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									                                        City of Kingston
                                                New York 12401
                                                  ___________
                                         PURCHASING DEPARTMENT




PO Box 1627                                                                          Tel: (845) 334-3943
City Hall, 420 Broadway                                                              Fax: (845) 334-3944



January 3, 2007

Dear Prospective Bidder:

Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals are sought and requested for the following:

                                             Bid Opening Information

                                            Name:     Fire Apparatus

                                             Bid#: K07-01
                                             Date: January 18, 2007
                                             Time: 3:00pm
                                             Place: 420 Broadway
                                                    Kingston, New York 12401

                                              Contact Person:     Brian J. Woltman



                                       BID PROCEDURE INFORMATION

Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelope addressed to:


                                              City of Kingston Purchasing Department
                                              420 Broadway
                                              Kingston, New York 12401

On the face of said envelope the following information shall be included:

                                              1) NAME AND ADDRESS OF BIDDER:
                                              2) NAME OF BID:

No contractor to whom this contract is let, granted or awarded, shall assign, transfer, convey, sublet, or
otherwise dispose of same or of his right, title, and interest herein, including the performance of this contract or
the right to receive monies due or to become due, or of his power to execute this without the prior written
consent of the City of Kingston Purchasing Department. In the event that the contractor shall without prior
written consent assign, transfer, convey, sublet or otherwise dispose of this contract or of his right, title and
interest herein, including the performance of this contract, or the right to receive monies due or to become due,
or his power to execute such contract to any other person or corporations, or upon receipt by the City of
Kingston of an attachment against the contractor, the city shall be relieved and discharged from any and all
liability and obligation growing out of such contract to such contractor, and the person or corporation to which
such contract shall have been assigned, his assignees, transfers or sublease shall forfeit and lose all monies
theretofore earned under this contract, except so much as may be required to pay his employees.

It is the bidder’s responsibility to read the enclosed GENERAL CONDITIONS which outlines bidding rules of
the City of Kingston Purchasing Department.

Upon submission of bid, it is understood that the bidder has read, and fully understands, and will comply with
said GENERAL CONDITIONS.

Sincerely,

Brian J. Woltman
Purchasing Agent
CITY OF KINGSTON PURCHASING DEPARTMENT


GENERAL CONDITIONS

BIDS                                                                specified, bidders must in every instance give the trade
1. Form of a proposal as issued by the City Senior Buyer            designation of the article, manufacturer’s name, and detailed
shall be completely filled in ink or typing. No bid will be         specifications of an item he proposes to furnish. Otherwise, bid
accepted which contains any changes, additions, omissions or        will be construed as submitted on the identical item as
erasures, unless otherwise stated.                                  specified.
2. Bidders must submit with detailed specifications, circulars      10. No interpretation of the meaning of the specifications or
and all necessary data on items he proposes to furnish. This        other contract document will be made to the bidder orally.
information must show clearly that the item offered meets all       Every request for such interpretation should be in writing,
detailed specifications herein. The Senior Buyer reserves the       addressed to the Senior Buyer, not later than five (5) days
right to reject any bid if its compliance with the specifications   prior to the date fixed for the opening of bids. Notice of any
is not clearly evident. If the item offered differs from the        and all such interpretations and any supplemental instructions
provisions contained in these specifications such differences       will be sent to all bidders of record by the Senior Buyer in the
must be explained in detail, and bid will receive careful           form of addenda to the specifications. All addenda so issued
consideration if such deviations do not depart from the intent      shall become a part of the contract documents.
of these specifications and are to the best interests of the City   11. The submission of a bid will be construed to mean that the
of Kingston as interpreted by the Senior Buyer of the City of       bidder is fully informed as to the extent and character of the
Kingston.                                                           supplies, materials, or equipment required and a representation
3. All prices quoted must be “per unit” as specified; e.g., do      that the bidder can furnish the supplies, materials, or
not quote “per case” when “per dozen” is requested; otherwise       equipment satisfactorily in complete compliance with the
bid may be rejected.                                                specifications.
4. Bidders must insert the price per unit and the extensions        12. If two or more bidders submit identical bids as to price,
against each item in his bid. In the event of a discrepancy         the decision of the Senior Buyer to award a contract to one
between the unit price and the extension, the unit price will       such identical bidder shall be final. (General Municipal Law, §
govern. Prices shall be extended in decimals, not fractions.        103. subsection 1)
5. The prices submitted shall be exclusive of Federal and
State taxes and must not include any tax for which the bidder                                   SAMPLES
may claim exemption because of doing business with the city.        13. Samples, when required, must be submitted strictly in
6. Prices shall be net, including transportation and delivery       accordance with instructions, otherwise, bid may not be
charges fully prepaid by the successful bidder to destination       considered. If samples are requested subsequent to bid
indicated in the proposal. If an award is made on any other         opening, they shall be delivered within ten (10) days of the
basis, transportation charges must be prepaid by the successful     request, or as directed, for bid to have consideration. Samples
bidder and added to the invoice as a separate item. In any case,    must be furnished free of charge and must be accompanied by
title shall not pass until items have been delivered and            descriptive memorandum invoices indicating if the bidder
accepted.                                                           desires their return and specifying the address to which they
7. Where a bidder is requested to submit a bid on individual        are to be returned provided they have not been used or made
items and/or on a total sum or sums, the right is reserved to       useless by tests. Award samples may be held for comparison
award bids on individual items or on total sums.                    with deliveries. The City will not be responsible for any
8. All bids received after the time stated in the Notice to         samples destroyed or mutilated by examination or testing.
Bidders may not be considered and will be returned unopened         Samples shall be removed by the bidder at his expense.
to the bidder. The bidder assumes the risk of any delay in the      Samples not removed by the bidder within fifteen (15) days
mail or in handling of the                                          after written notice to the bidder will be regarded as
                                                                    abandoned and the City shall have the right to dispose of them
                                                                    as its own property.
mail by employees of the City. Whether sent by mail or by
means of personal delivery, the bidder assumes responsibility                                    AWARD
for having his bid deposited on time at the place specified.        14. The Senior Buyer for the City of Kingston reserves the
9. In all specifications, the words “or equal” are understood       right to waive any informality or to reject any and all bids.
after each article giving manufacturer’s name or catalog            15. Awards will be made to the lowest responsible bidder, as
reference, on any patented article. The decision of the Senior      will best promote the public interest, taking into consideration
Buyer as to whether an alternate or substitution is in fact         the reliability of the bidder, the quality of the materials,
“equal” shall be final. If bidding on items other than those        equipment, or supplies to be furnished, their conformity with
the specifications, the purposes for which required, and the       terms of delivery.
16. No contract hereunder shall, either in whole or in part, be    receiving department will note for the benefit of the successful
assigned, transferred, conveyed, sublet or otherwise disposed      bidder when packages are not received in good condition.
of to any other person, company or corporation unless              Cartons shall be labeled with the purchase order number, or a
approval is first obtained in writing from the City Senior         contract number, and the successful bidders’ name and a
Buyer.                                                             general statement of contents. Failure to comply with this
17. Should the successful bidder fail to meet a delivery date      condition shall be considered sufficient reason for refusal to
required by the specifications, the City Senior Buyer may at       accept the goods.
his discretion, cancel the order and terminate the contract. In    25. Unless otherwise stated in the specifications, all items
any such event, the City will assume no responsibility for any     must be delivered into and placed at a point within the building
expense or loss to the successful bidder because of such           as directed by the shipping instructions or the Senior Buyer.
cancellation or termination.                                       The successful bidder will be required to furnish proof of
18. Should any material or equipment delivered fail to meet        delivery in every instance.
the specifications, the City Senior Buyer may, at his discretion   26. Unloading and placement of equipment and furniture is
require the vendor in writing to replace the same with material    the responsibility of the successful bidder, and the city accepts
or equipment which does meet the specifications and, at the        no responsibility for unloading and placing of equipment. Any
vendors expense, to remove the rejected material or equipment      costs incurred due to the failure of the successful bidder to
from wherever delivered or stored and in the event that such       comply with this requirement will be charged to him. No help
proper replacement and removal is not made by the vendor           for unloading will be provided by the City, and suppliers
within 30 days to cancel the order and terminate the contract,     should notify their truckers accordingly.
in which event the City will assume no responsibility for any      27. All deliveries shall be accompanied by delivery tickets or
expense or loss to the vendor because of such cancellation or      packing slips. Tickets shall contain the following information
termination.                                                       for each item delivered:
19. If the successful bidder fails to deliver within the time      Name of Successful Bidder
specified, or within reasonable time as interpreted by the City,   Contract Number and/or Purchase Order Number
or fails to make replacement of rejected articles, when so         Name of Article
requested, immediately or as directed by the City, the City may    Item Number (if applicable)
purchase from other sources to take the place of the item          Quantity
rejected or not delivered. The City reserves the right to
authorize immediate purchase from other sources against                         INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT
rejections on any contract when necessary. On all such             28. The successful bidder shall clean up and remove all debris
purchases the successful bidder agrees to reimburse the City       and rubbish resulting from his work from time as required or
promptly for excess costs occasioned by such purchases.            directed. Upon completion of the work the premises shall be
Should the cost be less, the successful bidder shall have no       left in a neat, unobstructed condition, and the buildings’ broom
claim to the difference. Such purchases will be deducted from      cleaned, and everything in perfect repair and order. Old
contract quantity.                                                 materials are the property of the successful bidder unless
20. A contract may be canceled at the successful bidder’s          otherwise specified.
expense upon non-performance of the contract.                      29. Equipment, supplies, and materials shall be stored at the
                                                                   site only on the approval of the Senior Buyer and at the
                           DELIVERY                                bidder’s risk. In general, such on-site storage should be
21. Delivery must be made in accordance with the instructions      avoided to prevent possible damage or loss of the material.
to bidders and specifications. If delivery instructions do not     30. Work shall be progressed so as to cause the least
appear on order, it will be interpreted to mean prompt             inconvenience to the City and with proper consideration for
delivery. The decision of the Senior Buyer as to reasonable        the rights of other successful bidders and workmen. The
compliance with delivery terms shall be final.                     successful bidder shall keep in touch with the entire operation
22. The Senior Buyer will not accept any deliveries on             and install his work promptly.
Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays, except commodities          31. Bidders shall acquaint themselves with conditions to be
required for daily consumption or where the delivery is for an     found at the site and shall assume all responsibility for placing
emergency.                                                         and installing the equipment in the locations required.
23. Items shall be securely and properly packaged for              32. Equipment for trade-in shall be dismantled by the
shipment, storage and stocking in shipping containers and          successful bidder and removed at his expense. The condition
according to accepted commercial practice, without extra           of the trade-in equipment at the time it is turned over to the
charge for packing cases, baling, or sacks.                        successful bidder shall be the same as covered in the
24. The successful bidder shall be responsible for delivery of     specifications, except as affected by normal wear and tear from
items in good condition at point of destination. He shall file     use up to the time of trade-in. All equipment is represented
with the carrier all claims for breakage, imperfections, and       simply “as is”. Equipment is available for inspection only. At
other losses, which will be deducted from invoices. The            the delivery point listed for new equipment, unless otherwise
specified.
                                           GUARANTEES BY THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER
33. The successful bidder guarantees:
a.) His products against defective material or workmanship and to repair or replace any damages or marring occasioned in transit.
b.) To furnish adequate protection from damage for all work and to repair damage of any kind for which he or his workmen are
responsible, to the building or equipment, to his own work, or to the work of other successful bidders.
c.) To carry adequate insurance to protect the City from loss in case of an accident, fire, theft, etc.
d.) That all deliveries will be equal to the accepted bid sample.
e.) That the equipments delivered is standard, new, latest model of a regular stock product or as required by the specifications; also that
no attachment or part has been substituted or applied contrary to the manufacturer’s recommendations and standard practice. Every
unit delivered must be guaranteed against faulty material and workmanship for a period of at least one year from date of delivery. If
during this period such faults develop, the successful bidder agrees to replace the unit or the part affected without cost to the City. Any
merchandise provided under the contract which is or becomes defective during the guarantee period shall be replaced by the successful
bidder free of charge with the specific understanding that all replacements shall carry the same guarantee as the original equipment.
The successful bidder shall make any such replacement immediately upon receiving notice from the City.

                                                          SAVING CLAUSE
34. The successful bidder shall not be held responsible for any losses resulting if the fulfillment of the terms of the contract shall br
delayed or prevented by wars, acts of public enemies, strikes, fires, floods, acts of God, or for any other acts not within the control of
the successful bidder and which by the exercise of reasonable diligence he is unable to prevent.

                                                     GOVERNING LAWS & RULES
35. The Contractor shall comply with all the provisions of the laws of the City of Kingston, the State of New York and of the United
States of America which affect municipalities and municipal contracts, and more particularly the Labor Law, the General Municipal
Law, The Workman’s Compensation Law, the Lien Law, personal Property Law, State Unemployment Insurance Law, Federal Social
Security Law, State, Local and Municipal Health Law, Rules and Regulations, and any and all regulations promulgated by the State of
New York and of amendments and additions thereto, insofar as the same shall be applicable to any contract awarded hereunder with
the same force and effect as if set forth at length herein. The bidder’s special attention is called to those laws which are set forth below:
36. Section 103-d of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York which reads as follows: “1. Every bid or proposal hereafter
made to a political subdivision of the state or any public department, agency or official thereof where competitive bidding is required
by statute, rule, regulation or local law, for work or services performed or to be performed or goods sold or to be sold, shall contain the
following statement subscribed by the bidder and affirmed by such bidders as true under the penalties of perjury: Non-collusive
bidding certification.
          a.) By submission of this bid, each bidder and each person signing on behalf of any bidder certifies, and in the case of a joint
bid each party thereto certifies as to its own organization, under penalty of perjury, that to the best of knowledge and belief;
1.) The prices in this bid have been arrived at independently without collusion, consultation, communication or agreement, for the
purpose of restricting competition, as to any matter relating to such prices with any other bidder with any competitor.
2.) Unless otherwise required by law, the prices which have been quoted in this bid have not been knowingly disclosed by the bidder
and will not knowingly be disclosed by the bidder prior to opening, directly or indirectly, to any other bidder or to any competitor; and
3.) No attempt has been made or will be made by the bidder to induce any other person, partnership or corporation to submit or not to
submit a bid for the purpose of restricting competition.
          b.) A bid shall not be considered for an award nor shall any award be made where (a) (1) (2) and (3) above have not been
complied with; provided however, that if in any case the bidder cannot make the foregoing certification, the bidder shall so state and
shall furnish with the bid a signed statement which sets forth in detail the reasons therefor. Where (a) (1) (2) and (3) above have not
been complied with, the bid shall not be considered for award nor shall any award be made unless the head of the purchasing unit of
the political subdivision, public department, agency or official thereof which the bid is made, or his design, determines that such
disclosure was not made for the purpose of restricting competition.
The fact that a bidder (a) has published price lists, rates or tariffs covering items being procured, (b) has informed prospective
customers of proposed or pending publication of new or revised price lists for such items, or (c) has sold the same item to other
customers at the same prices being bid, does not constitute, without more, a disclosure within the meaning of subparagraph one (a).
Any bid hereafter made to any political subdivision of the state or any public department, agency or official thereof by a corporate
bidder for work or services performed or to be performed or goods sold or to be sold, where competitive bidding is required by
statute, rule, regulation, or local law, and where such bid contains the certification referred to in subdivision one of this section, shall
be deemed to have been authorized by the board of directors of the bidder, and such authorization shall be deemed to include the
signing and submission of the bid and the inclusion therein of the certificate as to non-collusion as the act and deed of the corporation.
37. All vendors must comply with provisions of the Toxic Waste Right To Know Law and provide the City with any and all
information as required by law.
All regularly manufactured stock electrical items must bear the label of the Underwriters’ Laboratories, Inc.
38. Bids on equipment must be on standard new equipment, of latest model and in current production, unless otherwise specified. All
supplies, equipment, vehicles and materials must meet the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. (OSHA)
39. The form of non-collusion bidding certification following the form of a proposal must be executed by the bidder and submitted
with the proposal.
40. Bidders must complete attached City of Kingston forms which include Information Sheet and Vendor Reference Sheet. These
forms must be submitted with the proposal.
41. Extension of Prices - Political subdivisions and districts and others authorized by law including certain nonprofit post secondary,
secondary, and elementary educational institutions may participate in contracts resulting from this bid. Upon request, non-city agencies
must furnish contractor (s) with the proper tax exemption certificate.
42. The City of Kingston may require the successful bidder to confirm in writing, within ten (10) days of the City’s request, that said
bidder will perform the contract in accordance with its bid. The failure of the bidder to confirm may result in the cancellation of the
contract by the City in its sole discretion.
                                            KINGSTON FIRE DEPT

                                    FIRE APPARATUS SPECIFICATIONS



THE APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT AS SPECIFIED HEREIN SHALL BE MOUNTED
ON A CUSTOM, TILT-CAB FIRE SERVICE CHASSIS WITH SEATING FOR FOUR (4)
THE WHEELBASE SHALL NOT EXCEED 172” AND THE CERTIFIED GAWR SHALL
BE NOT LESS THAN 40,000 LBS.


