Combatting wildland fires often requires specialty vehicles, and NFPA 1906: Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus is essential for manufacturers along with fire chiefs, purchasing authorities, and fleet managers. It's your source for requirements for new automotive wildland fire apparatus, including apparatus equipped with a slip-on fire fighting module, designed primarily to support wildland fire suppression operations. Separate chapters address chassis and vehicle components; low voltage electrical systems and warning devices; driving and crew areas; body, compartments, and equipment mounting; pumps for wildland fire fighting and associated equipment; and water tanks.
First-time chapters in the 2016 NFPA 1906 reflect new technologies and help improve personnel safety.
Major changes in this edition make it a must for engineers who design specialty apparatus and fire chiefs and others responsible for fireground operations, personnel health and welfare, and apparatus budget management:
All new wildland fire apparatus should be constructed to comply with the latest edition of NFPA 1906, especially those that are intended to be contracted for use on federal lands, to provide for the safe transport of firefighting personnel and safe operation of associated equipment.