2016 NFPA 1906 Standard - Current Edition
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  • Description

    Protect fire service personnel and deliver fireground success using NFPA 1906 to ensure wildland fire apparatus is up to the task.

    Combatting wildland fires often requires specialty vehicles, and NFPA 1906: Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus is essential for manufacturers along with fire chiefs, purchasing authorities, and fleet managers. It's your source for requirements for new automotive wildland fire apparatus, including apparatus equipped with a slip-on fire fighting module, designed primarily to support wildland fire suppression operations. Separate chapters address chassis and vehicle components; low voltage electrical systems and warning devices; driving and crew areas; body, compartments, and equipment mounting; pumps for wildland fire fighting and associated equipment; and water tanks.

    First-time chapters in the 2016 NFPA 1906 reflect new technologies and help improve personnel safety.

    Major changes in this edition make it a must for engineers who design specialty apparatus and fire chiefs and others responsible for fireground operations, personnel health and welfare, and apparatus budget management:

    • A new chapter addresses the design of wildland fire crew carriers, with coverage of the latest safeguards for fire fighters on board.
    • A new chapter on Ultra-High Pressure (UHP) fire pumps and associated equipment reflects the increased use of UHP Fire Pumps with a rated discharge pressure of 1100 psi or greater.
    • Manufacturers and purchasers will find first-time guidance for the design, testing, and performance of this technology.
    • Added requirements in Chapter 14 address the design of the On-Board Pump-and-Roll Firefighting Position -- a seated, belted, and protected position that allows for safe and effective use of pump-and-roll operations in situations where walk along-side Pump-and-Roll operations are not practical.

    All new wildland fire apparatus should be constructed to comply with the latest edition of NFPA 1906, especially those that are intended to be contracted for use on federal lands, to provide for the safe transport of firefighting personnel and safe operation of associated equipment. (Print, 140 pp., 2016)