BUMPER, FRONT
The chassis shall have a 10" stainless steel front bumper with a 4" front bumper extension.
The front bumper shall be 10" high one-piece stainless steel and made from 10 gauge (0.135" nominal) polished
stainless steel for corrosion resistance, strength, and long-lasting appearance. The bumper shall incorporate two
(2) stiffening steel ribs to provide additional protection against low-speed frontal impacts. The bumper shall be
extended 4" from the front of the cab and shall bolt directly to the chassis frame.

Speaker

One (1) Federal Signal model MS-100-01 DynaMax 100 watt speaker with grille shall be provided. The speaker
shall be mounted in the driver side of the front bumper. The speaker shall produce a minimum sound output of
120 db (A) at 10 feet.

Air Horns

Dual air horns shall be provided connected to the chassis air system. The horns shall be mounted in the front
bumper. A pressure protection valve shall be installed to prevent the air brake system from being depleted of air
pressure. There shall be a foot switch located on the driver’s and officer’s side for controlling the air horns.



Frame Rail Construction
The chassis frame shall consist of two (2) C-channel frame rails that are connected with heavy-duty fabricated
crossmembers. The chassis frame rails shall provide a 172” wheelbase with a 47” rear frame cut. The chassis
frame rails and crossmembers shall be bolted together using high-strength threaded fasteners for durability and
ease of repair.
In order to minimize frame deflection under load and thereby improve vehicle ride and life extension of the
chassis frame, each frame rail shall have the following minimum specifications:

Frame Rail Dimensions: 10-1/4” x 3-1/2” x 3/8” (10.25” x 3.50” x 0.375”)
Frame Rail Material: 110,000 PSI minimum yield strength, high strength, low alloy steel
Section Modulus: 16.61 cu. in. (RBM): 1,827,045 in. lbs.

The 10-1/4” (10.25”) frame rail height shall be utilized to ensure the lowest possible body height for ease of
access as well as the lowest possible vehicle center of gravity for maximum stability.
Crossmembers

There shall be a minimum of eight (8) crossmembers joining the two (2) frame rails in order to make the frame
rigid and hold the frame rails in alignment. Six (6) of the crossmembers shall be a steel C-channel design bolted
back-to-back in pairs to form three (3) heavy-duty crossmembers located at points of critical stress one (1) near
the back of cab supports, one (1) at the forward bracket of the rear suspension, and one (1) at the rear bracket of
the rear suspension. The three (3) heavy-duty crossmembers shall be attached to the frame rail with not less than
six (6) bolts at each end arranged in a bolt pattern that is not less than 8.87” apart in the fore-aft direction in
order to adequately distribute the crossmembers load into the frame rail and minimize stress concentrations.

All frame fasteners shall be high-strength, Grade 8, flanged-head threaded bolts and nuts for frame strength,
durability, and ease of repair. The nuts shall be stover locknuts to help prevent loosening. The frame fasteners
shall be tightened to the proper torque at the time of assembly.

The frame rails shall be finished with a corrosion-inhibiting black powder coat. The frame crossmembers and
frame-mounted components (suspensions, axles, air tanks, battery boxes, etc.) shall be painted black.

Frame/Crossmember Warranty

The apparatus manufacturer shall supply a full lifetime frame warranty, including crossmembers, against defects
in materials or workmanship. Warranties that provide a lifetime warranty for only the frame rails, but not the
crossmembers, are not acceptable. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tow Hooks

Two (2) heavy-duty steel front tow hooks shall be securely bolted to the front chassis frame rail extensions to
allow towing (not lifting) of the apparatus without damage. They shall be mounted in the downward position.
The tow hooks shall be painted chassis black.

Tow Eyes

Two (2) heavy-duty tow eyes made of 3/4” (0.75”) thick steel having 2.5” diameter holes shall be mounted
below the body at the rear of the vehicle to allow towing (not lifting) of the apparatus without damage. The tow
eyes will be welded to the lower end of a 5” steel channel that is bolted at the end of the chassis frame rails. The
tow eyes shall be painted chassis black.

Fuel Tank

One (1) 65 gallon fuel tank shall be provided. The tank shall be of an all-welded, aluminized-steel construction
with anti-surge baffles and shall conform to all applicable Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 393.65
and 393.67 standards. The tank shall be mounted below the frame rails at the rear of the chassis for maximum
protection. The tank shall be secured with two (2) wrap-around T-bolt type steel straps. Each strap shall be fitted
with protective rubber insulation and shall be secured with grade 8 hardware. This design allows for tank
removal from below the chassis.

The fuel tank shall be equipped with a 2” diameter filler neck. The filler neck shall extend to the rear of the
vehicle behind the rear tires and away from the heat of the exhaust system as required by NFPA 1901 Standard
for Automotive Fire Apparatus. The open end of the filler neck shall be equipped with a twist-off filler cap with
a retaining chain.

The tank shall be plumbed with top-draw and top-return fuel lines in order to protect the lines from road debris.
Bottom-draw and/or bottom-return fuel lines are not acceptable. A vent shall be provided at the top of the tank.
The vent shall be connected to the filler neck to prevent splash-back during fueling operations. A 1/2” NPT
drain plug shall be provided at the bottom of the tank.

The tank shall have a minimum useable capacity of 65 gallons of fuel with a sufficient additional volume to
allow for thermal expansion of the fuel without overflowing the vent.

A mechanical fuel pump shall be provided and sized by the engine manufacturer as part of the engine.



FRONT AND REAR AXLES
The apparatus shall utilize an ArvinMeritor FL-941 front axle and a RS-24-160 rear axle with front and rear 17"
disc brakes.
Front Axle

The front axle shall have a rated capacity of 16,000 lb. It shall have "easy steer" knuckle pin bushings and 68.5"
kingpin centers. The front axle shall be of an I-beam construction and utilize grease-lubricated wheel bearings.
The front suspension shall be furnished with two (2) heavy-duty, double-acting shock absorbers, one (1) each
side.

Cramp Angle

The front axle shall have a nominal cramp angle of 45 degrees with a tolerance of plus two (+2) degrees to
minus three (-3) degrees range, including front suction applications. The front axle hubs shall be made from
ductile iron and shall be designed for use with 10 hole hub-piloted wheels in order to improve wheel centering
and extend tire life.

Tapered Leaf Springs

The front axle springs shall be parabolic tapered, minimum 4" wide x 54" long (flat), minimum 3 leaf,
progressive rate, with bronze bushings and a capacity of 16,000 lb. at the ground. Tapered leaf springs provide a
20% ride improvement over standard straight spring systems. Supporting documentation/data shall be provided
upon request.

Power Steering Gear

The front axle shall be equipped with a Sheppard model M110 integral power steering gear. The steering
assembly shall be rated to statically steer a maximum front axle load of 16,000 lb. Relief stops shall be provided
to reduce system pressure upon full wheel cut. The steering system shall be able to operate mechanically should
the hydraulic system fail.

Rear Axle

The rear axle shall be equipped with an ArvinMeritor RS-24-160 single rear axle with single-reduction hypoid
gearing and a rated capacity of 24,000 lb. The axle shall be equipped with oil-lubricated wheel bearings with
ArvinMeritor oil seals. The rear axle hubs shall be made from ductile iron and shall be designed for use with 10
hole hub-piloted wheels to improve wheel centering and extend tire life.

The rear axle suspension shall be a pair of variable-rate leaf springs with auxiliary ("helper") leaf springs and
bronze bushings. The variable-rate leaf springs with auxiliary leaf springs ensure that the vehicle rides and
handles smoothly under both loaded and unloaded conditions.
The front and rear axles shall have ArvinMeritor Dura-Master air disc brakes with automatic slack adjusters. A
swing away caliper assembly shall be provided for each brake to facilitate maintenance. The rotors shall utilize a
vented disc to help dissipate heat. All actuating parts shall be sealed from dirt and moisture.

The vehicle shall be equipped with air-operated brakes and an anti-lock braking system (ABS). The brake
system shall meet or exceed the design and performance requirements of the current Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standard (FMVSS)-121, and the test requirements of the current NFPA 1901 Standard.

A dual-treadle brake valve shall correctly proportion the braking power between the front and rear systems. All
air lines shall be constructed of abrasion-resistant nylon tubing routed in a manner to protect them from damage.
The air lines shall be color-coded for ease of identification and simplification of maintenance. Brass fittings
shall be provided on all air line connections to prevent corrosion and reduce maintenance.

The air system shall be provided with a rapid pressure build-up feature, designed to meet current NFPA 1901
requirements, to allow the vehicle to begin its emergency response as quickly as possible. A 1/4" brass quick-
release air inlet with a male connection shall be located inside the driver door on the left side of the cab. The
inlet shall allow a shoreline air hose to be connected to the vehicle, discharging air directly into the wet tank. A
pressure-protection valve shall be installed to prevent use of the air horns or other air-operated devices should
the air system pressure drop below 85 PSI. This feature is designed to prevent inadvertent actuation of the
emergency/parking brakes while the vehicle is in motion.

Two (2) air pressure needle gauges, one (1) each for front and rear air pressure, with a warning light and buzzer
shall be installed at the driver’s instrument panel.

Air Tank Reservoirs

The braking system shall be provided with a minimum of three (3) air tank reservoirs for a total air system
capacity of 5,214 cu. in. One (1) reservoir shall serve as the wet tank and a minimum of one (1) tank shall be
supplied for each of the front and rear axles. The total system shall carry a sufficient volume of air to comply
with FMVSS-121. Tank capacities in cubic inches: wet - 1,738; front - 1,738; rear - 1,738; total - 5,214.

The chassis air system shall be equipped with a Bendix-Westinghouse AD-9 air dryer to remove moisture from
the air in order to help prevent the air lines from freezing in cold weather and prolong the life of the braking
system components.

An automatic drain valve shall be installed on the wet tank to constantly remove condensed moisture as it
accumulates. This will extend the life of the air dryer element for reduced maintenance. All other tanks shall be
equipped with manual drain valves.

Emergency/Parking Brakes

Spring-actuated emergency/parking brakes shall be installed on the rear axle. One (1) Bendix-Westinghouse PP-
1 parking brake control valve shall be supplied.

A Bendix-Westinghouse SR-1 valve, in conjunction with a double check valve system, shall provide automatic
emergency brake application when the air brake system pressure falls below 40 PSI in order to safely bring the
vehicle to a stop in case of an accidental loss of braking system air pressure.

ABS Anti-Lock Braking System
A four-channel Wabco ABS shall be provided to improve vehicle stability and control by reducing wheel lock-
up during braking. This braking system shall be fitted to both front and rear axles. All electrical connections
shall be environmentally-sealed for protection against water, weather, and vibration.

The system shall constantly monitor wheel behavior during braking. Sensors on each wheel transmit wheel
speed data to an electronic processor, which shall detect approaching wheel lock-up and instantly modulate (or
"pump") the brake pressure up to five (5) times per second to prevent wheel lock-up. Each wheel shall be
individually controlled. To improve field performance the system shall be equipped with a dual-circuit design
configured in a diagonal pattern. Should a malfunction occur in one circuit, that circuit shall revert to normal
braking action. A warning light at the driver’s instrument panel shall signal a malfunction.

The system shall also be configured to work in conjunction with all auxiliary engine, exhaust, or driveline
brakes to prevent wheel lock-up. To improve maintenance troubleshooting, provisions in the system for an
optional diagnostic tester shall be provided. The system shall test itself each time the vehicle is started, and a
dash-mounted light shall go out once the vehicle is moving above 4 mph.

Wheel Alignment

The custom chassis frame shall have a wheel alignment in order to achieve maximum vehicle road performance
and to promote long tire life. The alignment shall conform to the manufacturer’s internal specifications. All
wheel lug nuts and axle U-bolt retainer nuts shall be tightened to the proper torque at the time of alignment. The
wheel alignment documentation shall be made available at delivery.

Warranties

A 3 year/300,000 miles parts and labor Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS) warranty shall be provided as
standard by Meritor Automotive.

A 5 year/unlimited miles parts and 2 year labor front and rear axle warranty shall be provided as standard by
ArvinMeritor Automotive.

A 3 year/unlimited miles parts and 3 year labor front and rear brake warranty shall be provided as standard by
ArvinMeritor Automotive. The warranty shall include bushings and seals.



Wheel Trim Package
The front and rear axle rims shall be provided with a Real Wheels trim package.
The package shall consist of chrome plastic hub and lug nut covers.

Rims - Painted Steel
The front and rear tires shall be mounted on steel disc rims.
All rims shall be Accuride, ten (10) hole, hub-piloted steel disc and painted job color.

All rims shall conform to the Tire and Rim Association requirements.



Tires - Michelin Front & Rear
The front and rear axle rims shall have Michelin tires provided.
The front two (2) Michelin 315/80R 22.5 tires shall be tubeless type 20 PR radial tires with XZA-1 highway
tread. The tires shall have weight capacity and speed rating of 18,000 lb. @ 75 MPH.

The rear four (4) Michelin 11R22.5 tires shall be tubeless type 16 PR radial tires with XDN mud and snow
tread. The tires shall have weight capacity and speed rating of 23,800 lb (dual) @ 65 MPH.

All tires shall conform to the Tire and Rim Association requirements.



Chassis Speed
The chassis shall be geared for 61 to 65 miles per hour.


Engine and Transmission
Cummins Engine

The vehicle shall utilize a Cummins ISC 2007 electronic engine as described below:

• 330 gross BHP at 2200 RPM
• 1000 lb. ft. peak torque at 1400 RPM
• Six (6) cylinder, charge air cooled, 4 cycle diesel
• 506 cu. in. displacement -- 4.49” bore x 5.31” stroke (8.3 liters)
• 16.6:1 compression ratio
• Electronic Timing Control Fuel System
• Fuel cooler
• Engine shall be equipped with Full-Authority Electronics
• Fleetguard FS1022 fuel filter with integral water separator and water-in-fuel sensor approved by Cummins for
use on the ISC engine
• Fleetguard LF9009 Venturi Combo combination full-flow/by-pass oil filter approved by Cummins for use on
the ISC engine
• Engine lubrication system, including filter, shall have a minimum capacity of 25 quarts
• Delco-Remy 39 MD-HD 12 volt starter
• Cummins 18.7 cubic foot per minute (CFM) air compressor.
• Ember separator compliant with NFPA.

The engine shall be compliant with 2007 EPA Emission standards.

Air Cleaner

The air cleaner shall be a 10” diameter Farr Eco-Lite with a replaceable element. Air cleaner intake piping shall
be made from aluminized steel tubing with flexible rubber hoses. Air cleaner intake piping clamps shall be
heavy-duty, constant-torque, T-bolt clamps to ensure proper sealing under all temperatures in order to keep dust
and other contaminants out of the engine intake air stream and protect the engine.

A 5 year/100,000-miles parts and labor warranty shall be provided as standard by Cummins.
A copy of the Engine Installation Review stating the engine installation meets Cummins recommendations shall
be provided. The engine installation shall not require the operation of any type of “power-down” feature to meet
engine installation tests.

Exhaust Brake

One (1) Jacobs model EXC 83 Extarder exhaust brake shall be installed to assist in slowing and controlling the
vehicle as required by NFPA 1901 for vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of 36,000 lb. or
greater. An off/on control switch shall be mounted in the cab. A throttle-plate-type gate valve shall be installed
in the exhaust pipe between the manifold and the muffler. With the dash switch in the on position, the valve
shall be activated when the throttle is released, restricting exhaust flow and creating back pressure in the exhaust
manifold. This shall transform the engine into a low-pressure air compressor, driven by the wheels, and the
horsepower absorbed by the engine in this mode shall slow the vehicle.

The Jacobs exhaust brake shall operate off the vehicle’s accessory air supply circuit. When in use, the exhaust
brake shall be automatically applied whenever the accelerator is in the idle position. When the throttle is
depressed, the exhaust brake shall immediately release, withdrawing the gate valve and restoring full exhaust
flow.

Allison Transmission

The vehicle shall utilize an Allison EVS3000P, electronic, 5 speed automatic transmission.

A transmission oil temperature gauge with warning light and buzzer shall be installed on the cab instrument
panel to warn the driver of high oil temperatures that may damage the transmission.

The transmission shall have a gross input torque rating of 1250 lb ft. and a gross input power rating of 330 HP.


