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    Default Auxiliary Brake Retarders

    Whether engine, exhaust, hydraulic or electronic...when the auxiliary brake comes on, do the brake lights need to illuminate? I've seen some that do and some that don't. Does NFPA make any recommendations on this?
    Assistant Chief

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    They are supposed to illuminate and I think it is a DOT standard for all trucks not just fire trucks. However I don't know if anybody really cares enough about it to do anything

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    Seems like back in 2000 when we got our new custom rig...they made a big deal about making sure the lights came on.

    But I called PacBrake today and specifically talked fire apparatus with them. They said its not required.

    I would have thougt it was required as some of them can really slow you down in a hurry.
    Assistant Chief

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