INVI­TA­TION TO BID

1,500 Gal­lon Air­craft Res­cue & Fire­fight­ing (ARFF) Vehicle

The Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict dba North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) is accept­ing bids for a project to pro­vide a 1,500-gallon air­craft res­cue & fire­fight­ing vehi­cle for the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Accep­tance of a bid for the project will be con­tin­gent on suc­cess­ful receipt of a Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion Air­port Improve­ment Pro­gram grant by ECP for the project. Fail­ure to secure a grant will be grounds to reject all bids.

The scope of work for the project is the man­u­fac­ture and pro­vid­ing of a Class 4, 1,500-gallon ARFF vehi­cle per attached spec­i­fi­ca­tion in accor­dance with Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion guide­lines for such acqui­si­tion. The scope also includes the pro­vid­ing of an input-based Aque­ous Film Form­ing Foam (AFFF) Test­ing Sys­tem com­pli­ant with NFPA 412, Stan­dard for Eval­u­at­ing Air­craft Res­cue and Fire­fight­ing Foam Equip­ment. The scope of work is intend­ed to pro­vide a new, ful­ly oper­a­tional, vehi­cle to pro­vide ARFF sup­port at the Air­port. Equip­ment and per­for­mance capa­bil­i­ty will meet, or exceed, require­ments for an ARFF vehi­cle con­tained in:

  • - Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion Advi­so­ry Cir­cu­lar #150/5220 – 10E, Guide Spec­i­fi­ca­tions for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing (ARFF) Vehicles.
  • - Nation­al Fire Pro­tec­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (NFPA) 414, Stan­dard for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing Vehi­cles (2007 Edition).
  • - Nation­al Fire Pro­tec­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (NFPA) 412, Stan­dard for Eval­u­at­ing Air­craft Res­cue and Fire­fight­ing Foam Equipment.
  • - FAA Cert Alert No. 19 – 01.

Spe­cif­ic per­for­mance require­ments for this scope of work are:

  • - Out­lined in attached Pro­cure­ment Specification

Bids sub­mit­tal to include:

  • - All costs to pro­vide a Class 4, 1,500-gallon ARFF vehi­cle, as out­lined in the scope of work to include man­u­fac­ture, freight and deliv­ery to the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, accep­tance test­ing, and oper­a­tional training.
  • - All costs to pro­vide an Input-based Aque­ous Film Form­ing Foam (AFFF) Test­ing Sys­tem com­pat­i­ble with pro­vid­ed ARFF vehicle.
  • - Ref­er­ences con­firm­ing expe­ri­ence where bid­der has pro­vid­ed sim­i­lar equip­ment to that con­tained with­in this Invi­ta­tion to Bid with­in the past five (5) years.
  • - A mate­r­i­al list that includes the man­u­fac­tur­er and mod­el num­ber of the key crit­i­cal sys­tem components.
  • - Doc­u­men­ta­tion of sup­port items required by the Spec­i­fi­ca­tion and this Invi­ta­tion to Bid.

There is no express or implied oblig­a­tion for the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict to reim­burse respond­ing firms for any expens­es incurred in prepar­ing pro­pos­als in response to this Invi­ta­tion to Bid.

The Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irreg­u­lar­i­ties or infor­mal­i­ties in any bid or in the bid pro­ce­dures, and to accept or reject any item or com­bi­na­tion of items. ECP will be the sole judge in deter­min­ing as equiv­a­lent prod­ucts. The Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict will select the low bid­der for con­tract nego­ti­a­tions if the low bid­der ful­ly com­plies with the Spec­i­fi­ca­tion. In the event that the low bid­der does not ful­ly com­ply with the Spec­i­fi­ca­tion, the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict will give con­sid­er­a­tion to all devi­a­tions in the low bid and any devi­a­tions in the oth­er bids, as well as the rel­a­tive pric­ing of the bids, and either select the bid that pro­vides the best val­ue to Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict or reject all bids. Any bid that sub­stan­tial­ly devi­ates from the Spec­i­fi­ca­tion in the sole dis­cre­tion of the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict will be deemed non-responsive.

Please pro­vide any ques­tions regard­ing this Invi­ta­tion to Bid in writ­ing to Richard A. McConnell, Deputy Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, by fax (8507855674) or e‑mail (accounting@​pcairport.​com) no lat­er than 10 a.m. (CST) on May 27, 2020. All ques­tions and respons­es will be post­ed to the Air­port web­site (www​.ifly​beach​es​.com) on Fri­day, May 29, 2020. It is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the bid­der to check the web­site for any addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion relat­ed to this bid.

Sealed bids must be deliv­ered to the Admin­is­tra­tive Offices of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, 6300 West Bay Park­way, Box A, Pana­ma City, Flori­da 32409 by 2 pm on June 2, 2020. Sub­mit­tals should include attached Exhibits A, B and C. Please pro­vide three (3) copies of the bid in a sealed pack­age clear­ly and promi­nent­ly labeled: 

1,500 Gal­lon Air­craft Res­cue & Fire­fight­ing (ARFF) Vehi­cle – June 22020

Bids will be opened at 2 pm on June 2, 2020 in the Admin­is­tra­tive Offices, upstairs in the Air­port Terminal.

EXHIB­IT A

Com­pa­ny Name __________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Tele­phone Num­ber _______________________________________________________

Fax ____________________________________________________________________

Con­tact Per­son ___________________________________________________________

Autho­rized Rep­re­sen­ta­tive __________________________________________________

Signature

__________________________________________________

Print­ed Name

__________________________________________________

Title

Devi­a­tions

List any devi­a­tions from the SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS in this doc­u­ment or the attached Spec­i­fi­ca­tion. An expla­na­tion must be pro­vid­ed below and doc­u­men­ta­tion pro­vid­ed to ver­i­fy com­pli­ance with the Spec­i­fi­ca­tion and any oth­er spec­i­fi­ca­tions pro­vid­ed by this Invi­ta­tion to Bid on a sim­i­lar or equiv­a­lent basis.

Item No.

Rea­son for devi­a­tion, descrip­tion of replace­ment com­po­nent, and/​or explanation

Pric­ing Infor­ma­tion (please print clearly)

Base Bid (Com­plete Man­u­fac­ture, Deliv­ery, Test­ing, Train­ing and Warranty)

Man­u­fac­ture and Deliv­er a 1,500-Gallon, Class 4 ARFF Vehi­cle, with Input-Based Aque­ous Film Form­ing Foam (AFFF) Test­ing Sys­tem, as out­lined in this Invi­ta­tion to Bid and attached specification.

1,500 Gal­lon ARFF Vehi­cle: $________________________

$__________________________________________________________________

(Amount in Words)

Input-Based Aque­ous Film Form­ing Foam

(AFFF) Test­ing Sys­tem: $________________________

$__________________________________________________________________

By sign­ing above, autho­rized rep­re­sen­ta­tive war­rants to Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict that the price quot­ed is good for 90 days after the bid date. 

EXHIB­IT B

SWORN STATE­MENT UNDER SEC­TION 287.133(3)(A)

FLORI­DA STATUTES, ON PUB­LIC ENTI­TY CRIMES

THIS FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND SWORN TO IN THE PRES­ENCE OFNOTARY PUB­LIC OR OTH­ER OFFI­CIAL AUTHO­RIZED TO ADMIN­IS­TER OATHS.

  1. This sworn state­ment is sub­mit­ted to the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al District

by________________________________________________________________ 

(print individual’s name and title) 

for 

__________________________________________________________________

(print name and enti­ty sub­mit­ting sworn statement)

whose busi­ness address is 

__________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

and (if applic­a­ble) its Fed­er­al Employ­er Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Num­ber (FEIN) is 

_________________________

(if the enti­ty has no FEIN, include the Social Secu­ri­ty No. of the individual 

sign­ing this sworn statement:

