brookings fire department

brookings fire department
Brookings Fire Department
75 Foot Quint Fire Apparatus Specifications
1-1 General
Bids are requested for one (1) side mount quint fire apparatus, with a six (6) person full tilt cab,
75.00 feet rear mount ladder, 500 gallon tank, and 1,500 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) pump. The
chassis shall feature a 4 x 2 axle configuration consisting of a single rear drive axle with a single
front steer axle. The apparatus shall meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection
Association pamphlet 1901 for a quint fire apparatus in all respects. The bid price must remain
valid for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of bid opening.
1-2 Intent
It shall be the intent of these specifications to describe the minimum requirements for
construction and performance of the apparatus and associated equipment.
These
specifications shall cover only the general requirements as to the type of construction and test
to which the apparatus shall conform, together with certain details as to finish, equipment and
appliances with which the successful bidder shall conform. Minor details of construction and
materials, which are not otherwise specified, are left to the discretion of the contractor, who shall
be solely responsible for the design and construction of all features. Apparatus proposed by the
bidder shall meet the applicable requirements of the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) as stated in the current edition at the time of contract execution.
The unit shall comply with all Federal, State, ICC and DOT regulations, standards, and laws
relating to commercial vehicles as well as fire apparatus.
Any error, omission, or inconsistency that is identified by the bidder shall be listed as such in the
exceptions, and a proposal to meet the intent of the specifications shall be listed.
1-3 Mandatory and Optional Work
All items listed in the specifications are to be considered mandatory, except work and
equipment listed in the paragraph entitled “OPTIONS”. Any person bidding on this project must
agree to price and perform all work, and furnish all equipment listed in both the mandatory and
optional sections of the specification. It is understood that the purchaser may select or delete
items listed as options as necessary when accepting the bid.
1-4 Quality and Workmanship
The design of the apparatus shall embody the latest approved automotive engineering
practices. The workmanship shall be of the highest quality in its respective field. Special
consideration shall be given to the following points: Accessibility of the various units, which
require periodic maintenance, ease of operation (including both pumping and driving) and
symmetrical proportions. Construction shall be rugged and ample safety factors shall be
provided to carry the loads specified and to meet both on and off road requirements and speed
conditions as set forth under "Performance Tests and Requirements". Welding shall not be
employed in the assembly of the apparatus in a manner that shall prevent the ready removal of
any component part for service or repair. All steel welding shall follow American Welding
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Society D1.1-96 recommendations for structural steel welding. All aluminum welding shall
follow American Welding Society and ANSI D1.2-96 requirements for structural welding of
aluminum.
1-5 Corporate Contact Information
The purchaser shall be provided with the following information to allow them to contact the
President/CEO of the manufacturing company (not dealer) when deemed necessary:
1. Name of Company President
2. Office address
3. Office telephone number
4. Email address
5. Home address
6. Home telephone number
7. Cellular telephone number (business and personal, if applicable)
If the manufacturing company is a subsidiary of, division of, or owned by a different Company,
the above information shall also be provided on the 'Parent' Company. There will be no
exception to this requirement.
1-6 Brand Names
Whenever a brand or manufacturer’s name is used in these specifications, it is included for
descriptive purposes and to establish a level of quality. Products that are equivalent to those
named may be proposed, providing that full supporting documentation is furnished establishing
such equivalency.
Simply providing manufacturer literature WILL NOT be considered
justification for the substitution.
All substitutions must be listed as exceptions for evaluation. The purchaser shall be the
sole judge of whether the substitution is acceptable as an equivalent.
1-7 Liability
The successful bidder shall defend any and all suits and assume all liability for the use of any
patented process including any device or article forming a part of the apparatus or any
appliance furnished under the contract.
1-8 Bid Bond
A bid bond in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid shall be furnished with the bidder’s
proposal. The bond will ensure that the bidder will submit a Performance Bond within 15 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 of all other bidders will be returned after bids are opened and evaluated.
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1-9 Performance Bond
A performance bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the bid shall be furnished
by the successful bidder within fifteen (15) days after receiving the official notice of award of
contract. Failure of the contractor to complete delivery according to the contract and
specifications will be cause to begin action for forfeiture of the performance bond. The bond
shall also guarantee compliance and performance with the warranty provisions of the
specifications.
The bidder's bonded warranty shall extend to the chassis and body, regardless of the
manufacturer.
Proposals received from bidders who do not manufacture the chassis shall provide a warranty,
which shall be issued jointly and severally by, and signed by, both the bidder and the chassis
manufacturer.
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. This
warranty bond shall guarantee all terms and conditions of the warranty and names both the
bidder and chassis manufacturer as co-principals. 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.
1-10 Bond Suppliers Qualifications
The bonds furnished by the successful bidder shall be from a surety company licensed to
underwrite surety bonds in the State of South Dakota.
1-11 Payment Terms
The Brookings Fire Department will accept NO contract form that requires down payments,
progressive payments during construction, or contracts with escalator clauses. Terms of
payment shall be 100% payment after acceptance of the vehicle. No other terms will be
acceptable. The bidder shall be aware that it can take up to thirty (30) days to process
payment.
1-12 Acceptance
Acceptance of the delivered apparatus and equipment will be made at the completion of all tests
and receipt of all specified equipment. Equipment items not delivered at the time of tests or
construction not in conformance with the contractor’s proposal will be cause for the accepting
authority to withhold payment in an equal amount to the value for those items found
unsatisfactory or not delivered.
A road test shall be conducted with the apparatus fully loaded and a continuous run of ten (10)
miles or more shall be made under all driving conditions, during which time the apparatus shall
show no loss of power or overheating. The transmission drive shaft or shafts, and rear axles
shall run quietly and be free from abnormal vibration or noise throughout the operating range of
the apparatus. Vehicle shall adhere to the following parameters:
A) The apparatus, when fully equipped and loaded, shall have not less than 25% nor more than
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50% of the weight on the front axle, and not less than 50% nor more than 75% on the rear axle.
B) The apparatus shall 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.
C) The service brakes shall be capable of stopping a fully loaded vehicle in 35 feet at 20 mph
on a level concrete highway. The air brake system shall conform to Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards (FMVSS) 121.
D) The apparatus, fully loaded, shall be capable of obtaining a speed of 50 mph on a level
concrete highway with the engine not exceeding its governed rpm (full load).
In the event the apparatus fails to meet any of the test requirements on the first trials, second
trials may be made at the option of the bidder within thirty (30) days of the date of the first trials.
Such trials shall be final and conclusive and failure to comply with these requirements a second
time shall be cause for rejection.
Permission to keep or store the apparatus in any building owned or occupied by the purchaser
during the above specified period, with the permission of the bidder, shall not constitute
acceptance. Insurance covering loss, theft, or liability shall remain the responsibility of the
bidder until formal acceptance is completed.
The finished apparatus will be inspected upon delivery for compliance with these specifications
and previously authorized exceptions. Deviations will not be tolerated and will be cause for
rejection of the apparatus unless they were originally listed in the bidder’s proposal.
Liquidated damages in the amount of $100.00 per calendar day, beginning seven days after
delivery, shall be deducted from the final payment until the apparatus is considered acceptable.
If after 30 days the apparatus is not brought up to compliance, the bidder may be considered in
default of the contract and procedures to institute the provisions of the performance bond may
be instituted.
1-13 Specification Bid Requirements
Bidders shall also indicate in a "yes/no" column if their bid complies on each item (Paragraph)
specified. Any exception or variation in construction, performance, test or items of equipment,
between the purchaser’s specifications and bidder’s proposal shall be detailed and submitted
on a separate sheet(s) along with the bidder’s proposal in bid sequence, and citing page and
paragraph. Exceptions shall be allowed if they are equal to or superior to that specified and
provided they are listed and fully explained on a separate page. Bidder must explain in detail,
and with full supporting data, how the proposed deviation meets or exceeds the specifications.
All exceptions shall be stated no matter how seemingly minor. Any exceptions not taken
shall be assumed by the purchaser to be included in the proposal, regardless of the cost to the
bidder.
Failure to comply with this section or bids that indicate that the bidder’s proposal
supersedes the purchaser’s specifications will be automatically disqualified.
The purchaser reserves the right to determine which (if any) deviations are acceptable.
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The purchaser’s specifications shall, in all cases, govern the construction of the apparatus
unless a properly documented exception or deviation was approved.
General lay-out drawings, showing the front, rear, left, right and top view of an apparatus that is
representative of the bid proposal shall be submitted with the bid. In addition to the previous
listed drawings, a pump panel layout schematic shall be provided.
Also, bidders shall submit a detailed proposal. A letter only, even though written on a company
letterhead, shall not be sufficient. Bid proposals shall be submitted in the same sequence as
specifications for ease of evaluation, comparison and compliance checking. An exception to
these requirements will not be tolerated.
1-14 Prototype Apparatus
No prototype or experimental apparatus will be accepted. The builder must demonstrate that he
has successfully produced similar apparatus in the past.
Total exception to bid
specifications will be cause for immediate rejection.
1-15 Manufacturer’s Reliability and Solvency
The manufacturer must be satisfactory to the purchaser from the standpoint of experience,
reliability, and demonstrated ability to manufacture quality equipment comparable as to size and
type, as specified, for the past five (5) years. A list of fire departments that have purchased the
same type of apparatus from the bidder over the past five years must be supplied along with the
name and telephone number of a contact person.
The solvency of the manufacturer is a prime concern to the Brookings Fire Department. Each
bid must include a corporate financial. Exception to this section will be cause for immediate
rejection of the bid.
1-16 The Right To Reject Bids
The purchaser reserves the right to reject any and all bids received, and accept any bid which,
in its judgment, best serves the interest of the City.
1-17 Factory Authorized Service
The bidder must maintain a factory authorized service center or mobile service unit and must be
capable of responding to service requests within twenty-four hours of such request. Service
must be performed by factory-trained technicians capable of performing repairs or maintenance
of fire apparatus, including power train, chassis, and pump. If the apparatus is to be placed out
of service by a technician for more than ninety-six (96) hours, the bidder shall make suitable
arrangements for a replacement apparatus.
The bidder shall submit the location, description, and recent photos of the service center or
mobile service unit(s) along with the bid.
The purchaser reserves the right to visit the facility for purpose of evaluation and reject any
bidder who, in their sole opinion, does not fully comply with the provisions of this paragraph.
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1-18 Delivery Terms
The apparatus shall be delivered by the bidder, under its own power, within the time specified
by the apparatus manufacturer from the date of notice of award, with all equipment specified to
the purchaser’s location. (Rail or truck freight not acceptable.)
Bidder must submit a firm delivery time (number of calendar days from date of order to
date of delivery) of said apparatus with his bid. Quoting number of days after receipt of
all components is unacceptable.
A deduction of $1,000.00 per day in liquidated damages will be made for each day over and
above the quoted delivery date.
1-19 Factory Inspection Trips
The successful bidder shall include in the bid price, three (3) factory inspection trips of up to five
(5) personnel each, for the purpose of; 1) pre-construction conference for bid apparatus, 2) prepaint or chassis inspection, and 3) final inspection before delivery of unit. Inspection trips shall
include all commercial transportation, meals and lodging and be conducted during normal
business hours, Monday to Friday.
The apparatus must be in finished condition and ready for shipment when the final inspection is
made.
A road performance test must be performed during the final inspection. Certificates of third
party testing of the pump and ladder must also be available for inspection.
In addition, the purchaser reserves the right to visit the manufacturer’s facility at any time, at no
cost to the bidder, to monitor the construction of the apparatus. Advanced notice of these visits
will be made prior to arrival.
1-20 Equipment Mounting
All equipment supplied with the apparatus shall be mounted by the bidder or his authorized
representative, as per the Fire Department’s instructions.
1-21 Approval Drawings
Drawings for approval and blueprints with all details thereon must be furnished after the preconstruction conference and before construction of the apparatus begins. The engineering
drawing must be drawn to scale and representative of the bid unit after the pre-construction
conference clarifications are incorporated. Views of both sides, as well as the front, back and
top must be shown. Generic drawings are unacceptable.
The purchaser will endeavor to make every effort to correct the approval drawing before it is
returned. However, if a variation or omission, between the approval drawing and the written
specification is discovered, the written specifications shall prevail.
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1-22 General Warranty Statement
The contractor guarantees that all articles of equipment, including all parts thereof, comply in all
respects, or are fully equal to standards called for in the bid.
1-23 Apparatus Warranty
Each piece of new apparatus shall be warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship under normal use and service. Each manufacturer shall supply, as a part of their
bid package, a copy of the warranty or warranties that they propose to provide, and in no case
shall it be less than one (1) year on the entire apparatus.
All other warranties, as outlined in these specifications shall be provided in writing as a part of
the bid package.
Failure to provide the warranties as outlined throughout these specifications shall be
cause for rejection of the bid package
The successful bidder also agrees to assist the purchaser in the coordination of warranty claims
of the other major components, such as the engine, transmission, pump, tank, etc.
The specifications shall prevail in any variation between the manufacturer’s offered warranty
and those required in the specifications, unless an exception has been granted.
Any difference between the warranty offered by the manufacturer and the requirements
of these specifications, must be clearly stated and taken as an exception. Serious
consideration of the warranty exceptions will be made during the bid evaluation process.
1-24 Component Warranty
The tires, batteries and electrical devices subject to deterioration from normal wear and tear
shall be covered by their respective manufacturer’s warranty or guarantee. Where the
component manufacturer does not provide a warranty equal in time to the one (1) year
specified, the additional warranty will be the responsibility of the bidder.
Any costs involved, including but not limited to: labor for removal or installation, parts,
components or shipping fees, during the one year warranty period will be the sole responsibility
of the bidder.
1-25 Start Of The Warranty Period
All warranties shall commence on the date that the apparatus is first placed in service. The
manufacturer shall be notified by US Mail of the date.
1-26 Training
After delivery, a date will be set to have a factory representative present to familiarize those
persons designated by the Fire Chief, with the basic operation of the apparatus and its
components. The training program may include evenings or weekends in order to instruct all
designated personnel.
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1-27 Responsibility Of Contractor
The overall weight, length and maneuverability of the finished apparatus is critical to the
purchaser. The bidder shall submit an outline including: overall length, width, height, wheel
base, turning radius, angle of approach and departure, all compartment sizes, individual axle
loads and fully loaded weight of the apparatus with the bid.
The overall height of the apparatus shall be as low as possible and shall not exceed 11 ft. 8
inches in height unloaded. Total length of the apparatus shall not exceed 38.00 ft. Bidder shall
submit accurate measurements with bid.
Weight distribution shall not load the vehicle in such a manner as to exceed any individual axle
rating, spring or spring hanger rating or tire and wheel rating. Axles are to carry weight
distributions per SAE axle loading recommendations.
Any error or omission in the construction specifications shall be immediately reported to the
purchaser for correction.
1-28 Manuals
Two (2) custom parts manuals for the complete fire apparatus shall be provided in hard copy
with the completed unit. This information shall also be available via an internet site or CD-ROM.
Two (2) chassis service manuals containing parts and service information on major components
shall be provided with the completed unit.
Two (2) chassis operation manuals shall be provided.
Two (2) as built electrical wiring diagrams, prepared for the model of chassis and body, shall be
provided.
Two (2) illustrated parts manuals covering the pump and aftermarket components shall be
provided.
1-29 Special Tools
Where special tools are manufactured or designed by the contractor and are required to provide
routine service on any component of the apparatus built or supplied by the contractor, such
tools shall be provided with the apparatus.
1-30 Commercial General Liability Insurance
The successful bidder shall, during the performance of the contract and for three (3) years
following acceptance of the product, keep in force at least the following minimum limits of
commercial general liability insurance:
Products/Completed Operations Aggregate
Personal and Advertising Injury
Each Occurrence
$2,000,000
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
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Coverage shall be written on a Commercial General Liability form. The policy shall be written on
an occurrence form and shall include Contractual Liability coverage subject to the terms and
conditions of the policy. The policy shall include the owner as an additional insured as their
interest may appear.
Coverage shall be provided by a carrier(s) rated A- or better by A.M. Bests.
Bidder agrees to furnish owner with a current Certificate of Insurance with the coverage’s listed
above along with its bid. The certificate shall be made out to the purchaser. The Certificate of
Insurance shall endeavor to provide that owner be given 30 days advance notice of cancellation
or nonrenewal changes in coverage.
2-1 Tilt Cab Design
The vehicle shall have an all-aluminum, raised-roof, full tilt-type custom cab designed
exclusively for the fire service and provide seating for six (6) firefighters. Modification to a
commercial chassis is not acceptable. The chassis shall be designed and manufactured for
heavy-duty service, with adequate strength and carrying capacity for the intended load.
The crew cab section shall be raised approximately ten (10.00) inches for additional headroom,
providing approximately 72.00 inches of headroom in the crew area. The cab shall be
approximately 96.00 inches wide with approximately 90.00 inches of inside cab width. The cab
length shall be sufficient to provide seating for four (4) firefighter in the crew area in two (2) rear
facing outboard seats and two (2) forward facing inboard seats, while maintaining the shortest
length of the finished apparatus as possible.
The cab shall incorporate a fully enclosed design, allowing for a spacious cab area with no
partition between the front and rear sections of the cab. The walls of the vehicle shall include
roof supports allowing for an open design.
The cab shall incorporate a (2) step configuration from the ground to the cab floor for each door
opening. The lower step shall be constructed of heavy duty safety grating which meets or
exceeds Federal Specification RRG-1602-latest revision and performs under dry, greasy,
muddy, soapy and icy conditions and offers open drainage.
Full width wheel well liners shall be installed on the cab to limit road splash and enable easier
cleaning. The liners shall consist of vacuum formed ABS composite and an outer fenderette
made of polished aluminum.
The front cab fascia shall be constructed of aluminum plate which shall be an integral part of the
cab. The cab fascia will encompass the entire front of the aluminum cab structure from the
bottom of the windshield to the bottom of the cab. The front cab fascia shall include two (2) on
each side accommodating a total of up to four (4) Hi/Low beam headlights and two (2) turn
signal lights and up to four (4) warning lights.
The front fascia shall include a box style, stainless steel front grille. The grille shall include a
minimum free air intake approved by the engine manufacturer.
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2-2 Cab Roof Trench
The center section of the 10.00 inch raised roof shall include a 10.00 inch deep trench wide
enough to accommodate the aerial device.
2-3 Cab Structural Warranty
The cab structure shall be warranted for a minimum period of ten (10) years. Any warranty
conditions that may apply shall be listed in the detailed warranty document that shall be
provided with the bid documents.
2-4 Cab Tests
The cab shall have successfully completed the preload side impact, static roof load application
and frontal impact without encroachment to the occupant survival space when tested in
accordance with Section 4 of SAE J2420 COE Frontal Strength Evaluation Dynamic Loading
Heavy Trucks, Section 5 of SAE J2422 Cab Roof Strength Evaluation Quasi –Static Loading
Heavy Trucks and ECE R29 Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with
regard to the Protection of the Occupants of the Cab of a Commercial Vehicles Annex 3
Paragraph 5.
The above tests shall have been witnessed by and attested to by an independent third party. .
Documentation of the testing shall be provided upon request.
2-5 Occupant Protection
The vehicle shall include an automatic protection system which shall secure belted occupants
and increase the survivable space within the cab. The system shall selectively deploy integrated
systems to protect against injuries in qualifying frontal impact, side impact, and rollover events.
The increase in survivable space and security of the system shall also provide ejection
mitigation protection.
The system components shall include:
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Driver steering wheel airbag
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Driver dual knee air bags with energy management mounting and officer knee airbag.
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Large driver, officer, and crew area side curtain airbags
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An advanced seat belt system – where retractor pre-tensioners tighten the seat belts
around the occupants, securing the occupants in seats and load limiters play out some
of the seat belt webbing to reduce seat belt to chest and torso force upon impact as well
as mitigate head and neck injuries
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Integrated outboard crash sensors mounted at the perimeter of the vehicle – to detect a
qualifying front or side impact event and monitor and communicate vehicle status and
real time diagnostics of all critical subsystems
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A fault-indicating Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light on the driver’s instrument
panel
The frontal impact system shall be independently tested to ensure occupant injury criteria does
not exceed injury criteria defined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208.
Frontal impact into a rigid barrier at 25 mph and shall be conducted by an independent third
party test facility using belted 95th percentile Hybrid II test dummies.
The side impact system shall be independently tested to ensure occupant injury criteria does
not exceed injury criteria defined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 214. Side
impact from a moving barrier at 17 mph and shall be conducted by an independent third party
test facility using belted 50th percentile ES-2re test dummies.
2-6 Electrical System
The chassis shall include a single starting electrical system which shall include a 12 volt direct
current multiplexed system, suppressed per SAE J551. The wiring shall be appropriate gauge
cross link with 311 degree Fahrenheit insulation. All SAE wires in the chassis shall be color
coded and shall include the circuit number and function where possible. The wiring shall be
protected by 275 degree Fahrenheit minimum high temperature flame retardant loom.
2-7 Electrical Power Control System
Electrical compartments shall be provided in the cab and on the chassis to house the vehicles
electrical power, circuit protection and control components. Serviceable components shall be
accessible.
Power, circuit protection and control components shall be protected against the following:
Corrosion
Excessive heat
Excessive vibration
Water spray
EMI and RFI.
Circuit protection devices, which conform to SAE standard, shall be utilized to protect each
circuit. All circuit protection devices shall be rated per NFPA requirements, to prevent wire and
component damage when subjected to extreme current overload. General protection circuit
breakers shall be Type-I automatic reset (continuously resetting) or Type-II (manual resetting)
and conform to SAE J553 or J258. When required, automotive type fuses conforming to SAE
J554,1284,1888 or J2077 shall be utilized to protect electronic equipment.
Power control relays and solenoids shall have a direct current (dc) rating of 125 percent of the
maximum current for which the circuit is protected.
2-8 Multiplex Display
The electrical system shall be multiplexed and include a Weldon Vista IV touch screen with
buttons display which shall be located on the dash in the switch panel area. The display shall
feature a full color LCD screen. The display shall include a message bar displaying the time of
day, and important messages requiring acknowledgement by the user. There shall be virtual
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controls for the on-board diagnostics. The display screen shall be video ready for back-up
cameras, thermal cameras, and DVD. A DIN type input connector ready for GPS interfacing
shall be incorporated into the back of the display.
The touch screen display shall measure approximately 6.25 inches wide x 3.38 inches in height.
The display shall offer varying fonts and background colors. The display shall be fully
programmable to the needs of the department and shall offer virtually infinite flexibility for screen
configuration options.
2-9 Circuit Protection And Control Diagram
Copies of all "Job Specific", Input/Output (I/O) Sheets shall be provided with each chassis.
