The Apparatus Architects: NFPA 1901 Changes & Pumper Purchasing

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This month's edition of the Apparatus Architects looks at some of the changes being proposed in the NFPA 1901 Standards for Fire Apparatus.The proposed changes include the placement of a black box-like device to record vehicle data, tool mounting policies and more. Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur also will discuss recent fire engine crashes in which firefighters were saved by seat belts.

If your department is considering the purchase of a new vehicle, the architects offer advice on cost-saving methods to insure your department gets the right one.

The show wraps up with a continuation of the discussion on the state of the apparatus industry. The hosts give an update on the American LaFrance Chapter 11 filing, and the issues that other apparatus manufacturers are facing.

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