The gear ratios shall be as follows:

1 - 3.49
2 - 1.86
3 - 1.41
4 - 1.00
5 - .75
R - 5.03

The transmission shall have an oil capacity of 23 quarts and shall be equipped with a fluid level sensor (FLS)
system, providing direct feedback of transmission oil level information to the driver.

A water-to-oil transmission oil cooler shall be provided in the lower tank of the radiator to ensure proper
cooling of the transmission when the vehicle is stationary (no air flow). Air-to-oil transmission oil coolers,
which require constant air flow, are not acceptable.

The transmission shall be provided with two (2) engine-driven PTO openings located at the 4 o’clock and 8
o’clock positions for flexibility in installing pto-driven equipment.

The automatic transmission shall be equipped with a power lock-up device. The transmission lock-up shall
prevent down shifting of the transmission when the engine speed is decreased during pump operations, thereby
maintaining a constant gear ratio for safe operation of the pump. The transmission lock-up shall be
automatically activated when the pump is engaged in gear. The transmission lock-up shall be automatically
deactivated when the pump is disengaged for normal road operation.

A 5 year/unlimited miles parts and labor warranty shall be provided as standard by Allison Transmission.



Cooling Package
The cooling system shall have a tube-and-fin radiator with a minimum of 1,362 square inches of frontal area to
ensure adequate cooling under all operating conditions. The radiator shall have five (5) rows of brass tubes with
sixteen (16) copper fins per inch, and bolted steel top and bottom tanks for durability and ease of repair. There
shall be a drain valve in the bottom tank to allow the radiator to be serviced. A sight glass shall be included for
quick fluid level assessment. The radiator cap shall be a pressure-type cap with an integrated vent tube. The
radiator shall be installed at the prescribed angle in order to achieve the maximum operational effectiveness.
This shall be accomplished according to established work instructions and properly calibrated angle
measurement equipment.

Silicone Hoses

Radiator hoses shall be made from silicone reinforced with nylon fiber to provide added burst strength. Radiator
hose clamps shall be constant-torque style. All radiator hoses shall be routed, loomed, and secured so as to
provide maximum protection from chafing, crushing, or contact with other moving parts.

Coolant

The cooling system shall be filled with a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze/coolant conditioner to provide
freezing protection to minus 40 (- 40) degrees F for operation in severe winter temperatures.

Charge Air Cooler System

The system shall include a charge air cooler with a minimum of 883 square inches of frontal area to ensure
adequate cooling of the turbocharged air for proper engine operation and maximum performance. The charge air
cooler core shall be 2.62” deep with fourteen (14) fins per inch.




Charge Air Cooler Hoses

Charge air cooler hoses shall be made from high-temperature, wire-reinforced silicone to withstand the
extremely high temperatures and pressures of the turbocharged air. The hoses shall incorporate a flexible hump
section to allow motion and misalignment of the engine relative to the charge air cooler. Charge air cooler hose
clamps shall be heavy-duty, constant-torque, T-bolt clamps to ensure proper sealing under all temperatures in
order to keep dust and other contaminants out of the engine intake air stream and protect the engine.

Fan/Shroud

The fan shall be 30” in diameter with eleven (11) blades for maximum airflow and dynamic balance. It shall be
made of nylon for strength and corrosion resistance. The fan shall be installed with grade 8 hardware which has
been treated with thread locker for additional security. A fan shroud attached to the radiator shall be provided to
prevent recirculation of engine compartment air around the fan in order to maximize the cooling airflow through
the radiator. The fan shroud shall be constructed of fiber-reinforced high temperature plastic. The shroud shall
be specifically formed with curved surfaces which improves air flow and cooling.



Cab Wheel Well Liners
The cab shall have two (2) bolt-in front wheel well liners.
The liners shall be constructed of a 3/16” (0.188”) composite material that provides a maintenance-free and
damage-resistant surface that helps protect the underside of the cab wheel well structure and attached
components from stones or road debris.



Battery System


Four (4) heavy-duty batteries shall be provided. The batteries shall be maintenance-free 12 volt. Each battery
shall be installed and positioned so as to allow easy replacement of any single battery. There shall be two (2)
steel frame-mounted battery boxes, one (1) on the left frame rail and one (1) on the right frame rail. Each battery
box shall be secured to the frame rail with Grade 8 hardware. Each battery box shall hold two (2) batteries. Each
battery shall have a minimum rating of 1000 cold cranking amps (CCA) @ 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The batteries
shall have 3/8-16 threaded stud terminals to ensure tight cable connections. The battery stud terminals shall each
be treated with concentrated industrial soft-seal after cable installation to promote corrosion prevention. The
positive and negative battery stud terminals and the respective cables shall be clearly marked to ensure quick
and mistake-proof identification

Jumper Studs

Battery jumper studs shall be provided below the officer side rear crew cab door. The jumper studs shall allow
the batteries to be charged without raising the cab.

Battery Trays

Batteries shall be placed on non-corrosive rubber matting and secured with hold-down brackets to prevent
movement, vibration, and road shock. The hold-down bracket J-hooks shall be cut to fit and shall have all sharp
edges removed. The batteries shall be placed in plastic trays to provide preliminary containment should there be
leakage of hazardous battery fluids. There shall be two (2) plastic trays, each containing (2) batteries. Each
battery tray shall be equipped with a rubber vent hose to facilitate drainage. The rubber vent hose shall be routed
to drain beneath the battery box. The batteries shall be positioned in well-ventilated areas.

Battery Charger

A 20 amp battery charging system shall be installed and connected directly to the shoreline to ensure the
batteries remain fully charged while the vehicle is in the fire station or firehouse. The system shall provide a
visual signal if battery voltage drops below 11.5 volts. The microprocessor shall be continuously powered from
the battery to provide the charge status. Equalization charge shall only occur when necessary, not with every
cycle. The system shall fully charge the batteries while allowing up to eight (8) amps of additional load for
onboard systems.

The battery receptacle shall be located driver’s side, mounted on the cab.

Alternator

A Leece Neville model 4870J-J180 series 270 amp SAE (J56) rated, 240 amp NFPA 1901 rated alternator with
internal rectifier, regulator and AC taps shall be installed in accordance with the engine manufacturer’s
recommendations.

Warranty

Batteries shall have a warranty of twelve (12) months that shall commence upon the date of delivery of the
apparatus.




Cab
The vehicle shall have an all-welded aluminum, fully enclosed tilt cab designed exclusively for the fire service
to ensure long life. It shall incorporate a welded substructure of high-strength aluminum alloy extrusions that
surrounds and protects the perimeter of the occupant compartment for increased safety.

The cab shall be constructed from 3/16” (0.188”) 3003 H14 aluminum-alloy plate roof, floor, and outer skins
welded to a high-strength 6061-T6 aluminum alloy extruded subframe, wall supports and roof bows. This
combination of high-strength, welded aluminum inner structure surrounded on all sides by load-bearing, welded
aluminum outer skins provides a cab that is strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and durable.

The inner structure shall be designed to create an interlocking internal ”roll-cage” effect by welding two (2) 3” x
3” x 0.188” wall-thickness 6061-T6 aluminum upright between the 3” x 3” x .188” wall-thickness 6061-T6 roof
cross beam and the 3” x 3” x .375” wall-thickness 6061-T6 subframe structure in the front. An additional two
(2) aluminum upright extrusions within the back-of-cab structure shall be welded between the rear roof
perimeter extrusion and the subframe structure in the rear to complete the interlocking framework. The four (4)
upright extrusions -- two (2) in the front and two (2) in the rear -- shall be designed to effectively transmit roof
loads downward into the subframe structure to help protect the occupant compartment from crushing in a
serious accident. All joints shall be electrically seam welded internally using aluminum alloy welding wire.

The subframe structure shall be constructed from high-strength 6061-T6 aluminum extrusions welded together
to provide a structural base for the cab. It shall include a side-to-side C-channel extrusion across the front, with
3/4” x 2-3/4” (.75” x 2.75”) full-width crossmember tubes spaced at critical points between the front and rear of
the cab.

The cab floor shall be constructed from 3/16” (0.188”) 3003 H14 smooth aluminum plate welded to the
subframe structure to give the cab additional strength and to help protect the occupants from penetration by road
debris and under-ride collision impacts.

The cab roof shall be constructed from 3/16” (0.188”) 3003 H14 aluminum tread plate supported by a grid of
fore-aft and side-to-side aluminum extrusions to help protect the occupants from penetration by falling debris
and downward-projecting objects. Molded fiberglass or other molded fiber-reinforced plastic roof materials are
not acceptable.

The cab roof perimeter shall be constructed from 4” x 6-5/8” (4” x 6.625”) 6061-T6 aluminum extrusions with
integral drip rails. Cast aluminum corner joints shall be welded to the aluminum roof perimeter extrusions to
ensure structural integrity. The roof perimeter shall be continuously welded to the cab roof plate to ensure a
leak-free roof structure.

The cab rear skin shall be constructed from 3/16” (0.188”) 3003 H14 bright aluminum tread plate with the
diamonds on the exterior to provide added durability. Structural extrusions shall be used to reinforce the rear
wall.

The left-hand and right-hand cab side skins shall be constructed from 3/16” (0.188”) 3003 H14 smooth
aluminum plate. The skins shall be welded to structural aluminum extrusions at the top, bottom, and sides for
additional reinforcement.

The cab front skins shall be constructed from 3/16” (0.188”) 3003 H14 smooth aluminum plate. The upper
portion shall form the windshield mask, and the lower portion shall form the cab front. Each front corner shall
have a full 9” outer radius for strength and appearance. The left-hand and right-hand sides of the windshield
mask shall be welded to the left-hand and right-hand front door frames, and the upper edge of the windshield
mask shall be welded to the cab roof perimeter extrusion for reinforcement. The cab front shall be welded to the
subframe C-channel extrusion below the line of the headlights to provide protection against frontal impact.

Cab Exterior

The exterior of the cab shall be 94” wide x 130” long to allow sufficient room in the occupant compartment for
four (4) to six (6) personnel. The cab roof shall be approximately 101” above the ground. The back-of-cab to
front axle length shall be a minimum of 58”.

Front axle fenderette trim shall be brushed aluminum for appearance and corrosion resistance.
Two (2) black linear, low density, polyethylene (proprietary blend) mudflaps shall be installed on the rear of the
cab front wheelwells. The design of the mudflap shall have corrugated ridges to distribute water evenly.

The cab windshield shall be of a two-piece replaceable design for lowered cost of repair. The vehicle windshield
shall be made from 1/4” (.25”) thick curved, laminated safety glass with a 75% light transmittance automotive
tint. A combined minimum viewing area of 2800 sq. in. shall be provided. Forward visibility to the ground for
the average (50th percentile) male sitting in the driver`s seat shall be no more than 12 feet 6 inches from the
front of the cab to ensure good visibility in congested areas.

Cab Mounts and Cab Tilt System

The cab shall be independently mounted from the body and chassis to isolate the cab structure from stresses
caused by chassis twisting and body movements. Mounting points shall consist of two (2) forward-pivoting
points, one (1) on each side; two (2) intermediate rubber load-bearing cushions located midway along the length
of the cab, one (1) each side; and two (2) combination rubber shock mounts and cab latches located at the rear of
the cab, one (1) on each side.

An electric-over-hydraulic cab tilt system shall be provided to provide easy access to the engine. It shall consist
of two (2) large-diameter, telescoping, hydraulic lift cylinders, one (1) on each side of the cab, with a frame-
mounted electric-over-hydraulic pump for cylinder actuation.
Safety flow fuses (velocity fuses) shall be provided in the hydraulic lift cylinders to prevent the raised cab from
suddenly dropping in case of a burst hydraulic hose or other hydraulic failure. The safety flow fuses shall
operate when the cab is in any position, not just the fully raised position.

The hydraulic pump shall have a manual override system as a backup in the event of an electrical failure. Lift
controls shall be located in a compartment to the rear of the cab on the right side of the apparatus. A parking
brake interlock shall be provided as a safety feature to prevent the cab from being tilted unless the parking brake
is set.

The entire cab shall be tilted through a 40 degree arc to allow for easy maintenance of the engine, transmission,
and engine components. A positive-engagement safety latch shall be provided to lock the cab in the full tilt
position to provide additional safety for personnel working under the raised cab.

In the lowered position, the cab shall be locked down by two (2) automatic, spring-loaded cab latches at the rear
of the cab. A ”cab ajar” indicator light shall be provided on the instrument panel to warn the driver when the cab
is not completely locked into the lowered position.

Cab Interior

The interior of the cab shall be of the open design with an ergonomically-designed driver area that provides
ready access to all controls as well as a clear view of critical instrumentation.

The engine cover between the driver and the officer shall be a low-rise contoured design to provide sufficient
seating and elbow room for the driver and the officer. The engine cover shall blend in smoothly with the interior
dash and flooring of the cab. An all-aluminum subframe shall be provided for the engine cover for strength. The
overall height of the engine enclosure shall not exceed 23” from the floor at each side and 28” in the center
section. The engine cover shall not exceed 41” in width at its widest point. The internal engine cover insulation
shall consist of heat-resistant, Mylar-backed, .75” fiberglass panels. The external engine cover shall consist of a
maintenance-free cover, constructed from a composite material with heat-resistant backing that provides
reduced engine noise and heat from entering the cab interior. The cover shall be the same color as other interior
cab padding.

The interior of the cab shall be insulated to ensure the sound (dbA) level for the cab interior is within the limits
stated in NFPA 1901. The insulation shall consist of 2 oz. wadding and 1/4” (.25”) foam padding. The padding
board shall be backed with 1/4” (0.25”) thick reflective insulation. The backing shall be spun-woven polyester
and consist of a rear cab headliner, a rear wall panel, and side panels between the front and rear cab doors.

All cab floors shall be covered with a black rubber floor mat that provides an aggressive slip-resistant surface in
accordance with current NFPA 1901.

A minimum of 56.75” of floor-to-ceiling height shall be provided in the front and rear seating areas of the cab a
minimum of 40” of seated headroom shall be provided over each fenderwell.

The floor area in front of the front seat pedestals shall be no less than 18.5” side to side by 22.5” front to rear for
the driver and no less than 22.5” side to side by 17.5” front to rear for the officer to provide adequate legroom.

All exposed, interior metal surfaces, shall be pretreated using a corrosion prevention system and shall be coated
with a textured OTO paint finish.

All surfaces subject to repeated contact and wear -- the dash, overhead console, windshield posts, headliner,
door panels, and door post trim -- shall be covered with thermoformed, non-metallic, non-fiber trim pieces or
panels to provide excellent scuff and abrasion resistance, as well as chemical stain resistance. The
thermoformed material shall comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 302 for
flammability of interior materials.

The vehicle shall use a seven-position tilt and telescopic steering column to accommodate various size
operators. An 18” padded steering wheel with a center horn button shall be provided.

A full-width overhead console shall be mounted to the cab ceiling for placement of siren and radio heads. The
console shall be made from a thermoformed, non-metallic material and shall have easily removable mounting
plates. Two (2) Lexan Sun Visors shall be provided, one (1) each side for the driver and officer position.

The driver side compartment shall be approximately 20” x 12” x 5” high and the officer side compartment shall
be approximately 20.25” x 22.75” x 11” high.

A padded armrest for both the driver and the officer (front passenger) positions shall be mounted to the engine
cover. Two (2) beverage holders shall also be mounted to the engine cover in convenient locations.

The front cab steps shall be a minimum of 8” deep x 24” wide. The first step shall be 19.75” above the ground
with standard tires in the unloaded condition. The rear cab steps shall be a minimum 12” deep x 23” wide. The
first step shall be 20.5” above the ground with standard tires in the unloaded condition. The rear step shall
incorporate an intermediate step for easy access to the cab. The steps are to be located inside the doorsill, where
they are protected against mud, now, ice, and weather. The aluminum step surface shall include a multi-
directional, aggressive gripping surface incorporated into the diamond plate. The surface shall extend vertically
from the diamond plate sheet a minimum of 1/8” (0.125”). Gripping surfaces shall be circular in design, a
minimum of 1” diameter and on centers not to exceed 4”. All stepping surfaces meet current NFPA
requirements.

A black rubber grip handle shall be provided on the interior of each front door below the door window to ensure
proper handholds while entering and exiting the cab. An additional black rubber grip handle shall be provided
on the left and right side windshield post for additional handholds.

Cab door assist handrails shall consist of four (4) 1.25” diameter x 18” long 6063-T5 anodized aluminum tubes
mounted directly behind the door openings, two (2) each side of the cab. The handrails shall be machine
extruded with integral ribbed surfaces to assure a good grip for personnel safety. Handrails shall be installed
between chrome end stanchions and shall be positioned at least 2” from the mounting surface to allow a positive
grip with a gloved hand.