2-10 Load Management System
The apparatus shall be equipped with a Weldon load management system. The load
management system shall have at least sixteen (16) programmable outputs to supply warning
and load switching requirements. One output shall provide a low voltage alarm that activates at
the NFPA required 11.80 volts. The load management system shall have a digital display to
indicate system voltage in normal operation mode and also indicate the output configuration
during programming mode. The system shall be protected against reverse polarity and shorted
outputs and be enclosed in a metal enclosure to enhance EMI/RFI protection
2-11 Data Recording System
The chassis shall have a Weldon Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR) system installed. The system
shall be designed to meet NFPA 1901 and shall be integrated with the multiplexed electrical
system. The following information shall be recorded:
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Vehicle Speed
Acceleration
Deceleration
Engine Speed
Engine Throttle Position
ABS Event
Seat Occupied Status
Seat Belt Status
Master Optical Warning Device Switch Position
Time
Date
Each portion of the data shall be recorded at the specified intervals and stored for the specified
length of time to meet NFPA 1901 guidelines and shall be retrievable by connecting a laptop
computer to the VDR system. . Any software and cables required to download information from
the VDR shall be furnished with the completed apparatus.
2-12 Seat Belt Warning System
A Weldon seat belt warning system, integrated with the Vehicle Data Recorder system, shall be
installed for each seat within the cab. The system shall provide a visual warning indicator and
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an audible alarm. The warning system shall activate when any seat is occupied with a minimum
of 60 pounds, the corresponding seat belt remains unfastened, and the park brake is released.
The warning system shall also activate when any seat is occupied, the corresponding seat belt
was fastened in an incorrect sequence, and the park brake is released. Once activated, the
visual indicators and audible alarm shall remain active until all occupied seats have the seat
belts fastened
2-13 Accessory Power And Ground Studs
The electrical distribution panel shall include two (2) power studs. The studs shall be size #10
and each of the power studs shall be circuit protected with a fuse of the specified amperage.
One (1) power stud shall be capable of carrying up to a 40 amp battery direct load. One (1)
power stud shall be capable of carrying up to a 15 amp ignition switched load. The two (2)
power studs shall share one (1) #10 clean ground stud.
2-14 12-Volt Power Points
Two (2) 12-volt power points shall be provided and wired to the chassis electrical. These power
points shall be installed on the passenger side of the dash.
2-15 Electromagnetic Interference(EMI)/Radio Frequency Interference(RFI) Protection
The electrical system shall reduce undesired electromagnetic and radio frequency emissions.
An advanced electrical system shall be used to insure radiated and conducted EMI
(electromagnetic interference) or RFI (radio frequency interference) emissions are suppressed
at their source.
The apparatus shall have the ability to operate in the electromagnetic environment typically
found in fire ground operations. The contractor shall be able to demonstrate the EMI and RFI
testing which has been done on similar apparatus and certify that the vehicle proposed meets
SAE J1113/14 requirements.
EMI/RFI susceptibility shall be controlled by applying appropriate circuit designs and shielding.
The electrical system shall be designed for full compatibility with low level control signals and
high powered two (2)-way radio communication systems. Harness and cable routing shall be
given careful attention to minimize the potential for conducting and radiated EMI-RFI
susceptibility.
2-16 Battery System
The apparatus shall utilize batteries of the high cycle type. Capacity, configuration, cables and
circuits shall meet or exceed the engine manufacturer’s minimum requirements. The inside of
each battery shall consist of a "maintenance free" grid construction with poly wrapped
separators and a flooded epoxy bottom anchoring for maximum vibration resistance.
The batteries shall be mounted so that routine maintenance can be performed without removing
mounting hardware.
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2-17 Master Battery Switch
A master battery switch, to activate the battery system, shall be provided inside the cab within
easy reach of the driver.
An indicator light shall be provided on the instrument panel to notify the driver of the status of
the battery system.
2-18 Battery Compartments
Batteries shall be placed on non-corrosive mats and be stored, in well-ventilated compartments.
Heavy-duty battery cables shall be used, to provide maximum power, to the electrical system.
Cables shall be color-coded.
Battery terminal connections shall be coated, with anti-corrosion compound. Battery solenoid,
terminal connections shall be encapsulated, with semi-permanent rubberized compound.
2-19 Jumper Studs
One (1) set of battery jumper studs with plastic color-coded covers shall be provided. The
installation shall allow enough room for easy jumper cable access. A tag shall be provided for
positive/negative terminals.
2-20 Battery Charger/Air Compressor
A Kussmaul single output battery charger/air compressor system shall be provided. A display
bar graph indicating the state of charge shall be mounted on the driver's side of the apparatus.
The automatic charger shall maintain one (1) set of batteries with a maximum output current of
40 amps. A 120-volt air compressor shall be installed to maintain the air system pressure when
the vehicle is not in use.
The battery charger/compressor shall be wired to the 120-volt shoreline to activate automatically
when power is connected. A Kussmaul 20 amp super auto-eject electrical receptacle shall be
supplied. It shall automatically eject the plug when the starter button is depressed.
2-21 Alternator
A 12-volt alternator, with a minimum output adequate to meet the continuous anticipated
electrical load of the apparatus at idle and complying with NFPA 1901 shall be utilized. It shall
have a high volume cooling fan and fan guard. The alternator shall be connected to the power
and ground distribution system with heavy-duty cables sized to carry the full rated alternator
output.
2-22 Cab Paint (exterior)
The cab shall be painted prior to the installation of glass, accessories and all other cab trim to
ensure complete paint coverage and the maximum in corrosion protection of all metal surfaces.
The lower paint color shall be PPG FBCH 71528 Red or equivalent.
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The upper paint color shall be PPG FBCH 9000 Black or equivalent.
The upper and lower paint shall meet at a break line on the cab which shall fall approximately
1.00 inch under the door windows and above the door handles. The break line shall extend in a
straight line and fall approximately 1.00 inch under the windshield then curve down toward the
top of the grille.
An 0.50 inch gold leaf tape with black borders shall be applied on the break line between the
two different colored surfaces.
2-23 Cab Paint Warranty
The cab and chassis shall be covered by a limited manufacturer paint warranty which shall be in
effect for 10 years from the first owner’s date of purchase or in service or the first 100,000 actual
miles, whichever occurs first.
2-24 Frame
The frame must be constructed from channel frame rails, fabricated cross members, and shall
be bolted together using at least Grade-8 hardware.
Bidder shall submit the following frame rail specifications for the bid apparatus: dimensions,
material, Resistance to Bending Moment (RBM) (measured in inch pounds), and section
modulus (measured in cubic inches). The frame shall be black in color.
2-25 Frame Rail Warranty
The frame rails shall be guaranteed for the life of the vehicle, which is estimated to be 50 years,
against defects in design, material or workmanship, excluding accident or abuse. A copy of the
manufacturer's warranty shall be included with the bid.
2-26 Frame Reinforcement
In addition, a full-length frame liner shall be provided. The frame and frame liner shall be
painted prior to assembly to eliminate bare metal contact. The bidder shall submit the total
RBM of the reinforced frame measured at wheelbase center.
2-27 Front Non-drive Axle
The front axle shall be a Meritor Easy Steer non drive front axle with a weight capacity
commensurate with the finished apparatus. The axle shall include a conventional style hub with
a standard knuckle.
The front axle shall be warranted by Meritor for two (2) years with unlimited miles under the
heavy service application.
2-28 Front Shock Absorbers
Two (2) Bilstein inert, nitrogen gas filled shock absorbers shall be provided and installed as part
of the suspension system. The shocks shall be a monotubular design and fabricated using a
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special extrusion method, utilizing a single blank of steel without a welded seam, achieving an
extremely tight peak-to-valley tolerance and maintains consistent wall thickness.
The
monotubular design shall provide superior strength while maximizing heat dissipation and shock
life.
The front shocks shall include a digressive working piston assembly allowing independent
tuning of the compression and rebound damping forces to provide optimum ride and comfort.
2-29 Rear Axle
The rear axle shall be manufactured by Meritor and shall include one-piece forward-mounted
carriers and durable housings to ensure long life and dependable service. The axle shall be
manufactured for heavy duty truck service applications. The axles shall also include torsion flow
axle shafts that feature a surface hardness which resists fatigue and a resilient core which
absorbs shock. There shall be high capacity tapered roller bearings providing for longer life.
The axle shall include single reduction gearing and shall have a fire service rated capacity
commensurate with the finished apparatus and shall be warranted by Meritor for (2) years with
unlimited miles under the heavy service application.
2-30 Rear Shock Absorbers
Two (2) Bilstein monotubular design, nitrogen gas charged shock absorbers shall be installed
on the rear axle suspension.
2-31 Suspension (front)
The apparatus shall be equipped with a front suspension capacity to match or exceed the rated
axle loading of the vehicle utilizing a heavy-duty taper leaf design.
The spring pins shall be provided, with double "figure-eight" grease grooves. The bushing that
holds the spring pin in place shall also have a grease groove.
2-32 Suspension (rear)
The apparatus shall be equipped with a rear suspension capacity to match or exceed the rated
axle loading of the vehicle utilizing a leaf spring assembly.
Spring hangers shall be castings with provisions for lubrication. The grease fittings shall be 90
degree type and shall be accessible without removing the wheels or cutting any sheet metal. .
The spring pins shall be provided with double "figure-eight" grease grooves. The bushing that
holds the spring pin in place shall also have a grease groove.
2-33 Brake System
The service brake system shall be a rapid build-up full air type. The front brakes shall be disc
type with automatic slack adjusters. The rear brakes shall be cam operated with automatic slack
adjusters. A floor mounted treadle valve shall be mounted inside the cab for graduated control
of applying and releasing the brakes. An inversion valve shall be installed to provide a service
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brake application in the unlikely event of primary air supply loss. The rear axle spring brakes
shall automatically apply in any situation when the air pressure falls below 25 PSI and shall
include a mechanical means for releasing the spring brakes when necessary. An audible alarm
shall designate when the system air pressure is below 60 PSI.
A four (4) sensor, four (4) modulator anti-lock braking system (ABS) shall be installed on the
front and rear axles in order to prevent the brakes from locking or skidding while braking during
hard stops or on icy or wet surfaces. This in turn shall allow the driver to maintain steering
control under heavy braking and in most instances, shorten the braking distance. The electronic
monitoring system shall incorporate diagonal circuitry which shall monitor wheel speed during
braking through a sensor and tone ring on each wheel. A dash mounted ABS lamp shall be
provided to notify the driver of a system malfunction. The ABS system shall automatically
disengage the auxiliary braking system device when required. The speedometer screen shall
be capable of reporting all active defaults using PID/SID and FMI standards.
Automatic traction control shall be installed on the single rear axle. The automatic traction
control system shall apply the anti-lock braking system when the drive wheels loose traction.
The system shall scale the electronic engine throttle back to prevent wheel spin while
accelerating on ice or wet surfaces.
Additional handling capabilities shall include roll stability control which shall monitor the vehicles
rollover threshold based on the lateral acceleration. The system shall activate a computerized
device which shall slow the vehicle when the threshold is exceeded in either direction. Normal
vehicle operation shall resume once the problematic conditions cease. Roll stability control
shall be integral with the ABS and ATC systems.
A momentary rocker style switch shall be provided and properly labeled “mud/snow” when the
switch is pressed once, the system shall allow a momentary wheel slip to obtain traction under
extreme mud and snow conditions. During this condition the ATC light and the light on the
rocker switch shall blink continuously notifying the driver of activation. Pressing the switch
again shall deactivate the mud/snow feature.
The electronic stability control unit (ESC) is a functional extension of the electronic braking
system. It is able to detect any skidding of the vehicle about its vertical axis as well as any
rollover tendency. The control unit comprises an angular-speed sensor that measures the
vehicle’s motion about the vertical axis, caused, for instance, by cornering or by skidding on a
slippery road surface. An acceleration sensor measures the vehicle’s lateral acceleration.
The ABS/ATC system shall come with a three (3) year or 300,000 mile parts and labor warranty
provided by the system manufacturer.
2-34 Air Compressor, Brake System
The air compressor provided for the engine shall be a Wabco® SS318 single cylinder passthrough drive type compressor. The air compressor shall feature high delivery efficiency
translating to more air delivery per horsepower absorbed. The compressor shall include an
aluminum cylinder head which shall improve cooling, reduce weight and decrease carbon
formation.
An air governor shall be provided to control the cut-in and cut-out pressures of the engine
mounted air compressor. The governor shall be calibrated to meet FMVSS requirements.
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2-35 Brake Lines
Color coded nylon brake lines shall be provided. The lines shall be wrapped in a heat protective
loom where necessary in the chassis.
2-36 Moisture Ejectors
Automatic moisture ejectors with a manual drain provision shall be installed on all reservoirs in
the air supply system.
2-37 Air Dryer
The brake system shall include a Wabco System Saver 1200 air dryer with an integral heater
and a Metri-Pack sealed connector. The air dryer shall incorporate an internal turbo cutoff valve
that closes the path between the air compressor and air dryer purge valve during the
compressor "unload" cycle. The turbo cutoff valve allows purging of moisture and contaminants
without the loss of turbo boost pressure.
2-38 Engine
The chassis shall be powered by an electronically controlled turbocharged Cummins ISL diesel
engine as described below:
The Cummins ISL engine shall include replaceable mid-stop cylinder liners plus heavy duty
roller followers, targeted piston cooling and 30% more efficient oil cooling for improved durability
and reliability. The heavy duty design shall also feature stronger braking capacity.
The engine shall be EPA certified to meet the latest emissions standards without compromising
performance, reliability or durability. The Cummins ISL9 engine shall feature an air charge
cooled engine which consists of an in line six (6) cylinder, four cycle diesel powered engine.
The engine shall offer a rating of 450 horse power at 2100 RPM which shall be governed at
2200 RPM. The torque rating shall feature 1250 foot pounds of torque at 1400 RPM.
The ISL9 engine shall feature a VGT turbocharger, a high pressure common rail fuel system,
and fully integrated electronic controls with an electronic governor.
The engine fuel system shall have a fuel filter/water separator unit as a primary filter. The fuel
filter shall have a drain valve. A water in fuel sensor shall be provided and wired to an
instrument panel lamp and audible alarm to indicate when water is present in the fuel/water
separator.
The engine shall also include an engine mounted combination full flow/by-pass oil filter with
replaceable spin on cartridge for use with the engine lubrication system.
2-39 Engine Warranty
The engine shall be covered by a five (5) year or 100,000 mile warranty provided by the engine
manufacturer.
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2-40 Engine Installation Certification
The fire apparatus manufacturer shall provide, at the time of delivery, a letter from the engine
manufacturer stating they approve of the engine installation in the bidder's chassis. The
approval of the engine installation shall be at full horsepower rating in a continuous duty
application under all operating conditions, including road and pump. No type of automatic
horsepower reduction feature shall be allowed.
There shall be no exception to any portion of the engine installation certification.
Nonconformance shall lead to immediate rejection of bid.
2-41 Engine Air Intake
The engine air intake system shall include an ember separator air intake filter which shall be
located in the front of the cab behind the right hand side fascia. This filter shall protect the
downstream air filter from embers using a combination of unique flat and crimped metal screens
constructed into a corrosion resistant steel frame. This multilayered screen shall be designed to
trap embers or allow them to burn out before passing through the pack, while creating only
minimal air flow restriction through the system. Periodic cleaning or replacement of the screen
shall be all that is required after installation.
The engine shall also include an air intake filter which shall be bolted to the frame and located
under the front of the cab on the right hand side. The system shall utilize a replaceable dry type
filter which ensures dust and debris remains safely contained inside the housing during
operation via leak-tight seals. The service cover shall be located on the bottom of the housing,
eliminating the chance of contaminating the air intake system during air filter service. The air
flow distribution and dust loading shall be uniform throughout the high-performance filter
element, which shall result in pressure differential for improved horsepower and fuel economy.
The air intake ember separator shall be mounted within easy access via a hinged panel behind
the right hand side headlight module.
The air intake system shall include a restriction indicator light in the warning light cluster on the
instrument panel, which shall activate when the air cleaner element requires replacement.
A light duty skid plate shall be supplied for the engine air intake system below the right front side
of the cab. The skid plate shall provide protection for the air intake system from light impacts,
stones, and road debris.
2-42 Exhaust System
The exhaust system shall include a diesel particulate filter (DPF), a diesel oxidation catalyst,
and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst to meet current EPA standards. The selective
catalytic reduction catalyst utilizes a diesel exhaust fluid solution consisting of urea and purified
water to convert NOx into nitrogen, water, and trace amounts of carbon dioxide. The solution
shall be injected into the system through the decomposition tube between the DPF and SCR.
The system shall utilize 0.07 inch thick stainless steel exhaust tubing between the engine turbo
and the DPF. Zero leak clamps shall seal all system joints between the turbo and DPF.
The DPF, the decomposition tube, and the SCR canister through the end of the tailpipe shall be
connected with zero leak clamps. The discharge shall terminate horizontally on the right side of
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the vehicle ahead of the rear tires. The exhaust system shall be mounted below the frame in
the outboard position with the SCR canister in line rearward of the DPF.
An exhaust temperature mitigation device shall be provided on the vehicle. The temperature
mitigation device shall lower the temperature of the exhaust by combining ambient air with the
exhaust gasses at the exhaust outlet.
The exhaust tubing between the engine turbo and the diesel particulate filter (DPF) shall be
wrapped with a thermal cover in order to retain the necessary heat for DPF regeneration. The
exhaust wrap shall also help protect surrounding components from radiant heat which can be
transferred from the exhaust.
2-43 Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank
The exhaust system shall include a molded cross linked polyethylene tank for Diesel Exhaust
Fluid (DEF). The tank shall have a capacity of six (6) usable gallons and shall be mounted on
the left hand side of the chassis frame behind the batteries below the frame.
The DEF tank shall be designed with capacity for expansion in case of fluid freezing. Engine
coolant, which shall be thermostatically controlled, shall be run through lines in the tank to help
prevent the DEF from freezing and to provide a means of thawing the fluid if it should become
frozen.
The tank fill tube shall be routed under the rear of the cab with the fill neck and splash guard
accessible in the top rear step.
2-44 High Idle
A high idle switch shall be provided, inside the cab, on the instrument panel, that shall
automatically maintain a preset engine rpm. A switch shall be installed, at the cab instrument
panel, for activation/deactivation.
The high idle shall be operational only when the parking brake is on and the truck transmission
is in neutral. A green indicator light shall be provided, adjacent to the switch. The light shall
illuminate when the above conditions are met.
2-45 Radiator
The radiator and complete cooling system shall meet or exceed NFPA cooling system
standards. Cooling system capacity shall exceed all cooling requirements specified by the
engine manufacturer under all truck operating conditions. It shall have a built-in low coolant
sight glass and an electronically controlled low coolant display mounted on the
instrument panel. An integral surge and deaeration tank shall be provided to optimize the
cooling system for all operating conditions.
The cooling system shall be designed to maintain pressure at nine (9) psi for maximum
dissipation. A drain valve shall be located at the lowest point of the cooling system and at other
points to permit complete flushing of the coolant from the system. Cooling air shall be drawn in
by a heavy-duty fan, shrouded by recirculation shields that permit only fresh cool air through the
radiator.
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The cooling system shall exhibit rapid warm-up without use of radiator shutters.
2-46 Engine Coolant
The cooling package shall include Extended Life Coolant (ELC). The use of ELC provides
longer intervals between coolant changes over standard coolants providing improved
performance. The coolant shall contain a 50/50 mix of ethylene glycol and de-ionized water to
keep the coolant from freezing to a temperature of -34 degrees F.
Proposals offering supplemental coolant additives (SCA) shall not be considered, as this is part
of the extended life coolant makeup.
2-47 Engine Coolant Filter
An engine coolant filter with a shut-off valve for the inlet and outlet shall be installed on the
chassis. The location of the filter shall allow for easy maintenance.
2-48 Fuel Tank
The fuel tank shall have a minimum capacity of 50 gallons and shall be sufficient to allow the
engine to drive the pump for 21/2 hours at rated pump capacity at 150 psi net pump pressure
and at the suction conditions specified in NFPA 1901, or to operate at 60 percent of gross
engine horsepower for 21/2 hours, whichever is greater.
A .75" drain plug shall be provided in a low point of the tank for drainage.
A fill inlet shall be located on the driver's side of the body and be covered with a hinged, spring
loaded, stainless steel door that is marked "Diesel Fuel Only".
A .50" diameter vent shall be provided running from top of tank to just below fuel fill inlet.
The tank shall meet all FHWA 393.67 requirements including a fill capacity of 95% of tank
volume.
All fuel lines shall be provided as recommended by the engine manufacturer.
2-49 Transmission
The chassis shall include an Allison Gen IV-E model EVS 3000 torque converting, automatic
transmission which shall include electronic controls and an output retarder. The transmission
shall feature two (2) 10-bolt PTO pads located on the converter housing.
An electronic oil level sensor shall be included with the readout located in the shift selector.
The Gen IV-E transmission shall include prognostic diagnostic capabilities. These capabilities
shall include the monitoring of the fluid life, filter change indication, and transmission clutch
maintenance.
2-50 Transmission Mode Programming
The transmission, upon start-up, will automatically select a four (4) speed operation. The fifth
speed over drive shall be available with the activation of the mode button on the shifting pad.
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2-51 Transmission Feature Programming
The EVS group package shall contain the 127 vocational package in consideration of the duty of
this vehicle as a fire apparatus. This package shall incorporate an automatic neutral with
selector override. This feature commands the transmission to neutral when the park brake is
applied, regardless of drive range requested on the shift selector. This requires re-selecting
drive range to shift out of neutral for the override.
This package shall be coupled with the use of a split shaft PTO and incorporate pumping
circuits. These circuits shall be used allowing the vehicle to operate in the fourth range lockup
while operating the pump mode due to the 1 to 1 ratio through the transmission, therefore the
output speed of the engine is the input speed to the pump. The pump output can be easily
calculated by using this input speed and the drive ratio of the pump itself to rate the gallons of
water the pump can provide.
2-52 Transmission Shift Selector
An Allison pressure sensitive range selector touch pad shall be provided and located to the right
of the driver within clear view and easy reach. The shift selector will provide a prognostic
indicator (wrench symbol) between the selected and attained indicators.
2-53 Transmission Retarder Control
The Allison transmission retarder control shall be modulated by one-third at 0% throttle and twothirds of the brake pedal actuation and shall include a rocker switch mounted on the dash. The
activation of the retarder shall activate the brake lights. The retarder shall be inactive during
pump mode.