__________________________.) 

  1. I under­stand that a pub­lic enti­ty crime” as defined in Sec­tion 287.133(1)(g) of the Flori­da Statutes, means a vio­la­tion of any state or fed­er­al law by a per­son with respect to and direct­ly relat­ed to the trans­ac­tion of busi­ness with any pub­lic enti­ty or with an agency or polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion of any oth­er state or of the Unit­ed States, includ­ing, but not lim­it­ed to, any bid or con­tract for goods or ser­vices to be pro­vid­ed to any pub­lic enti­ty or an agency or polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion of any oth­er state or of the Unit­ed States and involv­ing antitrust, fraud, theft, bribery, col­lu­sion, rack­e­teer­ing, con­spir­a­cy or mate­r­i­al misrepresentation.
  1. I under­stand that con­vict­ed” or con­vic­tion” as defined in Para­graph 287.133(1)(b), Flori­da Statutes, means a find­ing of guilt or a con­vic­tion of a pub­lic enti­ty crime, with or with­out an adju­di­ca­tion of guilt, in any fed­er­al or state tri­al court of record relat­ing to charges brought by indict­ment or infor­ma­tion after July 1, 1989, as a result of a jury ver­dict, non-jury tri­al or entry of a plea of guilty or nolo con­tendere.
  1. I under­stand that affil­i­ate” as defined in Para­graph 287.133(1)(a), Flori­da Statures, means
    1. A pre­de­ces­sor or suc­ces­sor of a per­son con­vict­ed of a pub­lic enti­ty crime; or
    1. An enti­ty under the con­trol of any nat­ur­al per­son who is active in the man­age­ment of the enti­ty and who has been con­vict­ed of a pub­lic enti­ty crime. The term affil­i­ate” includes those offi­cers, direc­tors, exec­u­tives, part­ners, share­hold­ers, employ­ees, mem­bers and agents who are active in the man­age­ment of an affil­i­ate. The own­er­ship by one per­son of shares con­sti­tut­ing a con­trol­ling inter­est in anoth­er per­son, or a pool­ing of equip­ment or income among per­sons when not for fair mar­ket val­ue under an arm’s length agree­ment, shall be a pri­ma facie case that one per­son con­trols anoth­er per­son. A per­son who know­ing­ly enters into a joint ven­ture with a per­son who has been con­vict­ed of a pub­lic enti­ty crime in Flori­da dur­ing the pre­ced­ing 36 months shall be con­sid­ered an affiliate.
  1. I under­stand that a per­son” as defined in Para­graph 287.133(1)(e), Flori­da Statutes, means any natural 

per­son or enti­ty orga­nized under the laws of any state or of the Unit­ed States with the legal pow­er to enter

into a bind­ing con­tract and which bids or applies to bid on con­tracts for the pro­vi­sion of goods or ser­vices let by a pub­lic enti­ty, or which oth­er­wise trans­acts or applies to trans­act busi­ness with a pub­lic enti­ty. The term per­son” includes those offi­cers, direc­tors, exec­u­tives, part­ners, share­hold­ers, and employ­ees, mem­bers, and agents who are active in man­age­ment of an entity.

  1. Based on infor­ma­tion and belief, the state­ment which I have marked below is true in rela­tion to the entity 

sub­mit­ting this sworn state­ment. (Indi­cate which state­ment applies.)

_​_​_​_​_​Neither the enti­ty sub­mit­ting this sworn state­ment, not any of its offi­cers, direc­tors, exec­u­tives, part­ners, share­hold­ers, employ­ees, mem­bers, or agents who are active in the man­age­ment of the enti­ty, nor any affil­i­ate of the enti­ty has been charged with and con­vict­ed of a pub­lic enti­ty crime sub­se­quent to July 11989.

_​_​_​_​_​The enti­ty sub­mit­ting this sworn state­ment, or one or more of its offi­cers, direc­tors, exec­u­tives, part­ners, share­hold­ers, employ­ees, mem­bers, or agents who are active in the man­age­ment of the enti­ty, or an affil­i­ate of the enti­ty has been charged with and con­vict­ed of a pub­lic enti­ty crime sub­se­quent to July 11989.

_​_​_​_​_​The enti­ty sub­mit­ting this sworn state­ment, or one or more of its offi­cers, direc­tors, exec­u­tives, part­ners, share­hold­ers, employ­ees, mem­bers, or agents who are active in the man­age­ment of the enti­ty, or an affil­i­ate of the enti­ty has been charged with and con­vict­ed of a pub­lic enti­ty crime sub­se­quent to July 1, 1989. How­ev­er, there has been a sub­se­quent pro­ceed­ing before a Hear­ing Offi­cer of the State of Flori­da, Divi­sion of Admin­is­tra­tive Hear­ings and the Final Order entered by the Hear­ing Offi­cer deter­mined that it was not in the pub­lic inter­est to place the sub­mit­ting this sworn state­ment on the con­vict­ed ven­dor list. (Attach a copy of the final order.)

I UNDER­STAND THAT THE SUB­MIS­SION OF THIS FORM TO THE CON­TRACT­ING OFFI­CER FOR THE PUB­LIC ENTI­TY IDEN­TI­FIED IN PARA­GRAPH 1 (ONE) ABOVE IS FOR THAT PUB­LIC ENTI­TY ONLY AND THAT THIS FORM IS VALID THROUGH DECEM­BER 31 OF THE CAL­EN­DAR YEAR IN WHICH IT IS FILED. I ALSO UNDER­STAND THATAM REQUIRED TO INFORM THE PUB­LIC ENTI­TY PRI­OR TO ENTER­ING INTOCON­TRACT IN EXCESS OF THE THRESH­OLD AMOUNT PRO­VID­ED IN SEC­TION 287.107, FLORI­DA STATUTES FOR CAT­E­GO­RY TWO OF ANY CHANGE IN THE INFOR­MA­TION CON­TAINED IN THIS FORM.

________________________________

(sig­na­ture)

________________________________

(date)

STATE OF ________________ COUN­TY OF ____________________

Per­son­al­ly appeared before me, the under­signed author­i­ty, (name of individual 

signing)_________________________________________________________

who, after first being sworn by me, affixed his/​her sig­na­ture in the space pro­vid­ed above on this 

_______ day of ____________________, 2020.

Sub­scribed and sworn to before me this __________ day of _________________, 2020.

My com­mis­sion expires:

______________________ _________________________________

Notary Public

EXHIB­IT C

non-col­lu­sion affidavit

State of

Coun­ty of 

The under­signed Bid­der or agent, being duly sworn, on oath says that he/​she has not, nor has any oth­er mem­ber, rep­re­sen­ta­tive, or agent of the firm, com­pa­ny, cor­po­ra­tion, or part­ner­ship rep­re­sent­ed by him/​her, entered into any com­bi­na­tion, col­lu­sion or agree­ment with any per­son rel­a­tive to the price to be pro­posed by any­one at such let­ting, nor to pre­vent any per­son from sub­mit­ting a bid, and that this bid is made with­out ref­er­ence to any oth­er bid and with­out any agree­ment, under­stand­ing or com­bi­na­tion with any oth­er per­son in ref­er­ence to such pro­pos­als in any way or man­ner whatever.

PRO­POS­ER OR AGENT

For

FIRM OR CORPORATION

Sub­scribed and sworn to before me this day of , 2020.

My Com­mis­sion Expires:

- Form must be signed and notarized – 

PRO­CURE­MENT SPECIFICATION

Class 4

AIR­CRAFT RES­CUE AND FIRE FIGHT­ING (ARFF) VEHICLE

  1. SCOPE. This Pro­cure­ment Spec­i­fi­ca­tion (PS) cov­ers a com­mer­cial­ly pro­duced diesel engine dri­ven ARFF vehi­cle for an Index C air­port. It includes a 1500-gal­lon water/​Aqueous Film Form­ing Foam (AFFF) fire sup­pres­sion sys­tem: with 450 lbs potas­si­um-based dry chem­i­cal only com­ple­men­tary sys­tem.

The ARFF vehi­cle is intend­ed to car­ry res­cue and fire­fight­ing equip­ment for the pur­pose of res­cu­ing air­craft pas­sen­gers, pre­vent­ing air­craft fire loss, and com­bat­ing fires in aircraft. 

  1. CLAS­SI­FI­CA­TION. The ARFF vehicle(s) cov­ered by the PS are clas­si­fied in accor­dance with Part 139. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Oper­a­tions: Land Air­ports Serv­ing Cer­tain Air Car­ri­ers, Sec­tion 317, Air­craft Res­cue and Fire­fight­ing: Equip­ment and Agents; and Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (FAA) Advi­so­ry Cir­cu­lar (AC) 1505221010, Guide Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing (ARFF) Vehi­cles, as follows:

Air­port Index

Vehi­cle Class 

Min­i­mum Rat­ed Capac­i­ties (gallons/​liters)

Index C

4

1500 gal­lons (5678 liter) water/​AFFF solution

  1. VEHI­CLE CONFORMANCE/PERFORMANCE CHAR­AC­TER­IS­TICS. The ARFF vehi­cle will be in accor­dance with the applic­a­ble require­ments of Nation­al Fire Pro­tec­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (NFPA) 414, Stan­dard for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing Vehi­cles (2007 Edi­tion), and AC 150÷522010, Guide Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing (ARFF) Vehi­cles. The man­u­fac­tur­er will allow the addi­tion of oth­er options, at the buyer’s expense, after bid acceptance. 
  1. Gen­er­al Admin­is­tra­tion Requirements.
  1. Man­u­als: Tech­ni­cal man­u­als will con­sist of oper­a­tor, ser­vice, and parts man­u­als. All man­u­als are required to be pro­vid­ed in hard­copy and in dig­i­tal for­mat on CDs when requested.
    1. Tech­ni­cal man­u­als. The over­all for­mat for the man­u­als will be com­mer­cial. Each tech­ni­cal man­u­al will have a title page. Line art will be used to the max­i­mum extent pos­si­ble for illus­tra­tions and parts lists. One com­plete set of engine and trans­mis­sion parts, ser­vice and operator’s man­u­al will be packed with each vehicle.
  1. The con­trac­tor will pro­vide dig­i­tized man­u­als in CD for­mat when request­ed in addi­tion to or in place of print­ed paper copies.
  1. The con­trac­tor will pro­vide two com­plete sets of hard­copy man­u­als and / or CDs when requested.