Interior Lighting

Interior cab lighting shall include four (4) individually switched lights in the ceiling, two (2) in the front and two
(2) in the rear. Each light shall have two (2) light heads, with one light providing a white light and the second
light providing a red light for nighttime use.

The cab ceiling lights and the step lights shall be wired through the ”door ajar” switch to provide interior
lighting when the battery power is on and any cab door is opened.

An engine compartment light with a switch shall be installed to illuminate the engine compartment

Cab Instruments and Controls
Two (2) pantograph-style windshield wipers with two (2) separate electric motors shall be provided for positive
operation. Air-operated windshield wipers are not acceptable because of their tendency to accumulate moisture,
which can lead to corrosion and/or to freezing in cold weather. The wipers shall be a wet-arm type with a one
(1) gallon washer fluid reservoir, an intermittent-wipe function, and an integral wash circuit. Wiper arm length
shall be approximately 28”, and the blade length approximately 20”. Each arm shall have a 70 degree sweep for
full coverage of the windshield.

Cab instruments and controls shall be located on the cab instrument panel in the dashboard on the driver’s side
where they are clearly visible and easily reachable. Gauges and emergency warning light switches shall be
installed in removable panels for ease of service. The following gauges and controls shall be provided:

Engine water temperature gauge with warning light and buzzer
Transmission temperature gauge
Dual air pressure gauge with warning light and buzzer to indicate if the front or rear pressure drops below 70
PSI
Park brake indicator light to indicate when park brake is engaged
ABS warning light to indicate if a malfunction has occurred
Fuel gauge with a low fuel indicator light
Voltmeter with warning light to monitor battery
Heater and defroster controls with illumination
Marker light/headlight control switch with dimmer switch and high beam indicator
Self-canceling turn signal control with indicators
Windshield wiper switch with intermittent control and washer control
Master warning light switch for one touch activation on pre-set light functions
Air filter restriction indicator
Pump shift control with green ”pump in gear” and ”o.k. to pump” indicator lights
Automatic transmission shift console
Electric horn button at center of steering wheel
Cab ajar warning light on the message center enunciator
Door ajar indicator light on the center section of the overhead console
Instrument controls and switches shall be identified as to their function by backlit wording, or indirect panel
lighting adjacent to the controls.

Cab and Chassis Lighting

The apparatus shall have sufficient lights to properly illuminate step areas. Ground area lights (Truck Lite model
40) shall be provided for each cab door. Areas under the driver and crew area exits shall be activated
automatically when the exit doors are opened. Ground area lights shall be switched from the cab dash with the
work light switch.

Cab Crashworthiness Requirement

The apparatus cab shall meet and/or exceed relevant load and impact tests required for compliance certification
with ECE Regulation No. 29, Addendum 28, Revision 1, ”Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of
Vehicles with Regard to the Protection of the Occupants of the Cab of a Commercial Vehicle.” NO
EXCEPTIONS.

As part of this test (Regulation No. 29), a pendulum weight of 3,700 lb. shall strike the apparatus cab with a
frontal impact. The pendulum weight shall have been released from approximately 9 feet above its center of
gravity, imparting over 32,500 ft. lb. of energy into the cab. This event shall simulate a 3,700 lb. vehicle hitting
the cab at approximately 16 MPH. Upon completion, there shall be minimal to no intrusion into the cab`s
occupant compartment. Moreover, the cab doors shall be capable of opening readily.
A copy of a certificate or letter verifying minimum compliance to Regulation No. 29 by an independent licensed
professional engineer shall be provided upon request.

In terms of exceeding the requirements of Regulation No. 29, the apparatus cab shall be capable of withstanding
with minimal intrusion to the occupant compartment, the following tests:

The apparatus cab shall have been submitted to a static cab roof load test exceeding Regulation No. 29. With
minimal deformation or intrusion, the cab structure shall withstand a load of 54,300 lb. - exceeding Regulation
No. 29 by two and half times (2.5x) the required amount.

For any or all of the above tests, the cab manufacturer shall provide either photographs or video footage of the
procedure upon request.



Front Grille
The front grille shall be made of stainless steel and shall meet the air flow requirements for cooling.



Cab Doors and Latching
Four (4) side opening cab doors shall be provided. Doors shall be constructed of 3/16” (0.188”) aluminum outer
material with an aluminum extruded inner framework to provide a structure that is as strong as the side skins.
Front cab door openings shall be approximately 36” wide x 68.5” high, and the rear cab door openings shall be
approximately 33.75” wide x 70” high. The front doors shall open approximately 75 degrees, and the rear doors
shall open approximately 80 degrees.

The inner door panels shall be made from a thermoformed, non-metallic, non-fiber material for increased
durability and sound deadening. The cab door panels shall incorporate an easily removable panel for access to
the latching mechanism for maintenance or service.

The doors shall be securely fastened to the doorframes with full-length, stainless steel piano hinges, with
3/8”(0.375”) diameter pins for proper door alignment, long life, and corrosion resistance. For effective sealing,
an extruded rubber gasket shall be provided around the entire perimeter of all doors.

Stainless steel paddle-style door latches shall be provided on the interiors of the doors and the exterior door
handles shall be ”L” style for easy opening with a gloved hand.

The interior latches shall be designed and installed to protect against accidental or inadvertent opening as
required by NFPA 1901.

Scuff Panels

Aluminum bright-finish tread plate scuff panels shall be provided on the lower interior portion of all doors to
protect the door panels from wear. The scuff panels shall extend from the bottom of the door to approximately
4” above the floor line on the front doors and from the bottom of the door to approximately 8.5” above the floor
line on the rear doors.

Door Windows
The front door windows shall provide a minimum viewing area of 530 sq. in. each. The rear door windows shall
provide a minimum viewing area of 500 sq. in. each. All windows shall have 75% light transmittance
automotive safety tint. Full roll-down windows shall be provided for the front cab doors with worm gear drive
cable operation for positive operation and long life. Scissors or gear-and-sector drive is not acceptable. Rear cab
doors shall be provided with side-sliding windows.

Reflective Signs

Reflective signs shall be mounted inside each cab door in accordance with NFPA. Each sign shall be made of
.080 thick aluminum with a 12” x 12” reflective vinyl (laminated polycarbonate) sign sticker adhered to it.

The aluminum backing plate shall extend approximately .125” beyond the sticker on all sides and be painted
white to match the sticker border. The signs shall include four (4) 3/16” diameter mounting holes and 1/2” from
the edge of the backing plate.

Step Lights

Four (4) 4” incandescent (Truck-Lite model 40) step lights shall be provided, one (1) step light per door, for
downward illumination of the cab steps and the surrounding ground when the door is in the open position.



Air Conditioning
An overhead air-conditioner system with radiator-mounted condenser shall be supplied.

The unit shall be mounted to the cab interior headliner in a mid cab position, away from all seating positions.
The unit shall provide ten (10) comfort discharge louvers, four (4) to the back area of the cab and six (6) to the
front. Two (2) of the front louvers shall be damper-controlled to provide defogging capabilities of the front
windshield as necessary.

The unit shall consist of a high output evaporator coil and heater core with one (1) high output dual blower for
front air delivery and two (2) high output dual blowers.

<H4>Control Panel</H4>

The control panel shall actuate the air-distribution system with air cylinders, which are to be separated from the
brake system by an 85-90 PSI pressure protection valve. A three-speed blower switch shall control air speed.
The condenser shall a minimum of 65,000 BTU`s and shall have dual fans with a built in receiver drier.

Performance Data (unit only, no ducting or louvers):

AC BTU: 55,000
Heat BTU: 65,000
CFM: 950@13.8V (All Blowers)

The compressor shall be a ten-cylinder swash plate type Seltec model TM-31 HD with a capacity of 19.1 cu.in.
per revolution.

The system shall be capable of cooling the interior of the cab from 100 degrees ambient to 75 degrees or less
with 50% relative humidity in 30 minutes or less.
Cab Mirrors
Two (2) Retrac flat glass mirrors shall be installed one each for the driver and officer side mounted on the cab.
The mirrors shall be manually controlled for the flat glass and have a bolt on bottom convex.



Cab Canopy Window
One (1) fixed canopy windows shall be provided between the driver front and rear cab doors.
The window shall be provided with a 75% light transmittance safety automotive tint and provide a minimum
viewing area of 600 sq. in. to help eliminate blind spots.


One (1) fixed canopy windows shall be provided between the officer front and rear cab doors.
The window shall be provided with a 75% light transmittance safety automotive tint and provide a minimum
viewing area of 600 sq. in. to help eliminate blind spots.



Seating Capacity Tag
A permanent plate in the driver's compartment shall be installed, specifying that seating for four (4) shall be
provided.
Driver Seat
One (1) Seats, Inc 911 air suspension seat shall be supplied for the driver position.
Seat features shall include:


• Universal styling
• High back seat back
• Low profile air suspension assembly with rubber accordion cover
• Weight, height and ride adjustment
• Built-in back and lumbar adjustment
• 4” fore and aft adjustment
• Imperial 1200 grey material

The seat shall have a Type-2 pelvic and upper torso restraint-style seat belt made of a high visibility red material
in accordance with NFPA. An extension shall be provided so the male end of the seat belt can be easily grasped
and the female end can be easily located while sitting in a normal position.

A compartment shall be provided below the seat and be approximately 20” x 12” x 5” high.

Officer Seat
One (1) Seats, Inc 911 fixed suspension seat shall be supplied for the officer position.
Seat features shall include:
• Universal styling
• SCBA seat back
• Built-in back and lumbar adjustment
• 4” fore and aft adjustment
• Imperial 1200 grey material

The seat shall have a Type-2 pelvic and upper torso restraint-style seat belt made of a high visibility red material
in accordance with NFPA. An extension shall be provided so the male end of the seat belt can be easily grasped
and the female end can be easily located while sitting in a normal position.

A compartment shall be provided below the seat and be approximately 20.25” x 22.75” x 11” high.

SCBA Seat Rearward Facing
There shall be one (1) Universal 911 SCBA fixed suspension seat provided rearward facing over the driver side
cab wheel well.
The seat shall be made of Imperial 1200 gray cloth material with a high back with an SCBA easy exit, flip-up
and out, integral headrest.

The seat shall have a Type-2 pelvic and upper torso restraint-style seat belt made of a high visibility red material
in accordance with NFPA. The seat shall have extensions provided with the seat belts so the male end can be
easily grasped and the female end easily located while in a normal sitting position.

SCBA Seat Rearward Facing
There shall be one (1) Universal 911 SCBA fixed suspension seat provided rearward facing over the driver side
cab wheel well.
The seat shall be made of Imperial 1200 gray cloth material with a high back with an SCBA easy exit, flip-up
and out, integral headrest.

The seat shall have a Type-2 pelvic and upper torso restraint-style seat belt made of a high visibility red material
in accordance with NFPA. The seat shall have extensions provided with the seat belts so the male end can be
easily grasped and the female end easily located while in a normal sitting position.



Multiplex Data Logger
The data logger shall record historical faults within the multiplex system and be accessible through the
diagnostic software.
Multiplex Modem
A modem shall be provided and located under the officer’s side dash.



Body Construction
Body Mainframe
The body mainframe shall be entirely constructed of aluminum. The complete framework shall be constructed
of 6061T6 and 6063T5 aluminum alloy extrusions welded together using 5356 aluminum alloy welding wire.
The body mainframe shall include 3" x 3" 6061-T6 aluminum 3/8" (0.375") wall cross member extrusions at the
front of the body and ahead of the rear wheel well. A solid 3" x 3" "I-beam" section aluminum extrusion shall be
provided the full width of the body over the rear wheel well. The cross members shall be designed to support the
compartment framing and shall be welded to 1-3/16" x 3" (1.188" x 3") solid 6063-T5 aluminum frame sill
extrusions. The frame sill extrusions shall be shaped to contour with the chassis frame rails and shall be
protected from contact with the chassis frame rails by 5/16" x 2" (0.31" x 2") fiber-reinforced rubber strips to
prevent wear and galvanic corrosion caused when dissimilar metals come in contact.

Body Mounting System

The main body shall be attached to the chassis frame rails with six (6) of 5/8" (0.625") diameter steel U-bolts.
The rear of the body shall be spring mounted to allow for chassis flex. This body mounting system shall be used
to allow easy removal of the body for major repair or disassembly.

Water Tank Mounting System

The body design shall allow the booster tank to be completely removable without disturbing or dismounting the
apparatus body structure. The water tank shall rest on top of a 3" x 3" frame assembly covered with rubber
shock pads and corner braces formed from 3/16" angled plate to support the tank. The booster tank mounting
system shall utilize a floating design to reduce stress from road travel and vibration. To maintain low vehicle
center of gravity the water tank bottom shall be mounted within 5" of the frame rail top.

Stepping Surfaces

All designated exterior stepping surfaces shall be provided with an aggressive skid-resistant surface. The steps
shall be in accordance with current NFPA requirements and shall include a multi-directional aggressive gripping
surface incorporated into the diamond plate. The surface shall extend vertically from the diamond plate sheet a
minimum of 1/8" (0.125"). Gripping surfaces shall be circular in design, a minimum of 1" diameter and on
centers not to exceed 4".



Body Construction - Driver Side
The driver side body shall be constructed entirely of aluminum extrusions and interlocking aluminum plates.
This aluminum modular design shall provide a high strength-to-weight ratio for increased equipment carrying
capacity.
The driver side body corners shall be 6063-T5 3.5" x 10.75" extruded aluminum corner sections with a 3/16"
(0.188") wall thickness. The side body extrusions shall be 6063-T5 1.5" x 4" aluminum tubing with a 3/16"
(0.188") wall thickness and 3/16" (0.188") outside corner radius. The corners and sides shall be welded both
internally and externally at each joint using an aluminum alloy welding wire.

The driver side hosebed side shall be made of 3" x 3" slotted aluminum extrusion and 3/16" (.188") smooth
plate. The hosebed side shall provide an overall body height of 85".

The driver side body and hosebed side shall be completely sanded and de-burred to assure a smooth finish and
painted job color.

The driver side wheel well frame shall be constructed from 6063-T5 1.5" x 4" 6063-T5 aluminum extrusion
with a slot the full length to permit an internal fit of 1/8" (0.125") aluminum tread plate. The wheel well trim
shall be constructed from 6063-T5 formed aluminum extrusion with a sanded finish. The wheel well liner shall
be constructed of a 3/16" (0.188") composite material. This liner shall be bolt-on and provide a maintenance-
free damage-resistant surface.

Driver Side Compartments

The three (3) driver side compartments shall be constructed from 3003 H14 1/8" (.125") smooth aluminum
plate. The compartments shall be modular in design and shall not be a part of the body support structure.

There shall be one (1) compartment located ahead of the rear wheels. The compartment shall be approximately
34" wide x 68" high x 24" deep in the lower 50" high section and 12" deep in the upper 18" high section. The
compartment shall contain approximately 28 cu. ft. of combined storage space. The door opening shall be
approximately 34" wide x 68" high.

There shall be one (1) compartment located over the rear wheel. The compartment shall be approximately 56"
wide x 36" high x 12" deep and contain approximately 15.5 cu. ft. of storage space. The door opening shall be
approximately 56" wide x 36" high.

There shall be one (1) compartment located behind the rear wheel. The compartment shall be approximately 40"
wide x 68" high x 24" deep in the lower 40" wide x 28" high section and 12" deep in the upper 40" high section
and contain approximately 26.66 cu. ft. of combined storage space. The lower area of this compartment shall be
transverse through to the rear compartment(s). The door opening shall be approximately 40" wide x 68" high.

Each compartment seam shall be sealed using a permanent pliable silicone caulk. The walls of each
compartment shall be machine-louvered for adequate ventilation. An externally-mounted compartment top shall
be provided and constructed of a 1/8" (.125") aluminum tread plate. The compartment top shall be removable
for easy access to main body wiring harness.



Rear Compartment
There shall be one (1) compartment located at the center rear tailboard area. The compartment shall be
approximately 38" wide x 28" high x 24" deep in the lower section and 38" wide x 11" high x 10" deep in the
upper section and contain approximately 19 cu. ft. of combined storage space. The door opening shall be
approximately 36" wide x 43" high.



Body Construction - Officer Side
The officer side body shall be constructed entirely of aluminum extrusions and interlocking aluminum plates.
This aluminum modular design shall provide a high strength-to-weight ratio for increased equipment carrying
capacity.


The officer side body corners shall be 6063-T5 3.5” x 10.75” extruded aluminum corner sections with a 3/16”
(0.188”) wall thickness. The side body extrusions shall be 6063-T5 1.5” x 4” aluminum tubing with a 3/16”
(0.188”) wall thickness and 3/16” (0.188”) outside corner radius. The corners and sides shall be welded both
internally and externally at each joint using an aluminum alloy welding wire.