2-54 Transmission Pre-Select With Auxiliary Brake
When the auxiliary brake is engaged, the transmission shall automatically shift to second gear
to decrease the rate of speed assisting the secondary braking system and slowing the vehicle.
2-55 Transmission Cooling System
The transmission shall include an air to oil cooler integrated into the lower portion of cooling
package.
The transmission cooling system shall meet all transmission manufacturer
requirements.
The transmission retarder application shall feature a separate water to oil cooling system. The
cooler will be installed into the transmission hydraulic circuit providing cooling for the retarder.
The tube bundle cooler shall be mounted to the chassis, connected to the engine cooling
system plumbing.
2-56 Transmission Warranty
The transmission shall have a five (5) year/Unlimited mileage warranty covering 100% parts and
labor. The warranty to be provided by Allison Transmission and not the apparatus builder.
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2-57 Aerial Power Take Off (PTO)
A ten (10) bolt Chelsea model 278-XSFJP-B3RA heavy duty transmission driven PTO shall be
installed. The clutched shifted PTO is designed specifically for the Allison world transmission
and shall provide torque ranges from 250 to 335 pound feet.
The transmission driven power take off (PTO) shall be mounted in the 9:00 o’clock position.
The power take off shall be programmed for operator control such that it shall only engage at or
below 900 RPM and operate in a range up to 4000 RPM. The PTO programming shall provide
for automatic disengagement set at a specified engine speed of 4000 RPM which shall protect
equipment driven from the power take off.
The left hand power take off shall be controlled by the transmission and shall be active in the
neutral position only. A dash mounted switch shall control the PTO while the multiplex display
screen will display the following text messages. “Aerial Off” is displayed when switch is off.
“Aerial On” is displayed when the switch is turned on. “Aerial Active” is displayed when the
switch is on with positive engagement of the power take off.
Required operating conditions for enabling this function are:
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Throttle position is low
Engine speed is within customer modifiable constant limits
Output speed is within customer modifiable constant limits
Park brake set
Transmission position is neutral
2-58 Driveline
All drivelines shall be heavy-duty metal tube and be equipped with heavy duty universal joints
having lubrication fittings. The shafts shall be dynamically balanced prior to installation.
2-59 Steering
Dual steering gears, with integral heavy-duty power steering, shall be provided. The power
steering shall incorporate a hydraulic pump with integral pressure and flow control.
The steering wheel shall be capable of tilting and telescoping.
2-60 Tires
Front tires shall be 16-18 ply radials. The tires shall be mounted on polished aluminum disctype wheels with a ten (10) stud, 11.25" bolt circle.
Rear tires shall be four (4) 16-18 ply radials with all-season tread. The tires shall be mounted
on polished aluminum disc-type wheels with a ten (10) stud, 11.25" bolt circle.
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2-61 Lug Nut Covers/Wheel Centers
Chrome plated lug nut covers shall be installed on all lug nuts. Chrome axle covers shall be
provided for both front and rear wheels.
2-62 Tire Pressure Indicator
There shall be RealWheels Tire Watch polished stainless steel electronic LED valve caps that
shall illuminate with a red LED when tire pressure drops 8 psi. The valve caps shall be selfcalibrating and set to the pressure of the tire upon installation.
2-63 Front Bumper
A one piece, wrap-around style, polished stainless steel front bumper shall be provided. The
front bumper shall be extended 24.00 inches ahead of the cab.
2-64 Front Bumper Apron
The 24.00 inches extended front bumper shall include an apron constructed of embossed
aluminum tread plate.
The apron shall be installed between the bumper and the front face of the cab and affixed using
stainless steel bolts attaching the apron to the top bumper flange.
2-65 Front Bumper Center Compartment
The front bumper shall include a hose tray compartment in the bumper apron located in the
center. The compartment shall be constructed of 5052-H32 grade aluminum and shall include
drain holes in the bottom corners to allow excess moisture to escape. The compartment shall
include a cover constructed of bright embossed aluminum tread plate. The front bumper
compartment shall include a lift handle at the top center of the compartment lid. Gas cylinder
struts shall hold the cover open. The cover shall held in the closed position with two (2) rubber
“T” style hold down straps located one (1) at each end of the cover.
2-66 Mechanical Siren
The front bumper shall include an electro mechanical Federal Q2B™ siren, which shall be
streamlined, chrome-plated and shall produce 123.00 decibels of sound at 10.00 feet. The
siren shall be recess mounted on the driver side of the front fascia of the bumper.
The front of the siren shall include (2) stainless steel flat bars approximately. Each bar shall be
placed vertically on the right and left side of the siren face wrapping around towards the back of
the siren into the bumper extension offering protection to the siren.
The mechanical siren shall be actuated by driver’s horn ring and a push button on the dash on
the officer’s side and shall include a momentary siren brake rocker switch. The driver shall have
the option to control the air horns, the chassis horn, or the mechanical siren from the horn
button by means of a selector switch located on the instrument panel.
The siren shall only be active when the master warning switch is on.
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2-67 Air Horn
The front bumper shall include two (2) “stutter” tone air horns. The air horn shall be a trumpet
style and shall include a chrome finish on the inside and a black painted finish on the outside of
the trumpet. The air horns shall be recess mounted in the front bumper face centered between
the frame rails.
2-68 Air Horn Reservoir
One (1) air tank shall be installed on the chassis to act as a supply tank for operating air horns.
The reservoir shall be isolated with a 90 PSI pressure protection valve on the reservoir supply
side to prevent depletion of the air to the air brake system.
2-69 Air Horn Actuation
The air horns shall be actuated by a push button located on the officer side of the engine tunnel
and by the horn button in the steering wheel.
The driver shall have the option to control the air horns or the chassis horn from the horn button
by means of a selector switch located on the instrument panel.
An additional push button shall be provided at the pump operators panel.
2-70 Electronic Siren Speaker
The bumper shall include one (1) Code 3 model PB100C, 100 watt speaker which shall be
recess mounted within the bumper fascia. The speaker shall include a flat mounting flange and
be chrome in color.
The speaker shall be located in the passenger side bumper fascia, outboard of the frame rails.
2-71 Tow Hooks
Two (2) chromed steel tow hooks shall be installed under the bumper and attached to the front
frame members. The tow hooks shall be designed and positioned to allow up to a 6,000-pound
straight horizontal pull in line with the centerline of the vehicle.
2-72 Cab Tilt System
The entire cab shall be capable of tilting 45 degrees to allow for easy maintenance of the engine
and transmission.
The electric-over-hydraulic lift system shall include an ignition interlock and red cab lock down
indicator lamp on the tilt control which shall illuminate when holding the “Down” button to
indicate safe road operation.
It shall be necessary to activate the master battery switch and set the parking brake in order to
tilt the cab. As a third precaution the ignition switch must be turned off to complete the cab tilt
interlock safety circuit.
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The cab tilt cylinders shall be provided with velocity fuses in each cylinder port. A steel safety
channel assembly shall be installed on the right side cab lift cylinder to prevent accidental cab
lowering. The safety channel assembly shall fall over the lift cylinder when the cab is in the fully
tilted position. A cable release system shall also be provided to retract the safety channel
assembly from the lift cylinder to allow the lowering of the cab.
2-73 Cab Tilt Lock Down Indicator
The cab dash shall include a message center located within the speedometer which shall alert
the driver when the cab is unlocked and ajar. The alert message shall cease to be displayed
when the cab is in the fully lowered position and the hold down hooks are secured and locked to
the cab mounts. In addition to the alert message an audible alarm shall sound when the cab is
unlocked and ajar and the parking brake is released.
2-74 Climate Control
The cab shall include an approximately 57,600 BTU front overhead heater/defroster which shall
be provided and installed above the windshield between the sun visors. The temperature and
blower controls shall be located on the heater/defroster unit. The cab shall also include a
combination heater air-conditioning unit mounted on the engine tunnel. This unit shall have
three (3) speeds which shall be capable of circulating 550 cubic feet of air per minute. The
temperature and blower controls shall be located on the heater/air conditioning unit.
All defrost/heating systems shall be plumbed with one (1) seasonal shut-off valve at the front
corner on the right side of the cab.
The air conditioning system shall be capable of lowering the cab interior temperature from 100
degrees to 70 degrees within thirty minutes, with a relative humidity of sixty percent.
2-75 Auxiliary Front Underseat Climate Control
Two (2) minimum 13,500 BTU heaters shall be provided and installed in the face of the seat
riser storage area for the driver and officer. The heater fan controls shall be individual switches
located in the rocker switch area of the dash. The auxiliary heater system shall be plumbed with
one (1) seasonal shut-off valve.
2-76 Auxiliary Climate Control Rear Underseat
One (1) minimum 53,500 BTU heater shall be provided and installed in the rear section of the
crew cab under the center forward facing seat riser. The fan controls shall be located on the
heater unit. The auxiliary heater system shall include one (1) seasonal shut-off valve.
2-77 Heater Hose Insulation
The heater hoses leading from the engine to the cab shall include a foam insulation wrap which
runs the length of the hose improving heating in extreme cold climates. The heating hoses
routed inside the cab shall not be insulated.
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2-78 Cab Roof Vent
The cab roof shall include two (2) double actuating manual swing roof vents which shall be
installed, one (1) each side of the cab in the rear crew area.
2-79 Cab Circulation Fans (Front)
The cab shall include two (2) individually switched all metal construction windshield defogger
fans which shall be installed in the front cab corners.
2-80 Cab Insulation
The cab ceiling and walls shall include minimum 1.00 inch thick foam insulation. The insulation
shall include a foil facing which includes grid reinforcement. The insulation shall act as a barrier
absorbing noise as well as assisting in sustaining the desired climate within the cab interior.
2-81 Under Cab Insulation
The exterior of the cab tunnel surrounding the engine shall include reinforced closed cell foam
insulation. The insulation shall measure t least 1.00 inch thick and shall include a foil backing
and grid reinforcement. The foam shall be cut precisely to fit each section and sealed for
additional heat and sound deflection. The insulation under the tunnel shall act as a noise barrier
absorbing noise from the engine as well as assisting in sustaining the desired climate within the
cab interior.
Additionally, the entire underside of the cab shall include reinforced closed cell foam insulation.
The insulation shall measure at least 1.00 inch thick and shall include a foil backing and grid
reinforcement. The foam shall be cut precisely to fit each section and sealed for additional heat
and sound deflection. The insulation under the cab floor shall act as a noise barrier absorbing
noise from the road as well as assisting in sustaining the desired climate within the cab interior.
An expanded aluminum overlay shall be installed to hold the insulation tight against the
underside of the cab.
2-82 Cab Floor
The cab and crew cab floor areas shall be covered with a floor mat consisting of black rubber
faced sound dampening material.
The top surface of the material shall have a series of raised shapes evenly spaced, which offer
a superior grip surface. Additionally, the material must have a nonabsorbent sound dampening
material for reducing sound levels.
2-83 Crew Cab Windows
On each side of the crew cab, two windows, with tinted glass, shall be provided. One window
shall be located ahead of the crew cab door and one shall be located in the back wall of the cab
adjacent to the exterior edge.
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2-84 Mirrors
Two (2) Retrac Aerodynamic West Coast style dual vision mirror heads model 613305 shall be
provided and installed on each of the front doors. The mirrors shall be mounted via 1.00 inch
diameter tubular stainless steel arm to provide a rigid mounting to reduce mirror vibration.
The mirrors shall include a replaceable flat glass and a convex glass.
Both flat and convex mirror heads shall be adjustable by an electric remote control switch inside
the cab within easy reach of the driver. The mirror heads shall also be heated with the control
within easy reach of the driver.
The heated rearview mirrors shall be controlled through a rocker switch on the driver side dash.
2-85 Cab Interior
A headliner shall be installed in both forward and rear cab sections. Headliner material shall be
vinyl. A sound barrier shall be part of its composition.
The cab headliner shall provide easy access for servicing electrical wiring or for other
maintenance needs without removing the entire unit.
Provisions shall be made in the right dash area for a laptop computer or mobile display terminal
mount.
2-86 Cab Interior Upholstery
The cab interior upholstery shall be gray.
2-87 Interior Paint (Cab)
The cab interior metal surfaces shall be painted gray, vinyl texture paint.
2-88 Seat (Driver)
The driver's seat shall be an H.O. Bostrom Firefighter Sierra model seat. The seat shall feature
eight-way electric positioning. The eight positions shall include up and down, fore and aft with
8.00 inches of travel, back angle adjustment and seat rake adjustment. The seat shall feature
integral springs to isolate shock.
The seat shall feature an all belts to seat (ABTS) style of safety restraint. The ABTS feature
shall include a red, three-point shoulder harness with the lap belt, automatic retractor and
buckle as an integral part of the seat assembly.
The minimum vertical dimension from the seat H-point to the ceiling for this belted seating
position shall be 35.00 inches measured with the seat height adjusted to the lowest position of
travel.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests set forth by FMVSS
207, 209, and 210 in effect at the time of manufacture. This testing shall include a simultaneous
forward load of 3000 pounds each on the lap and shoulder belts and twenty (20) times the
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weight through the center of gravity. The materials used in construction of the seat shall also
have successfully completed testing with regard to the flammability of materials used in the
occupant compartments of motor vehicles as outlined in FMVSS 302, of which dictates the
allowable burning rate of materials in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles.
2-89 Seat Back (Driver)
The driver’s seat shall include a standard seat back incorporating the all belts to seat feature
(ABTS). The seat back shall feature a contoured head rest.
2-90 Seat (Officer)
The officer's seat shall be an H.O. Bostrom Firefighter series. The seat shall feature a tapered
and padded seat, and cushion. The seat shall be mounted in a fixed position.
The seat shall feature an all belts to seat (ABTS) style of safety restraint. The ABTS feature
shall include a red, three-point shoulder harness with the lap belt and automatic retractor as an
integral part of the seat assembly. The buckle portion of the seat belt shall extend from the seat
base towards the driver position within easy reach of the occupant.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests by FMVSS 207/210.
This testing shall include a simultaneous forward load of 3000 pounds each on the lap and
shoulder belts and twenty (20) times the weight through the center of gravity. This model of
seat installed in the cab model, as specified, shall have successfully completed the dynamic
sled testing using FMVSS 208 as a guide with the following accommodations. In order to reflect
the larger size outfitted firefighters, the test dummy used shall be a 95th percentile hybrid III
male weighing 225 pounds rather than the 50th percentile male dummy weighing 165 pounds
as referenced in FMVSS 208. The model of seats shall also have successfully completed the
flammability of materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles as outlined in
FMVSS 302, of which decides the burning rate of materials in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles.
2-91 Seat Back (Officer)
The officer’s seat shall feature a SecureAll™ SCBA locking system which shall be one bracket
model and store all U.S. and International SCBA brands and sizes while in transit or for storage
within the seat back. The bracket shall be easily adjustable with all adjustment points using
similar hardware and adjustments with one tool.
The bracket system shall be free of straps and clamps that may interfere with auxiliary
equipment on SCBA units. The center guide fork shall keep the taken in place for a safe and
comfortable fit in the seat back cavity. The SCBA unit simply needs to be pushed against the
pivot arm to engage the patented auto- locking system. Once the lock is engaged, the top
clamp shall surround the top of the SCBA tank for a secure fit in all directions.
The SecureAll™ shall include a release handle which shall be integrated into the seat cushion
for quick and easy release. This shall eliminate the need for straps or pull cords to interfere with
other SCBA equipment.
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2-92 Seat (Crew Rear Facing Outer)
The crew area shall include two (2) rear facing crew seats, which include one (1) located directly
behind the driver seat and one (1) located directly behind the officer seat.
The seats shall be H.O. Bostrom Firefighter series and shall feature a tapered and padded seat,
and cushion. The seat shall be mounted in a fixed position.
The seat shall feature an all belts to seat (ABTS) style of safety restraint. The ABTS feature
shall include a red, three-point shoulder harness with the lap belt and automatic retractor as an
integral part of the seat assembly. The buckle portion of the seat belt shall extend from the seat
base towards the driver position within easy reach of the occupant.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests by FMVSS 207/210.
This testing shall include a simultaneous forward load of 3000 pounds each on the lap and
shoulder belts and twenty (20) times the weight through the center of gravity. This model of
seat installed in the cab model, as specified, shall have successfully completed the dynamic
sled testing using FMVSS 208 as a guide with the following accommodations. In order to reflect
the larger size outfitted firefighters, the test dummy used shall be a 95th percentile hybrid III
male weighing 225 pounds rather than the 50th percentile male dummy weighing 165 pounds
as referenced in FMVSS 208. The model of seats shall also have successfully completed the
flammability of materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles as outlined in
FMVSS 302, of which decides the burning rate of materials in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles.
2-93 Seat Back (Crew Rear Facing Outer)
The rear facing outboard seat shall feature a Bostrom SecureAll™ SCBA locking system which
shall store all U.S. and International SCBA brands and bottle sizes while in transit or for storage
within the seat back. The bracket shall be easily adjustable at all adjustment points with one
tool.
The bracket system shall be free of straps, that may interfere with auxiliary equipment on SCBA
units. The center guide fork shall keep the SCBA bottle in place for a safe and comfortable fit in
the seat back cavity. The SCBA unit simply needs to be pushed against the pivot arm to
engage the patented auto-locking system. Once the lock is engaged, the top clamp shall
surround the top of the SCBA tank for a secure fit in all directions. The SecureAll™ shall
include a release handle which shall be integrated into the center of the bottom seat cushion for
easy access and to eliminate hooking the release handle with clothing or other equipment.
2-94 Seat (Crew Forward Facing Center)
The crew area shall include two (2) forward facing center crew seats with both located at the
center of the rear wall.
The seats shall be H.O. Bostrom Firefighter series. The seat shall feature a tapered and
padded seat, and cushion. The seat and cushion shall be hinged and compact in design for
additional room and shall remain in the stored position until occupied.
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The seat shall feature an all belts to seat (ABTS) style of safety restraint. The ABTS feature
shall include a red, three-point shoulder harness with the lap belt and automatic retractor as an
integral part of the seat assembly. The buckle portion of the seat belt shall extend from the seat
base towards the driver position within easy reach of the occupant.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests by FMVSS 207/210.
This testing shall include a simultaneous forward load of 3000 pounds each on the lap and
shoulder belts and twenty (20) times the weight through the center of gravity. This model of
seat installed in the cab model, as specified, shall have successfully completed the dynamic
sled testing using FMVSS 208 as a guide with the following accommodations. In order to reflect
the larger size outfitted firefighters, the test dummy used shall be a 95th percentile hybrid III
male weighing 225 pounds rather than the 50th percentile male dummy weighing 165 pounds
as referenced in FMVSS 208. The model of seats shall also have successfully completed the
flammability of materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles as outlined in
FMVSS 302, of which decides the burning rate of materials in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles.
2-95 Seat Back (Crew Forward Facing Center)
The forward facing center seat shall feature a SecureAll™ SCBA locking system which shall be
one bracket model and store all U.S. and International SCBA brands and sizes while in transit or
for storage within the seat back. The bracket shall be easily adjustable with all adjustment
points using similar hardware and adjustments with one tool.
The bracket system shall be free of straps and clamps that may interfere with auxiliary
equipment on SCBA units. The center guide fork shall keep the taken in place for a safe and
comfortable fit in the seat back cavity. The SCBA unit simply needs to be pushed against the
pivot arm to engage the patented auto- locking system. Once the lock is engaged, the top
clamp shall surround the top of the SCBA tank for a secure fit in all directions.
The SecureAll™ shall include a release handle which shall be integrated into the seat cushion
for quick and easy release. This shall eliminate the need for straps or pull cords to interfere with
other SCBA equipment.
2-96 Seat Frame (Forward Facing)
The forward facing center seating positions shall include an enclosed seat frame which is
located and installed on the rear wall. The seat frame shall be constructed of primary smooth
aluminum plate. The seat box shall be painted with the same color as the remaining interior.
The seat frame shall include storage and a forward facing vent to allow air flow from the
underseat climate control unit.
2-97 Seat Material
The seats shall include a covering of high strength, wear resistant fabric made of durable
ballistic polyester. A coating shall be bonded to the back side of the material to help protect the
seats from UV rays and from being saturated or contaminated by fluids. Common trade names
for this material are Imperial 1200 and Durawear.
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All seats supplied on the chassis shall be gray in color.
2-98 Cab Door Hardware
The cab entry doors shall be equipped with exterior pull handles, suitable for use while wearing
firefighter gloves. All doors shall include keyed alike locks that are designed to prevent
accidental lockout.
The interior latches shall be flush paddle type, which are incorporated into an upper door panel.
2-99 Grab Handles
The cab shall include one (1) knurled, anti-slip, one-piece exterior assist handle behind each
cab door. The grab handle shall be made of stainless steel and be 1.25 inch diameter to enable
non-slip assistance with a gloved hand.
2-100 Cab Instrumentation
Instrument panel controls and switches shall be identified as to function by imprinted labels
adjacent to each item. Actuation of the headlight switch shall illuminate ("back lit") wording for
after dark operation. Warning indicators shall be the "dead front" type, meaning the warning
light and word identification does not show up unless it is necessary.
Instrument panel gauges, vehicle lights and other electrical accessories shall use proper size
wiring to accommodate expected current load. Wiring shall meet SAE J-1128 specifications for
high temperature (250 degrees Fahrenheit min.) conditions and be color, number and function
coded.
Cab instruments and controls shall be conveniently located within the forward cab section.
Gauges and emergency vehicle switches shall be installed on removable panels for ease of
service.
2-101 Gauges And Controls
The following gauges and controls shall be furnished:
Voltmeter gauge
Tachometer
Fuel gauge
Speedometer/odometer
Engine Oil pressure Gauge, which includes the following:
Low oil pressure to activate red warning light and a steady tone alarm.
Air Pressure Gauges, which include the following:
Two (2) gauges, one (1) for the front and the other for the rear brake pressure.
Low air pressure to activate a red warning light and a steady tone alarm.
Transmission Oil Temperature Gauge, which includes the following:
High transmission oil temperature activates a red warning light.
High transmission oil temperature activates a steady tone alarm.
Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge, which includes the following:
High engine temperature activates a red warning light.
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High engine temperature activates a steady tone alarm.
Ignition/Stop Switch.
Momentary push switch, Engine Start Control Switch.
Heater and Defroster Controls.
Headlight Switch.
Turn signal arm to include the following controls:
Self Canceling Turn Signal.
Headlight Dimmer.
Hazard Switch incorporated into the steering column.
Emergency Warning Light Control Panel.
Parking Brake Control.
Horn Button Control: Center of steering wheel.
High Air Restriction Warning Indicator Light and alarm.
One two (2)-speed Windshield Wiper Control with Intermittent Feature. The control shall also
have a "return to park" provision, which allows the wipers to return to the stored position when the wipers
are not in use
Windshield Washer Controls.
