at the time of delivery of the
completed apparatus.
The test results shall consist of the following documents:
(1) Documentation of the electrical system performance tests.
(2) A written electrical load analysis, including the following:
(a) The nameplate rating of the alternator.
(b) The alternator rating under the conditions specified in NFPA 1906 (current edition).
(c) Each of the component loads specified that make up the minimum continuous electrical
load.
(d) Additional electrical loads that, when added to the minimum continuous electrical load, determine
the total continuous electrical load.
(e) Each individual intermittent electrical load.
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APPARATUS FINISH
APPARATUS BODY COLOR
The color of the apparatus body shall match the color of the chassis cab exterior. The chassis cab shall
not be repainted.
APPARATUS BODY FINISH
The compartment interiors are to be sealed for leaks and the inside surface areas cleaned and prepped,
then finish painted with a durable polychromatic, modified nitrocellulous coating that is V.O.C. compliant ,
isocyanate and lead free. One product that meets these requirements is Zolatone 20 Series. Color shall
be #20-11 (Apollo Gray).
The exterior finish of the apparatus body shall be painted or powder coated. All aluminum and stainless
steel shall remain unpainted. Any unpainted steel used in the fabrication of the mounting system shall be
prepared for painting following the paint manufacturer’s recommendations for the preparation of the
surface. Paint for all steel parts shall match the chassis cab that the apparatus is mounted upon. Paint
or powder coat shall meet or exceed industry standards for color matching, durability and protection of the
base material.
VEHICLE MARKING
A 4" wide white retro-reflective stripe shall be provided and installed horizontally on both the chassis cab
and body. The stripe shall be placed as high as possible on the vertical surfaces on the sides of the
chassis tilt hood and shall run the full length of the apparatus at that height. One (1) break shall be
provided in the stripping on either side of the apparatus body, approximately over the rear wheel
centerline. The ends of the stripe shall be sloped on a forward slant at approximately 45 degrees on
either side of the break.
A 4” wide retro-reflective stripe shall be provided and installed horizontally on the tailgate above the Hot
Shot crew name.
Block style lettering, fabricated from retro-reflective material, shall be provided and installed on the
apparatus as follows:
The word “FIRE”, in 4" tall white letters, shall be applied on both sides, centered in the 45 degree angled
break of the 4” white reflective stripe on the compartment doors, over the rear wheels.
The unit designator and equipment designator (Example: CA-TNF-C11) in 6” tall white letters, shall be
provided, on the compartment door(s) above the 4” white stripe, on each side of the apparatus body.
The unit designator, in 4" tall white letters, shall be provided centered on the forward-facing swept back
portion of the front bumper on the passenger’s side, and the equipment designator, in 4" tall white letters,
shall be provided centered on the forward-facing swept back portion of the front bumper on the driver’s
side.
DECAL, CREW NAME AND LOGO
The Hot Shot crew name (example: Truckee Hotshots) in non-reflective black block letters shall be
provided on the cab roof. The letters shall be sized appropriately allowing for maximum size given the
roof area.
The Hot Shot crew name, in black letters, shall be provided on the outward surface of the tailgate. Crew
name, height and font of letters shall be provided by the Government.
The Hot Shot crew logo, 14” maximum diameter, shall be provided on each forward vertical compartment
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door.
The apparatus manufacturer shall install Government-supplied door decals in their entirety (FOR
OFFICIAL USE ONLY, US GOVERNMENT, 10“shield and vehicle number) below the horizontal stripe on
the forward chassis cab doors. There shall be no break in the stripe on the chassis cab doors.
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EQUIPMENT
The following equipment shall be provided with the completed apparatus. The equipment shall be new
and unused, and shall meet all current NFPA, OSHA and other applicable safety regulations.
MANUALS AND DRAWINGS
The following specified materials shall be provided with the completed apparatus:
One (1) complete set of standard chassis operation, parts and service manuals.
One (1) apparatus manufacturer’s operation and service manual, to include:
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Manufacturer’s Record of Construction
Warranty Registration and Information
Operator Safety Information
Vehicle Exterior Maintenance Instructions
Maintenance and Lubrication Information & Charts
Complete Electrical Diagrams
Component Literature (ie: siren, PTO, hose reel, etc.)
Weight Certificate, Service Parts Replacement List
ROAD KIT
The completed apparatus shall be equipped with a road kit containing the following items:
One (1) 2-1/2 lb. Class B/C fire extinguisher with vehicle mounting bracket, shipped loose
One (1) set of warning triangle reflectors, containing three (3) folding reflectors in a plastic storage case
One (1) 6 ton hydraulic jack with handle and lug wrench
WHEEL CHOCKS
Two (2) NFPA-compliant solid bottom wheel chocks shall be provided with the completed apparatus, one
(1) each side. Zico Model #AC-32-W with aluminum base plate installed or equivalent shall be provided.
WHEEL CHOCK MOUNTING BRACKETS
Two (2) wheel chock vertical mounting brackets shall be installed at the rear of the body, one (1) mounted
vertically on each side, inboard of the rear DOT lighting, above the bumper. Aluminum tread plate shall
be provided above the mounting brackets to protect the paint from damage.
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WARRANTY PROVISIONS
EIGHT (8) YEAR APPARATUS WARRANTY
All materials and workmanship herein specified, including all equipment furnished, shall be guaranteed for
a period of eight (8) years after the acceptance date of the apparatus, unless otherwise noted, with the
exception of any normal maintenance services or adjustments which shall be required.
Under this warranty, the apparatus manufacturer shall be responsible for the costs of repairs to the
apparatus that have been caused by defective workmanship or materials during this period.
This warranty shall not apply to the following:
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Any component parts or trade accessories such as chassis, engines, tires, pumps, valves,
signaling devices, batteries, electric lights, bulbs, alternators, and all other installed equipment
and accessories, in as much as they are usually warranted separately by their respective
manufacturers, or are subject to normal wear and tear.
Failures resulting from the apparatus being operated in a manner or for a purpose not
recommended by the apparatus manufacturer.
Loss of time or use of the apparatus, inconvenience or other incidental expenses.
Any apparatus which has been repaired or altered outside of the apparatus manufacturer's
factory in any way that affects its stability, or which has been subject to misuse, negligence, or
accident.
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