3.1.1.1.1 Operator’s man­u­al. The operator’s man­u­al will include all infor­ma­tion required for the safe and effi­cient oper­a­tion of the vehi­cle includ­ing, fire extin­guish­ing sys­tems, equip­ment, and any spe­cial attach­ments or aux­il­iary sup­port equip­ment. As a min­i­mum, the operator’s man­u­al will include the following:

a. The loca­tion and func­tion of all con­trols and instru­ments will be illus­trat­ed and func­tion­al­ly described.

b. Safe­ty infor­ma­tion that is con­sis­tent with the safe­ty stan­dards estab­lished by the Occu­pa­tion­al Safe­ty and Health Admin­is­tra­tion (OSHA) and NFPA.

c. All oper­a­tional and inspec­tion checks and adjust­ments in prepa­ra­tion for plac­ing the vehi­cle into ser­vice upon receipt from the manufacturer.

d. Tie down pro­ce­dures for trans­port on a low-boy trailer.

e. War­ran­ty infor­ma­tion and the peri­od of the war­ran­ty cov­er­age for the com­plete vehi­cle and for any com­po­nent war­ran­ty that exceeds the war­ran­ty of the com­plete vehi­cle. Address­es and tele­phone num­bers will be pro­vid­ed for all war­ran­ty providers.

f. Gen­er­al descrip­tion and nec­es­sary step-by-step instruc­tions for the oper­a­tion of the vehi­cle and its fire extin­guish­ing system(s) and aux­il­iary equipment.

g. A descrip­tion of the post-oper­a­tional pro­ce­dures (drain­ing, flush­ing, re-ser­vic­ing, et cetra).

h. Dai­ly main­te­nance inspec­tion check­lists that the oper­a­tor is expect­ed to per­form, includ­ing basic trou­bleshoot­ing procedures.

i. Dis­abled vehi­cle tow­ing procedures. 

j. Pro­ce­dures and equip­ment required for chang­ing a tire. 

k. Sched­ules (hours, miles, time peri­ods) for required pre­ven­ta­tive main­te­nance and required peri­od­ic maintenance.

l. Line art draw­ing of the vehi­cle, includ­ing panoram­ic views (front, rear, left, and right sides) show­ing basic dimen­sions and weights (total vehi­cle and indi­vid­ual axle weight for the unloaded and ful­ly loaded vehi­cle). For the pur­pos­es of this AC, unloaded” is defined as a lack of agent, occu­pants and com­part­ment load, and loaded” is defined as includ­ing agent, occu­pants and com­part­ment load.

3.1.1.1.2 Ser­vice man­u­al. The ser­vice man­u­al will iden­ti­fy all spe­cial tools and test equip­ment required to per­form ser­vic­ing, inspec­tion, and test­ing. The man­u­al will cov­er trou­bleshoot­ing and main­te­nance as well as minor and major repair pro­ce­dures. The text will con­tain per­for­mance spec­i­fi­ca­tions, tol­er­ances, and flu­id capac­i­ties; cur­rent, volt­age, and resis­tance data; test pro­ce­dures; and illus­tra­tions and explod­ed views as may be required to per­mit prop­er main­te­nance by qual­i­fied vehi­cle mechan­ics. The man­u­al will con­tain an alpha­bet­i­cal sub­ject index as well as a table of con­tents. The ser­vice man­u­al will con­tain at least the fol­low­ing, where applicable:

a. Fire­fight­ing sys­tem schematic(s).

b. Hydraulic schematic. 

c. Pneu­mat­ic schematic. 

d. Elec­tri­cal schematic.

e. Win­ter­i­za­tion schematic. 

f. Fuel schematic. 

g. Sched­ules for required pre­ven­ta­tive main­te­nance and required peri­od­ic maintenance.

h. Lubri­ca­tion loca­tions, pro­ce­dures, and inter­vals for parts of the vehi­cle and equip­ment that require lubrication.

3.1.1.1.3 Parts iden­ti­fi­ca­tion man­u­al. The parts man­u­al will include illus­tra­tions or explod­ed views (as need­ed) to iden­ti­fy prop­er­ly all parts, assem­blies, sub­assem­blies, and spe­cial equip­ment. All com­po­nents of assem­blies shown in illus­tra­tions or explod­ed views will be iden­ti­fied by ref­er­ence num­bers that cor­re­spond to the ref­er­ence num­bers in the parts lists. All pur­chased parts will be cross-ref­er­enced with the orig­i­nal equip­ment man­u­fac­tur­ers (OEM) name and part num­ber. The parts iden­ti­fi­ca­tion man­u­al will pro­vide the descrip­tion and quan­ti­ty of each item used for each vehi­cle. The size, thread dimen­sions, torque spec­i­fi­ca­tions, and spe­cial char­ac­ter­is­tics will be pro­vid­ed for all non­stan­dard nuts, bolts, screws, wash­ers, grease fit­tings, and sim­i­lar items. The man­u­al will con­tain a numer­i­cal index. The parts man­u­al will con­tain a list of all of the com­po­nent ven­dor names, address­es, and tele­phone num­bers ref­er­enced in the parts list. 

3.1.2 Paint­ing, plat­ing, and cor­ro­sion control.

3.1.2.1 Fin­ish. Exte­ri­or sur­faces will be pre­pared, primed, and paint­ed in accor­dance with all of the paint manufacturer’s instruc­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions. Vehi­cles will be paint­ed and marked in accor­dance with AC 150÷52105, Paint­ing, Mark­ing, and Light­ing of Vehi­cles Used on an Air­port. The inte­ri­or fin­ish of all com­part­ments will be based on the manufacturer’s stan­dard pro­duc­tion prac­tice. This may include paint­ing, tex­tur­ing, coat­ing or machine swirling as deter­mined by the man­u­fac­tur­er. All bright met­al and anodized parts, such as mir­rors, horns, light bezels, tread plates, and roll-up com­part­ment doors, will not be paint­ed. All oth­er sur­faces capa­ble of being paint­ed must be in the appro­pri­ate yel­low-green color. 

3.1.2.2 Dis­sim­i­lar met­als. Dis­sim­i­lar met­als, as defined in MIL-STD-889, Dis­sim­i­lar Met­als, will not be in con­tact with each oth­er. Met­al plat­ing or met­al spray­ing of dis­sim­i­lar base met­als to pro­vide elec­tro­mo­tive­ly com­pat­i­ble abut­ting sur­faces is accept­able. The use of dis­sim­i­lar met­als sep­a­rat­ed by suit­able insu­lat­ing mate­r­i­al is per­mit­ted, except in sys­tems where bridg­ing of insu­la­tion mate­ri­als by an elec­tri­cal­ly con­duc­tive flu­id can occur. 

3.1.2.3 Pro­tec­tion against dete­ri­o­ra­tion. Mate­ri­als that dete­ri­o­rate when exposed to sun­light, weath­er, or oper­a­tional con­di­tions nor­mal­ly encoun­tered dur­ing ser­vice will not be used or will have a means of pro­tec­tion against such dete­ri­o­ra­tion that does not pre­vent com­pli­ance with per­for­mance require­ments. Pro­tec­tive coat­ings that chip, crack, or scale with age or extremes of cli­mat­ic con­di­tions or when exposed to heat will not be used. 

3.1.2.4 Reflec­tive stripes. A min­i­mum eight (8) inch hor­i­zon­tal band of high gloss red paint or red reflec­tive tape (Retrore­flec­tive, ASTM‑D 4956 – 09, Stan­dard Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Retrore­flec­tive Sheet­ing for Traf­fic Con­trol, TYPE III & above) must be applied around the vehicle’s surface. 

3.1.2.5 Let­ter­ing. The man­u­fac­tur­er will apply the airport’s Name’ and Insignia’ (to be pro­vid­ed) in a con­trast­ing col­or or by decal on both sides of the vehi­cle in long radius ellip­ti­cal arch­es above and below the let­ter­ing cen­ter line. The size of the let­ter­ing will be a min­i­mum of 2 ½‑inches to a max­i­mum of 6‑inces. Reflec­tive let­ter­ing is allowed if the mate­r­i­al is the same as that which is used for the reflec­tive stripe (as spec­i­fied in AC 150÷52105).