2-102 Communication Antenna Mount
A two-way radio antenna mounting base, Antenex Model MB8 or equivalent, with 17 feet of
coax cable and weatherproof cap shall be provided for a two way radio.
The mount shall be located on the cab roof and the cable shall be routed to an area determined
during the pre-construction meeting.
2-103 Switch Panels
The built-in emergency light switch panel shall have a master switch plus individual switches for
selective control. The switch panel shall be located on the driver's side to allow easy access.
Switches shall be rocker type with an indicator light that is an integral part of the switch. These
may be integrated into the multiplex display.
2-104 Intercom System
A Firecom intercom system shall be provided. Intercom stations shall be located at the driver,
officer, four (4) crew cab positions and pump panel. Driver position, officer position and pump
panel locations shall be the only stations interfaced with the radio. The remaining stations shall
be intercom only.
2-105 Radio Interface Cable
The body builder shall supply and install the required radio interface cable before delivery of the
vehicle. The radio interface shall be a Firecom MR-37X for an E.F. Johnson 5300 series radio.
2-106 Headlights
The cab front shall include (4) rectangular halogen headlamps with separate high and low
beams mounted in bright chrome bezels.
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2-107 Front Turn Signals
The front fascia shall include two (2) Code 3 model 65STBZA LED programmable amber turn
signals which shall be installed above and outboard of the front warning and head lamps.
2-108 Side Turn/Marker Lights
The sides of the cab shall include (2) LED round side marker lights which shall be provided just
behind the front cab radius corners.
2-109 Marker And ICC Lights
In accordance with FMVSS, there shall be five (5) cab LED marker lamps designating
identification, center and clearance provided. These lights shall be installed on the face of the
cab within full view of other vehicles from ground level.
2-110 Ground Lights
Each door shall include NFPA compliant LED light heads mounted to the underside of the cab.
The lights shall include a polycarbonate lens and shall be shock mounted for extended life. The
ground lighting shall be activated by the opening of the respective door as well a rocker switch
within the cab.
2-111 Step And Open Door Warning Lights
The middle step located at each door shall include a NFPA compliant 4.00 inch round LED light
which shall activate with the opening of the respective door.
Each cab door shall also include one (1) 15.87 inch long X 0.73 inch tall amber Weldon LED
warning light. The light shall be located on the upper portion of the door frame to be visible
when a person is standing in front of the door while entering or exiting the cab. Each light shall
activate with a scrolling directional flash pattern which moves from inside to outside when the
door is in the open position. This shall serve as a warning to oncoming traffic.
2-112 Engine Compartment Light
There shall be an LED NFPA compliant light mounted under the engine tunnel for area work
lighting on the engine. The light shall include a polycarbonate lens and shall be shock mounted
for extended life.
2-113 Side Scene Lights
The side of the cab shall include two (2) Code 3 model 79SCBZ LED scene lights, one (1) each
side.
The scene lighting located on the left and right sides of the cab shall be mounted rearward of
the cab “B” pillar in the 10-inch raised roof portion of the cab between the front and rear crew
doors.
The scene lighting shall be individually activated via two (2) rocker switches, located on the
dash one for each light.
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2-114 Interior Overhead Lighting
The cab shall include a two-section LED dome lamp with a red and white lens located over each
door. The white portion of each lamp shall be activated by opening the respective door and
both the red and white portions can be activated by individual switches on each lamp.
An additional LED three (3) light module with dual map lights shall be located over the engine
tunnel which can be activated by individual switches on the lamp.
2-115 Auxiliary Dome Light (Rear Crew Area)
The cab headliner above the forward facing crew seats shall include two (2) red LED dome
lamps. These lamps shall be activated by the rear doors as well as an individual switch located
on the side of each lamp.
2-116 Map Light
A gooseneck style instrument panel LED map light with switch at base shall be installed on the
officer side of the dash panel within easy reach.
2-117 Do Not Move Apparatus Light
The front headliner of the cab shall include a red flashing light, located in the center for greatest
visibility. The light shall be clearly labeled "Do Not Move Apparatus". In addition to the flashing
red light, an audible alarm shall be included which shall sound when a door is open and the
parking brake is released.
The light and alarm shall be interlocked for activation when a cab door is not firmly closed, or an
apparatus cabinet door is not closed and the parking brake is released.
2-118 Headlight Flasher
An alternating high beam headlamp flashing system shall be installed in the high beam
headlamp circuit which shall allow the high beams to flash alternately from left to right.
Deliberate operator selection of high beams will override the flashing function until low beams
are again selected. Per NFPA, these clear flashing lights must be disabled “On Scene” when
the park brake is applied.
The flashing headlights shall be activated through a rocker switch on the main switch panel.
The rocker switch shall be clearly labeled for identification.
2-119 Front Warning Lights
The cab front fascia shall include four (4) Code 3 65BZ LED warning lights which shall offer
multiple flash patterns. The lights shall be surface mounted to the front fascia of the cab within
a chrome bezel.
The front warning lights shall be blue in the inboard position and red in the outboard position.
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The front warning lights shall be controlled via a rocker switch on the main panel. This switch
shall be clearly labeled for identification.
2-120 Intersection Warning Lights
The chassis shall include two (2) Code 3 65BZR LED 4”x6” intersection warning lights, one (1)
each side, which shall offer multiple flash patterns. The intersection lights shall be red in color.
The intersection lights shall be mounted on the side of the bumper and shall be controlled via a
rocker switch on the main panel. This switch shall be clearly labeled for identification.
2-121 Side Warning Lights
The cab sides shall include a Code 3 65BZR LED warning light, one (1) each side, which shall
offer multiple flash patterns. These warning lights shall be red in color.
The warning lights on the side of the cab shall be mounted over the front wheel well directly
over the center of the front axle and shall be controlled via a rocker switch on the main panel.
This switch shall be clearly labeled for identification.
2-122 Zone A Upper Warning Lighting
Two (2) Code 3 model DF23ANFPA1 LED lightbars shall be mounted on the top of the cab
roof. The lightbars shall be 23.00 inches in length and mounted with stainless steel brackets.
Each lightbar shall include five (5) red/blue TC6 TriCore® lightheads and shall be programmed
to an NFPA approved flash pattern.
2-123 Opticom Emmitter/Activation
An Opticom™ model 794H infrared LED emitter shall be provided and installed in a location
where activation of signal preemption would not be blocked by any portion of the apparatus.
The emitter shall be controlled by activation of the emergency lights and deactivate when the
parking brake is applied.
2-124 Tank Level Lights
There shall be four (4) Whelen 500 LED light heads intended as water level lights which shall be
mounted vertically on each side of the cab behind the front doors in the mid cab area. The
lights shall be green, blue, amber and red. These lights shall interface with the FRC Tankvision
remote large light driver.
2-125 Siren Control Head
A Code 3 Micro Com2 200 watt remote dual amplifier control head shall be provided and
mounted in the dash in the switch panel area in a location agreed to at the preconstruction
meeting.
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2-126 Back-Up Alarm
A backup alarm shall be installed at the rear of the chassis with an output level of not less than
107 dB. The alarm shall automatically activate when the transmission is placed in reverse.
2-127 Radio
A Jensen weather band radio and four (4) speakers shall be installed in the cab. The receiver
shall be installed in the right overhead position. The speakers shall also be installed inside the
cab with two (2) speakers recessed within the headliner of the front of the cab just behind the
windshield and two (2) speakers in the upper rear corners of the cab. The radio shall include a
rear RCA input pigtail connector and an auxiliary RCA input jack in the center dash panel.
2-128 Amperage Draw Report
The bidder shall provide, both at the time of bid and delivery, an itemized print out of the
expected amperage draw of the entire vehicle's electrical system.
The manufacturer of the apparatus shall provide the following:
1) Documentation of the electrical system performance tests.
2) A written load analysis, which shall include the following:
A) The nameplate rating of the alternator.
B) The alternator rating under the conditions specified per:
NFPA 1901,1999 Edition, section 11-3.2.
C) The minimum continuous load of each component that is specified per:
NFPA 1901, 1999 Edition, section 11-3.2.
D) Additional loads that, when added to the minimum continuous load, determine
the total connected load.
E) Each individual intermittent load.
3-1 Aerial Device
The rear mounted elevating aerial ladder shall be a three (3) section telescoping steel ladder
assembly, with steel turntable and a tube torque box that shall be designed to emphasize
safety, product reliability, and ease of operation.
The criteria for design are:
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All structural load supporting elements of the aerial ladder that are made of a ductile
material, shall have a design stress of not more than 50% of the minimum yield strength
of the material based on the combination of the live load and the dead load. This 2:1
structural safety factor meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the
current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901 standard.
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The aerial device shall be capable of sustaining a static load one and one-half times its
rated tip load capacity (live load), in every position in which the aerial device can be
placed when the vehicle is on a firm and level surface.
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The aerial device shall be capable of sustaining a static load one and one-third times it's
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rated tip load capacity (live load) in every position in which the aerial device can be
placed when the vehicle is on a slope of five degrees downward in the direction most
likely to cause overturning.
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The hydraulic system shall be designed so that if a failure of any component or
assembly within the system occurs, a single point failure of the entire system will not
occur.
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The aerial shall be capable of operating with a rated tip load in the following conditions:
1. High wind conditions of up to 50 mph.
2. Icing conditions, up to a coating thickness of .25 inch over the entire
aerial structure.
All of the design criteria must be supported by the following test data:
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Strain gauge testing of the complete aerial device certified by a registered professional
engineer.
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Analysis of deflection data taken while the aerial device was under test load.
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Hydraulic component operating and burst strength testing.
All structural materials used in the aerial shall be certified by the mill of the manufactured
material. Materials that are not certified shall not be acceptable. The aerial ladder height shall
be a minimum of 75.00 feet as measured by NFPA 1901 requirements, which requires the rated
vertical height of an aerial ladder to be measured in a vertical plane with the ladder at maximum
elevation and extension from the outermost rung of the outermost fly section to the ground.
The horizontal reach of the unit shall be a minimum of 68.00 feet as measured by NFPA 1901
requirements, which states, “The rated horizontal reach of an aerial ladder shall be measured in
a horizontal plane from the centerline of the turntable rotation to the outermost rung on the
outermost fly section with the aerial ladder extended to its maximum horizontal rear.”
The hydraulic system shall provide power to the entire aerial device as efficient as possible
without the use of a hydraulic cooler.
Master ladder power shall be provided through the chassis aerial PTO control for engagement
of all ladder hydraulic functions and 12-volt power. The emergency pump circuit shall be
controlled separately.
A load sensing axial piston hydraulic pump shall be provided. The pump shall be capable of
operating under any rated ladder tip load condition and aerial device position at normal engine
idle or governor controlled fast idle. The hydraulic pump shall be capable of generating sufficient
flows to allow multiple aerial functions without significant loss of speed.
A hydraulic system relief valve as well as individual circuit relief valves shall be provided to
prevent damage to any function or circuit. The relief valve shall have a relief spring to ensure
proper function and product reliability.
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A minimum 40.00 gallon hydraulic oil reservoir shall be provided to supply the needs of the
hydraulic system. The tank shall be constructed from heavy duty steel, which shall be welded at
all interior and exterior seams. A 1.50 inches diameter gated suction line shall be provided
between the oil reservoir and the primary hydraulic pump. The tank fill shall be provided with a
strainer screen and vent cap and located in an accessible location. There shall be a sight level
gauge for checking fluid levels. The tank shall be cleaned and free from all contaminants before
adding any fluid.
Outgoing and return line filtration shall be provided. The pressure and return filters shall be
easily accessible for maintenance. Outgoing filtration shall be in the form of a pressure line filter
installed between the hydraulic pump and entrance to any system components. The filter shall
have an absolute rating of ten (10) microns. The pressure filter shall have a bypass circuit
protected by a 90 psi check valve, which shall be installed around the pressure filter. The
pressure line filter shall be required even if a suction line filter is provided in the reservoir due to
the suction line filter's inability to trap contaminates entering the system. A filter condition
indicator shall be provided.
The return line flow shall be filtered by means of a return line filter. This filter shall have an
absolute rating of ten (10) microns.
All hydraulic steel tubing, hydraulic rubber covered wire-braided hoses, and hydraulic
fittings/adapters shall have a minimum burst pressure rating of four times the operating
pressure. Hoses and tubing shall be properly sized to minimize heat buildup during extended
periods of operation. Hoses and tubing shall be properly sized to minimize flow restrictions. All
hydraulic hose shall have a tube and cover constructed of nitrile elastomers and shall have
braided/spiral wire reinforcement capable of maintaining a 4:1 safety factor in all areas of the
hydraulic system. The hose shall meet the appropriate SAE performance specifications: 100R2
or 100R12. The hydraulic fittings shall utilize o-ring face seal technology to minimize fluid
leakage and improve serviceability.
The aerial hydraulic system shall include an interlock feature that will prevent the accidental
operation of the outriggers during aerial operation. This interlock shall also prevent accidental
operation of the aerial device prior to the outriggers being properly deployed.
In the event of electrical failure, the operator shall be able to override the hydraulic system to
operate the ladder or outriggers for continuous, uninterrupted operation.
The lift, extension, and rotation systems shall be controlled by a proportional, load sensing
directional control valve. This valve shall be of a modular construction that simplifies
troubleshooting, minimizes downtime, and simplifies field service. The main control valve shall
be positioned at the turntable control console for direct manual control of each aerial function.
A torsion box sub-frame shall be installed over the chassis frame rails. The torque box assembly
shall be capable of withstanding torsion and bending loads. The torque box shall be bolted to
the chassis frame with suitably sized grade 8 bolts. The torque box shall be constructed of a
steel bottom plate and a stiffened diaphragm top plate. The torque box shall also be designed
to enclose the ground ladders.
Hydraulic power to the turntable hydraulic circuits shall be provided through a three port, high
pressure, hydraulic swivel that permits 360-degrees of continuous turntable rotation. A collector
ring assembly shall provide electrical power to the turntable electric circuits. The collector rings
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shall be used for electrical ground, ladder control functions, and a 110 volt system during
360 degrees of continuous turntable rotation. The collector ring assembly shall have sufficient
rings to provide power, ground, control functions and four spare circuits.
Water shall be transferred to the aerial waterway by means of a 5.00 inches diameter water
swivel enabling 360-degree continuous rotation of the turntable.
A heavy duty rest shall be provided to support the aerial in the travel position. Stainless steel
bedding plates shall be attached to the aerial base section to protect the aerial when the unit is
in the travel position.
Two (2) double acting lift cylinders shall be attached between the turntable and the base section
creating an effective lifting geometry resulting in lower hydraulic operating pressures and
improved load distribution on the base ladder section. The lift cylinder shall be attached to the
ladder with a high capacity bearing and pin and the rod shall attach to the turntable utilizing selfaligning swivel bearings which prevent side loading on the lift cylinders resulting in longer
cylinder seal life. They shall provide smooth precise elevation from 5 degrees below horizontal
to 75-degrees above horizontal. The lift cylinders shall be equipped with integral (on the
cylinder) holding valves, which prevent the ladder from lowering should a hydraulic line be
ruptured at any point within the hydraulic system. They shall also have a manifold line with
velocity fuses between the cylinders to prevent uneven cylinder lift and they shall have both rod
and piston hydraulic cushions.
A limit switch at the aerial travel support shall be provided to prevent operation of the outriggers
once the aerial device has been elevated from the nested position.
A dual system of hydraulic cylinders and cables shall provide full power operation of the
extension and retraction modes. Each system shall be capable of supporting the ladder in the
event of failure of one of the systems. The cylinders shall be used to extend and retract the
inner midsection and a cable system shall be used to extend outer mid and the fly section.
The cable system shall utilize two (2) extension cables on the mid and (2) extension cables on
the fly section. The cables shall have a safety factor based on breaking strength of 8:1. In
order to increase cable life, the ratio of sheave diameter to cable diameter shall be a minimum
of 16:1. A stroke multiplier cable system shall be provided as it reduces cylinder weight, shifts
the ladder center of gravity toward the heel pin during extension, improves overall vehicle
stability and does not subject the cylinder to buckling forces caused by normal ladder loads.
The base section handrails shall be provided with red reflective striping and numbers to
indicate the extension of the aerial device. The stripes and numbers shall be spaced to indicate
each 10.00 feet of aerial extension beyond the fully retracted position. An additional stripe shall
be provided between the numbered stripes to indicate each 5.00 feet of aerial extension.
Two (2) slide pads are to be provided on each ladder section for load transfer between sections.
The pads shall utilize low coefficient of friction materials to reduce the resistance between the
pads and ladder sections.
Ladder cable and routing of electrical lines, air hose lines or hydraulic lines to the ladder tip shall
be enclosed and protected from the turntable to the ladder tip. The lines shall be routed and
horizontally guided between the ladder section side rails to minimize obstruction to climbing
areas.
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An external tooth monorace bearing shall be provided for smooth 360 degree continuous
rotation and strength. The inner and outer race of the bearing shall be bolted to the open base
and turntable support plates using appropriately sized grade 8 bolts. All bearing bolts shall be
accessible from the upper side of the turntable for ease of access to inspect and torque the
bolts. Both upper and lower bearing surfaces shall be milled to ensure a true mounting surface
for the rotation bearing.
A single hydraulic driven planetary swing drive system shall provide smooth and precise
rotation. A spring applied, hydraulically released, disc type brake shall be provided on the swing
drive gearbox to provide positive braking of the turntable assembly against reactionary forces
such as water and gravity. The planetary drive shall be mounted using an eccentric ring to
provide minimal gear backlash in the drive system. The planetary drive shall be positioned on
the turntable so it shall not obstruct any walking area or stepping surface on the turntable deck.
The Rotation Safety System shall be designed to prevent the operator who has primary
operational responsibility from rotating the aerial device into an overturning mode. This system
senses outrigger and outrigger jack positioning in conjunction with the aerial device movement.
If any outrigger beam is not fully extended, the "Outrigger Short Set" indicator light on the
control console shall remain illuminated. The aerial device operator shall then be required to
engage the "Outrigger Short Set Override" switch in order to lift the aerial device from the travel
rest. If the aerial device operator attempts to rotate the aerial device (in excess of
approximately 5-degrees beyond vehicle center) towards the side of the vehicle in which the
outriggers are not fully deployed, the Rotation Safety System shall sense this fault and prevent
the aerial from rotating further in said direction. At this point only rotation to the fully deployed
outrigger side shall be allowed.
The elevating ladder shall consist of three (3) steel ladder sections referred to as the base
section, midsection, and fly section. The design and construction criteria for these ladder
sections shall be:
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Each section shall be fabricated using high strength steel, welded together to form a
structural unit.
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Welding shall be by welders that have been certified in accordance with the American
Welding Society Standard specifications.
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Each ladder section shall be constructed on an infinitely rotating assembly fixture to
ensure uniformity and interchangeability.
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Bracing at each rung shall be utilized to minimize side deflection of the ladder.
All rungs shall be 1.25 inches in diameter, spaced at 14.00 inches center to center and be
covered with deeply serrated, easily replaceable rubber sheaths. Serrated rubber is required to
allow ice buildup to easily break off when the rung is stepped on by fire-fighting personnel. This
shall be an added safety feature during water tower operation in cold weather conditions.
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All rungs, braces, and diagonals shall be positioned so that they are continuously welded
to the ladder section in the number one welding position.
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The ladder with water system shall be designed to permit the following flows:
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1000 GPM at 90 degrees to ladder centerline either side.
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1000 GPM parallel to ladder centerline and as far below horizontal as nozzle design
allows.
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1000 GPM above the ladder centerline as far as the nozzle design allows.
The fly section shall be equipped with a bolt-on tip section. The bolt-on section shall be easily
replaced if damaged during fire-fighting operations. This section shall be painted a highly visible
and contrasting color.
For ease of service, the first rung of each section shall be integrated with the rear ladder side
guides and vertical load transfer mechanism. The assembly shall be removable from the rear of
the section by removing bolts to allow easy service access to slide pads and rollers.
Warning decals shall be provided in appropriate locations to alert the operator of potential
hazards and operating instructions. All warning labels shall be in general compliance with ANSI
Z534.1 recommendations.
The aerial unit shall be tested and certified for the apparatus manufacturer by Underwriters
Laboratories Inc. (UL) UL is recognized worldwide as a leading third party product safety
certification organization for over 100 years. UL has served on National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) technical committees for over thirty years. All listed tests shall be witnessed
and certified by UL to ensure the device meets all current requirements of NFPA 1901. The
testing company shall not be affiliated with the manufacture or repair of the apparatus.
Independent testing to be performed shall include all work outlined in NFPA 1911, current
Edition, including nondestructive testing and shall be conducted at the manufacturer's facility.
A complete written examination and test report for each aerial device inspection performed at
the manufacturer's facility shall be provided. Upon completion of the preceding inspections, the
independent testing company shall issue a Certificate of Inspection indicating that all specified
standards have been satisfied. The Type I certification shall be provided by Underwriters
Laboratories Inc.
The following tests shall be conducted to the aerial device prior to delivery. The manufacturer of
the aerial device shall provide a written statement signed by a Registered Professional Engineer
certifying the aerial's ability to perform the following tests:
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1-1/2:1 DYNAMIC STABILITY AND LIFT TEST - A test of the apparatus shall be
performed to ensure that the ladder sections are so designed and powered to support a
load representing 150% of the manufacturer's rated tip load capacity at maximum
horizontal reach on level ground. Since this is a dynamic test, the load must be raised,
lowered and rotated without evidence of instability. Specifically, 750 pounds at the
ladder tip with the ladder fully extended at zero degrees shall be rotated 360 degrees.
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1-1/3:1 DYNAMIC STABILITY AND LIFT TEST - A test of the apparatus shall be
performed to ensure that the tip and ladder sections are so designed and powered to
support a load representing 133% of the manufacturer's rated tip load capacity at
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maximum horizontal reach on a five (5) degree slope. Since this is a dynamic test, the
load must be raised, lowered and rotated without evidence of instability. Specifically, 666
pounds at the ladder tip with the ladder fully extended at zero degrees shall be rotated
360 degrees.
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TIME TEST - A test of the apparatus shall be performed to raise the ladder from a
bedded position extended to full height and rotated through a 90 degree turn smoothly
and without undue vibration in not over 120 seconds.
The inspectors performing the test work must be certified to Level II in the required NDT
methods, under the requirements outlined in ASNT document CP-189.
The aerial apparatus shall be certified when the unit successfully meets all the requirements
outlined in NFPA 1901, (latest edition). UL shall issue a Certificate of Automotive Fire Apparatus
Examination and Test stating the unit’s compliance with NFPA 1911.
