Changes to NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus

06/01/2008
By William C. Peters National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, has undergone its routine five-year update. Many people in the fire service are under the impression that the manufacturers update the standard. Although they do have their representation, the voting members of the NFPA Apparatus Committee are comprised of 30 members, and the committee chairman is always a member of the fire service. One-third of the members are apparatus users; one-third are manufacturers; and one-third are special experts such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Insurance Services Office (ISO), consultants, and an attorney. This gives a well-rounded voice from t...

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