The officer side hosebed side shall be made of 3” x 3” slotted aluminum extrusion and 3/16” (.188”) smooth
aluminum plate. The hosebed side shall provide an overall body height of 85”.


The officer side body and hosebed side shall be completely sanded and deburred to assure a smooth finish and
painted job color.


The officer side wheel well frame shall be constructed from 6063-T5 1.5” x 4” 6063-T5 aluminum extrusion
with a slot the full length to permit an internal fit of 1/8” (0.125”) aluminum tread plate. The wheel well trim
shall be constructed from 6063-T5 formed aluminum extrusion with a sanded finish. The wheel well liner shall
be constructed of a 3/16” (0.188”) composite material. This liner shall be bolt-on and provide a maintenance-
free damage-resistant surface.


Officer Side Compartments


The three (3) officer side compartments shall be constructed from 3003 H14 1/8” (.125”) smooth aluminum
plate. The compartments shall be modular in design and shall not be a part of the body support structure.


There shall be one (1) compartment located ahead of the rear wheels. The compartment shall be approximately
34” wide x 44” high x 24” deep in the lower 28” high section and 12” deep in the upper 12” high section. The
compartment shall contain approximately 16.05 cu. ft. of combined storage space. The door opening shall be
approximately 34” wide x 44” high.


There shall be one (1) compartment centered over the rear wheel. The compartment shall be approximately 56”
wide x 12” high x 12” deep and contain approximately 4.66 cu. ft. of storage space. The door opening shall be
approximately 56” wide x 12” high.


There shall be one (1) compartment located behind the rear wheel. The compartment shall be approximately 40”
wide x 44” high x 24” deep in the lower 28” high section and 12” deep in the upper 12” high section and contain
approximately 18.88 cu. ft. of combined storage space. The lower area of this compartment shall be transverse
through to the rear compartment(s). The door opening shall be approximately 40” wide x 44” high.


Each compartment seam shall be sealed using a permanent pliable silicone caulk. The walls of each
compartment shall be machine-louvered for adequate ventilation. An externally-mounted compartment top shall
be provided and constructed of a 1/8” (.125”) aluminum tread plate. The compartment top shall be removable
for easy access to main body wiring harness.


Ladder Rack
A Zico QUICK-LIFT Ladder Access System (LAS) ladder rack shall be provided over the officer side
compartment top. The rack shall lower ladders approximately 31” from the stored position to provide a safe and
convenient height for unloading and loading.

The rack shall be electrically operated by two (2) durable high cycle 12 volt actuators and controlled by a 30
amp two-pole double-throw momentary switch located on the officer side pump panel area. The control switch
location shall allow the operator to monitor operations and ground personnel while lowering and raising the
rack. The ladder rack shall be self locking in any position during operation. A visual signal shall be provided to
indicate when the ladder rack is in motion by two (2) yellow flashing lights installed one (1) on each side of the
rack.

The rack shall also be wired through the door ajar indicator light located in the cab to alert the driver that the
rack is not stowed if the park brake is released. The ladder rack shall be capable of storing a 24` extension and
14` roof ladder.




ROLL UP COMPARTMENT DOORS

The driver side compartments shall be supplied with three (3) ROM Robinson Roll-Up Shutters with a satin
finish. Each roll-up door receiver drum will reduce the compartments space by 2.20 cubic feet.

The door slats shall be double wall box frame and manufactured from anodized aluminum. The slats shall have
interlocking end shoes on each slat. The slats shall have interlocking joints with a PVC/vinyl inner seal to
prevent any metal to metal contact and inhibit moisture and dust penetration. The tracks shall be anodized
aluminum with a finishing flange incorporated to provide a finished look around the perimeter of the door
without additional trim or caulking. The track shall have a replaceable side seal to prevent water and dust from
entering the compartment. The doors shall be counterbalanced for ease in operation. A full width latch bar shall
be operable with one hand, even with heavy gloves. Securing method shall be a positive latch device.

Drip Rail

An anodized aluminum drip rail shall be mounted over each compartment opening to assist with water runoff.

Switch

Each roll-up door shall have a magnetic type switch integral to the door, each wired to the door ajar indicator
light in the cab, and shall be interlocked with the parking brake per NFPA.



ROM Robinson Roll-Up Shutters - Officer 3/4 Height

The officer side forward and rearward compartments shall be supplied with ROM Robinson Roll-Up Shutters
with a satin finish. Each of the roll-up door receiver drums will reduce the compartment space by 2.20 cubic
feet.
The door slats shall be double wall box frame and manufactured from anodized aluminum. The slats shall have
interlocking end shoes on each slat. The slats shall have interlocking joints with a PVC/vinyl inner seal to
prevent any metal to metal contact and inhibit moisture and dust penetration. Each door’s tracks shall be
anodized aluminum with a finishing flange incorporated to provide a finished look around the perimeter of the
door without additional trim or caulking. The tracks shall have a replaceable side seal to prevent water and dust
from entering the compartment. The doors shall be counterbalanced for ease in operation. A full width latch bar
shall be operable with one hand, even with heavy gloves. Securing method shall be a positive latch device.

Hinged Door

The compartment located over the wheel well shall be a horizontally-hinged drop down door with a D-Ring
latch and shall be constructed using a box pan configuration. The outer door pan shall be beveled and
constructed from a minimum of 3/16" aluminum plate and shall be completely sanded and de-burred to assure a
smooth finish and painted job color. The inner door pan shall be constructed from a minimum of 3/32" smooth
aluminum plate. Inner pans shall have a 95 degree bend to form an integral drip rail. A drain hole shall be
included in the lower corner of the door to assist with drainage. The door shall have a closed cell neoprene
sponge gasket installed around the perimeter of the door. The door shall have a polished stainless steel D-Ring
style door latch. The D-Ring handle shall be mounted directly to a door latching mechanism with screws that
shall not penetrate the painted door material. The door shall be securely attached to the apparatus body with a
full-length stainless steel piano type hinge with 1/4" pins. Mounting hardware shall consist of machine screws in
drilled and tapped holes for body mounting, and Nyloc nuts for door mounting. Mounting hardware shall be
treated with anti-corrosion material prior to installation. The hinges shall be "staked" on every other knuckle to
prevent the pin from sliding. There shall be a Mylar barrier on the mounting faces of the hinges to prevent
dissimilar metal electrolysis.

Drip Rail

Each door shall have an anodized aluminum drip rail mounted over the compartment opening to assist with
water runoff.

Switch

Each roll-up door shall have a magnetic type switch integral to the door and the drop down door shall have a
mechanical plunger switch, each wired to the door ajar indicator light in the cab and interlocked with the
parking brake per NFPA.

Door, Rear
The rear tailboard compartment shall be supplied with an ROM Robinson Roll-Up Shutter with a satin finish.
The roll-up door receiver drum will reduce compartment space by 2.20 cubic feet.
The door slats shall be double wall box frame and manufactured from anodized aluminum. The slats shall have
interlocking end shoes on each slat. The slats shall have interlocking joints with a PVC/vinyl inner seal to
prevent any metal to metal contact and inhibit moisture and dust penetration.

The track shall be anodized aluminum with a finishing flange incorporated to provide a finished look around the
perimeter of the door without additional trim or caulking. The track shall have a replaceable side seal to prevent
water and dust from entering the compartment.

The door shall be counterbalanced for ease in operation. A full width latch bar shall be operable with one hand,
even with heavy gloves. Securing method shall be a positive latch device.
Drip Rail

An anodized aluminum drip rail shall be mounted over the compartment opening to assist with water runoff.



Switch

The roll-up door shall have a magnetic type switch integral to the door wired to the door ajar indicator light in
the cab and interlocked with the parking brake per NFPA.



Driver's Side - Adjustable Shelving
ONE aluminum adjustable shelf shall be provided in the lower area of the driver’s side compartment forward of
the wheel well.
The shelf shall be constructed of 3/16" (.187") smooth aluminum plate. The shelf shall have a minimum 2" front
and rear lip for added strength and reinforcement. The shelf shall have bi-direction rigidity (side to side and
front to back) and one-piece construction. The adjustable shelf shall be capable of holding 250 lbs.

The shelf shall be sized, width and depth, to match the size of the compartment.

Driver's Side - Adjustable Shelving
There shall be an aluminum adjustable shelf provided in the lower area of the driver’s side compartment
rearward of the wheel well
The shelf shall be constructed of 3/16" (.187") smooth aluminum plate. The shelf shall have a minimum 2" front
and rear lip for added strength and reinforcement. The shelf shall have bi-direction rigidity (side to side and
front to back) and one-piece construction. The adjustable shelf shall be capable of holding 250 lbs.

The shelf shall be sized, width and depth, to match the size of the compartment.

Officer's Side - Adjustable Shelving
There shall be an aluminum adjustable shelf provided in the lower area of the officer’s side compartment
forward of the wheel well.
The shelf shall be constructed of 3/16" (.187") smooth aluminum plate. The shelf shall have a minimum 2" front
and rear lip for added strength and reinforcement. The shelf shall have bi-direction rigidity (side to side and
front to back) and one-piece construction. The adjustable shelf shall be capable of holding 250 lbs.

The shelf shall be sized, width and depth, to match the size of the compartment.



Officer's Side - Adjustable Shelving
There shall be an aluminum adjustable shelf provided in the lower area of the officer’s side compartment
rearward of the wheel well.
The shelf shall be constructed of 3/16" (.187") smooth aluminum plate. The shelf shall have a minimum 2" front
and rear lip for added strength and reinforcement. The shelf shall have bi-direction rigidity (side to side and
front to back) and one-piece construction. The adjustable shelf shall be capable of holding 250 lbs.
The shelf shall be sized, width and depth, to match the size of the compartment.

Adjustable Shelf Track
Four (4) vertically-mounted aluminum adjustable shelf tracks shall be installed in the lower section of the
driver’s side compartment forward of the wheel well.
The tracks shall be secured to the compartment walls with rivets.

Adjustable Shelf Track
Four (4) vertically-mounted aluminum adjustable shelf tracks shall be installed in the lower section of the
driver’s side compartment rearward of the wheel well.
The tracks shall be secured to the compartment walls with rivets.

Adjustable Shelf Track
Four (4) vertically-mounted aluminum adjustable shelf tracks shall be installed in the lower section of the
officer’s side compartment forward of the wheel well.
The tracks shall be secured to the compartment walls with rivets.

Adjustable Shelf Track
Four (4) vertically-mounted aluminum adjustable shelf tracks shall be installed in the lower section of the
officer’s side compartment rearward of the wheel well.
The tracks shall be secured to the compartment walls with rivets.



Hosebed Divider - Short
ONE short adjustable divider shall be provided for the hosebed.
The hosebed divider shall be constructed of 1/4" (0.25") smooth aluminum plate with an extruded aluminum
base welded to the bottom. The rear upper end of the divider shall have a 3" radius corner to protect personnel.

The divider shall have a scotch-brite sanded finish and shall be de-burred to prevent damage to the hose stored
in the hosebed.

Hosebed Divider - Long
ONE long adjustable divider shall be provided for the hosebed.
The hosebed divider shall be constructed of 1/4" (0.25") smooth aluminum plate with an extruded aluminum
base welded to the bottom. The rear upper end of the divider shall have a 3" radius corner to protect personnel.

The divider shall have a scotch-brite sanded finish and shall be de-burred to prevent damage to the hose stored
in the hosebed.



Hosebed Cover - Red Vinyl
A cover constructed of red 18 oz. PVC vinyl coated polyester shall be installed over the apparatus hose bed. The
base fabric shall be 1000 x 1300 Denier Polyester with a fabric count of 20 x 20 square inch.
The front edge of the cover shall be mechanically attached to the body. The sides of the cover shall be held in
place with heavy duty Velcro strips running the length of the hosebed. The rear of the cover shall have an
integral flap that extends down to cover the rear of the hosebed. This flap shall be secured in place with heavy
duty nylon straps to comply with the latest edition of NFPA 1901.

Crosslay Cover
A cover constructed of red 18 oz. PVC vinyl coated polyester shall be installed on the apparatus crosslay. The
base fabric shall be 1000 x 1300 Denier Polyester with a fabric count of 20 x 20 square inch.
The cover shall be held in place across the top of the body by chrome snaps. The sides of the cover shall have
integral flaps that extend down to cover the sides of the crosslay. The side flaps shall be secured in place to
comply with the latest edition of NFPA 1901.




Pump Module
An aluminum extruded side mount pump module with a forward area for a 1.5” double crosslay shall be
provided and located forward of the body. The pump module shall be constructed entirely of aluminum
extrusions and interlocking aluminum plates. The pump module design and mounting shall be separate from the
body to allow the pump module and body to move independently of each other in order to reduce stress from
frame twisting and vibration. The exterior surface of the pump module shall have a sanded finish.
Double Preconnect Crosslay

The pump module design shall include an area for a double stacked double crosslay. Each crosslay area shall
have a capacity of 200` of 1.75” double jacket hose. The crosslay floor shall be constructed of 3/16” (.188)
smooth aluminum plate and be shall be removable per current NFPA. The crosslay floor shall be slotted to
prevent the accumulation of water and allow for ventilation of wet hose. One (1) 1/4” (.25”) smooth aluminum
plate non-adjustable divider with a sanded finish shall be provided to separate the two (2) hose storage areas.
The area rearward of the crosslay area shall have a 3/16” (.188”) aluminum tread plate cover.

Pump Module Running Boards

The pump module shall include a running board on each side of the pump module. The running boards shall be
in accordance with NFPA in both step height and stepping surface. The maximum step height to each running
board shall not exceed 24”. The running boards shall be formed from 1/8” (.125”) aluminum tread plate. Each
running board shall include a multi-directional, aggressive gripping surface incorporated into the tread plate.
The surface shall extend vertically from the diamond plate sheet a minimum of 1/8” (.125”). Gripping surfaces
shall be circular in design, a minimum of 1” diameter and on centers not to exceed 4”. Each running board shall
be bolted on to the pump module and be easily removable for replacement in the case of damage.

Pump Panels

The driver and officer side pump panels shall be constructed of brushed 14 gauge stainless steel. The driver side
lower pump panel shall be completely removable and the upper hinged for access to gauges. The officer side
pump panel shall be three (3) piece in design with the upper two (2) panels vertically-hinged along the forward
extrusion for access to the pump compartment for maintenance. The driver upper and officer side panels shall be
secured in the closed position with push-button latches.




Tank-To-Pump 3”
One (1) manually-operated 3” valve shall be installed between the pump intake side of the pump and the booster
tank in order to pump water from the booster tank.
The valve shall be an Akron 8800HD series with a 316 stainless steel ball and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valve shall have a self-locking ball feature using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the ball when in a throttle position with water flowing through it.

The tank-to-pump connection on the pump shall flow the water capacity per current NFPA standards.

The valve control lever shall be a chrome push-pull locking “T” handle located at the pump operator’s panel and
shall visibly indicate the position of the valve at all times. The control lever shall be connected directly to the
valve by a rod to form a direct linkage control system. The valve controlled shall be clearly marked by a
nameplate recessed into the control lever handle. The nameplate shall be affixed using an industrial grade
adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901 standards, eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be
installed into the stainless steel panel or control handle.

The valve shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve body to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The Akron valve shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.



Tank - 750 Gallon Booster
A 750 gallon (U.S.) booster tank shall be supplied. The booster tank shall be T-shaped with a pinned baffle
design. The booster tank shall be completely removable without disturbing or dismounting the apparatus body
structure.
The booster tank top, sides, and bottom shall be constructed of 1/2" (0.50") black UV-stabilized copolymer
polypropylene. The copolymer polypropylene tank material shall be welded together utilizing thermoplastic
welding technology. Thermoplastic welding technology, using a clean hot air temperature controlled process,
shall ensure that each weld reaches its plasticized state without cold or hot spots. The copolymer polypropylene
material shall be used for its high strength and corrosion resistance for a prolonged tank life.

The booster tank shall have one (1) 12" x 12" fill tower with a rearward hinged lid. The fill tower shall be
located in the forward driver side corner of the tank and assist with tank ventilation. The fill tower shall include
a removable 1/4" (0.25") thick polypropylene screen.

The booster tank shall have two (2) tank plumbing openings on the forward lower tank wall. One (1) for a 3"
tank-to-pump suction line with an anti-swirl plate, and one (1) for a 1.5" tank fill line. A 3" cleanout plug shall
be shall be provided at the bottom of the tank sump.
The booster tank shall include longitudinal and latitudinal baffles. The baffles shall be interlocking and thermo
welded to the shell of the tank to minimize water surge during travel and provide enhanced road handling
stability. The baffle design shall allow water flow in accordance with NFPA during tank filling or pump
operations.