The manufacturer of the aerial device shall maintain a network of service centers with factory
trained personnel to keep this vital piece of firefighting apparatus in service with a minimum of
downtime. The service facility shall carry an inventory of parts, separate from production parts.
The bidder shall submit the location, description, and recent photos of the service center
or mobile service unit(s) along with the bid.
3-2 Aerial Device Water System
The aerial waterway system shall be capable of being supplied by both the pump and an
external water source with the inlet on the rear of the apparatus.
All piping from the pump or the inlet at the rear of the apparatus to the turntable swivel shall be
4.00 inches Schedule 40 aluminum pipe. Piping at the rear of the apparatus shall terminate with
a victaulic groove for installation of rear inlet piping/termination fittings.
Piping at the front of the torque box shall also terminate with a victaulic groove for connection to
the fire pump. A 4.00 inches tee shall join the pump discharge line and the rear inlet line. A 4.00
inches water swivel shall be located in the riser pipe from the tee permitting 360.00 degrees of
continuous rotation of the ladder.
A 4.00 inches heel pin swivel connection between the ladder waterway and the turntable swivel
permitting water tower operations from -10 to +75 degrees shall be provided.
A 1.50 inches adjustable relief valve shall be located beneath the turntable to protect the water
system from excessive pressures.
A minimum of a 5.00 inches water swivel shall connect from the base waterway to the aerial
waterway. The water swivel shall permit full operation at any elevation of the aerial device. One
(1) 4.00 inches pipe shall be provided to transfer water from the swivel to the monitor. The aerial
waterway pipes shall be designed to reduce friction loss in the waterway. An anodized
aluminum telescopic waterway shall be mounted beneath the center of the aerial ladder. The
waterway shall have a 4.00 inches base section tube, 3.50 inches midsection tube and a 3.00
inches, fly section tube. The waterway shall be provided with a tee at the end. A 2.50 inch
Akron full flow hydrant valve with a Tork-Loc handle shall be provided on the right side. This
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valve shall be provided with a chrome cap and chain.
All aerial waterway piping shall be completely removable for service or replacement.
3-3 Aerial Device Waterway Flow Meter
The apparatus shall be equipped with a Fire Research Insight digital flow meter. The flow meter
case shall be waterproof and shall be manufactured of anodized machined aluminum. It shall
have an LED display with super bright digits more than .50 inches high. The display shall be
mounted on the pump operators panel.
3-4 1500 GPM Remote Controlled Aerial Ladder Monitor
One (1) Task Force Tips Monsoon RC, model # Y4-E21A-L remote controlled aerial ladder
monitor shall be installed. The monitor shall operate on 12 or 24 volt direct current and be
controlled by a monitor mounted switch panel with functions that control rotation, elevation,
nozzle patterns, programmable park and oscillate, auxiliary 1 and auxiliary 2. The monitor shall
be compatible with optional wired and wireless control stations and monitor position display.
The electrical controls for the monitor shall be waterproof and utilize current limiting and position
encoders to protect the drive train at the ends of travel. Monitor shall include an electronics
interface box to be mounted to the ladder near the monitor. Control box on the monitor shall
contain a membrane switch panel for control of unit from tip of ladder. Interface box shall
contain two communications modules which shall allow the connection of two separate 12 volt
positive signal control points or can be easily reconfigured in the field to accept ground signals.
The priority of operation shall be set from the factory such that the discrete inputs from the
pedestal control shall always have control priority. Relay connections for "At Park" indication
shall be provided. A six-pin electrical connection for a TFT remote control nozzle shall be
provided. The monitor shall be equipped with small override knobs for use in the event of power
failure or electrical malfunction. The motors and knobs control stainless steel worm gears for
rotation and elevation adjustment.
The monitor shall have the following capabilities:
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Control box mounted to monitor for maximum clearance;
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Override control shafts shall be short in length with small override knobs to provide
maximum clearance;
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Horizontal stops preset to 90 degrees left and right of center;
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135 degrees of vertical travel from 90 degrees above horizontal to 45 degrees below
horizontal;
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Field changeable stops in 10 degree increments left and/or right and above and/or below
horizontal;
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Flow capability of 1500 GPM with 19 PSI of loss;
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Maximum operating pressure of 200 PSI
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For resistance to corrosion the monitor shall be constructed from hardcoat anodized aluminum
with a silver powder coat interior and exterior finish. The discharge elbow shall include an
integral stream straightener. A threaded port for an optional pressure gauge shall be provided.
The unit shall have a unique serial number and be covered by a five-year warranty.
The monitor shall be configured with a 4.00 inch ANSI 150 flange inlet and 3 ½ inch male NH
outlet.
The monitor and nozzle functions shall be controlled from the tip of the fly section and from the
aerial control console. The monitor and nozzle controls at the control station shall consist of a
Task Force Tips model Y4E-RP panel mount monitor operator station.
The aerial ladder waterway monitor shall be capable of being positioned at either the fly section
for water tower operation or at the next lower ladder section for rescue. The monitor position
shall be controlled by a spring loaded, lift to release mechanical lever located on the monitor
carriage. The system shall lock the monitor to the midsection for rescue, or to the fly section for
water tower operation. Lights at the control console shall indicate the operating position of the
monitor. An alarm shall sound at the fly tip and control console when the lever is not in a latched
position. To maintain alignment consistency, there shall be no pins on the ladder to position the
monitor.
The monitor shall be remotely operable from either position and shall transfer the electrical
power and controls automatically.
The monitor shall auto stow when the ladder is centered in the cradle and at 10 degrees or less
elevation angle.
3-5 Remote Electric Master Stream Nozzle
One (1) Task Force Tips Master Stream 1000, model M-ER1000-NN automatic nozzle with
electrically operated pattern control shall be provided. The nozzle design shall allow for straight
stream through dense wide fog patterns.
The electric drive unit shall develop over 400 pounds of torque, be enclosed in a waterproof cast
aluminum housing and include a manual override device in the event the power source fails.
The unit shall be compatible with 12 or 24 volt power systems and require no more than a 3
amp power draw and include a connection cable.
For corrosion resistance and durability, the nozzle and actuator shall be constructed from
hardcoat anodized aluminum alloy, include a protective rubber bumper with fog teeth, laser
engraved serial number, and reflective labeling.
The nozzle shall have a 3 ½ inch female NH swivel rocker lug coupling and a flow range of 1501000 GPM at 100 PSI.
3-6 Aerial Device Outriggers
Two (2) hydraulic outriggers shall be located behind the rear wheels to provide vehicle stability
during aerial operation. The outrigger beams shall be raised and lowered by the outrigger jack
cylinder. The jack cylinders shall be equipped with integral (on the cylinder) holding valves,
which shall hold the jack cylinder in either the stowed position or the deployed position should a
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hydraulic line be severed at any point within the hydraulic system.
Each jack cylinder shall also have a thermal relief system that shall prevent the cylinder fluid
pressure from rising due to fluid temperature increase.
For out and down outrigger systems, the vertical jack cylinders shall be inverted allowing the
cylinder rods to be encapsulated within the outrigger beam jack towers, therefore preventing
them from being nicked or scored during operations on the fire ground.
Redundant design of the outrigger system should eliminate the need for jack pins. This shall
eliminate the possibility of damage to the housing should the outriggers be retracted with the
jack pins left in. It shall also provide faster setup time for the aerial on the fire ground.
For ease of maintenance, the jack system shall be designed so that any cylinders can be easily
removed for repair or service.
A permanently attached self-centering round steel outrigger pad shall be provided on each
outrigger. The pad shall swivel and require no adjustment during outrigger set-up. The outrigger
pad shall be attached without the use of a bearing type swivel to reduce maintenance.
A directional control valve designed for parallel hydraulic circuit operations shall control the
outrigger cylinder system. This valve shall be modular in design so that individual sections can
be replaced in the field, rather than complete valve assemblies, thus reducing maintenance
costs. Each valve shall be equipped with a heavy-duty electric solenoid for electric control of the
outrigger from the remote operator's station.
Two (2) illuminated electronic outrigger control stations shall be provided, one (1) on each side
of the rear of the vehicle. The outrigger control joysticks shall be enclosed in a recessed
compartment to protect each control from damage or accidental movement. The controls shall
be located such that the operator can see the outrigger he is operating. Body designs that block
the view of the outriggers from the control station shall not be acceptable.
Each outrigger control function shall be operated independently, so that the vehicle may be set
up in restricted areas or on uneven terrain.
The left outrigger control station shall incorporate the following:
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Outrigger joystick controls
Outrigger deployed indicator lights
Fast idle switch
Emergency pump control switch
Warning decals
Hydraulic pressure gauge
The right outrigger control station shall incorporate the following:
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Outrigger joystick controls
Outrigger deployed indicator lights
Fast idle switch
Emergency pump control switch
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Warning decals
An interlock system shall be provided between the outriggers and aerial device that prevents the
operation of the aerial until the operator places all jacks in the load-supporting configuration. All
jacks shall be equipped with a ground force sensitive switch that closes only when the jack is
firmly in contact with the ground. Until all the switches close, electrical and hydraulic power
shall not be transmitted to the turntable. Green indicator lights shall be provided on the
outrigger control panel to indicate that the outrigger foot is in firm contact with the ground and in
a load supporting position.
An outrigger deployment-warning device shall be provided to warn personnel in the vicinity of
the apparatus that the outriggers are in motion. Whenever an outrigger control handle is utilized,
the device shall produce a pulsing tone. When the outrigger control handle is released to its
neutral position, the signal shall cease.
3-7 Aerial Device Emergency Hydraulic Pump
In the event of failure of the main hydraulic pump or vehicle engine, the unit shall be equipped
with an emergency hydraulic pump. The pump shall be plumbed into the hydraulic system and
be electrically driven from the chassis batteries.
The emergency pump shall be capable of limited functions of the ladder and outriggers to stow
the unit. The pump shall be controlled from the right and left outrigger, and the turntable control
stations with spring loaded momentary contact switches.
The emergency pump shall have a separate hydraulic oil supply line attached directly to the
hydraulic oil reservoir. A shutoff valve shall be provided and a check valve shall be incorporated
on the pressure side of the pump.
3-8 Aerial Device Auxiliary Outrigger Pads
A single set of two (2) auxiliary outrigger ground pads shall be provided for additional load
distribution. Each ground pad shall measure 2.00 inches x 23.00 inches x 23.00 inches (529 sq.
in.) and shall be fabricated of rubber. Each ground pad shall be equipped with a handle for easy
use.
3-9 Aerial Device Turntable
The right side of the turntable deck shall be designed to allow unrestricted access to the side
hose bed. The front and rear walking areas of the turntable shall be free of any air bottle or
drive motor mounting. The turntable shall be a fabricated steel weldment designed for the
rotation and elevation of the ladder sections and platform. It shall consist of the following:
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A steel bearing plate and matching top plate machined to insure proper fit to the rotation
bearing.
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An NFPA compliant, non-skid walking surface shall be provided.
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An easily removed aluminum diamond plate access step mounted at the heel of the
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ladder.
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All handrails shall be fabricated from 1.25 inches outer diameter, non-slip tubing and
shall be a minimum of 42.00 inches high. Handrails shall be capable of withstanding a
225 pound force applied from any direction
3-10 Turntable Deck Access
One (1) Fire Research “ManSaver” turntable safety bar shall be installed at the handrail
opening. The safety bar shall open either upward or inward and be spring loaded to
automatically return to the horizontal closed position. The safety bar assembly shall be made of
aluminum and stainless steel with foam padding and a bright yellow cover on the bar. The cover
shall be waterproof, mildew resistant, and made of reinforced rip stop vinyl.
3-11 Turntable Control Station
There shall be a control station at the turntable. All elevation, extension and rotation operational
controls shall operate from this position. These controls shall be arranged to allow the operator
to regulate the speed of these operations within the safe limits as determined by the
manufacturer. Load instruction plates shall be located at the control station to show the
recommended safe load of the ladder. The control devices shall be clearly marked and suitably
lighted.
The control station shall be located on the left side of the turntable, as the operator is facing the
tip of the ladder (Driver's side of the apparatus), in order to provide increased visibility of the
ladder tip while operating the controls. The lower part of the console shall be angled away from
the operator, to provide as much foot room as possible for the operator.
An access panel door shall be provided on the front of the console and at the rear of the
console to provide complete service to the electrical and hydraulic components mounted inside
the console.
The console and turntable working areas shall be illuminated for night operations, and shall
have the following controls and indicators clearly marked:
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Three (3) hydraulic ladder control levers.
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A foot operated "dead man switch" which electrically opens the aerial control valve, and
shall protect against accidental movement of the control handles.
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Rung alignment indicator light for ladder climbing operations on base section near
console.
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Cradle alignment indicator light on base section near console.
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Engine high idle control switch.
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Emergency pump power switch.
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Short Jack Indicator Lights.
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Outrigger Short Jack Override Switch.
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Intercom controls on console.
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Bubble type angle indicator on base section near console.
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Illuminated load chart on front of console.
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Protected console cover over controls.
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Task Force Tips monitor controls
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Tracking Light Switch
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Monitor Stowed Indicator
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Monitor Latched Indicator
3-12 Aerial Ladder Fly Tip Steps
Two (2) folding steps shall be conveniently located at the end portion of the fly section. These
shall be used for one person to place his feet so that he is positioned parallel to the ladder. The
steps shall fold into proper position for usage and fold toward the sides of the ladder when not in
use to provide adequate clearance when the ladder is being climbed.
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3-13 Aerial Device Outrigger Ground Lights
One LED light mounted on each outrigger location shall illuminate the footpad area. The
outrigger ground lights shall be activated by the aerial power switch.
3-14 Aerial Device Outrigger Warning Lights
One double faced 4.00 inches diameter, red flashing LED light shall be mounted on the jack
tower of each outrigger. The outrigger ground lights shall be activated by the aerial power
switch.
3-15 Aerial Device AC Electrical Power
One (1) 110 volt 20 amp electrical circuit utilizing 10 gauge electrical cable shall be provided to
the tip. The aerial device shall include an AC electrical connection point below the rotation point
for the aerial device. The wiring connection points shall be clearly identified at the rotation swivel
for the body builder to connect AC power.
3-16 Aerial Device Tip Scene Light
One (1) 750-watt Fire Research Focus Quartz light shall be installed at the tip of the ladder. The
light shall be wired to the aerial 110-volt circuit and shall be equipped with a separate switch. A
Fire Research Optimum –G option wire guard shall be provided to protect the lamphead glass.
The wire guard shall be chromed and secured into the upper and lower bezels of the lamphead.
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3-17 Aerial Device Tip Spot Light
Two (2) Grote part number 63E41 LED floodlights shall be mounted at the ladder tip section.
The lights shall be capable of swiveling utilizing the optional 43652 adjustable bracket. The
lights shall include an on/off switch on the lights and shall be mounted below handrail height to
not increase the overall height of the vehicle.
3-18 Aerial Communication System
A Fire Research ACT Intercom model ICA900-112 two-way system shall be installed. The
intercom kit shall include two control modules, one that is hands free and one that has a pushto-talk button, two speakers, and cables. The interconnection between control modules shall
require two wires. The control modules shall have an LED volume display and push-button
volume control. The hands free module shall constantly transmit to the other module unless the
push-to-talk button is pressed. The transmitting/receiving volume controls shall be located on
the base section adjacent to the turntable operator's position.
3-19 Tracking Lights
Two (2) Grote part number 63E41 LED floodlights shall be mounted at the rear of the base
ladder section on the handrail, one on each side. The floodlights shall be capable of swiveling
utilizing the optional 43652 adjustable bracket to direct light up the inside or outside of the
ladder walkway. Each light shall be 12 volt with an on/off switch on the light.
The lights shall be mounted below handrail height, so as not to increase the overall height of the
vehicle.
3-20 Turntable Work Lights
LED turntable work lights shall be installed in the turntable step cover to illuminate the turntable
area.
3-21 Aerial Ladder Rung Illumination
The climbing area of the ladder shall be illuminated utilizing blue LED light pods for each ladder
rung. An LED light pod shall be located on each side of each ladder section spaced 14.00
inches apart to match ladder rung spacing and shall be positioned near the ladder rails to
maintain a clear walking area.
3-22 Apparatus Level Indicator
Two (2) bubble type level indicators shall be provided on the body to assist in aerial setup. The
leveling indicators shall be backlit and color coded indicating the following conditions:
"Green" Safe Operating Zone
"Yellow" Caution Operating Zone
"Red" Do Not Operate Zone – Reposition Apparatus
3-23 Ladder Fly Section Axe Mount
There shall be a mount furnished for a flat head axe in the fly section of the ladder. The axe
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mount shall include a receptacle that will cover the entire axe head and a mechanical pin to
secure the axe handle.
3-24 Ladder Fly Section Pike Pole Mount
There shall be a mount furnished in the fly section of the ladder for a pike pole. The mounts
shall include restraints for both ends of the pike pole.
3-25 Aerial Device Rescue Anchors
Two (2) tip anchors shall be provided at the end of the fly section with a total capacity of 500 lbs.
3-26 Aerial Device Paint
The aerial device paint color shall be PPG FBCH 33723 metallic silver.
Prior to any painting, all welds such as the outrigger beams, torque box, turntable, and aerial
ladder sections shall be shot blasted, cleaned and inspected to insure the removal of any
surface imperfections and to insure superior paint adhesion to the metal.
The entire painting system shall utilize a single manufacturer's paint for compatibility between
primers and finished coats. All painting shall be done in atmosphere controlled spray booths.
The weldment will then be primed with a Ditzler PPG zinc corrosion inhibitor and a Ditzler (PPG)
Epoxy Primer. All seams between adjoining pieces that are not continuously welded shall be
sealed to inhibit corrosion.
Before assembly, in preparation for final painting, the aerial unit shall be thoroughly cleaned as
conforming to good painting practices.
3-27 Aerial Device Lift Cylinder Paint
The aerial lift cylinder paint color shall be PPG FBCH 9000 black.
3-28 Aerial Device Travel Rest Paint
The aerial travel rest paint color shall be PPG FBCH 9000 black.
3-29 Aerial Outrigger Paint
The aerial outrigger paint color shall be PPG FBCH 33723 metallic silver.
3-30 Torque Box/Turntable/Control Station Paint
The torque box, turntable structure, and turntable control station paint color shall be PPG FBCH
9000 black.
3-31 Aerial Extension/Retraction Cylinder Paint
The aerial extension/retraction cylinder paint color shall be PPG FBCH 9000 black.
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3-32 Aerial Device Tip Paint
The aerial ladder tip color shall be PPG FBCH 71528 Red.
3-33 Aerial Sign Board Paint
A sign board shall be provided on each side of the aerial device. This sign board shall be
painted PPG FBCH 9000 black.
3-34 Aerial Device Operation Manuals
The aerial manufacturer shall provide the following manuals pertaining to the aerial device:
Two (2) operators’ manuals.
Two (2) parts manuals in a CD format.
3-35 Aerial Device As Built Wiring Diagram
The aerial manufacturer shall provide two (2) complete sets of electrical wiring diagrams in
digital format.
3-36 Aerial Device As Built Hydraulic Plumbing Diagram
The aerial manufacturer shall provide two (2) complete sets of hydraulic plumbing diagrams in
digital format.
3-37 Aerial Device Warranty
The aerial device manufacturer shall guarantee to the original purchaser to repair or replace any
defective structural component resulting from faulty material or workmanship for a period of
twenty (20) years after delivery of the aerial device to the purchaser. The warranty shall cover
the aerial ladder weldments, open base, torque box and outrigger weldments.
To ensure sole source responsibility of the aerial device, the bidder shall clearly state its
intention to warrant the aerial ladder, open base, torque box and outrigger weldments as these
integral parts and components of the aerial device.
The manufacturer of the aerial device shall guarantee to the purchaser to repair or replace any
defective or prematurely failed parts, resulting from faulty material or workmanship, for a period
of two (2) years after delivery of the aerial device to the purchaser.
The manufacturer of the aerial device shall guarantee to the purchaser to repair or replace any
defective or prematurely failed hydraulic cylinder parts, resulting from faulty material or
workmanship, for a period of two (2) years after delivery of the aerial device to the purchaser.
The manufacturer of the aerial device shall guarantee to the purchaser to repair or replace any
defective or prematurely failed hydraulic cylinder parts, resulting from structural defects or
failures, for a period of five (5) years after delivery of the aerial device to the purchaser.
The manufacturer of the aerial device shall also guarantee the cylinder seals to be free from
Type III leakage for a period of two and one half (2-1/2) years after delivery of the aerial device
to the purchaser.
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The manufacturer of the aerial device shall guarantee to the purchaser to repair or replace any
defective or prematurely failed telescopic waterway assembly, resulting from structural defects
or failures, for a period of ten (10) years after delivery of the aerial device to the purchaser.
3-38 Torque Maintenance Tools
A toolbox and torque specifications for all aerial fasteners shall be provided with the following
special tools for checking the torque of specified bolts as recommended by the aerial
manufacturer:
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Torque wrench
4:1 multiplier
Extensions, adapters and sockets as required.
4-1 Fire Pump
The fire pump shall be a Waterous Fire Pump Company model CSU that complies with all
applicable requirements of the latest edition of NFPA 1901. The pump shall be a single stage
centrifugal with a class "A" rated capacity of 1,500 gallons per minute. The pump shall deliver
the percentage of rated discharge pressures as indicated below:
- 100 percent of rated capacity at 150 pounds net pressure.
- 70 percent of rated capacity at 200 pounds net pressure.
- 50 percent of rated capacity at 250 pounds net pressure.
The fire pump shall be midship mounted. The pump shall be mounted across the chassis frame
rails and shall be mounted at the Fire Pump Manufacturer's recommended angular position with
the drive shafts.
The pump shall be free from objectionable pulsation and vibration under all normal operating
conditions. The engine shall provide sufficient horsepower and revolutions per minute to allow
the pump to meet or exceed its rated performance. The entire pump, both suction and
discharge passages, shall be hydrostatically tested to a pressure of 600 PSI. The pump shall
be fully tested at the pump manufacturer's factory to the performance spots as outlined by
NFPA 1901.
The pump transmission shall be rigidly attached to the pump body assembly and be of the latest
design incorporating a high strength, involute, tooth-form Hy-Vo chain drive and driven
sprockets capable of operating at high speeds to provide smooth, quiet transfer of power. The
pump gear ratio shall be selected by the apparatus manufacturer to give the maximum
performance with the engine and transmission selected.
The pump shaft shall have face-type, self-adjusting corrosion and wear-resistant mechanical
seals. To aid in protecting the pump from internal corrosion, three sacrificial anodes shall be
provided, located one in the lower section of each side inlet and on the discharge side of the
pump.
