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    Default NFPA 1901 vs. 1906

    We are in the process of finalizing our specs for a new brush truck. Just to give you an idea of what we are proposing:

    Ford F550 4x4 diesel
    Fire rated body 6 compartments
    Skid mounted pump 300 gallon tank, foam, 200 GPM pump, booster reel
    Winch
    Tow package
    Hose tray 400' forestry
    (as listed in the narrative)

    While reviewing the specs the manufacturer addresses NFPA 1901. The problem is that in the narrative I address NFPA 1906 compliance (my interpretation). The sales rep explained (I don't doubt his info) that the type of vehicle that we proposed falls under 1901. Under 1906 would require angles of departure which would reduce compartment space etc.

    I just want to see what the consensus is. Are we stuck meeting the 1906 standard or will 1901 suffice? We don't need a wildland interface vehicle, just a brush truck.

    I have already e-mailed our program specialist on this matter. Just waiting for a reply.

    Thanks


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    I think if you are specing a new vehicle, it falls under 1901. I believe 1906 is refurbishing an older one.

    Quote Originally Posted by onebugle
    We are in the process of finalizing our specs for a new brush truck. Just to give you an idea of what we are proposing:

    Ford F550 4x4 diesel
    Fire rated body 6 compartments
    Skid mounted pump 300 gallon tank, foam, 200 GPM pump, booster reel
    Winch
    Tow package
    Hose tray 400' forestry
    (as listed in the narrative)

    While reviewing the specs the manufacturer addresses NFPA 1901. The problem is that in the narrative I address NFPA 1906 compliance (my interpretation). The sales rep explained (I don't doubt his info) that the type of vehicle that we proposed falls under 1901. Under 1906 would require angles of departure which would reduce compartment space etc.

    I just want to see what the consensus is. Are we stuck meeting the 1906 standard or will 1901 suffice? We don't need a wildland interface vehicle, just a brush truck.

    I have already e-mailed our program specialist on this matter. Just waiting for a reply.

    Thanks

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    From NFPA 1906:

    Document Scope: This standard shall apply to new automotive fire apparatus designed primarily to support wildland fire suppression operations. The apparatus shall consist of a vehicle equipped with a pump, water tank, hose, and equipment whether designed to be integral with the chassis or as a slip-on fire-fighting module mounted on the apparatus. If the primary purpose of the apparatus is to support structural fire fighting or associated fire department operations, the requirements of NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, shall apply.

    So sounds to me like it's 1906 because the purpose is brush/wildland.

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    Thanks Brian,

    That is why I referenced NFPA 1906, because the vehicles primary responsibilty was a brush truck. In my narrative I also stated it would be used as an all purpose type vehicle. A utility vehicle in the winter after the pump/tank is removed, respond on medicals, fire prevention duties, blasting/fireworks details etc.

    I can see why the sales rep. interpretation is with NFPA 1901. I probably was not clear with him on the NFPA 1906 reference in the narrative. I don't see it being a major hurdle to over come.

    I'll wait to see what the program specialist has to say.

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    No problem. Probably the confusion comes from the pump and tank being taken off, but since it still won't be the primary purpose of the truck for most of the year, it still looks like 1906 to me.

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