A 4" diameter tank overflow pipe shall be provided and routed to dump behind the rear axle. The overflow pipe
dumping location shall not affect the rear axle tire traction when moving forward.

The booster tank shall undergo extensive testing prior to installation in the truck. The testing shall include an
electronic spark and tank fill test after both the internal and external tank shell welds are completed.

A lifetime manufacture’s limited warranty shall be included. As this vehicle is intended to perform the function
of a pumper, tank capacity of less than 750 gallons shall not be acceptable.



Driver and Officer Side Steps
Two (2) heavy-duty folding steps that meet NFPA 1901 requirements shall be supplied on the officer side front
compartment face three (3) on the driver’s side. An aluminum diamondplate step shall be installed above the
driver’s side pump panel to match present apparatus.
Handrail

One (1) handrail shall be provided and be constructed of 1.25" OD 6063T5 anodized aluminum tube, with an
integral ribbed surface to assure a good grip for personnel safety, mounted between chrome stanchions.

Handrails
Three (3) handrails shall be installed on the rear of the body for ground personnel accessing the tailboard step
and hosebed area.
Each handrail shall be constructed of 6063T5 1.25" OD anodized aluminum tube, with an integral ribbed
surface to assure a good grip for personnel safety, mounted between chrome stanchions.

There shall be two (2) 48" handrails, one (1) on each side, mounted vertically on the trailing edge of the body
and one (1) 48" handrail mounted horizontally below the rear hosebed opening.

Steps - Rear Folding
Hosebed Access Steps

Three (3) heavy-duty folding steps that meet NFPA 1901 requirements shall be supplied.

The steps shall be located on the driver side rear to provide access to the driver side hosebed area in accordance
with NFPA.

Handrail

One (1) handrail shall be provided on top of the driver side hosebed.



Hard Suction Storage Racks
Two (2) hard suction hose storage racks shall be provided on the driver side of the body.
One (1) hard suction hose storage rack shall be mounted on the driver side compartment top and one (1)
mounted to the top of the driver side hosebed.

The storage racks shall be constructed of anodized extruded aluminum and includes four (4) spring-mounted
latch handles with two (2) stainless steel scuff plates. The scuff plates shall be for the lower mounted storage
rack and be located on the hosebed side to protect the painted surface.

The storage racks shall be capable of storing one (1) 6" x 10’ hard suction hose each.

Hosebed
The hosebed area shall be 26" deep x 65.5 wide x 138" long. The hosebed shall be constructed entirely from
maintenance-free, 3/4" deep x 7.5" wide, extruded aluminum slats that are pop-riveted into a one-piece grid
system. Each slat shall have all sharp edges removed and have an anodized ribbed top surface that shall prevent
the accumulation of water and allow for ventilation of wet hose.
The hosebed shall include an open area for the water tank fill tower. The hosebed design shall incorporate
adjustable tracks, forward and rearward, for the installation of an adjustable divider(s). The adjustable tracks
shall hold an adjustable divider(s) mounting nut straight, so only a Phillips head screwdriver is required to
adjust a divider(s) from side to side.

The hosebed shall be easily removable to allow access to the booster tank below.

Trim, Apparatus Body
The pump module and body shall have rubrail along the sides of the pump module and along the length of the
body on each side and at the rear.
The rubrail shall be C-channel in design and constructed of 3/16” thick 6463T6 anodized aluminum extrusion.
The rubrail shall be 2.75” high x 1.25” deep and shall extend beyond the body width to protect compartment
doors and the body side. The rubrail depth shall allow marker and/or warning lights to be recessed inside for
protection.

The top surface of the rubrail shall have minimum of five (5) raised serrations. Each serration being a minimum
of .1” in height and with cross grooves to provide a slip-resistant edge for the tailboard step and pump module
running board areas. The rubrail shall be mounted a minimum of 3/16” off the pump module and body with
nylon spacers. The ends of each section shall be provided with a rounded corner piece.

Each rubrail shall have a reflective material insert in the C-channel for increased side and rear visibility.

NFPA Compliance
The apparatus shall be compliant with NFPA 1901, 2003 edition.
Rear Mudflaps
Body mounted rear mudflaps shall be provided.
The mudflaps shall be made of black linear low density polyethylene (proprietary blend). The mudflaps shall be
mounted directly to the body wheel well liner. The mudflaps shall include corrugated ridges on the inboard side
to distribute water evenly.

The mudflaps shall include reflective logos for increased visibility at night.
SCBA Bottle Storage
Four (4) SCBA bottle storage compartments shall be provided. The compartments shall be 8" diameter by 25"
deep and located two (2) each side in the body wheel well area.
Each SCBA bottle shall be held in place by a hinged cast aluminum door with a positive latch and shall include
an inner door seal for increased protection against the elements. The inner CBA storage tube shall be made of
high strength polyethylene to provide additional protection to the surface of the SCBA bottles.



Pump System


The pump shall be a midship-mounted Hale QFLO 1250 GPM single stage centrifugal pump. The pump shall be
mounted on the chassis frame rails and shall be split-drive driven.

The entire pump body and related parts shall be of fine grain alloy cast iron, with a minimum tensile strength of
30,000 PSI (207 MPa). All metal moving parts in contact with water shall be of high quality bronze or stainless
steel. Pump body shall be horizontally split in two (2) sections for easy removal of impeller assembly, including
wear rings and bearings from beneath the pump without disturbing pump mounting or piping.

The pump impeller shall be hard, fine grain bronze of the mixed flow design and shall be individually ground
and hand balanced. Impeller clearance rings shall be bronze, easily renewable without replacing impeller or
pump volute body, and of wrap-around double labyrinth design for maximum efficiency.

The pump shaft shall be heat-treated corrosion-resistant stainless steel and shall be rigidly supported by three (3)
bearings for minimum deflection. The sleeve bearing is to be lubricated by a force fed, automatic oil lubricated
design, pressure-balanced to exclude foreign material. The remaining bearings shall be heavy-duty, deep groove
ball bearings in the gearbox and shall be splash-lubricated. Pump shaft must be sealed with double-lip oil seal to
keep road dirt and water out of the gearbox.

Two (2) 6 diameter suction ports with 6 NST male threads and removable screens shall be provided. The ports
shall be mounted one (1) on each side of the midship pump and shall extend through the side pump panels.
Inlets shall come equipped with long-handle chromed caps.

A three (3) year pump warranty shall be provided as standard by Hale Products.

Mechanical Seal

A mechanical seal shall be provided on the inboard side of the pump. The mechanical seal shall be 2 in diameter
and shall be spring-loaded, maintenance-free, and self-adjusting.

Priming System

The electrically-driven priming pump shall be a positive displacement vane type. One (1) priming control,
located at the pump operator’s position, shall open the priming valve and start the priming motor. The primer
shall be oil-less type. The priming valve shall be electronically interlocked to the Park Brake circuit to allow
priming of the pump before the pump is placed in gear.
Pump Shift

The pump shift shall be pneumatically-controlled using a power shifting cylinder.

The power shift control valve shall be mounted in the cab and be labeled PUMP SHIFT. The apparatus
transmission shift control shall be furnished with a positive lever, preventing accidental shifting of the chassis
transmission.

A green indicator light shall be located in the cab and be labeled PUMP ENGAGED. The light shall not activate
until the pump shift has completed its full travel into pump engagement position.

A second green indicator light shall be located in the cab and be labeled OK TO PUMP. This light shall be
energized when both the pump shift has been completed and the chassis automatic transmission has obtained
converter lockup (4th gear lockup).

One (1) pump panel-mounted GREEN indicator light shall be positioned above the throttle control on the pump
operator’s panel. The light shall be energized when the pump shift has been completed, chassis automatic
transmission has obtained converter lockup (4th gear lockup), and the chassis parking brake is set.

Pump Certification

The pump, when dry, shall be capable of taking suction and discharging water in accordance with current NFPA
1901 requirements. The pump shall be tested at the manufacturer’s facility by an independent third-party testing
service. The conditions of the pump test shall be as outlined in current NFPA 1901 requirements.

The tests shall include, at a minimum: the pump test, the pumping engine overload test, the pressure control
system test, the priming device tests, the vacuum test, and the water tank to pump flow test as outlined in current
NFPA 1901 requirements.

A piping hydrostatic test shall be performed as outlined in current NFPA 1901 requirements.

The pump shall deliver the percentage of rated capacities at pressures indicated below.

100% of rated capacity at 150 PSI net pump pressure;
70% of rated capacity at 200 PSI net pump pressure;
50% of rated capacity at 250 PSI net pump pressure.

A test plate, installed at the pump panel, shall provide the rated discharges and pressures together with the speed
of the engine as determined by the certification test and the no-load governed speed of the engine.

A Certificate of Inspection certifying performance of the pump and all related components shall be provided at
time of delivery. Additional certification documents shall include, but not be limited to: Certificate of
Hydrostatic Test, Electrical System Performance Test, Manufacturer’s Record of Pumper Construction, and
Certificate of Pump Performance from the pump manufacturer.

Test Plugs

Two (2) test plugs shall be pump panel-mounted for third party testing of vacuum and pressures of the pump.

Auxiliary Engine Cooler
An engine cooler used to lower engine water temperature during prolonged pumping operations and controlled
at the pump operator’s panel shall be provided.
The engine cooler shall be installed in the engine coolant system in such a manner as to allow cool pump water
to circulate around engine water, thus forming a true heat exchanger action. Cooler inlet and outlet shall be
continuous, preventing intermixing of engine coolant and pump water.



Intake - Officer Side Auxiliary
2.5” Right Side Intake

One (1) manually-operated 2.5” intake valve shall be installed to the right intake side of the pump in order to
have an additional auxiliary pump intake.

The valve shall be an Akron 8800HD series with a 316 stainless steel ball and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valve shall have a self-locking ball feature using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the ball when in a throttle position with water flowing through it. The valve shall
come equipped with a brass inlet strainer, 2.5” NST female chrome inlet swivel with a chrome-plated rocker-lug
plug with a retainer device.

The valve control lever shall be a chrome swing handle located at the officer side panel and shall visibly
indicate the position of the valve at all times. The valve controlled shall be clearly marked by a nameplate. To
improve identification a color-coded tag shall be provided. The tag shall be affixed using an industrial grade
adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901 standards, eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be
installed into the stainless steel panel or control handle. The intake shall be supplied with a 3/4” bleeder valve
assembly. The bleeder valve shall allow air or water to be drained from a connected line. The drain shall be
controlled with a quarter-turn valve on the panel.

The valve shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve body to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The Akron valve shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.




Mechanical Speed Counter

A connector shall be provided on the pump operator’s panel for a mechanical speed counter.

The connector shall be installed to the pump and shall provide a means for a mechanical speed verification of
the apparatus engine speed against the electronic engine tachometer on the pump operator’s panel.




Plumbing Assembly
Plumbing assemblies for a side mount with double crosslays and a Hale pump shall be provided and shall
include the following:
Master Pump Intake and Pump Discharge Gauge

One (1) 4.5 master pump intake and one (1) 4.5 master pump discharge liquid filled compound gauges shall
provided on the pump operator’s panel.

Pressure Gauges

(5) weatherproof 2.5 compound vacuum pressure gauges with a range of 30-0-600 PSI shall be installed on the
pump panel adjacent to the associated discharge control handle. The gauges shall be filled with a liquid solution
to assure visual reading to within 1% accuracy.

There shall be a 1 differential in viewing area between analog master gauges and individual analog outlet gauges
as outlined in NFPA 1901. All gauges shall meet ASME B40.1 and be resistant to vibration, pressure pulsation
dampened, corrosion-resistant, shock-resistant and condensation-resistant.

Engine Gauges

An ENFO IV Engine Information Display shall be provided at the pump operator’s panel. The ENFO IV shall
be weatherproof and shall provide monitoring of the following vehicle engine items:

Tachometer - to monitor engine revolutions per minute;
Oil pressure - to monitor engine oil pressure;
Water temperature - to monitor the engine water temperature;
Voltmeter - connected to the vehicle electrical system;
Engine Alarm Outputs - one (1) to indicate low oil pressure and one (1) to indicate high water temperature, each
shall be connected to an audible alarm mounted in the pump module area.

The ENFO IV shall provide English and Metric displays and shall utilizes a SAE J-1939 data bus for its
information. No additional sensors shall be required.

Governor

A Class 1 Captain pressure governor shall be provided at the pump operator’s panel. The engine/pump pressure
governor/throttle system shall be directly connected to the Electronic Control Module (ECM) mounted on the
apparatus engine. The self-contained weatherproof governor shall control and monitor the pump master
discharge pressure and shall not require any additional discharge relief valves on the discharge side of the pump.
The Class 1 Captain pressure governor shall include a preset feature that shall modulate engine rotation speed
by permitting a predetermined discharge pressure or engine RPM to be set and held as flow rates vary at the
independent discharge lines. Control of the engine speed shall be dictated by preprogrammed software in the
electronic control module (ECM). The preset feature shall be easily adjustable by the pump operator.

Tank Fill

One (1) manually-operated 2 valve shall be installed between the pump discharge and the booster tank in order
to fill the tank.

The valve shall be an Akron 8800HD series with a 316 stainless steel ball and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valve shall have a self-locking ball feature using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the ball when in a throttle position with water flowing through it.

The valve control lever shall be a chrome push-pull locking T handle located at the pump operator’s panel and
shall visibly indicate the position of the valve at all times. The control lever shall be connected directly to the
valve by a rod to form a direct linkage control system. The valve controlled shall be clearly marked by a
nameplate recessed into the control lever handle. The nameplate shall be affixed using an industrial grade
adhesive backing meeting NFPA 1901, eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be installed into the
stainless steel panel or control handle.

The valve shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve body to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The Akron valve shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.

2.5 Left Side Intake

One (1) manually-operated 2.5 intake valve shall be installed to the left intake side of the pump in order to have
an auxiliary pump intake.

The valve shall be an Akron 8800HD series with a 316 stainless steel ball and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valve shall have a self-locking ball feature using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the ball when in a throttle position with water flowing through it. The valve shall
come equipped with a brass inlet strainer, 2.5 NST female chrome inlet swivel with a chrome-plated rocker-lug
plug with a retainer device.

The valve control lever shall be a chrome swing handle located at the pump operator’s panel and shall visibly
indicate the position of the valve at all times. The valve controller shall be clearly marked by a nameplate. To
improve identification a color-coded tag shall be provided. The tag shall be affixed using an industrial grade
adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901 standards, eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be
installed into the stainless steel panel or control handle.

The intake shall be supplied with a 3/4 bleeder valve assembly. The bleeder valve shall allow air or water to be
drained from a connected line. The drain shall be controlled with a quarter-turn valve on the pump operator’s
panel.

The valve shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve body to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The Akron valve shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.

2.5 Left Side Discharges

Two (2) manually-operated 2.5 discharge valves shall be installed to the left discharge side of the pump.

The valves shall be Akron 8800HD series with 316 stainless steel balls and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valves shall have self-locking ball features using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the balls when in a throttle position with water flowing through them.

The valves shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve bodies to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The discharges shall extend out beyond the pump panel with a chrome-plated 30 degree downward angle
integral droop. Each droop shall terminate with 2.5 male NST threads and include a chrome-plated rocker-lug
cap with a retainer device.
The valve control levers shall be a chrome swing handle located at the pump operator’s panel and shall visibly
indicate the position of the valve at all times. The valve controller shall be clearly marked by a nameplate. To
improve identification a color-coded tag shall be provided. The tag shall be affixed using an industrial grade
adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901 standards, eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be
installed into the stainless steel panel or control handle.

Each discharge shall be supplied with a 3/4 bleeder valve assembly. The bleeder valves shall allow water to be
drained from the gauge pressure line to prevent freezing of the line and to drain water and relieve pressure from
the discharge plumbing. The drains shall be controlled with quarter-turn valves on the pump operator’s panel.

The Akron valves shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.

Deck Gun Discharge

One (1) manually-operated 3 discharge valve shall be installed to the top of the discharge side of the pump.

The valve shall be an Akron 8800HD series with a 316 stainless steel ball and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valve shall have a self-locking ball feature using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the ball when in a throttle position with water flowing through them. The valve
shall be equipped with a device that limits the opening and closing speeds to comply with the current NFPA
1901 standards.

The valves shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve bodies to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The discharge piping shall be constructed of a 3 diameter stainless steel and routed to the top of the pump
module area. The discharge pipe shall be rigidly braced and installed securely so that no movement develops
when the pipe is charged. The discharge pipe shall terminate with 3 male NPT threads.