4-2 Waterous Overheat Protection Manager
A Waterous overheat protection manager shall be provided and installed on the discharge side
of the pump. The valve shall function automatically when the water temperature in the pump
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exceeds 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The valve shall discharge a 3/8" stream of water to the
atmosphere thereby preventing pump overheat. The valve shall be self-resetting after the
temperature of the water in the pump drops below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. A pump panel
mounted light and audible alarm shall be provided to indicate when the valve is open.
4-3 Intake Relief Valve
A Class 1 intake relief/dump valve shall be provided in the intake side of the pump to relieve
excess incoming pressure. The system shall be designed to self-restore to a non-relieving
position when excessive pressure is no longer present. The pressure adjustment range shall be
from 50 psi to 200 psi. The relief system shall be adjustable with a common type box end
wrench. The pressure setting shall be preset by the apparatus manufacturer at a 125-PSI
position. The surplus water shall discharge away from the pump operator's position.
4-4 Pump Shift Mechanism
The pump shall be shifted from road-to-pump by means of a cab mounted air over electric pump
shift switch. The switch shall have a built in positive locking mechanism to prevent accidental
movement of the switch. The locking mechanism shall require the operator to manually lift up
on the switch lever to disengage the lock.
The switch shall have three positions. Position 1 shall be road position, position 2 shall be a
neutral position and position 3 shall be pump position.
4-5 Manual Pump Shift Override
A manual pump shift override shall be provided on the apparatus. The shift shall be remote
cable actuated. The remote cable shall have a "T" handle control which shall be easily
accessed and the control shall be clearly labeled "manual pump shift"
4-6 Priming System
A Waterous model VPO oil less priming system shall be provided. The priming pump shall be
an electrically driven, positive displacement vane type conforming to standards outlined in
NFPA 1901. One priming control shall both open the priming valve and start the priming motor.
The primer shall be capable of taking suction and discharging water with a lift of 10 feet in not
more than 30 seconds with the pump dry and using 20 feet of appropriately sized hard suction
hose with strainer. The system shall develop a vacuum of 22 inches at an altitude of up to
2,000 feet above sea level. The vacuum test shall be performed with a capped 20 foot length of
hard suction hose, developing a vacuum of at least 20 inches with a drop not exceeding 10
inches in 5 minutes.
The primer shall be protected with a 300 amp automatic reset type breaker system.
4-7 FRC Pump Boss Pressure Governor
A Fire Research Pump Boss pressure governor and monitoring display kit shall be installed. The
kit shall include a control module, pressure sensor, and cables.
The following continuous displays shall be provided:
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CHECK ENGINE and STOP ENGINE warning LEDs
Engine RPM; shown with four daylight bright LED digits more than 1/2" high
Engine OIL PRESSURE; shown on an LED bar graph display in 10 psi increments
Engine TEMPERTURE; shown on an LED bar graph display in 10 degree increments
BATTERY VOLTAGE; shown on an LED bar graph display in 0.5 volt increments
PSI / RPM setting; shown on a dot matrix message display
PSI and RPM mode LEDs
THROTTLE READY LED.
A dot-matrix message display shall show diagnostic and warning messages as they occur. It
shall show monitored apparatus information, stored data, and program options when selected
by the operator. The program shall store the accumulated operating hours for the pump and
engine, previous incident hours, and current incident hours in a non-volatile memory. Stored
elapsed hours shall be displayed at the push of a button. It shall monitor inputs and support
audible and visual warning alarms for the following conditions:
High Engine RPM
Pump Overheat
High Transmission Temperature
Low Battery Voltage (Engine Off)
Low Battery Voltage (Engine Running)
High Battery Voltage
Low Engine Oil Pressure
High Engine Coolant Temperature
The governor shall operate in two control modes, pressure and RPM. No discharge pressure or
engine RPM variation shall occur when switching between modes. A control knob that uses
optical technology shall adjust pressure or RPM settings. It shall be 2.00 inches in diameter with
no mechanical stops, a serrated grip, and have a red idle push button in the center.
A throttle ready LED shall light when the interlock signal is recognized. The governor shall start
in pressure mode and set the engine RPM to idle. In pressure mode the governor shall
automatically regulate the discharge pressure at the level set by the operator. In RPM mode the
governor shall maintain the engine RPM at the level set by the operator except in the event of a
discharge pressure increase. The governor shall limit a discharge pressure increase in RPM
mode to a maximum of 30 psi. Other safety features shall include recognition of no water
conditions with an automatic programmed response and a push button to return the engine to
idle.
The pressure governor and monitoring display shall be programmed to interface with a
Cummins engine.
4-8 Pump Drain
The pump shall have a manifold type drain valve assembly consisting of a stainless steel
plunger in a bronze body with multiple ports. The control for the valve shall be on the left side
below the left side master intake and above the side running board. The valve shall be a rotary
type with large, easy to grip, handle. The valve shall be labeled PUMP DRAIN.
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4-9 Pump Warranty
A five (5) year warranty shall be provided for the pump by the pump manufacturer.
4-10 Bleeder/Drain Valves
A .75 inch quarter turn ball type bleeder/drain valve shall be provided for each discharge and
auxiliary intake. A hose shall be connected to the bleeder/drain that will direct water below the
apparatus and away from the immediate pump operator's location.
4-11 Pump Inlets
A 6.00" pump manifold inlet shall be provided on each side of the apparatus. Both intakes shall
be equipped with an electrically operated intake valve. The valve shall be a full flow butterfly
type valve designed to mount on the fire pump between the suction tube extension and the
suction tube behind the pump panel. The valve shall not interfere with other suction or discharge
openings on the fire pump or with the operating control properly mounted.
The valve body and related components that are in contact with water shall be fine grained
corrosion resistant bronze. The butterfly disc shall be manufactured of 80,000 psi minimum yield
strength heat treated cast steel then coated with a durable nitrile rubber to provide a positive
seal when the valve is closed. The valve shall be hydrostatically tested to 600 psig and vacuum
tested to 26 in/hg.
A pressure relief valve shall be provided that is factory set at 125 psi and field adjustable from
75 to 250 psi. The pressure relief valve shall provide overpressure protection for the soft suction
hose even when the intake valve is closed. The inlet valves shall be operated by a 12 VDC
electric motor with the control on the pump panel. The control shall have LED status lights to
indicate whether the valve is open, closed, or traversing from one position to the other.
The right side main pump inlet shall be provided with a 30º turn down adaptor having 6.00"
female NST threads converting to 5.00" Storz. A 5.00" Storz cap shall be provided to match the
adapter. This adapter shall be provided with a bleeder valve.
A 6.00 inch female NST long handle chrome cap shall be provided on the left side master
intake.
4-12 Tank To Pump
The booster tank shall be connected to the intake side of the pump with 4.00 inch piping and a
4.00 inch quarter turn Akron 8000 series valve with the control remotely located at the
operator's panel. A rubber coupling shall be included in this line to prevent damage from
vibration or chassis flexing.
A check valve shall be provided in the tank to pump supply line to prevent the possibility of
"back filling" the water tank.
4-13 Pump Cooling/Bypass Line
A .50 inch pump cooling/bypass line shall be provided from the pump discharge manifold
directly into the tank.
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This discharge shall be implemented by a Class 1 all brass ball type 1/4 turn valve with chrome
plated control handle located on the pump panel. The valve control handle shall indicate the
open/closed position of the valve. An identification label shall clearly state "PUMP COOLER".
4-14 Tank Refill/Recirculation Discharge
A 2.00 inch tank refill and pump recirculation line shall be provided from the discharge side of
the pump into the tank. The discharge shall be attached to the tank using flexible hose.
The water tank level gauge shall be directly in line with this control.
An Akron 8000 series swing out valve shall be utilized on the tank refill line. The valve shall be
manually controlled from the pump operator's position.
4-15 Stainless Steel Piping
All piping for discharges shall be stainless steel using stainless steel fittings. Victaulic couplings
shall be used in all front, rear and side discharges, deck pipes, and cross lay hose beds for
quick, simple removal of any pipe section or valve for maintenance.
High-pressure flexible helix wire reinforced piping with a minimum burst pressure of 1200-PSI
may be used in some areas to minimize friction losses. All flexible piping couplings shall be
high tensile strength stainless steel.
All piping shall be properly supported and braced to prevent movement of piping other than
what is allowed by the Victaulic couplings to compensate for apparatus flexing.
Any discharge manifolds must be fabricated of minimum Schedule 10, 304-marine grade piping.
The manifold must be fabricated and warranted by the apparatus manufacturer. Use of any
welded light gauge (less than Schedule 10) manifolds or plumbing, shall not be acceptable.
4-16 2 ½ Inch Left Side Auxiliary Intake
One (1) 2 ½ inch auxiliary intake shall be provided on the left side of the apparatus pump
compartment. An Akron 8000 series swing out valve shall be utilized on the left side 2 ½ inch
intake and shall be located within the pump compartment. The valve shall be manually
controlled from the pump operator's position.
A 2 ½ inch chrome plated female NST swivel connection with a screen shall be provided on the
left side 2 ½ inch intake. This intake shall be provided with a chrome plated male NST intake
plug with chrome plated chain.
A .75 inch bleeder/drain valve shall be provided on the left side auxiliary intake.
4-17 Right 2 ½ Inch Discharge
One (1) 2 ½ inch discharge shall be provided on the right side of the apparatus. An Akron 8000
series valve shall be utilized on each 2 ½ inch discharge and shall be manually controlled from
the pump operator's position.
Each 2 ½ inch discharge shall be equipped with a chrome 45 degree discharge elbow and shall
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be provided with a chrome plated NST discharge cap and chain.
4-18 Right 3 Inch Discharge
One (1) 3.00 inch discharge shall be provided on the right side of the apparatus. An Akron 8000
series discharge valve shall be utilized on the right side 3.00 inch discharge and shall be
manually controlled from the pump operator's position.
A combination 3.00 inch NST X 5.00 inch locking Storz X 2 ½ inch elbow adapter with cap shall
be provided on the right side 3.00" discharge. This adapter shall be a Kochek 201 Universal
Storz Elbow Adapter or equivalent.
4-19 Left 2 ½ Inch Discharge(s)
Two (2) 2 ½ inch discharge(s) shall be provided on the left side of the apparatus. An Akron 8000
series valve shall be utilized on each 2 1/2" discharge and shall be manually controlled from the
pump operator's position.
Each 2 ½ inch discharge shall be equipped with a chrome 45 degree discharge elbow and shall
be provided with a chrome plated NST discharge cap and chain.
4-20 1 ¾ Inch Crosslay Preconnects
Two (2) 1¾ inch preconnected crosslays shall be provided and located above the pump
compartment enclosure. The crosslay compartment shall be constructed of aluminum sheet
material with a random brushed finish applied after fabrication. Each crosslay shall be piped
using 2.00 inch piping or high pressure hose incorporating a 2.00 inch Akron 8000 series
discharge valve and shall be manually controlled from the pump operator's position.
There shall be two (2) 2.00 inch swivel elbows with 1 ½ inch Male NST hose thread connections
provided on the 1-3/4 inch cross lay hose beds. The swivels shall be mounted in a position to
prevent hose "pinching" at the hose thread connection.
Each crosslay shall be sized to hold 200 feet of 1 ¾ inch fire hose and nozzle.
The crosslay compartment shall be enclosed on each end using a heavy duty webbing to
prevent hose from accidentally unloading. The webbing shall be red in color.
4-21 2 1/2" Crosslay Preconnect
One 2 ½ inch preconnected crosslay shall be provided and located above the pump
compartment enclosure. The crosslay compartment shall be constructed of aluminum sheet
material with a random brushed finish applied after fabrication. The crosslay shall be piped
using 2 ½ inch piping or high pressure hose incorporating a 2 ½ inch Akron 8000 series ball
valve with the control on the side mount pump operator’s panel.
There shall be one (1) 2 ½ inch swivel elbow with a 2 ½ inch Male NST hose thread connection
provided on the 2 ½ inch cross lay hose bed. The swivel shall be mounted in a position to
prevent hose "pinching" at the hose thread connection.
The crosslay shall be sized to hold 200 feet of 2 ½ inch fire hose and nozzle.
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4-22 Vinyl Crosslay Cover
A vinyl cover shall be provided to completely cover the crosslay compartment. The cover shall
be red in color.
4-23 Automatic Crosslay Drain Valves
.75 inch automatic drain valves shall be provided for all crosslays. The valves shall have an all
brass body with heavy duty neoprene seal. The valve shall be normally open and shall close at
6 psi using an all brass check assembly with stainless steel spring.
4-24 Front Bumper Discharge
There shall be one (1) 1 ¾ inch discharge provided on the front of the apparatus. The hose
connection for the discharge shall be located in the bumper hosewell. A 2.00 inch swivel elbow
with a 1 ½ inch Male NST hose thread connection shall be provided. An Akron 8000 series
discharge valve shall be utilized on the front bumper discharge(s). The valve shall be manually
controlled from the pump operator's position. The valve and piping shall be 2.00 inch and
provided with a ¾ inch automatic drain valve. The drain valve shall have an all brass body with
a heavy duty neoprene seal. The valve shall be normally open and shall close at 6 psi using an
all brass check assembly with stainless steel spring.
4-25 Aerial Discharge
There shall be a 4.00 inch discharge provided from the pump to the base of the aerial. An Akron
7800 series valve shall be utilized. All piping used in the discharge shall be 4.00 inch. The
discharge shall be remote controlled from the side mounted pump operators position using a
manually operated handwheel crank.
4-26 Waterway Relief Valve
One (1) ¾ inch relief valve shall be installed above the butterfly valve.
4-27 Rear Aerial Inlet
There shall be a 4.00 inch inlet installed on the rear of the apparatus to be used for supplying
the aerial waterway from an external source. A 4.00 inch NST X 5.00 Storz connection with cap
shall be provided.
4-28 Waterway Drain Valve
A 1 ½ inch drain valve shall be installed in the lower section of the aerial plumbing under the
apparatus. The valve, when opened, shall drain the aerial waterway and lower plumbing
4-29 Push/Pull Valve Control Handles
For valve actuation, the apparatus pump panel shall be equipped with Innovative Controls side
mount valve controls. The ergonomically designed ¼ turn push-pull T-handle shall be chrome
plated zinc with recessed labels for color coding and verbiage. The geared control rod, double
laminated locking clips and rod housing shall be stainless steel and provide a true positive lock
that will eliminate valve drift. Bronze and Teflon impregnated stainless steel bushings in both
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ends of rod housing shall minimize rod deflection, never need lubrication, and ensure consistent
long term operation.
All discharge valve control handles shall be located in one or two horizontal lines across the mid
section of the pump panel. All discharge valve control handles shall be located immediately
below their corresponding pressure gauge for ease of pump operation.
All manual valve controls shall have control rod linkages constructed of 1/2" stainless steel rod
or pipe and shall implement heavy ball swivel joints and clevises for smooth valve operation.
Plain, painted or coated control rods are not acceptable. (No Exception).
4-30 Pressure/Vacuum Test Plugs
Underwriter's test plug adapters shall be provided for connection of pump test gauges.
4-31 Discharge Pressure Gauges
Unless otherwise specified, each 1 ½ inch or larger discharge shall have an Innovative Controls
NoShok pressure gauge. The gauge shall be glycerin filled (-40F to +150F), read from 0 - 400
psi, be accurate within +/- 1% and have a high impact resistant clear acrylic lens. The individual
discharge pressure gauges shall have a 2 ¾ inch diameter. The discharge pressure gauges
shall be provided with Innovative Controls chrome finish color coded trim bezels. The bezels
shall have recessed surfaces to allow for the color code and identification labels and shall be
clearly labeled with permanent color coded labels. Label colors will be determined during the
preconstruction meeting.
The discharge pressure gauge dials shall be white with black markings. The needle shall match
the color of the markings.
The pressure gauge shall be directly in line with the discharge control handle for the discharge
that they provide pressure readout for. For ease of operation, this requirement must be
strictly adhered to. There shall be no exception to this requirement.
4-32 Pressure Gauge Warranty
The discharge pressure gauges shall have a lifetime non-yellowing and freeze warranty.
The gauge shall also be warranted for 4 years for defects in materials and workmanship
including fluid leakage.
4-33 Identification Labels For Pump Panel
Innovative Controls verbiage label bezels shall be installed. The bezel assemblies will be used
to identify apparatus components. These labels shall be designed and manufactured to
withstand the specified apparatus service environment Where required, the verbiage label bezel
assemblies shall include a chrome plated panel mount bezel with durable easy to read UV
resistant polycarbonate inserts featuring the specified verbiage and color coding. The UV
resistant polycarbonate verbiage and color inserts shall be sub-surface screen printed to
eliminate the possibility of wear and protect the inks from fading. Both the insert labels and
bezel shall be backed with 3M™ permanent adhesive, which meets UL969 and NFPA
standards.
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4-34 Mater Pump Gauges
Two (2) Innovative Controls NoShok 4.00 inch master pump gauges shall be supplied and
mounted next to each other adjacent to the throttle, primer, and engine instrumentation.
Chrome mounting bezels shall be provided. The intake gauge shall be to the left of the
discharge gauge.
4-35 Water Level Gauge
An FRC model WL2000 tank gauge shall be provided on the pump panel. The gauge shall
feature a 180º highly visible wide view LED display showing the exact level of the booster tank.
The gauge shall provide a flashing warning when the tank volume drops below 25% and downchasing lights when the tank is nearly or completely empty. The gauge shall implement a selfcalibrating pressure sensor system to indicate the tank volume. A "probe" type system shall not
be used.
4-36 Side-Mounted Self Contained Modular Pump Compartment
A self contained modular pump compartment, designed for the integral mounting of a midship
pump with side mounted pump operator's panel, shall be provided. Modular design of the pump
compartment shall allow the compartment to be fully independent of the apparatus body or cab.
A gap shall be provided between the pump compartment and the apparatus body creating a
flexible joint between the pump compartment assembly and the apparatus body. The modular
design of the pump compartment shall allow the entire pump system, including the pump itself,
to be removed from the apparatus in a one-piece, modular section, while leaving the body intact
and without having to cut any sheet metal or welds.
The entire pump compartment shall be constructed using stainless steel fabricated sheeting
with an annealed and polished finish on all exterior surfaces. The pump compartment shall not
require any finish painting. Due to the extreme twisting and flexing that all fire apparatus are
subjected to, aluminum shall not be used in any portion of the pump compartment structural
support. The use of any type of enclosed tubing that requires the use of self tapping or any
other type of machine screw shall not be acceptable.
4-37 Pump Compartment Running Boards
The pump compartment side running boards shall be constructed of NFPA compliant slip
resistant aluminum tread plate.
One (1) hose tray shall be recessed in the passenger’s side running board. Capacity of the tray
shall be 25ft. of 5.00 inch hose. Removable black rubber matting shall be installed on the floor
of the tray to provide proper ventilation.
4-38 Pump Operator’s Platform
A pull out pump operator's platform shall be provided at the pump operator's control panel. The
platform shall be designed to support a minimum of 500 pounds. The top surface shall be
constructed of aluminum with "raised grip" serrations for slip resistance. The platform shall lock
in both the retracted and extended positions.
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4-39 Pump Compartment Right Side Access Door - Side Mount
A brushed stainless steel hinged access door shall be provided on the right side of the pump
compartment. The door shall have pneumatic hold open devices and push button type flush
latches.
4-40 Side Mount Brushed Stainless Steel Pump Panel
All controls and instruments shall be located on the left side of the apparatus. All discharge and
intake valve controls shall be located on the left side pump panel. The left and right side pump
panels shall be constructed of brushed stainless steel. The panels shall be held in place with
two latches on the top to allow for easy removal of the panels.
The upper section of the left side pump panel shall be constructed of the same marine grade
stainless steel. The upper section shall be vertically hinged and have a chrome plated latch to
secure the panel when closed.
4-41 LED Side Mount Pump Panel Lights
The side mount pump panel shall be illuminated using an LED track type light assembly. The
light shall be constructed of an unbreakable clear poly flexible material housed in an aluminum
extrusion mounted behind a brushed stainless steel light shield provided across the top of the
gauge panel.
4-42 LED Right Side Discharge/Intake Panel Lights
The right side discharge and intake panels shall be illuminated using an LED track type light
assembly.
4-43 Pump Heat Pan Enclosure
A heat pan shall be provided to enclose the bottom of the pump compartment. Aluminum
material shall be used to prevent rust and corrosion that is commonly found in pans made of
steel. The assembly shall completely enclose the underside of the pump to aid in the prevention
of freezing in winter weather. The bottom of this enclosure shall be designed to be easily
removed without the need to remove any bolts or fasteners. For ease of handling, the bottom
enclosures shall be installed in two (2) sections. One (1) section shall slide out each side for
maintenance and pump compartment clean-out.
4-44 Pump Compartment Heater
A minimum 30,000 BTU hot water type heater shall be provided and mounted within the pump
compartment. Coolant hoses, both feed and return, shall be routed within the frame rails from
the engine compartment to the heater in the pump compartment. Shutoff valves shall be
provided in both lines and shall be located in an easily accessible location within the engine
compartment. A 12-volt fan shall be provided and shall be mounted to direct heated air toward
the back of the gauge panel. A lighted switch shall be provided on the pump control panel to
activate/de-activate the heater fan.
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4-45 500 Gallon Booster Tank
A 500 gallon booster tank manufactured by United Plastic Fabricating, Inc shall be provided.
The tank shall have a LIFETIME warranty provided by United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. and shall
be constructed of .50 inch thick PT2E polypropylene sheet stock. This material shall be noncorrosive stress relieved thermo-plastic, natural in color and UV stabilized for maximum
protection. The booster tank shall be of a specific configuration and is so designed to be
completely independent of the body and compartments. All joints and seams shall be nitrogen
welded and tested for maximum strength and integrity. The top of the booster tank shall be fitted
with removable lifting eyes designed with a 3 to 1 safety factor to facilitate easy removal.
The transverse swash partitions shall be manufactured of 3/8 inch PT2E polypropylene material.
The longitudinal swash partitions shall be constructed of 3/8 inch PT2E polypropylene and
extend through the cover to allow for positive welding and maximum integrity. All partitions shall
be equipped with vent and air holes to permit movement of air and water between
compartments. The partitions shall be designed to provide maximum water flow. All swash
partitions shall interlock with one another and welded to each other as well as to the walls of the
tank.