3.1.3 Vehi­cle iden­ti­fi­ca­tion plate. A per­ma­nent­ly marked iden­ti­fi­ca­tion plate will be secure­ly mount­ed at the driver’s com­part­ment. The iden­ti­fi­ca­tion plate will con­tain the fol­low­ing information: 

a. NOMENCLATURE

b. MANUFACTURER’S MAKE AND MODEL

c. MANUFACTURER’S SER­I­AL NUMBER

d. VEHI­CLE CURB WEIGHT: kg (pounds)

e. PAY­LOAD, MAX­I­MUM: kg (pounds)

f. GROSS VEHI­CLE WEIGHT (GVW): kg (pounds)

g. FUEL CAPAC­I­TY AND TYPE: gals (gal­lons)

h. DATE OF DELIV­ERY: (month and year)

i. WAR­RAN­TY (month and km (miles))

j. CON­TRACT NUMBER

k. PAINT COL­OR AND NUMBER

A sec­ond per­ma­nent­ly marked infor­ma­tion data plate will be secure­ly mount­ed on the inte­ri­or of the driver’s com­part­ment. The plate con­tains the infor­ma­tion required by NFPA 414, Stan­dard for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing Vehi­cles (2007 Edi­tion), Sec­tion 1.3.5 Vehi­cle Infor­ma­tion Data Plate. A sin­gle plate that com­bines or con­tains the infor­ma­tion required for both plates is acceptable. 

3.1.4 Envi­ron­men­tal conditions.

3.1.4.1 Vehi­cle oper­a­tion and stor­age tem­per­a­ture con­di­tions will vary with geo­graph­i­cal loca­tion. Thus, the local­i­ty tem­per­a­ture range can go from ‑40˚ to 110˚ F. Refer to NFPA 414 for vehi­cle win­ter­i­za­tion criteria.

3.1.4.2 Tem­per­a­ture range. The vehi­cle will be capa­ble of sat­is­fac­to­ry stor­age and oper­a­tion in tem­per­a­tures rang­ing from 33˚ to 110˚F. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a cab, chas­sis, and agent win­ter­i­za­tion sys­tem, per­mit­ting oper­a­tion at 33˚F. The win­ter­i­za­tion sys­tem will not detract from the per­for­mance of the vehi­cle or the fire­fight­ing sys­tem in ambi­ent tem­per­a­tures up to 110˚F.

3.1.5 Reduc­tion of poten­tial for­eign object dam­age. All loose met­al parts, such as pins, will be secure­ly attached to the vehi­cle with wire ropes or chains. Remov­able exte­ri­or access pan­els, if pro­vid­ed, will be attached with cap­tive fasteners.

3.1.6 Vehi­cle Mobility.

3.1.6.1 Oper­at­ing ter­rain. The vehi­cle will be capa­ble of oper­at­ing safe­ly on paved roads, grad­ed grav­el roads, cross coun­try ter­rain, and sandy soil envi­ron­ments. Cross coun­try ter­rain con­sists of open fields, bro­ken ground, and uneven ter­rain. An off-road, high-mobil­i­ty sus­pen­sion sys­tem result­ing in no more than 0.5 G rms accel­er­a­tion at the driver’s seat of the vehi­cle when tra­vers­ing an 8‑inch (20 cm) diam­e­ter half round at 35 mph (56 kph) must be pro­vid­ed. The sus­pen­sion design by which the man­u­fac­tur­er meets the sus­pen­sion per­for­mance require­ments is at the manufacturer’s discretion.

3.1.6.2 Grade­abil­i­ty. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will be able to ascend any paved slope up to and includ­ing 50-percent.

3.1.6.3 Side slope sta­bil­i­ty. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will be sta­ble on a 30˚ side slope when test­ed in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.1.6.4 Cor­ner­ing sta­bil­i­ty. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will be sta­ble in accor­dance with NFPA 414 when test­ed in accor­dance with NFPA 414

3.2 Weights and dimen­sions.

3.2.1 Over­all dimen­sions. The max­i­mum dimen­sions list­ed below are desir­able to ensure vehi­cles can be accom­mo­dat­ed in exist­ing fire sta­tions. Like­wise, the over­all dimen­sions should be held to a min­i­mum that is con­sis­tent with the best oper­a­tional per­for­mance of the vehi­cle and the design con­cepts need­ed to achieve this per­for­mance and to pro­vide max­i­mum maneu­ver­abil­i­ty in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

Vehi­cle Capac­i­ty 1500

/​Dimensions Gal­lon

Length (inches/​cm) 4331100

Width (inches/​cm, exclud­ing mir­rors) 124315

Height (inches/​cm) 154391

NOTE: For Air­port Oper­a­tor Val­i­da­tion: Con­sult AC 150÷521015, Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing Sta­tion Build­ing Design, Appen­dix A, to ensure vehi­cles mea­sure­ments do not exceed exist­ing air­port fire sta­tion dimensions. 

Vehi­cle Mea­sure­ment Validation

The facil­i­ty dimen­sions are more than ade­quate to accom­mo­date the vehi­cle. The entry doors are

16’ x 16’. 

ADO/FAA Approval: ____________________________________________________________

3.2.2 Angles of approach and depar­ture. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will have angles of approach and depar­ture of not less than 30˚.

3.2.3 Field of vision. The vehi­cle will have a field of vision in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.2.3.1 Mir­rors. Com­bi­na­tion flat and con­vex out­side rearview mir­rors will be installed on each side of the cab. The flat mir­rors will be of the motor­ized remote-con­trol type, pro­vid­ing not less than 60˚ hor­i­zon­tal rota­tion­al view­ing range. The flat mir­rors will also have elec­tri­cal­ly heat­ed heads. Mir­ror remote and heat­ing con­trols will be locat­ed on the instru­ment pan­el with­in reach of the seat­ed dri­ver. To pro­vide the dri­ver a clear view of the area ahead of the vehi­cle and to elim­i­nate poten­tial blind spots, a rec­tan­gu­lar mir­ror will be installed on the low­er cor­ner of each side of the wind­shield, hav­ing a min­i­mum area of 35 square inches. 

The vehi­cle will have a back-up (rear-view) cam­era with a dis­play mon­i­tor mount­ed above the dri­ver in the cab. Cam­eras and mon­i­tors that are designed to replace the func­tion of the side-view mir­rors are not an approved option in this specification. 

3.3 Chas­sis and vehi­cle com­po­nents.

3.3.1 Engine. The vehi­cle will have a tur­bocharged diesel engine that is cer­ti­fied to com­ply with the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) and state laws for off-high­way emis­sion require­ments at the time of man­u­fac­ture. The engine and trans­mis­sion must oper­ate effi­cient­ly and with­out detri­men­tal effect to any dri­ve train com­po­nents and when lubri­cat­ed with stan­dard, com­mer­cial­ly avail­able lubri­cants accord­ing to the rec­om­men­da­tions of the engine and trans­mis­sion manufacturers. 

3.3.1.1 Accel­er­a­tion. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will accel­er­ate from 0 to 50 miles per hour (mph) on a lev­el paved road with­in: 25 seconds. 

3.3.1.2 Max­i­mum speed. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will attain a min­i­mum top speed of 70 mph on a lev­el paved road. 

3.3.1.3 Pump and roll on a 40-per­cent grade. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will be capa­ble of pump and roll oper­a­tions on a paved, dry, 40-per­cent grade in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.3.1.4 Alti­tude. Where jus­ti­fied, the vehi­cle, includ­ing the pump­ing sys­tem, will be designed for oper­a­tion at 2,000 feet above sea level.

Jus­ti­fi­ca­tion

Alti­tude in Pana­ma City, Flori­da is 26’ above sea level. 

ADO/FAA Approval: ____________________________________________________________

3.3.2 Engine cool­ing sys­tem. The engine cool­ing sys­tem will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414. A label will be installed near the engine coolant reser­voir read­ing Engine Coolant Fill”.

3.3.3 Fuel sys­tem. The fuel sys­tem will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.3.3.1 Fuel prim­ing pump. The vehi­cle will be equipped with an elec­tric or pneu­mat­ic fuel pump in addi­tion to the mechan­i­cal fuel pump. The electric/​pneumatic pump will be used as a prim­ing pump capa­ble of re-prim­ing the engines fuel system.

3.3.3.2 Fuel tank. The vehi­cle will have one or two fuel tanks with a min­i­mum usable capac­i­ty in accor­dance with NFPA 414, as amend­ed by NFPA 414. Each tank will have a fill open­ing of 3 inch­es min­i­mum, read­i­ly acces­si­ble to per­son­nel stand­ing on the ground and designed to pre­vent fuel splash while refu­el­ing. Each tank will be locat­ed and mount­ed so as to pro­vide max­i­mum pro­tec­tion from dam­age, exhaust heat, and ground fire. If more than one tank is fur­nished, means will be pro­vid­ed to assure equal­ized fuel lev­el in both tanks. An over­turn fuel valve will be pro­vid­ed for each tank to pre­vent spillage in the event of a rollover. Each fuel tank must be promi­nent­ly labeled Diesel Fuel Only”.