The valve control lever shall be a chrome push-pull locking T handle located at the pump operator’s panel and
shall visibly indicate the position of the valve at all times. The control lever shall be connected directly to its
respective valve by a rod to form a direct linkage control system. The control shall be clearly marked by a
nameplate recessed into the control lever handle. To improve identification a color-coded tag shall be provided.
The tag shall be affixed using an industrial grade adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901 standards,
eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be installed into the stainless steel panel or control handle.

The discharge shall be supplied with a 3/4 bleeder valve assembly. The bleeder valve shall allow water to be
drained from the gauge pressure line to prevent freezing of the line and to drain water and relieve pressure from
the discharge plumbing. The drain shall be controlled with a quarter-turn valve on the pump operator’s panel.

All fabricated piping shall be a minimum of Schedule 10 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance and
decreased friction loss.

The Akron valve shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.

Crosslay Discharges

Two (2) manually-operated 2 discharge valves shall be installed on the pump manifold.

The valves shall be Akron 8800HD series with 316 stainless steel balls and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valves shall have self-locking ball features using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the balls when in a throttle position with water flowing through them.
Each crosslay discharge valve shall be plumbed from the manifold to the crosslay area with one (1) 2 stainless
steel pipe and one (1) 2 brass swivel with a 1.5 male NST threads.

The valve control levers shall be a chrome push-pull locking T handle located at the pump operator’s panel and
shall visibly indicate the position of the valve at all times. The control levers shall be connected directly to its
respective valve by a rod to form a direct linkage control system. The controls shall be clearly marked by a
nameplate recessed into each control lever handle. To improve identification a color-coded tag shall be
provided. The tags shall be affixed using an industrial grade adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901
standards, eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be installed into the stainless steel panel or control
handle.

The valves shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve bodies to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The discharges shall be supplied with a 3/4 bleeder valve assembly. The bleeder valves shall allow water to be
drained from the gauge pressure line to prevent freezing of the line and to drain water and relieve pressure from
the discharge plumbing. The drain shall be controlled with a quarter-turn valve on the pump operator’s panel.

All fabricated piping shall be a minimum of Schedule 10 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance and
decreased friction loss.

The Akron valves shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.



Discharge 3" Officer Side


One (1) manually-operated 3” discharge valve shall be installed to the right discharge side of the pump forward
of the pump intake steamer.

The valve shall be an Akron 8800HD series with a 316 stainless steel ball and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valve shall have a self-locking ball feature using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the ball when in a throttle position with water flowing through it.

The valve shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve body to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The discharge shall extend out beyond the pump panel with a chrome-plated 30 degree downward angle integral
droop. The droop shall terminate with 3” male NST x 2-1/2” NST x 5” storz adapter/elbow with cap with and
retainer device.

The valve control lever shall be a chrome push-pull locking “T” handle located at the pump operator’s panel and
shall visibly indicate the position of the valve at all times. The control lever shall be connected directly to its
respective valve by a rod to form a direct linkage control system. The control shall be clearly marked by a
nameplate recessed into the control lever handle. To improve identification a color-coded tag shall be provided.
The tag shall be affixed using an industrial grade adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901 standards,
eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be installed into the stainless steel panel or control handle.
A weatherproof 2.5” compound vacuum pressure gauge with a range of 30-0-600 PSI shall be installed on the
pump panel adjacent to the associated discharge control handle. The gauge shall be filled with a liquid solution
to assure visual reading to within 1% accuracy.

There shall be a 1” differential in viewing area between analog master gauges and individual analog outlet
gauges as outlined in NFPA 1901. The gauge shall meet ASME B40.1 and be resistant to vibration, pressure
pulsation dampened, corrosion-resistant, shock-resistant and condensation-resistant.

The discharge shall be supplied with a 3/4” bleeder valve assembly. The bleeder valve shall allow water to be
drained from the gauge pressure line to prevent freezing of the line and to drain water and relieve pressure from
the discharge plumbing. The drain shall be controlled with a quarter-turn valve on the lower pump panel.

The Akron valve shall come with a ten (10) year warranty supplied by the manufacturer.



2.5” Left Side Rear Discharge

One (1) manually-operated 2.5” discharge valve shall be provided for use with the left side rear discharge.

The valve shall be an Akron 8800HD series with a 316 stainless steel ball and dual polymer seats for ease of
operation and increased abrasion resistance. The valve shall have a self-locking ball feature using an automatic
friction lock design to balance the ball when in a throttle position with water flowing through it.

The valve shall be of the unique Akron Swing-out design to allow the valve body to be removed for servicing
without disassembling the plumbing.

The discharge shall include a chrome-plated 45 degree downward angle droop. The droop shall terminate with
2.5” male NST threads and include a chrome-plated rocker-lug cap with a retainer device.

The valve control lever shall be a chrome push-pull locking “T” handle located at the pump operator’s panel and
shall visibly indicate the position of the valve at all times. The control lever shall be connected directly to its
respective valve by a rod to form a direct linkage control system. The control shall be clearly marked by a
nameplate recessed into the control lever handle. To improve identification a color-coded tag shall be provided.
The tag shall be affixed using an industrial grade adhesive backing meeting current NFPA 1901 standards,
eliminating the need for pop rivets or screws to be installed into the stainless steel panel or control handle.

The discharge shall be supplied with a 3/4” bleeder valve assembly. The bleeder valve shall allow water to be
drained from the gauge pressure line to prevent freezing of the line and to drain water and relieve pressure from
the discharge plumbing. The drain shall be controlled with a quarter-turn valve on the lower pump panel.

All fabricated piping shall be a minimum of Schedule 10 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance and
decreased friction loss.

Pressure Gauge

A weatherproof 2.5” compound vacuum pressure gauge with a range of 30-0-600 PSI shall be installed on the
pump panel adjacent to the associated discharge control handle. The gauge shall be filled with a liquid solution
to assure visual reading to within 1% accuracy.
There shall be a 1” differential in viewing area between analog master gauges and individual analog outlet
gauges as outlined in NFPA 1901. The gauge shall meet ASME B40.1 and be resistant to vibration, pressure
pulsation dampened, corrosion-resistant, shock-resistant and condensation-resistant.



Manifold


A side mount manifold for the Hale QFLO Pump shall be provided and constructed of stainless steel. The
manifold shall be mounted to the top of the pump in the pump module.

The discharge manifold system shall be provided to allow a direct flow of water to the discharge valves and
provide the straightest alignment for the rod going from the valves to the control handles. This results in easier
operation of the valves and prevents binding of the rod when the valve is being operated. The manifold and
fabricated piping systems shall be constructed of a minimum of Schedule 10 stainless steel to reduce corrosion.

The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a full ten (10) year stainless steel plumbing components warranty.
This warranty shall cover defects in materials or workmanship of apparatus manufacturer designed foam/water
plumbing system stainless steel components for ten (10) years. A copy of the warranty document shall be
provided with the proposal.



Water Tank Level Gauge
One (1) Class 1 Intelli-Tank water tank level gauge shall be provided and located at the pump operator’s panel.
The gauge shall have four (4) light emitting diodes (LED) on the display module that shall provide high-
visibility of the tank capacity status even in direct sunlight. The long life and extreme durability of LED
indicators shall be required to eliminate incandescent bulb replacement and maintenance. The gauge LED
lighting shall provide nine (9) tank level indications. The tank level indications shall be easily distinguished at a
glance by either a steady on or flashing light pattern provided from a water tank mounted pressure transducer.



Electrical System
Multiplex System

All cab electrical equipment installed by the apparatus manufacturer shall conform to current automotive
electrical system standard, the latest Federal DOT standards, and the requirements of applicable NFPA
Apparatus Standard. Twisted pair shielded wire shall be provided within the electrical system for noise
reduction.

The wiring harness shall conform to SAE J-1128 with GXL temperature properties. All wiring shall be mounted
in the chassis frame and protected from impact, abrasion, water, ice, and heat sources. All exposed wiring shall
be run in loom with a minimum 289 degrees F to protect the wiring against heat and abrasion. All connections
shall be crimp type with heat shrink tubing with insulated shanks to resist moisture and foreign debris such as
grease and road grime. Weather-resistant connectors shall be provided throughout to ensure the integrity of the
electrical system. Gold contacts shall be used for superior connectivity and improved performance. All wiring
looms shall be properly supported and attached along the entire run. At any point where wire or looms must pass
through metal, rubber grommets shall be installed to protect the wire from abrasion.

The wiring shall be color-coded and functionally-labeled every 3 inches on the outer surface of the insulation to
allow for ease of identification and maintenance.

The chassis electrical system shall have a centrally located electrical distribution area in the cab. An access
cover shall be provided for maintenance access to the electrical distribution area. All electrical components shall
be located such that standard operations shall not interfere with or disrupt vehicle operation. An automatic
thermal-reset master circuit breaker compatible with the alternator size shall be provided. Automatic thermal-
reset circuit breakers shall be used to ensure reliability of the system. Automatic reset circuit breakers shall be
used for directional lights, cab heater, battery power, ignition, and other circuits.

A 6 place constantly hot, and 6 place ignition switched fuse panel and ground for customer-installed radios and
chargers shall be provided at the electrical distribution area. Radio suppression shall be sufficient to allow radio
equipment operation without interference.

The entire electrical system shall have a failsafe redundant system. In the unlikely event of a catastrophic failure
of the multiplex system, this redundant system shall permit the vehicle to be operated including full pumping
operations.

Main Control System

The apparatus shall have an in-vehicle networking system, also known as multiplexing, to provide real time or
current state diagnostic capability and reduce troubleshooting or down time when compared to a standard point
to point wiring scheme. Due to the unique features and capabilities of a multiplexed electrical system, no
exception will be allowed to this specification.

The system shall have the capability of delivering multiple signals via a CAN bus, utilizing specifications set
forth by SAE J1939.

For superior systems integrity, the networked system shall meet the following minimum requirements:

• Universal System Manager (USM) containing the main processor and load manager.
• Integrated load management functions such as load shedding.
• Self-contained LED diagnostic indicators:
• PWR for input power status (red)
• BUS for output power status (yellow)
• COM for communication status (green)
• Power Distribution Module - input/output modules.
• Switch input capability.
• Solid state circuitry.
• Responsible for lighting device activation.
• Diagnostic display for warning message indication.
• Vocation Module to allow for failsafe pumping operations in the event of a fault occurrence within the
multiplex system.

The electrical system shall be pre-wired for modem accessibility to allow service personnel to easily plug in a
modem and phone line. The modem accessibility shall be designed to allow remote diagnostics, troubleshooting,
or program additions. The system shall also include the ability to be diagnosed by a hand held PDA (i.e. Palm
Pilot), no exceptions.

A diagnostic display shall be provided in the cab for easy identification of fault and condition messages. The
display shall provide the operator detailed messages such as which compartment door is ajar. The display shall
allow for complete diagnostic capability without the use of additional hardware or software.




Vehicle Data Computer

A Vehicle Data Computer (VDC) shall be supplied within the electrical system to process and distribute engine
and transmission Electronic Control Module (ECM) information to chassis system gauges, the enunciator
center, and related pump panel gauges. Communication between the VDC and chassis system gauges shall be
through a 4-wire multiplexed application.

Body Electrical System
Body Wiring

All body electrical equipment installed by the apparatus manufacturer shall conform to current automotive
electrical system standard, the latest Federal DOT standards, and the requirements of the applicable NFPA
Apparatus Standard. Twisted pair shielded wire shall be provided within the electrical system for noise
reduction.

The wiring harness shall conform to SAE J-1128 with GXL temperature properties. All exposed wiring shall be
run in loom with a minimum 289 degree Fahrenheit rating. All wiring looms shall be properly supported and
attached to body members along the entire run. All wiring shall be mounted so as to provide protection from
water and heat. All connections shall be crimp type with heat shrink tubing with insulated shanks to resist
moisture and foreign debris such as grease and road grime. Weather-resistant connectors shall be provided
throughout to ensure the integrity of the electrical system. Gold contacts shall be used for superior connectivity
and improved performance. All wiring looms shall be properly supported and attached along the entire run. At
any point where wire or looms must pass through metal, rubber grommets shall be installed to protect the wire
from abrasion.

Wiring shall be individually and permanently function and color-coded every three (3) inches on the insulation
to allow for easy identification.

The main low voltage chassis to body interface point and distribution panel shall be provided at the front of the
body in a location providing easy service access. The distribution panel shall be labeled and shall contain body
electrical relays and wire connection bar. The distribution panel shall be located so as not to reduce useable
compartment space. An electrical harness quick-disconnect shall be provided to facilitate removal of the body in
the future. All circuits shall be protected with automatic reset circuit breakers to ensure reliability of the system.

All electrical equipment switches shall be mounted on a switch panel mounted in the cab convenient to the
operator. Emergency warning light switches shall be of the rocker type. For easy night time operation an integral
indicator light shall be provided to indicate when the circuit is energized. All switches shall be appropriately
identified as to their function.
NFPA Warning Package
The following items shall be provided to meet NFPA requirements for audio and visual warnings:
One (1) Federal Signal Aerodynic 25RQL-FAST 52” light bar with red/clear lenses shall be installed on the
forward cab roof area. The light bar shall have two (2) 95 FPM rotators, two (2) cascade mirrors, and two (2)
175 FPM center rotators. The lens configuration shall be all red lenses with two (2) clear center sections. The
two (2) 175 FPM center rotators shall be switched off in the blocking right of way mode.

One (1) Federal Signal model E-Q2B solid state electronic siren with an attached noise-canceling microphone
shall be installed in the center cab overhead console. The siren shall include operating modes of hi-lo, yelp,
wail, P.A., air horn and radio re-broadcast.

The siren shall include a Tap II feature.

The siren shall be capable of driving a speaker to achieve a sound output level that meets Class “A”
requirements.

One (1) Federal Signal model MS-100-01 DynaMax 100 watt speaker with grille shall be provided and mounted
in the driver side of the front bumper.

The speaker shall be capable of producing a minimum sound output of 120 db(A) at 10 feet.

The cab shall have four (4) polished chrome light bezels provided on the front of the cab that include the
following lights:

The lower two (2) light bezels shall have dual sealed beam halogen rectangular headlights. The headlight low
beam lights shall activate with the release of the parking brake to provide daytime running lights (DRL) for
additional vehicle conspicuity and safety. The headlight switch shall automatically override the DRL for normal
low beam/high beam operations.

The upper two (2) light bezels shall have two (2) halogen amber turn signals, one (1) each side in the outboard
position, and two (2) Federal Signal MOD1X LED, one (1) each side in the inboard position to meet NFPA
Zone A lower level warning light requirements.

Two (2) Federal Signal MOD1FR LED lights shall be mounted on the forward lower cab corners or bumper
extension (as applicable) to meet NFPA Zone B and C forward lower level warning light requirements.

The body lower level warning shall have the following Federal Signal lights provided to meet NFPA Zone B, C,
and D requirements:

Zone B - One (1) MOD1FR LED light located on the rear wheel well offset forward, and one (1) Model 3300-
04 on the lower body below the officer’s side compartment rearward of the wheel well, offset rearward.

Zone C - Two (2) MOD1FR LED lights on the rear of the apparatus facing rearward.

Zone D - One (1) MOD1FR LED light located on the rear wheel well offset forward, and one (1) Model 3300-
04 on the lower body below the driver’s side compartment rearward of the wheel well, offset rearward.

A lighted rocker switch on the cab instrument panel shall control the cab and body lower level warning lights.
Two (2) Federal Signal model SY12FS rotating warning lights shall be provided to meet NFPA upper rear
warning light requirements. The lights shall be mounted in accordance with NFPA requirements.

Each light shall have a polycarbonate base, single 55 watt halogen lamp, and a twist-on lexan dome. Each light
shall produce 80,000 candela minimum and produce 175 flashes per minute.

The driver side light shall have a red dome and the officer side shall have an amber dome.

A lighted rocker switch on the cab instrument panel shall control the cab light bar and body upper rear warning
lights.



DOT Marker Lights
There shall be five Trucklite model 26 lights installed on the cab roof as marker-clearance lights and two
Trucklite model 18 side turn-marker lights installed on the cab ahead of the front door hinge in place of
standard.
Taillights
Four (4) Weldon model 1010 taillights shall be provided.
The lights shall be located two (2) each side of the rear compartment face.

The light colors shall be red for the stop/tail/turn light and clear for the back-up light.

DOT Clearance Lights
Incandescent DOT clearance lights and reflectors shall be installed in conformance to the latest Federal DOT
standards.
Lights and reflectors shall include two (2) amber clearance lights located on the forward area of the pump
module and wired to the turn indicator in the cab, two (2) amber reflectors located one (1) on each forward body
corner facing outward, four (4) red rectangular reflectors located two (2) on each rearward body corner, five (5)
red clearance lights located one (1) each side below the rear compartments offset rearward, and three (3)
centered on the rear tailboard step and two (2) red clearance lights located one (1) each side on the rear
compartment face up high.

