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NFPA 1901 and Certifications

By Bill Adams Throughout National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, are statements requiring the certification of certain components and levels of performance mandated by the standard. When a purchaser spends hundreds of thousands of dollars ...

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What About the Officer?

By Ricky Riley I recently had the opportunity to visit a few other departments that were doing training sessions and as always I was drawn to their apparatus floors. I spent time looking the rigs over, opening doors, and seeing ...

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The Rig: Ambiguous Purchasing Specs

By Bill Adams My two previous pieces on specifications noted unclear purchasing specifications may contain imprecise terminology with multiple meanings or verbiage that is vague or specifies unmeasurable requirements. There are also instances when spec writers have not erroneously described ...

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