3.3.4 Exhaust sys­tem. The exhaust sys­tem will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414. The exhaust sys­tem will be con­struct­ed of high-grade rust resis­tant mate­ri­als and pro­tect­ed from dam­age result­ing from trav­el over rough ter­rain. The muffler(s) will be con­struct­ed of alu­minized steel or stain­less steel. Exhaust sys­tem outlet(s) will be direct­ed upward or to the rear, away from per­son­nel access­ing equip­ment com­part­ments and the engine air intake, and will not be direct­ed toward the ground. 

3.3.5 Trans­mis­sion. A ful­ly auto­mat­ic trans­mis­sion will be pro­vid­ed. The trans­mis­sion will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.3.6 Dri­v­e­line. The vehi­cle dri­v­e­line will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414. If the dri­v­e­line is equipped with a dif­fer­en­tial lock­ing con­trol, a warning/​caution label will be placed in view of the dri­ver indi­cat­ing the prop­er dif­fer­en­tial lock­ing/un-lock­ing pro­ce­dures. The operator’s man­u­al will also include a sim­i­lar warning/​caution. All mov­ing parts requir­ing rou­tine lubri­ca­tion must have a means of pro­vid­ing for such lubri­ca­tion. There must be no pres­sure lubri­ca­tion fit­tings where their nor­mal use would dam­age grease seals or oth­er parts. 

3.3.7 Axle capac­i­ty. Each axle will have a rat­ed capac­i­ty, as estab­lished by the axle man­u­fac­tur­er, in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.3.8 Sus­pen­sion. The sus­pen­sion sys­tem will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414 and AC 150÷522010, Guide Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Air­craft Res­cue Fire Fight­ing (ARFF) Vehicles. 

3.3.9 Tires and wheels. Tires and wheels will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414. The vehi­cle will be equipped with sin­gle tires and wheels at all wheel posi­tions. The vehi­cle will be equipped with tube­less steel belt­ed radi­al tires with non-direc­tion­al on/off-road type tread mount­ed on disc wheel assem­blies. Tire and wheel assem­blies will be iden­ti­cal at all posi­tions. Tires and wheels will be cer­ti­fied by the man­u­fac­tur­er for not less than 25 miles of con­tin­u­ous oper­a­tion at 60 mph at the nor­mal oper­a­tional infla­tion pres­sure. A spare tire and wheel assem­bly will be pro­vid­ed; how­ev­er, the spare tire and wheel assem­bly are not required to be mount­ed on the vehi­cle. Tires will be new. Retreads, recaps, or re-grooved tires will not be permitted. 

Tire bead locks, where jus­ti­fied, may be installed on all tires and rims. 

Jus­ti­fi­ca­tion

Not Applic­a­ble.

ADO/FAA Approval: ____________________________________________________________

3.3.10 Tow­ing con­nec­tions. The vehi­cle will be equipped with tow­ing con­nec­tions in accor­dance with NFPA 414. The vehi­cle will be designed for flat tow­ing; the capa­bil­i­ty to lift and tow the vehi­cle is not required. The tow con­nec­tions may intrude into the 30-degree approach angle. 

3.3.11 Brake sys­tem. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a mul­ti-chan­nel all-wheel antilock brake sys­tem with at least one chan­nel for each axle. The brakes will be auto­mat­ic; self-adjust­ing and ful­ly air-actu­at­ed. Brakes will be in accor­dance with CFR 49 CFR 393.40 through 393.42(b), 393.43, and 393.43 through 393.52. The brak­ing sys­tem, com­plete with all nec­es­sary com­po­nents will include:

a. Air com­pres­sor hav­ing a capac­i­ty of not less than 16 stan­dard cubic feet per minute (SCFM).

b. Air stor­age reservoir(s), each tank equipped with drain (bleed) valves, and with safe­ty and check valves between the com­pres­sor and the reser­voir tank. 

c. Auto­mat­ic mois­ture ejec­tor on each air stor­age reser­voir. Man­u­al air tank drains are accept­able if they are labeled, are cen­tral­ly locat­ed in one com­part­ment and are acces­si­ble by an indi­vid­ual stand­ing at the side of the vehicle. 

d. Auto­mat­ic slack adjusters on cam brakes or inter­nal self-adjust­ing brakes on wedge brakes on all axles. 

e. Spring set park­ing brakes. 

All com­po­nents of the brak­ing sys­tem will be installed in such a man­ner as to pro­vide ade­quate road clear­ance when trav­el­ing over uneven or rough ter­rain, includ­ing objects liable to strike and cause dam­age to the brake sys­tem com­po­nents. No part of the brak­ing sys­tem will extend below the bot­tom of wheel rims, to ensure, in case of a flat tire, that the weight of the vehi­cle will be sup­port­ed by the rim and the flat tire and not be imposed on any com­po­nent of the brak­ing sys­tem. Slack adjusters and air cham­bers will be locat­ed above the bot­tom edge of the axle carrier.

3.3.11.1 Air dry­er. A replace­able car­tridge des­ic­cant air dry­er will be installed in the air brake sys­tem. The dry­er will have the capa­bil­i­ty of remov­ing not less than 95 per­cent of the mois­ture in the air being dried. The dry­er will have a fil­ter to screen out oil and sol­id con­t­a­m­i­nants. The dry­er will have an auto­mat­ic self-clean­ing cycle and a ther­mo­sta­t­i­cal­ly con­trolled heater to pre­vent icing of the purge valve. 

3.3.11.2 Com­pressed air shore­line or vehi­cle-mount­ed aux­il­iary air com­pres­sor. A flush mount­ed, check valve, auto-eject com­pressed air shore­line con­nec­tion will be pro­vid­ed to main­tain brake sys­tem pres­sure while the vehi­cle is not run­ning. The shore­line will be flush mount­ed (not to extend out­side the body line), locat­ed on the exte­ri­or of the vehi­cle, either on the left side rear cor­ner of the cab, or at the rear of the vehi­cle. In lieu of a com­pressed air shore­line con­nec­tion, the vehi­cle may be equipped with a 110-volt shore­line con­nect­ed vehi­cle-mount­ed aux­il­iary air com­pres­sor. In lieu of a com­pressed air shore­line con­nec­tion, the vehi­cle may be equipped with an elec­tri­cal shore­line con­nect­ed vehi­cle mount­ed aux­il­iary air compressor. 

3.3.12 Steer­ing. The vehi­cle will be equipped with pow­er steer­ing. Rear-wheel steer­ing tech­nol­o­gy is not an approved vehi­cle option. 

3.3.12.1 Steer­ing effort. The steer­ing sys­tem per­for­mance will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.3.12.2 Turn­ing diam­e­ter. The ful­ly loaded vehi­cle will have a wall to wall turn­ing diam­e­ter of less than three times the over­all length of the vehi­cle in both direc­tions in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.3.13 License plate brack­et. A light­ed license plate brack­et will be pro­vid­ed at the left rear and left front of the vehi­cle. The loca­tion of the left front brack­et will be placed so as not to inter­fere with the oper­a­tion of fire­fight­ing systems.

3.4 Cab. The vehi­cle will have a ful­ly enclosed two door cab of mate­ri­als which are cor­ro­sion resis­tant, such as alu­minum, stain­less steel, or glass rein­forced poly­ester con­struc­tion. Steps and handrails will be pro­vid­ed for all crew doors, and at least one grab han­dle will be pro­vid­ed for each crew mem­ber, locat­ed inside the cab for use while the vehi­cle is in motion. The low­er­most step(s) will be no more than 22 inch­es above lev­el ground when the vehi­cle is ful­ly loaded. A tilt and tele­scop­ing steer­ing col­umn will be provided. 

3.4.1 Wind­shield and win­dows. The wind­shield and win­dows will be of tint­ed safe­ty glass. Each door win­dow will be capa­ble of being opened far enough to facil­i­tate emer­gency occu­pant escape in the event of a vehi­cle acci­dent. The vehi­cle win­dow will have an elec­tric con­trol system.

3.4.2 Cab inte­ri­or sound lev­el. The max­i­mum cab inte­ri­or sound lev­el will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.4.3 Instru­ments and con­trols. All instru­ments and con­trols will be illu­mi­nat­ed and designed to pre­vent or pro­duce wind­shield glare. Gauges will be pro­vid­ed for oil pres­sure, coolant tem­per­a­ture, and auto­mat­ic trans­mis­sion tem­per­a­ture. In addi­tion to the instru­ments and con­trols required by NFPA 414, the fol­low­ing will be pro­vid­ed with­in con­ve­nient reach of the seat­ed driver:

a. Mas­ter warn­ing light con­trol switch,

b. Work light switch(es), and 

c. Com­part­ment Door Open” warn­ing light and inter­mit­tent alarm that sounds when a com­part­ment door is open and the park­ing brakes are released or the trans­mis­sion is in any posi­tion oth­er than neutral. 