The tank cover shall be constructed of .50 inch thick PT2E polypropylene, natural in color,
stress relieved, UV stabilized material and shall incorporate a three piece locking design which
will allow for individual removal of each section if necessary. The tank cover shall be recessed
3/8 inch from the top of the tank and shall be welded to both sides and longitudinal partitions of
maximum integrity. Each of the covers shall have hold downs consisting of 2.00 inch
polypropylene dowels spaced a maximum of 30.00 inches apart. These dowels shall extend
through the covers and will assist in keeping the covers rigid under fast filling conditions. A
minimum of two lifting dowels shall be drilled and tapped to accommodate the lifting eyes.
The sump shall be constructed of .50 inch PT2E polypropylene. The sump shall have a 3.00
inch NPT threaded outlet on the bottom for a drain plug. An anti-swirl plate shall be located
approximately 2.50 inches above the sump.
The tank cradle assembly shall be designed to provide support to the tank and shall be
approved by the manufacturer of the tank.
4-46 Booster Tank Fill Tower
The tank shall have a combination vent and manual fill tower. The fill tower shall be constructed
of ½ inch polypropylene and shall be a minimum of 10.00 x 10.00 inches outer dimension. The
tower shall be located in the left front corner of the hosebed.
The tower shall have a ¼ inch thick removable polypropylene screen and polypropylene hinged
type cover. The fill tower shall be blue in color.
4-47 4.00 Inch Tank Overflow
A 4.00 inch diameter tank vent/overflow shall be provided and integrated into the tank. The
piping shall be a minimum of schedule 40 polypropylene designed to run through the tank and
discharge behind the rear wheels.
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4-48 1.00 Inch Tank Sump Drain
A 1.00 drain shall be provided in the bottom of the tank sump to fully drain the tank. The drain
shall use 1.00 inch stainless steel piping with a 1.00 inch valve. The control for the valve shall
be remotely located on the driver’s side of the apparatus just under and behind the side rub rail.
The drain control handle shall be labeled "TANK DRAIN".
4-49 Tank Cradle Sub-Structure
The tank cradle substructure shall be constructed of high strength structural steel. The tank
cradle substructure shall be designed to provide support to the booster tank and the design of
the cradle shall be approved by the tank manufacturer.
The entire tank cradle substructure shall be framed and jig welded together to insure a truly
square assembly. The substructure shall be fastened to the chassis rails so that it may be easily
removed from the chassis for repair, replacement or mounting to a new chassis.
After complete assembly of the tank cradle substructure, the entire assembly shall be hot
dipped galvanized for superior corrosion protection.
Due to the extreme duty that this apparatus will experience during its intended service life and to
prevent rusting and corrosion from shortening the service life of this apparatus, sub-frames
fabricated of painted/undercoated steel or aluminum tubing shall not be acceptable.
4-50 Tank Cradle Structural Warranty
The tank cradle shall have a 20 year structural warranty. NO EXCEPTION.
4-51 Tank Cradle Corrosion Warranty
The tank cradle shall have a warranty covering structural failure due to corrosion perforation.
This warranty shall be in effect for 20 years after delivery of the apparatus to the customer. NO
EXCEPTION.
5-1 Apparatus Body Material And Construction
The entire apparatus body shall be constructed of marine grade stainless steel with an annealed
and polished finish. The interior of the apparatus body shall not require any finish painting. The
compartment interiors must be an annealed finish. Mill finish or DA sanded finish will not be
acceptable.
The entire apparatus body panels shall be formed by sheering and bending the sheet metal and
will be modular in design. All edges of the sheared metal shall be sanded to remove any sharp
shearing edges prior to bending the metal. After sheering and bending, the body shall be
assembled on a jig table that is designed to hold all parts securely in place to ensure an
accurately built apparatus body. The entire apparatus body shall be modular and assembled
using only bolted type construction. All apparatus body parts shall be able to be unbolted
without the need to cut welds, etc. No exceptions to this requirement as all apparatus
manufacturers have the capability to manufacture apparatus bodies in this manner.
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All fasteners used in the finish construction of the apparatus body shall be marine grade
stainless steel. Fasteners that pass through a dissimilar metal panel shall be Magna-Gard, or
equal, coated to help prevent metal reaction and corrosion. As the Magna-Gard, or equal,
coating is a "baked on" type coating providing for excellent adhesion to the fastener, spray on
type coatings may be used in conjunction with the Magna-Gard, or equal, but not in place of it.
Because dissimilar metal corrosion is a common occurrence on all apparatus and the MagnaGard (or similar "baked on" coatings) fasteners are commercially available to all manufacturers
and is not a proprietary product, there shall be no exception to this requirement.
The apparatus body substructure shall be constructed of high strength structural steel. The
substructure shall be designed to provide integral support of the apparatus body, rear step, and
the tank mounting cradle system. The entire sub-frame shall be framed and jig welded together
to insure a truly square assembly. The substructure shall be fastened to the chassis rails so that
the apparatus body may be easily removed from the chassis for repair, replacement or
mounting to a new chassis.
No holes shall be drilled into the top or bottom flange of the chassis frame rails. The
substructure shall be designed to allow for a 22.00-24.00 inches side running board/rear step
height when the apparatus is on level ground. All fasteners used to secure the substructure to
the chassis frame rails shall be hardened steel with locking type nuts.
The structural support shall have a warranty covering structural failure due to corrosion
perforation. This warranty shall be in effect for 20 years after delivery of the apparatus to the
customer. NO EXCEPTION.
The body module assembly shall be mounted to the chassis frame rails with vibration and shock
isolators using a mounting system that has been designed for the expected weight and torsional
flexing of the apparatus body. The mounting design shall eliminate chassis frame rail flex and
twisting of the body.
5-2 Compartments
All compartment floors shall be sweep out design. This shall include the lower side
compartments, any compartments above the wheel well, any transverse compartments, and the
rear face compartment(s).
All visible interior compartment surfaces shall be stainless steel with an annealed and polished
finish. Surfaces that are painted or coated in any manner, raw material, or any surface with any
type of sanded finish are not acceptable.
Each compartment shall be designed to carry 1,000 lbs. of equipment distributed throughout the
compartment.
All compartment floors shall be provided with black modular 12.00 inch x 12.00 inch square tiles
with a perforated top surface for ventilation and air circulation. The tiles shall be easily
removable for cleaning the compartment. The tiles shall interlock into each other to form a "one
piece" floor liner.
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5-3 Compartment Ventilation
Each compartment shall have a removable ventilation plate to allow for air movement in the
compartment. A washable filter material shall be provided behind the plate.
5-4 Compartment Size And Location
At the time of bid, the bidder shall submit the number of compartments being provided, along
with all interior dimensions. At a minimum, there shall be four (4) compartments on the left
(driver’s) side and two (2) compartments on the right (passenger’s) side. All side compartments
shall have a roll up door with painted finish. The paint color shall be the primary body color.
5-5 Compartment Top Overlay
The compartment top shall be overlaid with .125 inch aluminum tread plate. The aluminum tread
plate shall be an overlay only and shall not form any structural part of the apparatus body or
shall the bottom side of the tread plate be visible when looking into the compartment.
5-6 Painted Fenderwells
The left and right side rear fender wells shall be constructed of ultra-smooth marine grade
stainless sheet steel. The fender wells shall be radius cut and shall have a full circular inner liner
to prevent rust pockets and for ease of cleaning. A gap shall be provided on the bottom of each
side of the circular liner to allow drainage of water and for easy cleanout. Sufficient clearance
shall be provided for tire chains. Before the booster tank is installed, the fender wells shall be
thoroughly cleaned and all seams sealed to prevent corrosion in the fender well area.
The outer surface of the fender well shall be finished painted color. This surface shall not be
overlaid with aluminum tread plate or overlaid with a painted panel that is bolted on after the
painting of the apparatus body.
The fender wells shall be finish painted the primary exterior color of the apparatus.
5-7 Removable Inner Fender Liner
The fender wells shall be radius cut and shall have a circular inner liner to prevent rust pockets
and for ease of cleaning. The inner liner shall be constructed of high impact polypropylene
material and shall be fully removable for chassis suspension access.
To prevent the build-up of potential corrosive materials in the fender well area, there
shall be no exception to inner fender liner.
5-8 Stainless Steel Fenderette
The fender wells shall be trimmed with a polished stainless steel fenderette. The stainless steel
fenderette shall be secured into place with stainless steel fasteners and shall be easily
removable for replacement. A black rubber fender welting shall be provided between the
fenderette and the inner liner surface. The fenderettes shall protrude from the apparatus body a
maximum of 1.00 inch
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5-9 Wheelwell Spare Cylinder Compartments
Four (4) individual spare SCBA cylinder compartments shall be provided, located two (2) on
each side of the apparatus. One (1) forward of the rear axle and one (1) behind the rear axle.
The compartments shall be a one piece injection molded high strength polyethylene designed
specifically for SCBA cylinder storage. The compartments shall be slanted towards the rear.
Each compartment shall hold two cylinders for a total storage capacity of eight (8) cylinders.
Bright finished stainless steel access doors shall be provided on each spare cylinder
compartment in the wheel well.
One (1) 1.00 inch wide loop of high visibility yellow webbing shall be installed in each wheel well
spare cylinder compartment for each cylinder to be stored in the compartment. The loop(s) shall
be designed to loop around the cylinder valve and help prevent the cylinder from sliding out of
the compartment if the door is not latched or fails.
5-10 Roll Up Compartment Doors
For all compartments, Robinson (ROM) roll up doors shall be installed. The doors shall be
constructed of aluminum extrusion slats and shall be fitted with a flexible, watertight seal
between the slats at pivoting joints. Each slat shall be individually removable for replacement if
damaged. The end caps and rollers shall be manufactured of type-6 nylon. The doors shall have
a pre-tension operator in a sealed alloy drum that shall be positioned in the upper portion of the
compartment providing maximum clearance and head room in the upper portion of the
compartment.
Each door shall have a full door width lift bar latching handle which shall be spring loaded with
two (2) surface mounted latch points, mounted one (1) on each end. The door shall be
reinforced and the latch point with a "ledge" surface above the lift bar designed to provide a
"push" surface when closing. A drip rail shall be provided above all doors.
All roll up doors on the sides of the body shall be painted he primary body color.
5-11 Rubrails
Extruded aluminum rub rails shall be provided on the apparatus body sides. The rub rails shall
have a bright finish with anodized coating to protect the finish. The rub rails shall provide an
integrated mounting location for the LED side marker lights as well as the reflectors. The rub
rails shall be spaced from the apparatus body a minimum of .25 inch with poly spacers.
The rub rails must be bolted on to the apparatus body to allow easy replacement if damaged.
Rub rails that are permanently fastened to the apparatus body by welding or any other
permanent method will not be acceptable.
The rub rail ends shall terminate in a high impact resistant black EPDM contoured block and
shall also include a white reflective material affixed to the exterior.
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5-12 Hose Bed
The hose bed shall be located to the right side of the turntable support structure above the right
rear side low compartment extending over the right side wheel well. The hose bed shall extend
backward, past the right side of the turntable support, and exit at the rear of the apparatus. The
access shall be free of obstructions that may interfere with the deployment and loading of hose.
A minimum of 50.00 cubic feet of hose bed space shall be provided.
The flooring of the hose bed shall be constructed of removable nonabsorbent grating with the
top surface corrugated to aid in hose aeration.
One (1) adjustable hose bed divider shall be furnished for separating the hose. The divider
shall be constructed of a .125 inch brushed aluminum sheet. The divider shall be held in place
by tightening at least two (2) bolts, one (1) at each end.
Acorn nuts shall be installed on all bolts in the hose bed, which have exposed threads.
5-13 Hose Bed Cover
A heavy duty vinyl coated nylon hose bed cover shall be provided to protect the hose load from
the weather. The cover shall extend from the front of the hose bed to the rear and then extend
downward to cover the exposed rear of the bed.
The cover shall have a double reinforced area where the cover comes into contact with the
upper rear corners of the hose bed divider. The cover shall be secured to the apparatus using
hook and loop on the sides and lift dots on front. The rear of the cover shall be secured to the
apparatus using positive mechanical latches.
The hose bed cover shall be red in color.
5-14 Ground Ladder Storage Compartment
A storage compartment shall be provided on the rear of the apparatus inside the aerial torque
box. The compartment shall have individual slides for each ladder to allow individual removal of
ladders. The individual slides shall be lined with a slip material to allow easy removal of the
ladders. The ladder storage rack shall be a one piece assembly which is easily removable from
the torque box without disassembly.
A satin finish roll up door shall be provided on the rear of the ladder compartment to enclose the
ladders
5-15 Ground Ladders
The following ground ladders shall be provided and mounted in the ladder storage
compartment:
One (1) Duo Safety model 1225A 35 foot NFPA compliant 3 section aluminum extension ladder.
One (1) Duo Safety model 900A 24 foot NFPA compliant 2 section aluminum extension ladder.
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Two (2) Duo Safety model 875A 16 foot NFPA compliant aluminum roof ladder with folding
hooks.
One (1) Duo Safety Series 300-A 8 ft. – 13 ft. NFPA compliant aluminum combination ladder.
Ladder base should be provided with optional rubber safety shoes for use on hard surfaces.
One (1) Duo Safety model 585A 10 foot NFPA compliant aluminum folding attic ladder.
5-16 Pike Pole Storage Compartment
A pike pole storage compartment shall be provided on the rear of the apparatus inside the aerial
torque box. The compartment shall have individual tubes for each pike pole. The tubes shall be
constructed of PVC or aluminum.
5-17 Pike Poles
The following pike poles shall be provided and mounted in the ladder storage compartment:
Two (2) Duo-Safety model 4FP 4' fiberglass pike pole with D handle provided and mounted on
the apparatus.
Two (2) Duo-Safety model 6FP 6' fiberglass pike pole provided and mounted on the apparatus.
Two (2) Duo-Safety model 8FP 8' fiberglass pike pole provided and mounted on the apparatus.
Two (2) Duo-Safety model 12FP 12' fiberglass pike pole(s) provided and mounted on the
apparatus.
5-18 Body Paint
The body painted surfaces shall be PPG FBCH 71528 Red or equivalent. All removable items
such as brackets, compartment doors, door hinges, trim, etc. shall be removed and painted
separately to insure paint behind all mounted items. Body assemblies that cannot be finish
painted after assembly shall be finish painted before assembly.
The interior of the body compartments shall be left unpainted and have a natural finish.
The cab and body shall be covered by a limited manufacturer paint warranty covering blistering,
peeling, corrosion, lack of adhesion or any other manufacturing or material defect for a period of
ten (10) years from the first owner’s date of purchase or in service or the first 100,000 actual
miles, whichever occurs first.
5-19 Compartment Shelving-Side Compartments
There shall be four (4) shelves provided, constructed of .125 inch smooth aluminum with a
brushed finish on the outer edge. The shelves shall have a 2.00 inch upward bend on the front
and rear edges. Black removable modular tiles shall be provided on the shelves.
The location of the shelving to be determined during the preconstruction meeting.
Unistrut tracks shall be provided in all compartments, one for each end of a shelf. The tracks
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shall not be welded to the apparatus body. The unistrut tracks shall allow the shelving to be
positioned at any location in the compartment by simply loosening a bolt on each end of the
shelf, pushing inward on the bolt, and sliding the shelf to the desired location.
Two (2) mechanically fastened unistruts shall be provided on the upper back wall of the right
front compartment to serve as an attachment for an owner installed tool mounting board.
5-20 Roll Out Tray
There shall be two (2) Slidemaster SM3-MP, or equivalent, 600 lb. capacity heavy duty ball
bearing type telescoping sliding roll out tray(s) provided. The tray shall be constructed of 3/16
inch aluminum and capable of 100% extension. The tray shall have a 2.00 inch upward bent lip
on all four sides of the tray.
A positive latching mechanism shall be provided to hold the tray in either the fully open or fully
closed position.
The location of the trays will be determined during the preconstruction meeting.
Black removable modular tiles shall be provided in the trays.
5-21 Fold Up Access Steps - Right Side Front
Three (3) chrome plated fold up steps shall be provided on front face of the right side
compartments. The steps shall support a minimum static load of 500 lbs. and be mounted in
accordance with recommended mounting procedures as outlined by NFPA 1901. The steps
shall be mounted so as to allow maximum stepping heights to be no more than 18.00 inches as
per NFPA 1901. The steps shall be a minimum of 6.5 inches wide x 6.5 inches depth. The steps
shall be attached to the apparatus using stainless steel bolts with self-locking type nuts.
5-22 Fold Up Access Steps - Left Side Front
Three (3) chrome plated fold up steps shall be provided on front face of the left side
compartments. The steps shall support a minimum static load of 500 lbs. and be mounted in
accordance with recommended mounting procedures as outlined by NFPA 1901. The steps
shall be mounted so as to allow maximum stepping heights to be no more than 18.00 inches as
per NFPA 1901. The steps shall be a minimum of 6.5 inches wide x 6.5 inches in depth. The
steps shall be attached to the apparatus using stainless steel bolts with self-locking type nuts.
5-23 Turn Table Access Steps
There shall be a swing out and down access ladder provided on the left side rear corner of the
apparatus to access the turntable. The ladder shall be constructed of aluminum and incorporate
treads spaced no more than 18.00 inches apart.
When lowered, the ground to first step dimension shall be no more than 18" when the apparatus
is positioned on level ground. When deployed, the ladder shall have an angle of approximately
75 degrees to provide for a more comfortable ascending/descending angle. The ladder shall be
retained in the stowed and deployed position by two pneumatic cylinders and shall not require
the use of latches to hold it in position.
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5-24 Steps Extended Warning Indicator
The step assembly shall have circuitry that will alert the driver if the steps are not in the stowed
position. These shall be incorporated into the door ajar system.
5-25 NFPA 1901 Certified 12 Volt Electrical System
The 12-volt apparatus body electrical system shall be in compliance with NFPA 1901 testing
and certification procedures.
5-26 NFPA Minimum Electrical Load Definition
The NFPA 1901 defined minimum electrical load shall consist of the total amperage required to
simultaneously operate the following in a stationary mode:
1. Propulsion engine and transmission.
2. The clearance and marker lights.
3. Communication equipment. (5-amp default)
4. Illumination of all walking surfaces, the ground at all egress points, control and
instrumentation panels and 50% of total compartment lighting.
5. Minimum warning lights required for "blocking right of way" mode.
6. The current to simultaneously operate and fire pump and all specified electrical devices.
7. Anything defined by the purchaser, in the advertised specifications, to be critical to the
mission of the apparatus.
5-27 12 Volt Wiring System
All 12-volt electrical wiring shall be SXL cross link rated to carry 125% of the maximum current
for which the circuit is protected. The wire shall be of sufficient size so that voltage drop in any
electrical device shall not exceed 10%. All wiring shall be color, number, and function coded
with the number and function being printed every three inches along the entire length of all
apparatus body wires (as required by NFPA 1901). All wiring shall be routed through heavy-duty
PVC split loom, securely attached and protected against heat, oil, and physical damage. All
locations where the wire passes through a body panel shall be protected with electrical
grommets.
All connections shall be made using mechanical connectors and be screwed to terminal or
junction box with machine screws. Wire nut, insulation displacement, or piercing connections
shall not be used.
All circuits shall be provided with properly rated low voltage over current protective devices of
the automatic reset type. A removable bulkhead shall that extends from the floor to the ceiling of
both side rear compartments shall be provided to protect rear wiring.
5-28 Multi-Plexed Electrical System
The apparatus body electrical system shall incorporate a Multiplexed Electrical System. The
multiplex system shall consist of all solid-state components contained inside aluminum
extrusions referred to as nodes. Each node shall consist of (24) output channels and (24) input
channels. All inputs and outputs will be configured into an electrical harness utilizing Duetsch
connectors. The nodes must be waterproof and not require special mounting requirements.
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The system, at a minimum, shall be capable of performing the following functions: load
management sequencing, switch loads, receive digital and analog signals, perform and report
diagnostics, continuously report vehicle status and the system is expandable.
Placement of nodes throughout the apparatus enables a reduction in wire harness bundles,
elimination of redundant harnesses and separate circuit boards, relay and circuit breakers,
electrical hardware, separate electrical or interlock subsystems and associated electronics for
controlling various electrical loads and inputs.
The multiplex system shall be field-re-programmable and re-configurable by any authorized
dealer or service center. This complete system shall eliminate the need for the following
separate components or devices: load manager, load sequencer, warning lamp flasher, door
open notification system, interlock modules, separate volt meter and ammeter.
The Base System Shall Include:
Total Load Management
Load Shedding Capabilities
Load Sequencing Capabilities
“On-Board” Diagnostics Readout
Very Reliable, Solid-State Hardware
Error Reporting
Continuous system monitoring and reporting
Emergency warning lamp flasher
Door Ajar System
Field Configurable
Expandability Capabilities
Advanced PC Diagnostics
As built wiring harness drawings and a master circuit list of electrical circuits that the apparatus
builder installs shall be furnished in the delivery manuals. These schematics must show the
electrical system broken down into separate functions, or small groups of related functions.
Schematics shall depict circuit numbers, electrical components, harnesses, and connectors
from beginning to end. A single drawing for all electrical circuits installed by the apparatus
builder shall not be accepted.
5-29 Clearance Lights/Reflectors
All apparatus body clearance lights shall be LED style. All lower clearance lights and reflectors
shall be mounted in a manner that provides protection from damage, and shall comply with
FMVSS-108 regulations.
5-30 Mid-Mounted Side Turn Signal - LED
A mid-mounted amber LED side turn signal shall be provided in the mid section area of the
apparatus on both sides. The low profile signal shall be recessed into the side rubrail for
protection.
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5-31 Pump Compartment Lights
Two (2) LED compartment lights shall be provided to illuminate the interior of the pump
compartment. The lights shall function with the pump operators gauge panel lights.
5-32 LED Compartment Lighting
Each apparatus body compartment shall have two track type LED lights vertically mounted in
the compartment. The lights shall be constructed of an unbreakable type clear poly type flexible
material housed in an aluminum extrusion.
The lights shall function automatically and independently of other compartments when the
compartment door is opened.
Compartment lighting systems that are controlled by a single, dash mounted switch are not
acceptable.
5-33 Compartment Light Switches
Each hinged apparatus body door compartment shall have a magnetic style reed indicator
switch. Each switch shall be hermetically sealed rated to 10,000,000 cycles. The reed shall be
potted in the contact housing with polyurethane and the housings shall be molded fire retardant
ABS plastic. The contact and magnetic housing shall snap-lock in the body material, one on the
body and one in the door.
Each roll up door shall have an integral door open indicator magnet in the lift bar. If the bar is
not properly closed, it shall activate the "Door Open" light in the cab.
The compartment lights shall function automatically when the door is opened. A master
compartment light switch shall not be acceptable.
5-34 Chassis Provided Door Ajar Indicator
The apparatus body door ajar warning system shall be connected to the chassis provided door
ajar indicator system.
