1. #1
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Penn Valley, Ca
    Posts
    571

    Default NFPA and Wheel Chocks

    I seem remember NFPA had backed off on the wheel chock height requirements. I had one of those giant folding finger smasher chocks get run over yesterday and I would like to replace it with a smaller fixed model.

    FWIW the folding chock did not fare very well at all. I think a smaller fixed chock might have survived this incident rather than failing.

    Birken

  2. #2
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ullrichk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Deleted by the forum gremlins
    Posts
    1,663

    Default

    In order for a wheel chock to do its job, it has to be tall enough that the tire won't roll over it. There's some magic formula or percentage of chock height to wheel diameter, but I couldn't begin to tell you what it is.

    I'm afraid I don't have NFPA standards handy right now. You might also try DOT standards as well.
    ullrichk
    a.k.a.
    perfesser

    a ship in a harbor is safe. . . but that's not what ships are for

  3. #3
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Las Vegas,Nevada
    Posts
    1,012

    Default chock it

    Not sure of any height requirements for chocks but we use Zico chocks that have a mount system that fits under the edge of the area around either side of the pump panels. We use a total of four chocks with two mounted on either side.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. NFPA 1901 (Ladder truck equip. specifically) on excel
    By FiRsqDvr45 in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-29-2008, 03:13 PM
  2. Required equipment on a pumper
    By taskforce16 in forum Apparatus Innovation
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-27-2007, 05:51 PM
  3. NFPA 1901 equipment on Ladder trucks
    By FiRsqDvr45 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-23-2004, 03:02 PM
  4. Replies: 63
    Last Post: 06-01-2002, 02:28 PM
  5. Ziamatic Wheel Chocks
    By Homer623 in forum Firehouse.Com Site Comments
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-28-2001, 10:59 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register