3.4.4 Wind­shield del­uge sys­tem. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a pow­ered wind­shield del­uge sys­tem. The del­uge sys­tem will be sup­plied from the agent water tank and will have an inde­pen­dent pump­ing sys­tem. The del­uge sys­tem acti­va­tion switch will be locat­ed with­in reach of the seat­ed dri­ver and tur­ret operator. 

3.4.5 For­ward Look­ing Infrared (FLIR). A for­ward look­ing infrared (FLIR) cam­era and in-cab mon­i­tor, meet­ing the require­ments of NFPA 414, will be pro­vid­ed. In addi­tion, the FLIR mon­i­tor described in NFPA 414 will have a min­i­mum dimen­sion of 10 in (25 cm) (mea­sured diag­o­nal­ly) and be locat­ed in a posi­tion where it is vis­i­ble to both the seat­ed dri­ver and tur­ret operator. 

3.4.6 Cli­mate con­trol sys­tem. The offeror/contractor’s stan­dard heater/​defroster and air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem will be pro­vid­ed. The cli­mate con­trol sys­tem will induct at least 60 cubic feet per minute of fresh air into the cab. Cab mount­ed com­po­nents will be pro­tect­ed from inad­ver­tent dam­age by personnel. 

3.4.7 Seats. The dri­ver seat will be adjustable fore and aft and for height. The tur­ret operator’s seat, locat­ed to the right front of the driver’s seat, will be a fixed (non-sus­pen­sion) type. Each seat will be pro­vid­ed with a Type 3 seat belt assem­bly (i.e., 3‑point retractable restraint) in accor­dance with CFR 49 CFR 571.209. Seat belts must be of suf­fi­cient length to accom­mo­date crew mem­bers in full Per­son­al Pro­tec­tive Equip­ment (PPE).

3.4.7.1 Seat options. Two types of seat options are allowed in the vehi­cle. A stan­dard seat con­tains a hard/​fixed back. For these seats, a remote-mount­ed brack­et designed to store a Self-Con­tained Breath­ing Appa­ra­tus (SCBA) will be pro­vid­ed. The remote-mount­ed brack­et for the dri­ver and tur­ret oper­a­tor (at a min­i­mum) must be placed out­side the cab if nec­es­sary. An SCBA seat, on the oth­er hand, con­tains an open­ing which can accom­mo­date some­one wear­ing an SCBA. The chart below rep­re­sents the user’s stat­ed pref­er­ence for the vehi­cle seat­ing configuration.

Posi­tion

Stan­dard

SCBA-Seat

N/A

Dri­ver

X

Tur­ret

X

#3

X

#4

X

JUS­TI­FI­CA­TION

The extra seats are need­ed to trans­port addi­tion­al employ­ees dur­ing new employ­ee train­ing. Also, the seats will assist in trans­port­ing air­craft occu­pants off of the air­field after the scene is made safe. 

ADO/FAA Approval: ____________________________________________________________

3.4.8 Wind­shield wipers and wash­er. The vehi­cle will be equipped with elec­tri­cal­ly pow­ered wind­shield wipers. The wiper arms and blades will be of suf­fi­cient length to clear the wind­shield area described by SAE J198, Wind­shield Wiper Sys­tems – Trucks. Indi­vid­ual wiper con­trols will include a min­i­mum of two speed set­tings and an inter­mit­tent set­ting. The wiper blades will auto­mat­i­cal­ly return to a park posi­tion, out of the line of vision. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a pow­ered wind­shield wash­er sys­tem, includ­ing an elec­tric flu­id pump, a min­i­mum one-gal­lon flu­id con­tain­er, wash­er noz­zles mount­ed to the wiper arms (wet arms), and a momen­tary switch.

3.4.9 Warn­ing signs. Signs that state Occu­pants must be seat­ed and wear­ing a seat belt when appa­ra­tus is in motion” will be pro­vid­ed in loca­tions that are vis­i­ble from each seat­ed posi­tion in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.4.10 Lat­er­al accelerom­e­ter and/​or sta­bil­i­ty con­trol sys­tem. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a lat­er­al accelerom­e­ter and/​or an elec­tron­ic sta­bil­i­ty con­trol sys­tem in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.4.11 Mon­i­tor­ing and Data Acqui­si­tion Sys­tem (MADAS). The vehi­cle will be equipped with a MADAS as pre­scribed by NFPA 414.

3.5 Body, com­part­ments, and equip­ment mounting.

3.5.1 Body. The vehi­cle will have a cor­ro­sion-resis­tant body. 

3.5.2 Com­part­ments. The vehi­cle body will have light­ed com­part­ments in accor­dance with NFPA 414 with a min­i­mum of 10 cubic feet of enclosed stor­age space. 

3.5.2.1 Com­part­ment doors. Stor­age com­part­ments will have clear anodized alu­minum, coun­ter­bal­anced, non-lock­ing, roll-up or sin­gle hinged doors as deter­mined by the man­u­fac­tur­er. Door latch han­dles on roll-up doors will be full-width bar type. Door straps will be pro­vid­ed to assist in clos­ing the com­part­ment doors when the rolled up or hinged door height exceeds six feet above the ground. 

3.5.2.2 Scuff­plates. Replace­able scuff­plates will be pro­vid­ed at each com­part­ment thresh­old to pre­vent body dam­age from slid­ing equip­ment in and out of the com­part­ments. The scuff­plates will be secure­ly attached to the com­part­ment thresh­old but will be eas­i­ly replace­able in the event of damage. 

3.5.2.3 Drip rails. Drip rails will be pro­vid­ed over each com­part­ment door. 

3.5.2.4 Shelves. An adjustable and remov­able com­part­ment shelf will be pro­vid­ed for every 18 inch­es of each ver­ti­cal stor­age com­part­ment door open­ing. Shelv­ing adjust­ments will require no more than com­mon hand tools, and will not require dis­as­sem­bly of fas­ten­ers. Shelves will sup­port a min­i­mum of 200 pounds with­out per­ma­nent defor­ma­tion. Each shelf will be acces­si­ble to crew mem­bers stand­ing on the ground or using a pull out and tip-down con­fig­u­ra­tion. Each shelf will have drain holes locat­ed so as to allow for drainage of any water from the stowed equipment. 

3.5.2.5 Drainage mats. Each com­part­ment floor and shelf will be cov­ered with a remov­able black mat designed to allow for drainage of any water from the stowed equipment. 

3.5.3 SCBA stor­age tubes. A sin­gle com­part­ment or tubes for stor­age of four SCBA bot­tles will be pro­vid­ed. If tubes are pro­vid­ed, two will be installed on each side of the vehi­cle. The tubes will be of suf­fi­cient size to accom­mo­date the procur­ing agen­cies SCBA cylinders.

3.5.4 Lad­der, handrails, and walk­ways. Lad­der, step­ping, stand­ing, and walk­ing sur­faces will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414. Handrails will be pro­vid­ed in accor­dance with NFPA 414. The low­er­most step(s) or lad­der rungs will be no more than 22 inch­es (56 cm) above lev­el ground when the vehi­cle is ful­ly loaded. The low­er­most steps may extend below the angle of approach or depar­ture or ground clear­ance lim­its if they are designed to swing clear. The tread of the bot­tom steps must be at least 8 inch­es (20 cm) in width and suc­ceed­ing steps at least 16 inch­es (40 cm) in width. The full width of all steps must have at least 6 inch­es (15 cm) of unob­struct­ed tow room or depth when mea­sured from, and per­pen­dic­u­lar to, the front edge of the weight-bear­ing sur­face of the step. 

3.5.5 Ancil­lary equip­ment. Ancil­lary equip­ment list­ed in NFPA 414 A.4.2.1 (1)-(17) is not cov­ered by the Pro­cure­ment Spec­i­fi­ca­tion in accor­dance with AC 150÷522010, Guide Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing (ARFF) Vehi­cles. Ancil­lary equip­ment is fund­ed sep­a­rate­ly by oth­er sources. 

NOTE: Equip­ment fund­ing will be obtained as a sep­a­rate con­tact under the pro­vi­sions of AC 150÷521014. Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing Equip­ment, Tools, and Clothing. 

