; The Apparatus Architect: Part 36: Designing Safety Into Your Apparatus Fleet
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The Apparatus Architect: Part 36: Designing Safety Into Your Apparatus Fleet

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Another area of concern is when we have to climb anywhere on the apparatus to secure a piece of equipment, pull an attack line or load hose after an incident. Chances are that your present apparatus is equipped with a series of folding or fixed steps that enable your to climb from the ground up into the hosebed. While these devices are compliant with NFPA 1901, are they really safe? Why do we install folding steps at the front of the body of a pumper?

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