Fire Apparatus Specifications

Fire Apparatus Specifications

The National Fire Protection Association has issued a set of specifications for automobile fire apparatus in a new form. The principal feature of this new edition is that the specifications are arranged in a form that makes them easy to use in connection with purchases to he made by a fire chief or a municipal purchasing agent.

Force of Explosion Illustrated A gas explosion during a fire in a building at Lexington Avenue and 48th Street, New York City, was of sufficient force to blow the walls out. The explosion was heard high as the tenth door of the adjoining hotel. Luckily no one was hurt.

Photo, Courtesy Bill Merries

The four principal types of fire apparatus used by cities are included, such as pumper (triple combination), ladder truck (city service), ladder truck (aerial), ladder and pumper (quadruple combination).

Following the specifications of the principal types of fire apparatus arc provisions applying to all types of apparatus. Included in these provisions are such specifications as general construction, carrying capacity, rating of pumpers, gasoline motor, cooling system, lubrication, wheel brakes, etc.

The segregation of special and general provisions should assist both purchasers and contractors. The general provisions represent a standard with which all experienced builders of motor lire apparatus are familiar.

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