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NFPA #1901 Fire Apparatus Standard Report

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NFPA #1901 Fire Apparatus Standard Report

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  1. NFPA #1901Fire Apparatus Standard Report

  2. NFPA: Fire Apparatus Standards • #1901 Automotive Fire Apparatus • #1906 Wildland Fire Apparatus • #1911 In-Service Pumper Testing • #1912 In-Service Apparatus Refurbishing • #1914 In-Service Aerial Testing • #1915 In-Service Apparatus Maintenance

  3. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsCommittee Structure • NFPA: Carl Peterson • Chairman: Jeff Bowman, S.D.F.D • Secretary: Ken Koche, Sutphen

  4. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsAdministrative Committee • NFPA: Carl Peterson • Jeff Bowman • Ken Koch • Bob Barraclough • Gary Handwerk • Alan Saulsbury

  5. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsTask Teams • SAFETY • AERIALS • CHASSIS • PUMP AND TANK • 120V ELECTRICAL • 12V ELECTRICAL

  6. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsTask Teams 7. FOAM AND CAFS 8. RESCUE & WINCH 9. AIR SYSTEMS 10. FUNCTION & EQUIPMENT

  7. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsTask Teams 11. #1911 IN-SERVICE TESTING 12. #1906 WILDLAND 13. #1912 REFURBISHING

  8. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsOVERVIEW OF PROCESS NFPA regulations require a review/affirmation of all Standards at least every 5 years. Standards review can be “short-cycled” in order to include significant developments or information.

  9. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsOVERVIEW OF PROCESS Task team and main committee work on standards revisions, development, public comments, and other procedures: normally takes about 2 to 3 years in preparation of a revised standard.

  10. Steps needed for passage: • Letter ballot of committee • Affirmation--annual NFPA meeting • Approval by Standards Council NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsOVERVIEW OF PROCESS

  11. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsOVERVIEW OF PROCESS • They are minimum standards! • Compliance with Standards is voluntary • Committee work is voluntary (No pay) • Committee balance is mandatory! • 1/3Fire Service-10 • 1/3Manufacturers-10 • 1/3Experts, Specialists, Testing-10

  12. NFPA: Fire Apparatus StandardsOVERVIEW OF PROCESS • Main chapter information is mandatory: • “SHALL” • Annex information is recommended, explanatory or supplemental: • “SHOULD” • (ie: ANNEX D)

  13. NFPA: Fire Apparatus Standards When are they updated?

  14. Standard Publication & Cycle 1. #1901 Automotive Fire Apparatus 2003 Due Fall 2007 STATUS: ready for updating over next 24 months, closing date Fall 2006

  15. Standard Publication & Cycle 2. #1906 Wildland Fire Apparatus 2001 Due Fall 2005 STATUS: final stage of release, voted on September 2004, there are several changes!

  16. Standard Publication & Cycle 3. #1911 In-Service Pumper Testing 2002 Due Fall 2006 STATUS: in committee, final draft May 2005

  17. Standard Publication & Cycle • #1912 In-Service Apparatus Refurbishing 2001 • Due Fall 2005 • STATUS: final stage of release, voted onSeptember 2004 • Good clean-up & changes!

  18. Standard Publication & Cycle 5. #1914 In-Service Aerial Testing 2002 Due Fall 2006 STATUS: in committee, final draft May 2005

  19. Standard Publication & Cycle 6. #1915 In-Service Apparatus Maintenance 2000 Due Fall 2006 STATUS: in committee, final draft May 2005

  20. NEW STANDARD! #1911 In-Service Apparatus Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing Due Fall 2006 (Combines existing #1911, #1914, #1915)

  21. #1911 In-Service Status • Two (2) years of work to date • Next meeting: Oct 25-26 U.L. Northbrook, Illinois • Final meeting: January 20 and 21 (Thursday & Friday after FDSOA—Orlando • Submit to Fire Apparatus committee May 2005 (PA EXPO in Harrisburg, PA)

  22. #1911 Standardized inspection, testing, and maintenance forms: • Maintenance and Inspection forms: 1) frequency of 2) who will perform the inspection or maintenance • 3) standardized maintenance & inspection forms • b) Testing forms: • 1) frequency of • 2) who will perform the testing • 3) standardized procedures • 4) standard test forms

  23. #1911 DEFINITIONS • In-service apparatus: • Any apparatus made available for use under emergency conditions to transport personnel and equipment and to support suppression of fires and mitigation of other hazardous conditions. • This includes reserve and standby apparatus.

  24. #1911 DEFINITIONS • Out-of-service: • The condition when an apparatus is not useable for it's intended purposedue to unsafe and/or in-operable condition.

  25. #1911 DEFINITIONS • Performance Tests: • Tests made after a fire apparatus has been put into service to determine if it’s performance meets a pre-determined specification or standard.

  26. #1911 Qualified Person: “A person who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, professional standing, or skill, and who, by knowledge, training, and experience, has demonstrated the ability to deal with problems relating to a particular subject matter, work, or project.”

  27. #1911 Three (3) levels of inspection: 1. Category A: FD PERSONNEL 2. Category B:FD PERSONNEL or SERVICE PERSONNEL (authorized repair facility or actual manufacturer) 3. Category C: accredited testing organization (approved by aerial manufacturer)

  28. #1911 Frequency of inspection: Complete apparatus inspections and maintenance shall be completed at a minimum level of once (1) a year.

  29. #1911 Out-of-service criteria: • Shall be the responsibility of the authority having jurisdiction to take the apparatus out-of-service, if deficiencies are encountered—TWO LEVELS. • 1) “Required and defined” items in standard • 2) “Suggested” items

  30. Request for Interpretation • GFI: not required on fire apparatus (see standard for information) • 2. NON-SLIP HOSE BED SURFACE: • Not required

  31. NFPA #1901: NEXT MAIN MEETING PA EXPO MAY 17, 18, 19, 2005 Harrisburg, PA

  32. NFPA #1901: Suggestion? • Send a company representative to meetings • Join “Task Team” committees • Participate in the NFPA process • THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMPANY’S SUPPORT!