3.6 Agent sys­tem.

3.6.1 Agent (fire) pump. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a cen­trifu­gal pump capa­ble of pro­vid­ing the per­for­mance spec­i­fied here­in as pre­scribed by NFPA 414

3.6.1.1 Agent sys­tem pip­ing. All pip­ing, cou­plings, and valves and asso­ci­at­ed com­po­nents that come into con­tact with the agent will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.6.1.2 Tank to pump con­nec­tion. A check valve and shut­off valve will be pro­vid­ed in each tank to pump line. 

3.6.1.3 Pip­ing, cou­plings, and valves. All agent sys­tem pip­ing will con­form to NFPA 414 criteria. 

3.6.1.4 Over­heat pro­tec­tion. The agent sys­tem will be equipped with an over­heat pro­tec­tion sys­tem in accor­dance with NFPA 414. Over­heat pro­tec­tion is not required on vehi­cles uti­liz­ing a pre-mixed pres­sur­ized foam system. 

3.6.1.5 Pres­sure relief valves. The agent sys­tem will be equipped with pres­sure relief valves in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.6.1.6 Drains. The agent sys­tem will be equipped with a drainage sys­tem in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.6.2 Water tank. The vehi­cle will have a water tank with a man­u­fac­tur­er cer­ti­fied min­i­mum capac­i­ty of at least 1500 gallons. 

3.6.2.1 Water tank con­struc­tion. The water tank will be con­struct­ed of pas­si­vat­ed stain­less steel, polypropy­lene, or Glass Rein­forced Poly­ester (GRP) con­struc­tion. All mate­ri­als used will be capa­ble of stor­ing water, foam con­cen­trate, and water/​AFFF solutions. 

3.6.2.2 Water tank over­head fill cov­er and drain. The water tank will be equipped with a 20-inch fill tow­er. The tow­er will be designed to allow for video inspec­tion of the water tank inte­ri­or. The water tank will incor­po­rate a drainage sys­temin accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.6.2.3 Water tank over­flow sys­tem and vent­ing. The water tank will incor­po­rate a vent­ing sys­tem to relieve pres­sure on the tank dur­ing fill and dis­charge oper­a­tions at max­i­mum flow rates. It will have an over­flow sys­tem to relieve excess flu­id in the even of tank over­fill. Drainage from the vent and over­flow sys­tem will not flow over body pan­els or oth­er vehi­cle com­po­nents and will not be in the track of any of the tires. Tank vent hoses will be of the non-col­lapsi­ble type. 

3.6.2.4 Water tank top fill open­ing. A top fill open­ing of not less than 8 inch­es inter­nal diam­e­ter with a read­i­ly remov­able ¼ inch mesh strain­er will be pro­vid­ed. The fill open­ing may be incor­po­rat­ed as part of the man­hole cov­er, and will be sized to accom­mo­date a 2 ½ inch fill hose. 

3.6.2.5 Water tank fill con­nec­tion. The water tank will incor­po­rate Nation­al Hose thread con­nec­tions and will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414. If the vehi­cle is fit­ted with the struc­tur­al fire­fight­ing capa­bil­i­ty option,” the addi­tion­al require­ments list­ed in para­graph 3.6.8 must be incorporated. 

3.6.3 Foam sys­tem. (NOTE: the require­ments of sec­tion 3.6.3 do not apply to pre-mixed pres­sur­ized foam systems.)

3.6.3.1 Foam con­cen­trate tank. The foam con­cen­trate tank(s) will have a man­u­fac­tur­er cer­ti­fied work­ing capac­i­ty suf­fi­cient for two tanks of water at the max­i­mum tol­er­ance spec­i­fied in NFPA 412, Stan­dard for Eval­u­at­ing Air­craft Res­cue and Fire-Fight­ing Foam Equip­ment for 3 to 6 per­cent foam con­cen­trate (i.e., 7.0 percent).

3.6.3.1.1 Foam tank con­struc­tion. The foam tank will be con­struct­ed of pas­si­vat­ed stain­less steel, polypropy­lene, or GRP con­struc­tion. All mate­ri­als used will be capa­ble of stor­ing foam concentrate. 

3.6.3.1.2 Foam tank drain. The foam tank will incor­po­rate a drain and drain valve. The valve will be on the left side of the vehi­cle and con­trolled by a crew mem­ber stand­ing on the ground. The drain line will have a min­i­mum 1 ½ inch I.D. The foam tank drain out­let will be locat­ed so that the con­tents of the tank can be drained into 5‑gallon cans and 55-gal­lon drums. 

3.6.3.1.3 Foam tank top fill trough. The foam tank will incor­po­rate a top fill trough mount­ed in the top of the tank read­i­ly acces­si­ble to at least two crew mem­bers on top of the vehi­cle. The top fill trough will incor­po­rate a cov­er, latch, and sealed so as to pre­vent spillage under any oper­at­ing con­di­tion. The top fill trough will be designed to allow two stan­dard 5‑gallon foam con­cen­trate con­tain­ers to be emp­tied simul­ta­ne­ous­ly. The top fill trough neck will extend suf­fi­cient­ly close to the bot­tom of the tank to reduce foam­ing to a min­i­mum dur­ing the fill oper­a­tion. The top fill trough will incor­po­rate read­i­ly remov­able, rigid­ly con­struct­ed 10 mesh stain­less steel, brass, or poly­eth­yl­ene strain­ers. All com­po­nents in and around the top fill trough will be con­struct­ed of mate­ri­als that resist all forms of dete­ri­o­ra­tion that could be caused by the foam con­cen­trate or water. 

3.6.3.2 Foam tank fill con­nec­tions. The foam tank will incor­po­rate a 1.5 inch Nation­al Hose thread female hose con­nec­tion on both sides of the vehi­cle to per­mit fill­ing by an exter­nal trans­fer hose at flow rates up to 25-gpm. The con­nec­tions will be pro­vid­ed with chained-on long han­dled plugs or rock­er lug plugs. The top of the con­nec­tions will be no high­er than 48 inch­es above the ground and read­i­ly acces­si­ble. The fill lines will incor­po­rate check valves and read­i­ly remov­able, rigid­ly con­struct­ed ¼ inch mesh strain­ers. All com­po­nents in the foam tank fill sys­tem will be con­struct­ed of mate­ri­als that resist all forms of dete­ri­o­ra­tion that could be caused by the foam con­cen­trate or water. 

3.6.3.2.1 Foam tank vent and over­flow sys­tem. The foam tank will incor­po­rate a vent sys­tem to relieve pres­sure on the tank dur­ing fill and dis­charge oper­a­tions at max­i­mum flow rates and an over­flow sys­tem to relieve excess liq­uid in the event of tank over­fill. Drainage from the vent and over­flow sys­tem will not be in front of or behind any of the tires. Tank vent hoses will be of the non-col­lapsi­ble type. 

3.6.3.3 Foam trans­fer pump. A foam trans­fer pump will be pro­vid­ed and mount­ed in a com­part­ment on the vehi­cle. The pump will be capa­ble of trans­fer­ring and draw­ing foam liq­uid con­cen­trate at adjustable flow rates up to 25-gpm direct­ly through the pump and load­ing con­nec­tions (see 3.6.3.2). All mate­ri­als and com­po­nents that come in con­tact with the foam will be com­pat­i­ble with the foam con­cen­trate. The pump and its plumb­ing will have pro­vi­sions for flush­ing with water from the water tank. A suit­able length of hose with appro­pri­ate con­nec­tions will be pro­vid­ed for fill­ing the foam tank from an exter­nal foam stor­age container. 

3.6.3.4 Foam flush­ing sys­tem. The foam con­cen­trate sys­tem will be designed in accor­dance with NFPA 414 so that the sys­tem can be read­i­ly flushed with clear water. 

3.6.3.5 Foam con­cen­trate pip­ing. All metal­lic sur­faces of the pip­ing and asso­ci­at­ed com­po­nents that come into con­tact with the foam con­cen­trate will be of brass, bronze, or pas­si­vat­ed stain­less steel. The foam con­cen­trate pip­ing will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414.

3.6.4 Foam pro­por­tion­ing sys­tem. The vehi­cle will have a foam pro­por­tion­ing sys­tem for Aque­ous Film-Form­ing Foam (AFFF) (whether 3- or 6‑percent foam con­cen­trate) in accor­dance with NFPA 414. If a fixed ori­fice plate sys­tem is used, a plate will be pro­vid­ed for each per­cent­age foam con­cen­trate; the addi­tion­al plate will be secure­ly mount­ed in a pro­tect­ed loca­tion on the vehi­cle. A fire vehi­cle mechan­ic will be able to inter­change the plates using com­mon hand tools. 