The two (2) red clearance lights on the rear compartment face shall be mounted with the officer side light just
below the compartment top and the driver side light mounted at that same height.



Compartment Lights
There shall be ten (10) 4" incandescent lights (Truck-Lite, model 40) provided to illuminate the body
compartments in accordance with NFPA.
The lights shall be located two (2) in the driver’s side compartment forward of the wheel well - one (1) high and
one (1) low on the rear wall, one (1) in the driver’s side compartment above the wheel well - on the forward
wall, two (2) in the driver’s side compartment rearward of the wheel well - one (1) high and one (1) low on the
forward wall, two (2) in the rear compartment(s) - one (1) upper rear compartment officer side wall mid-way
and one (1) centered lower rear wall, one (1) in the officer’s side compartment forward of the wheel well - low
on the rear wall, one (1) in the officer’s side compartment above the wheel well - ceiling mounted, and one (1)
in the officer’s side compartment rearward of the wheel well - low on the forward wall.

All compartment lighting shall be wired to a master switch in the cab and each compartment’s lights shall be
activated through the door ajar indicator switch.

Step Lighting
There shall be three (3) 4" incandescent lights provided to illuminate the rear tailboard step area in accordance
with NFPA requirements. The lights shall be Truck-Lite, model 40.
Each light shall have a clear lens and chrome mounting ring. The lights shall be activated with the work lights
switch in the cab when the park brake is set.

The lights shall be located one (1) down low on the driver side and one (1) down low on the officer side and one
(1) mid-way on the officer side.



Underbody Ground Lights
Four (4) 4" incandescent (Truck-Lite, model 40) ground lights with clear lenses shall be provided to illuminate
the ground area below the body in accordance with NFPA requirements.
The ground lights shall be activated with the work lights switch in the cab after the park brake is set.



Pump Panel Lighting

Pump panel lighting shall be provided for a side mount pump module in accordance with NFPA.

The driver side pump control panel shall have two (2) Weldon #2030 lights with clear lenses mounted under an
integral light shield that is directly above the driver side pump panel. The officer side shall have one (1) Weldon
#2030 light with a clear lens mounted under an integral light shield.

The lights shall be activated by the work light switch in the cab when the park brake is set.

License Plate Light
One (1) incandescent license plate light shall be installed at the rear of the vehicle on the left side.
Back-Up Alarm
An electronic back-up alarm shall be supplied to provide an audible alarm that meets the Type D requirements
of SAE J994 and in accordance with NFPA.
The alarm shall provide 97 db (A) and be wired into the chassis back-up lights to signal when the vehicle is in
reverse.




NFPA Work Lights
Three (3) 6” Unity deck lights and one (1) incandescent pump compartment light shall be provided to meet
NFPA requirements for rear body, hosebed, and pump compartment lighting.

Two (2) 6” Unity Deck Lights shall be located up high on the trailing edge of the rear body/beavertail and one
(1) 6” Unity Deck Light shall be located at the forward area of the hosebed. All three (3) lights shall be wired to
activate with the work light switch in the cab or individually by an on/off switch located on the light head.

The pump compartment light shall be one (1) 4” incandescent light (Truck-Lite, model 40) with mounting
bracket located in the pump module.

The pump compartment light shall be wired to activate with the work light switch in the cab.

Nightfighter Lights
Two (2) Federal Signal Nightfighter lights shall be provided.
The lights shall be located on the forward area of the pump module.

Each light shall be 12 volt and includes a 3-bulb light head and an internally mounted extension pole. The
internal pole shall allow the light head to rotate 360 degrees and to be extended upward for better scene
illumination. The light position and height shall be held in position by a locking twist knob on the mounting
base.

Each light shall be individually switched in the cab.



Ladders/Equipment
An Alco-Lite ladder package shall be provided. The package shall include one (1) PEL-24, one (1) PRL-14 and
one (1) FL-10 attic ladder with mounting brackets. Two (2) Zico Model SAC-44, NFPA wheel chocks shall be
furnished and installed. Two (2) 10’ x 6” Kocheck suction hose and one (1) 6” barrel strainer shall be furnished
and installed.



DOT Driveaway Kit
Three (3) triangular warning reflectors with carrying case shall be supplied to satisfy the DOT requirement.



Cab Paint
The cab shall have a paint break provided to separate the two-tone painted cab colors.


Body Paint

The apparatus body shall be painted DuPont L6572 EG Red. The paint shall be of the highest quality finish for
low maintenance, long life, and attractive appearance. The finish shall consist of a corrosion-resistant primer,
urethane high build primer, and high performance durable color coat. The vehicle finish shall be protected with
a minimum of 2 mils film thickness of UV resistant clear coat.
The paint process shall meet or exceed current State regulations concerning paint operations. Pollution control
shall include measures to protect the atmosphere, water and soil. Manufacturer shall, upon demand, provide
evidence that the manufacturing facility is in compliance with State EPA rules and regulations.

The body exterior shall have no mounted components prior to painting to assure full coverage of metal
treatments and paint. Any vertically or horizontally hinged smooth-plate compartment doors shall be painted
separately to assure proper paint coverage on the body, doorjambs, and door edges.

The paint process shall feature DuPont Performance Coatings high-solid, low VOC products and be performed
in the following steps:

- Corrosion Prevention - all raw materials shall be pre-treated with the MetaLok-CVP system to provide
superior corrosion resistance and excellent adhesion of the top coat.
- DuPont Uro® Prime 1340S™ polyurethane primer shall be applied to guarantee excellent gloss hold-out, chip
resistance, and barrier coat corrosion protection.
- DuPont Imron® Elite Express System (Top coat)- a lead free, chromate-free, high-solids polyurethane color
coat shall be applied. A minimum of two coats shall be applied providing excellent coverage and durability.
- DuPont High Solids Clear coat TC35000™- a high-solids, low VOC clear coat shall be applied as the final
step. To ensure full gloss, color retention and durability a minimum of two coats shall be applied at 2 mils film
thickness minimum.

Any location where a surface is penetrated after painting for the purpose of mounting steps, handrails, doors,
lights, or other specified components shall be treated at the point of penetration with a corrosion inhibiting
system. All hardware used in mounting steps, handrails, doors, lights, or other specified components shall be
individually treated with the corrosion inhibiting system.

After the paint process is complete, the gloss rating of the unit shall be tested with a 20-degree gloss meter and
distinction of image meter to assure a smooth mirror like finish.



Cab Paint

The apparatus cab shall be two-tone painted DuPont L0006 EG White and L6572 EG Red. The paint shall be of
the highest quality finish for low maintenance, long life, and attractive appearance. The finish shall consist of a
corrosion-resistant primer, urethane high build primer, and high performance durable color coat. The vehicle
finish shall be protected with a minimum of 2 mils film thickness of UV resistant clear coat.

The paint process shall meet or exceed current State regulations concerning paint operations. Pollution control
shall include measures to protect the atmosphere, water and soil. Manufacturer shall, upon demand, provide
evidence that the manufacturing facility is in compliance with State EPA rules and regulations.

The body exterior shall have no mounted components prior to painting to assure full coverage of metal
treatments and paint. Any vertically or horizontally hinged smooth-plate compartment doors shall be painted
separately to assure proper paint coverage on the body, doorjambs, and door edges.

The paint process shall feature DuPont Performance Coatings high-solid, low VOC products and be performed
in the following steps:

- Corrosion Prevention - all raw materials shall be pre-treated with the MetaLok-CVP system to provide
superior corrosion resistance and excellent adhesion of the top coat.
- DuPont Uro® Prime 1340S™ polyurethane primer shall be applied to guarantee excellent gloss hold-out, chip
resistance, and barrier coat corrosion protection.
- DuPont Imron® Elite Express System (Top coat) - a lead free, chromate-free, high-solids polyurethane color
coat shall be applied. A minimum of two coats shall be applied providing excellent coverage and durability.
- DuPont High Solids Clear coat TC35000_™- high-solids, low VOC clear coat shall be applied as the final
step. To ensure full gloss, color retention and durability a minimum of two coats shall be applied at 2 mils film
thickness minimum.

Any location where a surface is penetrated after painting for the purpose of mounting steps, handrails, doors,
lights, or other specified components shall be treated at the point of penetration with a corrosion inhibiting
system. All hardware used in mounting steps, handrails, doors, lights, or other specified components shall be
individually treated with the corrosion inhibiting system.

After the paint process is complete, the gloss rating of the unit shall be tested with a 20-degree gloss meter and
distinction of image meter to assure a smooth mirror like finish.



STRIPING AND LETTERING
A white scotchlite triple stripe shall be applied to cab and body: 6” center with a 1” stripe above and below to
match present apparatus. SignGold trim stripes shall be applied to the bottom of each cab door. Lettering shall
be SignGold with black shadow:

Front of cab below windshield:                     KINGSTON

Front cab doors:                                    ENGINE 3

                                                   (F.D. EMBLEM)

Rear Cab Doors:                                     FIRE DEPT.
                                                    KINGSTON
                                                       N.Y.

Rear step compartment door:                           ENGINE (red scotchlite with black outline)
                                                        3    (white scotchlite with black outline)



Warranty - One Year Standard
The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a full 1 year standard warranty. All components manufactured by the
apparatus manufacturer shall be covered against defects in materials or workmanship for a 1 year period. All
components covered by separate suppliers such as engines, transmissions, tires, and batteries shall maintain the
warranty as provided by the component supplier. A copy of the warranty document shall be provided with the
proposal.
Warranty - Lifetime Frame
The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a full lifetime frame warranty. This warranty shall cover all apparatus
manufacturer designed frame, frame members, and crossmembers against defects in materials or workmanship
for the lifetime of the covered apparatus. A copy of the warranty document shall be provided with the proposal.
Frame warranties that do not cover crossmembers for the life of the vehicle shall not be acceptable.


Warranty - Structural
The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a comprehensive 10 year/100,000-mile structural warranty. This
warranty shall cover all structural components of the cab and/or body manufactured by the apparatus
manufacturer against defects in materials or workmanship for 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Excluded from this warranty are all hardware, mechanical items, electrical items, or paint finishes. A copy of the
warranty document shall be provided with the proposal.
Warranty - Polypropylene Tank
The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a full lifetime polypropylene tank warranty. This warranty shall cover
all defects in materials or workmanship of the polypropylene tank for the lifetime of the covered apparatus with
its original owner. A copy of the warranty document shall be provided with the proposal.
Warranty - Stainless Steel Plumbing
The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a full 10 year stainless steel plumbing components warranty. This
warranty shall cover defects in materials or workmanship of apparatus manufacturer designed foam/water
plumbing system stainless steel components for 10 years. A copy of the warranty document shall be provided
with the proposal.
Warranty - 10 Year Paint
The apparatus manufacturer shall provide a 10-year limited paint and corrosion perforation warranty. This
warranty shall cover paint peeling, cracking, blistering, and corrosion provided the vehicle is used in a normal
and reasonable manner. Paint shall be prorated for 10 years and corrosion perforation shall be covered 100% for
10 years. The warranty period shall begin upon delivery of the apparatus to the original user-purchaser. A copy
of the warranty document shall be provided with the proposal.

UV paint fade shall be covered in a separate warranty supplied by DuPont and shall be for a minimum of 10
years.



Manuals
Manuals - Operator, Service, Parts

Two (2) copies of all operator, service, and parts manuals shall be supplied at the time of delivery in electronic
format (CD-ROMs) The electronic manuals shall include the following information:

Operating Instructions, descriptions, specifications, and ratings of the cab, chassis, body, installed components,
and auxiliary systems.

Warnings and cautions pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the fire apparatus and fire fighting
systems.

Charts, tables, checklists, and illustrations relating to lubrication, cleaning, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and
inspections.
Instructions regarding the frequency and procedure for recommended maintenance.

Maintenance instructions for the repair and replacement of installed components.

Parts listing with descriptions and illustrations for identification.

Warranty descriptions and coverage.

The CD-ROM shall incorporate a navigation page with electronic links to the operator’s manual, service
manual, parts manual, and warranty information, as well as instructions on how to use the manual. Each copy
shall include a table of contents with links to the specified documents or illustrations.

The CD must be formatted in such a manner as to allow not only the printing of the entire manual, but to also
the cutting, pasting, or copying of individual documents to other electronic media, such as electronic mail,
memos, and the like.

A find feature shall be included to allow for searches by text or by part number.

These electronic manuals shall be accessible from any computer operating system capable of supporting
portable document format (PDF). Permanent copies of all pertinent data shall be kept file at both the local
dealership and at the manufacturer’s location.



Delivery
The apparatus shall be delivered under its own power. This shall ensure appropriate break in of all drive-related
components while the apparatus is still under warranty. Delivery by any other means (i.e., rail or truck freight)
shall not be acceptable.
BID#: K07-01
Fire Apparatus
January 18, 2007
3:00pm




                   BID SUBMISSION

                        PACKAGE




                   (Please Complete and Return All Attached Forms)
                                                                     BID#: K07-01




BID DATE: January 18, 2007

BID NAME: Fire Apparatus


                                           INFORMATION SHEET

NAME OF BIDDER:         _________________________________________________

ADDRESS:                _________________________________________________

                        _________________________________________________


TYPE OF ENTITY:        Corp.__________ Partnership_____________ Individual____________

If a non publicly owned Corporation:
NAME OF CORPORATION: ___________________________________

List Principal Stockholders (holding over 5% of outstanding shares) _______________________
______________________________________________________________________________

LIST OFFICERS: _______________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

LIST DIRECTORS: _____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

DATE OF ORGANIZATION: _____________________________________________________

If a partnership:
PARTNERS: __________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

NAME OF PARTNERSHIP: ______________________________________________________

DATE OF ORGANIZATION: _____________________________________________________

* If the business is conducted under an assumed name, a copy of the certificate required
  to be filed under the New York General Business Law must be attached.
                                                                BID#: K07-01


                                             REFERENCE SHEET


All bidders will be required to complete this form providing three (3) references of past performance.
References should involve projects and/or service situations of similar size and scope to this bid. References
must have had dealings with the bidder within the last thirty-six (36) months. The City reserves the right to
contact any or all of the references supplied for an evaluation of past performance in order to establish the
responsibility of the bidder before the actual award of the bid and/or contract. Completion of the reference form
is required.

If references have been filed with the City of Kingston Purchasing Department during the last twelve (12)
months, it will not be necessary to complete this form. Indicate filing date on the line provided.

BIDDER’S NAME: _____________________________________________________________

DATE FILED:         ______________________________________________________________

Bidder’s Address: _____________________________________________________________


Reference’s Name: ______________________________________________________________

Address:           ______________________________________________________________

Telephone:         _________________________________ Contact Person:________________


Reference’s Name: ______________________________________________________________

Address:            _____________________________________________________________

Telephone:          _________________________________Contact Person:________________


Reference’s Name: ______________________________________________________________

Address:           ______________________________________________________________

Telephone:         __________________________________Contact Person:_______________
                                                                      BID#:K07-01


CITY OF KINGSTON                                                PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

                                NON-COLLUSIVE BIDDING CERTIFICATION

   In accordance with the provisions of Section 103-D of the New York State General Municipal Law as
amended, the following “Non-Collusive Bidding Certification” is and shall become a part of this proposal:

A. By submission of this bid, each bidder and each person signing on behalf of any bidder certifies, and, in the
case of a joint bid, each party thereto certifies as to its own organization, under a penalty of perjury, that to the
best of his knowledge and belief;

1. The prices in this bid have been arrived at independently without collusion, consultation, communication, or
agreement, for the purpose of restricting competition, as to any matter relating to such prices with any other
bidder or with any competitor;

2. Unless otherwise required by law, the prices which have been quoted in this bid have not been knowingly
disclosed by the bidder and will not knowingly be disclosed by the bidder prior to openings, directly or
indirectly, to any other bidder or to any competitor;

3. No attempt has been made or will be made by the bidder to induce any other person, partnership, or
corporation to submit or not to submit a bid for the purpose of restriction of competition.

                                                      ____________________________________
                                                       Authorized Signature


                                                       ____________________________________
                                                        Title


                                                       ___________________________________
                                                       Company Name


                                                       ___________________________________
                                                        Name of Bid


                                                        ___________________________________
                                                         Date of Opening
                                                           Bid#: K07-01



                                          Fire Apparatus

                                               Bid Sheet
Item 1: The bid price for a delivered Fire Apparatus as described in the bid specification
        $_________________________.




                                      Bidder Information
Company Name:      _____________________

Address: _____________________________

_____________________________________

Telephone: ___________________________

Contact Person: _______________________

								
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