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  • Table of Contents (2016 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1906 Standard for Wildland Fire Apparatus, 2016 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    1.4 Retroactivity.
    1.5 Equivalency.
    1.6 Units of Measure.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 General Requirements
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Requirements by Apparatus Type.
    4.3 Responsibility of the Purchaser.
    4.4 Reserved.
    4.5 Reserved.
    4.6 Legal Requirements.
    4.7 Third-Party Certification of Test Results.
    4.8 Manufacturer Certification of Test Results.
    4.9 Personnel Protection.
    4.10 Controls and Instructions.
    4.11 Reserved.
    4.12 Component Protection.
    4.13 Vehicle Stability.
    4.14 Fire Apparatus Performance.
    4.15 Highway Performance.
    4.16 Serviceability.
    4.17 General Pre-Delivery Tests.
    4.18 Tests on Delivery.
    4.19 Documentation.
    4.20 Data Required of the Contractor.
    4.21 Statement of Exceptions.
    Chapter 5 Wildland Fire Suppression Apparatus
    5.1 General.
    5.2 Pump.
    5.3 Reserved.
    5.4 Water Tank.
    5.5 Equipment Storage.
    5.6 Hose Storage.
    5.7 Equipment.
    Chapter 6 Reserved
    Chapter 7 Wildland Mobile Water Supply Fire Apparatus
    7.1 General.
    7.2 Pump.
    7.3 Reserved.
    7.4 Water Tank.
    7.5 Equipment Storage.
    7.6 Hose Storage.
    7.7 Equipment.
    Chapter 8 Reserved
    Chapter 9 Reserved
    Chapter 10 Wildland Fire Crew Carrier Apparatus
    10.1 General. 
    10.2 Equipment.
    10.3 Crew Compartment. 
    10.4 Crew Compartment Body Structural Integrity.
    10.5 Crew Compartment Entry Doors.
    10.6 Crew Compartment Body Means of Escape.
    10.7 Crew Compartment Seats.
    10.8 Crew Compartment Seat Head Height.
    Chapter 11 Reserved
    Chapter 12 Chassis and Vehicle Components
    12.1 Carrying Capacity.
    12.2 Engine and Engine System Design.
    12.3 Vehicle Components.
    Chapter 13 Low-Voltage Electrical Systems and Warning Devices
    13.1 General.
    13.2 Wiring.
    13.3 Power Supply.
    13.4 Batteries.
    13.5 Starting Device.
    13.6 Temperature Exposure.
    13.7 Electromagnetic Interference.
    13.8 Optical Warning Devices.
    13.9 Audible Warning Devices.
    13.10 Work Lighting.
    13.11 Reserved.
    13.12 Backup Alarm.
    13.13 Stop, Tail, and Directional Lights.
    13.14 Electrical System Performance Tests.
    13.15 Documentation.
    Chapter 14 Driving and Crew Areas
    14.1 General.
    14.2 Cab Tilt Systems.
    14.3 Driving Compartment.
    14.4 On-Board Pump-and-Roll Fire-Fighting Position.
    Chapter 15 Body, Compartments, and Equipment Mounting
    15.1 Compartmentation.
    15.2 Reserved.
    15.3 Equipment Containment.
    15.4 Powered Equipment Racks.
    15.5 SCBA Storage.
    15.6 Pump and Plumbing Access.
    15.7 Stepping, Standing, and Walking Surfaces.
    15.8 Access Handrails or Handholds.
    15.9 Metal Finish.
    15.10 Hose Storage.
    15.11 Requirements for Mounting of Ground Ladders.
    15.12 Receivers and Anchors for Rope and Removable Winches.
    15.13 Slip-On Fire-Fighting Module.
    Chapter 16 Pumps for Wildland Fire Fighting and Associated Equipment
    16.1 Application.
    16.2 Design and Performance Requirements.
    16.3 Pump Engine Requirements.
    16.4 Power Train Capability.
    16.5 Construction Requirements.
    16.6 Pump Intake.
    16.7 Pump Discharge Outlets.
    16.8 Pump Drains.
    16.9 Pump Operator's Location.
    16.10 Pump Controls.
    16.11 Pump Engine Controls.
    16.12 Instrumentation.
    16.13 Required Testing.
    Chapter 17 Reserved
    Chapter 18 Water Tanks
    18.1 General.
    18.2 Tank Construction.
    18.3 Tank-to-Pump Intake Line.
    18.4 Filling and Venting.
    18.5 Reserved.
    18.6 Water Tank Capacity Certification.
    Chapter 19 Reserved
    Chapter 20 Foam Proportioning Systems for Class A Foam Concentrate
    20.1 Application.
    20.2 Requirements by Type of Foam Proportioning System.
    20.3 Design and Performance Requirements of a Foam Proportioning System.
    20.4 Controls for Foam Proportioning Systems.
    20.5 Foam Proportioning System Pressure Gauges, Flowmeters, and Indicators.
    20.6 Atmospheric Foam Concentrate Tank.
    20.7 Foam Concentrate Pump.
    20.8 Pressure Vessel Foam Concentrate or Foam Solution Tanks.
    20.9 Labels and Instruction Plates.
    20.10 Foam Proportioning System Accuracy.
    20.11 Testing and Documentation.
    Chapter 21 Compressed Air Foam Systems (CAFS)
    21.1 Application.
    21.2 General Requirements.
    21.3 Compressed Air System.
    21.4 Air Mixing.
    21.5 Compressed Air System Piping.
    21.6 Air System Controls.
    21.7 Foam System Pressure Gauges, Flowmeters, and Indicators.
    21.8 Labels and Instruction Plates.
    21.9 Manufacturer's Predelivery Tests.
    Chapter 22 Line Voltage Electrical Systems
    Chapter 23 Reserved
    Chapter 24 Reserved
    Chapter 25 Winches
    25.1 General.
    25.2 Winch Wire or Synthetic Rope.
    25.3 Clutch.
    25.4 Electric Powered Winches.
    25.5 Hydraulically Driven Winches.
    Chapter 26 Reserved
    Chapter 27 Vehicle Protection Systems
    27.1 Brush Rails.
    27.2 Grille Guard.
    27.3 Skid Plates.
    Chapter 28 Ultra-High Pressure Fire Pumps and Associated Equipment
    28.1 Application.
    28.2 Pump Performance.
    28.3 Power Train Capability.
    28.4 Construction Requirements.
    28.5 Pump Intakes.
    28.6 Pump Discharges.
    28.7 Pump Operator’s Panel.
    28.8 Pump Controls.
    28.9 Pump Drive Systems.
    28.10 Engine Controls.
    28.11 Gauges and Instruments.
    28.12 Required Testing.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Specifying and Procuring Wildland Fire Apparatus
    Annex C Weights and Dimensions for Common Equipment
    Annex D Guidelines for First Line and Reserve Apparatus
    Annex E Informational References
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