FDIC 2014 Preview: Specifying Apparatus

William Peters, retired battalion chief from the Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department, will be presenting "Specifying Fire Apparatus: Back to Basics" at this year's FDIC.

Purchasing fire apparatus is a very involved process. This workshop covers needs assessment; using National Fire Protection Association 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus; critical boilerplate information; options and features; how to properly perform factory inspections; acceptance; training; and delivery of your new apparatus.

WILLIAM C. PETERS retired after 28 years with the Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department, having served the past 17 years as battalion chief/supervisor of apparatus. He served as a voting member of the NFPA 1901 apparatus committee for several years and is the author of the Fire Apparatus Purchasing Handbook, the apparatus chapters in The Fire Chief’s Handbook, and numerous apparatus-related articles. He is a member of the Fire Engineering editorial advisory board and of the FDIC executive advisory board.

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