5-35 LED Perimeter Ground Lighting
There shall be LED perimeter ground lights furnished and installed on the apparatus body. The
lights shall have an unbreakable polycarbonate lens and housing. The lights shall be sealed to
help prevent moisture entry. The ground lights shall be activated with the parking brake.
NOTE - Chassis ground lighting is listed in the chassis section of this specification.
5-36 LED Apparatus Body Step Lighting
All apparatus body and pump steps and running boards shall be illuminated using chrome
plated or stainless steel LED lights. The lights shall function automatically with the park brake.
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5-37 Ground/Step Lighting Cutoff Switch
A ground/step light cut off switch shall be provided in the cab to allow the driver to disable the
ground lights and other lights that activate when the parking brake is set. The switch shall
automatically re-set itself when the parking brake is released.
5-38 Rear FMVSS Lighting
The rear stop/tail and directional lighting shall consist of the following:
Two (2) Code 3 65STR red LED stop/tail lights.
Two (2) Code 3 65STA amber LED populated arrow turn light.
Two (2) Code 3 65RV reverse light set to steady burn.
These lights shall be installed at the rear of the truck in a Code 3 65STK4 quad-stack polished
housing.
A license plate bracket shall be mounted on the driver's side. An LED step lamp shall illuminate
the license plate.
5-39 Zone A Upper Warning Lighting
Zone A upper warning lighting is specified in the chassis section of these specifications.
5-40 Zones C, B, and D Upper Warning Lighting
Zone C Rear Upper Lighting
Two (2) Code 3 LSS222A beacons shall be provided one on each side on the rear. Both
beacons shall be amber in color.
Zone B Right Side Upper Lighting
This area shall be covered by the outboard lights of the mini lightbar in Zone A upper lighting
and the LSS222A beacon in Zone C rear upper lighting.
Zone D Left Side Upper Lighting
This area shall be covered by the outboard lights of the mini lightbar in Zone A upper lighting
and the LSS222A beacon in Zone C rear upper lighting.
5-41 Zones B and D Lower Warning Lighting
Four (4) Code 3 model 65BZR red LED lights shall be provided two (2) on each side. A chrome
bezel shall be provided around the lights. One red light shall be mounted as low and as far
rearward as possible on the apparatus body. One light shall be mid-mounted. Additional Zone
B & D lighting is found in the chassis section of these specifications
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5-42 Zone C Lower Warning Lighting
Two (2) Code 3 65R LED lights shall be mounted on the lower rear area of the apparatus, one
on each side. Both lights shall be red in color.
The warning lights shall be mounted in the quad-stack housing with the stop/turn/tail/reverse
lights.
5-43 Code 3 Arrowstick
A Code 3 model NASL39 39.00 inch 8 lamp LED Arrowstick shall be provided and mounted on
the rear of the apparatus. A NASL8DC control head shall be provided. The controller shall be
capable of the following functions:
Arrow-left, arrow-right, center-out, alternating flash, fast/slow arrow speed control, and hi/lo
intensity.
The Arrowstick shall be subject to load management shedding to comply with NFPA 1901.
The NASL39 Arrowstick shall be either recess mounted or provided with a metal shield to
protect the light heads.
5-44 LED Hosebed Light
One LED light shall be provided and mounted in the front of the hosebed. The light shall be
controlled by the pump panel light switch.
5-45 Rearview Camera
A heavy duty rearview camera system shall be supplied. The system shall include one (1) box
shaped camera installed in the body to afford the driver a clear view to the rear of the vehicle.
The camera shall be wired to the Weldon Vista display. The rear camera display shall activate
when the vehicle’s transmission is placed in reverse. The camera system display should also be
activated through the Vista display panel.
5-46 Apparatus Body Undercoating
The apparatus body shall be undercoated after assembly is completed. A bituminous based
automotive type undercoat shall be used. Care shall be taken to avoid undercoat application to
items that would hinder normal maintenance.
5-47 Rear Tow Eyes
A tow method shall be located at the rear of the apparatus and mounted directly to the chassis
frame rails.
The tow assembly shall be designed and positioned to allow up to a 30-degree upward angled
pull of 17,000 pounds, or a 20,000-pound straight horizontal pull in line with the centerline of the
vehicle.
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The tow design shall have been fully tested and evaluated using strain gauge testing and finite
element analysis techniques.
5-48 Front/Rear Mudflaps
Heavy duty black rubber mudflaps shall be provided on the front and rear wheels. The mudflaps
shall be attached to the apparatus in the front and the rear wheel well area using heavy duty
stainless steel retention straps that are secured into place using stainless steel fasteners.
5-49 Aluminum Wheel Chocks
One (1) set of two (2) Zico model AC-2 wheel chocks shall be provided. Two "underbody"
horizontal brackets shall be provided and installed under the body compartments.
5-50 Fire Helmet Mounting
Fire helmet mounting shall not be required. Fire helmets will be stored in an exterior
compartment and will not be carried in the apparatus cab.
6-1 120/240 Volt Electrical Equipment Installation
All 120/240 volt electrical equipment shall be installed by the apparatus manufacturer. This shall
include any item related to the system, including, but not limited to the following:
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Generator
All scene lighting accessories.
All outlets and cord reels (where applicable)
Breaker panel.
To maintain the integrity of the apparatus electrical system, all 120/240 equipment must be
installed by the apparatus manufacturer. Installation by the apparatus manufacturer will also
allow the electrical system to be NFPA tested during the UL pump certification testing
procedure.
Installation of any portion of the 120/240 system by a dealer or service center will not be
acceptable. There shall be no exception to this requirement.
6-2 120 Volt Wiring Methods
All 120 volt fixed wiring systems shall be either metallic or nonmetallic liquid tight conduit rated
at not less than 194º F. or shall be type SO or SEO with a WA suffix, rated at 600 volts at not
less than 194º F. Electrical cord or conduit shall not be attached to chassis suspension
components,
Water or fuel lines, air or air brake lines, fire pump piping, hydraulic lines, exhaust system
components, or low voltage wiring.
All wiring shall be separated by a minimum of 12.00 inches, or properly shielded, from exhaust
piping and shall be separated from any fuel lines by a minimum of 6.00 inches.
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Electrical cord or conduit shall be supported within 6.00 inches of any junction box and at a
minimum of every 24.00 inches of continuous run. Supports shall be made of nonmetallic
materials or corrosion protected metal. All supports shall be of a design that does not cut or
abrade the conduit or cable and shall be mechanically fastened to the vehicle.
6-3 NFPA 1901 110/220 Volt Power Source Testing
Electrical System Testing:
The wiring and permanently connected devices and equipment shall be subjected to a dielectric
voltage withstand test of 900 volts for one minute. The test shall be conducted between live
parts and the neutral conductor, and between live parts and the vehicle frame with any switches
in the circuit closed position. This test shall be conducted after all body work has been
completed. Electrical polarity verification shall be made of all permanently wired equipment and
receptacles to determine that connections have been properly made.
NFPA Operational Test
The apparatus manufacturer shall perform the following operational test and shall certify that the
power source and any devices that are attached to the line voltage electrical system are
properly connected and in working order:
The prime mover shall be started from a cold start condition and the line voltage electrical
system loaded to 100 percent of the nameplate rating. The power source shall be operated at
100 percent of its nameplate voltage for a minimum of 2 hours unless the system meets
category certification as defined in NFPA 1901.
6-4 Grounding
Grounding shall be in accordance with Section 250-6 "Portable and Vehicle Mounted
Generators" of the NEC. Ungrounded systems shall not be used. Only stranded or braided
copper conductors shall be used for grounding and bonding. An equipment grounding means
shall be provided in accordance with Section 250-91 (Grounding Conductor Material) of the
NEC. The grounded current carrying conductor (neutral) shall be insulated from the equipment
grounding conductors and from the equipment enclosures and other grounded parts. The
neutral conductor shall be colored white or gray in accordance with Section 200-6 (Means of
Identifying Grounding Conductors) of the NEC.
In addition to the bonding required for the low voltage return current, each body and driving or
crew compartment enclosure shall be bonded to the vehicle frame by a copper conductor. This
conductor shall have a minimum amperage rating of 115 percent of the nameplate current rating
of the source specification label as defined in Section 310-15 (amp capacities) of the NEC. A
single conductor, properly sized to meet the low voltage and line voltage requirements shall be
permitted to be used.
6-5 Generator
The apparatus shall be equipped with a complete electrical power system. The generator shall
be a Harrison 10.0 kW hydraulic unit. The wiring and generator installation shall conform to the
present National Electrical Code and standards of the National Fire Protection Association. The
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installation shall be designed for continuous operation without overheating and undue stress on
components.
The generator shall be mounted with adequate ventilation to prevent overheat. The generator
shall be mounted in the dunnage area and properly protected.
The generator shall be powered by a Chelsea or Muncie "Hot Shift" Power Take Off. A lighted
and guarded switch shall be provided in the chassis control console that electrically
engages/disengages the power take off.
A main overcurrent protection device shall be provided on the generator. The device shall be
factory installed by the generator manufacturer.
6-6 Breaker Panel
Each individual circuit that is to be powered by the generator shall have a branch circuit
overcurrent protection device (circuit breaker). The device shall be sized at not less than 15
amps in accordance with Section 240-3 (Protection of Conductors) of the NEC. If more than 6
individual branch circuits are required on the apparatus, the panel board shall have a main
breaker. The panel board shall be readily visible and located so that there is unimpeded access
to the panel board controls.
All line voltage conductors located in the main panel board shall be individually and permanently
identified. The identification shall reference the wiring schematic or indicate the final termination
point. When pre-wiring for future power sources or devices, the unterminated ends shall be
labeled showing function and wire size.
The breaker panel shall be load balanced to allow the most efficient distribution of the AC load
as possible and shall be located in in the front driver’s side compartment.
6-7 Generator Governor
A Fire Research FROG-D FDA700 series generator governor and display kit shall be installed.
The kit shall include a display module, sensor signal decoder, two (2) current transformers, and
cables. The display module shall consolidate five (5) generator monitoring instruments into one
device. The display case shall be waterproof and have dimensions not to exceed 4 1/2" high by
4 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" deep.
The following continuous displays shall be provided with super bright LED digits more than 1/2"
high:
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Generator Output Frequency
Line Voltages (Phase to Neutral or Phase to Phase)
Current on Each Line
Total Generator Operating Hours
Built-in Warning for Generator Overload
The program shall support automatic regulation of generator frequency and the tracking of
elapsed generator run time. Safety features shall include PTO disengage and engine over
speed protection. The generator governor shall be programmed for a Cummins engine.
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The FROG-D display shall be located on the pump operator’s panel.
6-8 Telescopic Tripod Floodlight
Two (2) Fire Research Optimum model OPA656-S75 tripod telescopic lights shall be provided.
The light pole shall be anodized aluminum and have a knurled twist lock mechanism to secure
the extension pole in position. The extension pole shall extend 28.00 inches and rotate 360
degrees. Wiring shall extend from the pole bottom with a retractile cord terminating in a NEMA
L5-20 20 amp plug.
The Optimum lamp head shall have one (1) quartz halogen 750 watt 120 volt bulb. The bulb will
draw 6.3 amps and generate 19,600 lumens. Fire Research Optimum –ON option switch shall
be installed on the Optimum lamp head. The weatherproof on-off toggle switch shall be
mounted in a switchbox below the lamp head. The lamp head shall incorporate a vacuum
deposit polished reflector and two optimizing mirrors to produce a uniform beam that lights up
an area 100° vertically by 150° horizontally. A Fire Research Optimum –G option wire guard
shall be provided to protect the lamp head glass. The wire guard shall be chromed and secured
into the upper and lower bezels of the lamp head.
The floodlights shall be mounted on the both sides of the apparatus, forward of the pump panels
6-9 NEMA Twist Lock Receptacle(s)
There shall be two (2) NEMA type L5-20 20 amp twist lock receptacles provided.
Wet Location
All wet location receptacle outlets shall be of the grounding type with a wet location cover and
installed in accordance with Section 210-7 (Receptacles and Cord Connections) of the NEC.
All wet location receptacles shall be installed not less than 24" from the ground. Receptacles on
off-road vehicles shall be a minimum of 30" from the ground. The face of any wet location
receptacles shall be installed in a plane from vertical to not more than 45 degrees off vertical.
No receptacle shall be installed in a face up position.
Dry Location:
All receptacles located in a dry location shall be of the grounding type. Receptacles shall not be
less than 30 inches above the interior floor height.
Receptacle Wiring:
All wiring for both wet and dry locations shall be routed through liquid tight flexible conduit rated
at not less than 194 degrees. Each receptacle shall be wired to the panel board which shall
have separate breakers for each receptacle.
Outlet Location(s):
A total of two (2) NEMA L5-20 20 amp twist lock receptacles shall be provided in the lower area
of the body one on each side of the apparatus, forward of the pump panels.
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6-10 Electric Rewind Cord Reel
There shall be one (1) electric rewind cord reel provided and properly mounted in the driver’s
side front compartment. The reel shall be wired to the electrical panel board through flexible
PVC conduit. An individual breaker shall be provided at the panel for the reel.
A momentary push button switch shall be provided, mounted in close proximity to the reel for
activating the electric rewind. The switch shall be labeled "CORD REEL REWIND".
A label shall be provided, mounted in a readily visible area adjacent to the reel to indicate the
following:
a). Current rating
b). Current type
c). Phase
d). Voltage
e). Total cable length.
A continuous 200.00 feet length of 12/3 SEOW-A electrical cable shall be provided on the reel.
The cable shall be rated at 600 volts at 194 degrees. The electrical cable on the cord reel shall
be yellow in color.
6-11 Portable Junction Box
There shall be one (1) junction box provided and hardwired to the cable end. The cable shall
have a strain relief where it enters the junction box. There shall be two (2) 120-volt, NEMA L520 20 amp twist lock receptacles and two (2) 120-volt, 20 amp straight blade receptacles along
with a locator/indicator light provided in the outlet box. The first wired outlet shall be a GFI type
outlet with all downstream outlets being GFI protected.
The junction box shall be weatherproof and have rubber closure caps at each outlet opening
and shall be connected directly to the cord on the reel.
There shall be an aluminum junction box holder installed adjacent to the cord reel.
6-12 Cord Reel Roller Assembly
A roller assembly with ball stop shall be provided for the cord reel. The assembly shall be
mounted in a location that will help deflect the cable from the surfaces adjacent to the reel.
6-13 120 Volt Interior Receptacle
There shall be two (2) 120-volt, 20 amp, three (3) wire duplex household type located in the
chassis cab and connected to the shoreline.
The exact locations for the interior electrical receptacles shall be determined during the preconstruction meeting.
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7-1 Fluid Capacity Label
A permanent plate shall be mounted in the driver's compartment specifying the quantity and
type of the following fluids used in the apparatus (if applicable) for normal maintenance:
1. Engine Oil.
2. Engine Coolant.
3. Transmission Fluid.
4. Pump Transmission Fluid.
5. Pump Primer Fluid (if applicable).
6. Drive Axle Fluid.
7. Air Conditioning Refrigerant.
8. Air Conditioning Lubrication Oil.
9. Power Steering Fluid.
10. Cab Tilt Mechanism Fluid (if applicable).
11. Transfer Case Fluid.
12. Equipment Rack Fluid (if applicable).
13. Air Compressor System Lubricant.
14. Generator System Lubricant.
15. Front tire cold pressure.
16. Rear tire cold pressure.
17. Maximum tire speed ratings.
7-2 Occupancy Label
A permanent plate or label stating the maximum number of personnel allowed to ride on the
apparatus at any one time, shall be provided and installed in clear view of the driver
7-3 Seated And Belted Label
Permanent plate or label shall be provided stating "OCCUPANTS MUST BE SEATED AND
BELTED WHEN APPARATUS IS IN MOTION" and visible from each seated position.
7-4 Do Not Ride Label
A permanent plate or label shall be attached to the appropriate areas of the apparatus stating
that riding on the rear step or any exterior position on the apparatus is prohibited.
7-5 Do Not Wear Helmet Label
A permanent plate or label shall be provided stating "DO NOT WEAR HELMET WHILE
SEATED" and visible from each seated position.
7-6 Maximum Tire Speed Label
A permanent plate or label shall be provided in the cab stating the maximum tire speed rating.
7-7 Length, Height, Weight Label
A permanent plate or label shall be provided in the cab stating the overall length, height and the
gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), in tons, of the completed apparatus.
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The wording on this label shall indicate that the information on the plate/label was current at the
time of manufacture and if the overall height of the apparatus changes while the vehicle is in
service, the purchaser shall revise the height dimension on the plate.
8-1 Encapsulated Gold Leaf Lettering
A maximum of forty eight (48) 4.00 inch maximum height Smart Gold simulated gold leaf, Mylar
encapsulated, self-adhesive lettering with black outline and drop shadow shall be applied to
both sides of the chassis cab.
The exact type style, wording and placement of the lettering will be provided to the successful
bidder at the pre-construction meeting.
8-2 Aerial Signboard Lettering
A maximum of thirty six (36) large encapsulated self-adhesive gold leaf letters with red outline
and drop shadow shall be provided on both sides of the aerial.
8-3 Gold Leaf Graphics
Two (2) gold leaf scallop graphics shall be provided. Two (2) shall be on each door with a size
of approximately 275 square inches.
The exact artwork will be provided to the successful bidder at the pre-construction meeting.
8-4 Reflective Lettering
Two (2) red reflective 28.00 inch letters shall be provided on the rear compartment door of the
apparatus. The letters shall be “T2”.
8-5 Reflective Stripes
Two (2) reflective vinyl stripes shall be provide across the front of the vehicle and along the
sides of the vehicle. The reflective band shall consist of a 1.00" black stripe at the top with a
1.00 inch gap then a 6.00 inch black stripe on the bottom.
The reflective stripe shall be applied in a "reverse z" design. The stripe shall angle upward on
the forward compartment door on the apparatus body and then continue back to the end of the
apparatus.
The stripping shall be applied to a minimum of 50% of the length of the apparatus on each side,
50% across the rear and 25% across the front of the apparatus. The stripe shall comply with
NFPA 1901 requirements.
8-6 Inner Cab Door Reflective Striping
A minimum of 100 square inches of reflective material shall be provided on the inner door liner
of each cab door.
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8-7 Rear Chevron Striping
A minimum of 50 percent of the rear vertical surface of the apparatus shall be covered with 6.00
inch alternating red and yellow "Diamond grade" retroreflective striping. The striping shall slope
downward away from the centerline of the apparatus at a 45 degree angle.
The retroreflective material shall conform to the requirements of ASTM D4956 "Standard
Specification for Retroreflective Sheeting for Traffic Control", Type I or better.
9-1 Loose Equipment
The following equipment shall be furnished with the completed unit:
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One (1) box of chrome, stainless steel, or plated screws, nuts, bolts and washers, as
used in the construction of the unit
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One (1) NEMA L5-20 twist lock to straight blade electrical adapter.
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One (1) straight blade to NEMA L5-20 twist lock electrical adapter.
•
One (1) Fire Research Optimum model OPA700-S75 portable light with aluminum base.
A NEMA L5-20 20 amp twist lock plug shall be provided on this light.
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Two (2) 2 ½ x 2 ½ NST double female adaptors
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Two (2) 2 ½ x 2 ½ NST double male adaptors
•
Two (2) 1 ½ x 1 ½ NST double female adaptors
•
Two (2) 1 ½ x 1 ½ NST double male adaptors.
(All adaptors shall be powder coated – white in color.)
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One (1) 2 ½ X2 ½ hydrant gate valve.
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One (1) 2 ½ X1 ½ X1 ½ gated wye.
10-1 Optional Equipment
Pricing for the following option(s) shall be included with the bid. Acceptance of or deletion of the
optional item(s) will be made by the purchaser at the time of bid review.
10-2 Class A Foam System
A Foam Pro model 2001 Class A foam system shall be provided and properly installed on the
apparatus. The system shall be an electronic, fully automatic, variable speed direct injection
discharge side foam proportioning system. The system shall be capable of handling Class A
foam concentrates. The foam proportioning operation shall be based in direct measurement of
water flows and pressures and remain consistent within the specified flows and pressures.
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The system shall be equipped with a digital electronic control display, suitable for installation on
the pump panel. Incorporated within the motor driver shall be a microprocessor that receives
input from the system flowmeter while also monitoring foam concentrate pump output,
comparing values to ensure that the operators preset proportional amount of foam concentrate
is injected into the discharge side of the pump.
The digital computer display shall enable the pump operator to perform the following control and
operation functions for the foam proportioning system:
A. Provide push button control of foam proportioning rates from 0.1% to 3.0% in 0.1%
increments.
B. Show current flow-per-minute of water.
C. Show total volume of water discharged during and after foam operations are completed.
D. Show total amount of foam concentrate consumed.
E. Simulate flow rates for manual operation.
F. Perform setup and diagnostic functions for the computer control microprocessor.
G. Flash a "low concentrate" warning when the foam concentrate tank runs low.
H. Flash a "no concentrate" warning and shut the foam concentrate pump off, preventing
damage to the pump.
The foam system shall be capable of the following flow rates at given foam %:
2,600 gpm @ 0.1%
1,300 gpm @ 0.2%
520 gpm @ 0.5%
170 gpm @ 1.0%
85 gpm @ 3.0%
A 12 volt electric motor driven, positive displacement foam concentrate pump shall be provided.
The pump capacity shall be 2.5 gpm with a maximum operating pressure up to 400 psi.
The pump motor electronic driver, which is mounted to the base of the pump, shall receive
signals from the computer control display, and power the 1/2 hp electric motor in a variable
speed duty cycle to ensure that the correct proportion of concentrate is injected into the water
stream. An RFI/EMI suppression kit shall be installed on the system.
A full flow check valve shall be provided in the discharge piping to prevent foam contamination
in the fire pump and water tank. A 5 psi opening pressure check valve shall be provided in the
concentrate line.
The Class A foam supply shall be provided from an integral 20-gallon foam tank.
An installation and operation manual shall be provided for the foam system.
A Foam Pro 3.00 inch tee mounted model 2660-0029 flowmeter kit shall be provided and shall
read total flow from all foam capable discharges. A model 3430-0452 grooveless victaulic
coupling kit shall be provided to allow for easy future maintenance on the system.
The following discharges shall be foam capable:
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All crosslays and bumper discharge
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There shall be a Foam Pro model 2510-0032 low tank level switch provided and vertically
mounted in the wall of the foam tank. This switch shall provide "low foam concentrate" indication
to the pump operator.
There shall be a single tank foam system layout placard provided and located in close proximity
to the pump operator's position as required by NFPA 1901.
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