We are in the process of building a new brush truck. It will be on a 2500HD Chevy Chassis with a flat bed and skid unit. We are thinking about putting an area behind the cab in the front corners of the skid unit for a place to stand. We are going to cut out an area in the corner of the skid unit and build an enclosed platform down lower to ground with a mansaver bar across the entry area. My question is does the new NFPA Standards allow this do be done??? I though I had read that the new Standard does not allow a firefighter to ride outside the cab. However I still see that Fire Truck MFG. building units with a place for a firefighter to ride, usually behind the cab.
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Thread: Brush Truck NFPA Standard
03-04-2012, 10:24 AM #1
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Brush Truck NFPA Standard
03-04-2012, 01:57 PM #2
You'll have to look at NFPA 1500 for Personnel Safety. In the 1906 15.7, it talks about safety stepping and flooring, and what nots. If you can, have a look at those two.
EDIT: NFPA 1500 A.6.3.1 Is what you need to read, pg 36. It says, that no FF will ride while working a wildland fire. (to paraphrase)
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03-05-2012, 08:40 AM #3
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