3.6.5 Pri­ma­ry vehi­cle tur­ret. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a stan­dard roof-mount­ed tur­ret, high reach extend­able tur­ret, and/​or high flow bumper mount­ed tur­ret to serve as the pri­ma­ry source of agent deliv­ery, as spec­i­fied below:

3.6.5.1 Roof tur­ret. The roof tur­ret will be mount­ed near the front of the roof of the vehi­cle. It will have a non-air-aspi­rat­ing, con­stant flow, vari­able stream noz­zle with dual flow rates for foam or water rat­ed as spec­i­fied in NFPA 414. The dis­charge pat­tern will be infi­nite­ly vari­able from straight stream to ful­ly dis­persed. The roof tur­ret will be pow­er oper­at­ed; pow­er con­trols will be posi­tioned for use by the dri­ver and the crew mem­ber seat­ed to the right of the dri­ver. The type of noz­zle or tur­ret drain will be per the manufacturer’s recommendation.

3.6.6 Bumper tur­ret. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a joy­stick con­trolled, con­stant flow, non-air-aspi­rat­ing, vari­able stream type:

Low angle high vol­ume dual rate (min­i­mum 375750 GPM) bumper turret. 

The bumper tur­ret will be capa­ble of dis­charg­ing at a min­i­mum flow rates of foam or water as spec­i­fied by the user, with a pat­tern infi­nite­ly vari­able from straight stream to ful­ly dis­persed. The bumper tur­ret will be capa­ble of auto­mat­ic oscil­la­tion, with the range of oscil­la­tion adjustable up to 90° each side of cen­ter (left and right) with ver­ti­cal trav­el capa­bil­i­ties of +45° / ‑20° meet­ing sec­tion 4.20.2 in NFPA 414.

3.6.7 Pre­con­nect­ed handline(s). Two 200 foot, 1 ¾ inch pre-con­nect­ed woven jack­et handline(s), with a 1 ½ inch con­trol valve and a pis­tol grip noz­zle, will be locat­ed on (or acces­si­ble from) each side of the vehi­cle. A safe­ty sys­tem will be pro­vid­ed to pre­vent charg­ing of the hose until the hose has been ful­ly deployed. The handline(s) and nozzle(s) will be in accor­dance with NFPA 414, and will allow for a min­i­mum of 95 GPM at 100 psi noz­zle pres­sure. A con­trol for charg­ing each han­d­line will be pro­vid­ed for oper­a­tion by both the dri­ver and the tur­ret operator. 

3.6.7.1 In addi­tion, the vehi­cle will be equipped with the fol­low­ing han­d­line: 100 feet of twinned 1‑inch dry chem­i­cal/­foam-water hose on a reel.

3.6.8 Struc­tur­al fire­fight­ing capa­bil­i­ty. The vehi­cle will be equipped with an agent sys­tem struc­tur­al con­trol pan­el, on the left side of the vehi­cle, oper­a­ble while stand­ing on the ground. Struc­tur­al pan­el acti­va­tion will be inter­locked to oper­ate only with the vehi­cle park­ing brakes set and the trans­mis­sion in neu­tral posi­tion. Con­trols and instru­ments will be grouped by func­tion. The con­trol pan­el will be hinged or acces­si­ble from the rear for main­te­nance. Instru­ments will be light­ed for night operation.

3.6.8.1 The struc­tur­al pan­el will include, as a min­i­mum, the following:

a. Pan­el acti­va­tion switch, includ­ing the pan­el lights.

b. Engine Tachometer.

c. Engine oil pres­sure gauge with low pres­sure warn­ing light. 

d. Engine coolant tem­per­a­ture gauge with high tem­per­a­ture warn­ing light.

e. A liq­uid filled gauge, or dig­i­tal indi­ca­tor for pump suc­tion. ‑30 inch­es Hg vacuum

to 600 psi. 

f. A liq­uid filled gauge, or dig­i­tal indi­ca­tor for pump pres­sure, 0 to 600 psi.

g. An adjustable pump pres­sure using either an elec­tron­ic pres­sure gov­er­nor or

man­u­al con­trol with a relief valve will be provided. 

h. Foam or water selection.

i. Water and foam tank liq­uid lev­el indi­ca­tors, locat­ed adja­cent to the water and 

foam tank fills.

3.6.8.2 The struc­tur­al fire fight­ing capa­bil­i­ty will also require instal­la­tion of the following 

Items:

a. A prim­ing pump and con­trol (for draft­ing using the large intake connection).

b. Water tank iso­la­tion valve.

c. Dis­charge con­nec­tions. Two 2 ½‑inch dis­charge con­nec­tions with male National

Hose threads will be pro­vid­ed. One 2 ½‑inch dis­charge will be pro­vid­ed on each 

side of the vehi­cle. Each con­nec­tion will be equipped with a cap, a quarter-turn 

con­trol valve, a bleed­er valve, and each con­nec­tion will be equipped with a cap, 

a quar­ter-turn con­trol valve, a bleed­er valve, and a pres­sure gauge. Each 

con­nec­tion will be rat­ed at 250-gpm minimum.

d. Intake con­nec­tions. The vehi­cle will be equipped with one valved 4 ½‑inch

intake con­nec­tion on the left side. The vehi­cle will be equipped with one valved 

2 ½‑inch intake con­nec­tion on the left side. The vehi­cle will be equipped with 

one valved 2 ½‑inch intake con­nec­tion on the left side adja­cent to the 4 ½‑inch

intake con­nec­tion with both hav­ing either a 30˚ or 45˚ turn-down fit­ting. The 4 

½‑inch intake con­nec­tion will have male Nation­al Hose threads, a quar­ter turn 

con­trol valve, a bleed­er valve, a strain­er, and a cap. The 2 ½‑inch intake 

con­nec­tion will have rock­er lug female Nation­al Hose threads, a quarter-turn 

con­trol valve, a bleed­er valve, a strain­er, and a plug. The vehi­cle will be capable 

of fill­ing its water tank by pump­ing from a draft, a hydrant, or a nurse truck 

through either of the intake con­nec­tions with­out the use of a hose from a 

dis­charge con­nec­tion to a tank fill connection.

3.6.9 Pri­ma­ry tur­ret dis­charge noz­zle. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a 

com­bi­na­tion dry chemical/​AFFF noz­zle of the entrain­ment type on the pri­ma­ry tur­ret mount­ed on the cab roof.

3.7 Dry chem­i­cal agent sys­tem. The vehi­cle will be equipped with a 450 lb min­i­mum capac­i­ty potas­si­um bicar­bon­ate based dry chem­i­cal agent sys­tem. The pro­pel­lant gas cylin­der will be replace­able with­in fif­teen min­utes by two crew mem­bers stand­ing on the ground and be equipped with a cylin­der replace­ment hoist­ing sys­tem. The pro­pel­lant gas cylin­der will be secured to with­stand off-road oper­a­tions. A pres­sure indi­ca­tor will be vis­i­ble to any per­son open­ing the tank fill cap. Blow-down pip­ing will be direct­ed beneath the vehi­cle. The dry chem­i­cal agent tank will include lift­ing rings and will have a name­plate indi­cat­ing, as a min­i­mum, the following:

  1. Extin­guish­ing agent. 
  1. Capac­i­ty.
  1. Weight full.
  1. Weight emp­ty.
  1. Oper­at­ing pressure. 
  1. Hydro­sta­t­ic test date. 
  1. Type of agent required for re-servicing. 

3.7.1 Not applicable. 

3.7.2 Dry chem­i­cal hose reel. A hose reel, equipped with at least 100 feet of dry chem­i­cal hose, will be mount­ed in a com­part­ment. Han­d­line agent and purge con­trols will be mount­ed in or adja­cent to the com­part­ment. All elec­tri­cal com­po­nents will be sealed against entry of water. The hose reel will have both elec­tric and man­u­al rewind pro­vi­sions. The man­u­al rewind han­dle will be brack­et mount­ed and stored in the com­part­ment. A quick act­ing con­trol will be 

pro­vid­ed to acti­vate the han­d­line from the cab of the vehicle. 

3.8 Not applicable. 

3.9 Elec­tri­cal sys­tems and warn­ing devices. The vehi­cle will have a 12-volt or 24-volt elec­tri­cal and start­ing sys­tem in accor­dance with NFPA 414

3.9.1 Alter­na­tor. An appro­pri­ate charg­ing sys­tem, in accor­dance with NFPA 414, will be pro­vid­ed. The min­i­mum con­tin­u­ous elec­tri­cal load will include oper­a­tion of the air con­di­tion­ing system. 

3.9.2 Bat­ter­ies. Bat­ter­ies will be of the main­te­nance-free type; addi­tion of water will not be required dur­ing nor­mal ser­vice life. The bat­tery cov­er and vent sys­tem will be designed to pre­vent elec­trolyte loss dur­ing ser­vice and to keep the top of the bat­tery free from electrolyte.

3.9.2.1 Bat­tery com­part­ment. The bat­ter­ies will be enclosed in a weath­er­proof enclo­sure, cov­er, or com­part­ment and be read­i­ly accessible. 

3.9.3 Bat­tery charg­er or con­di­tion­er. The vehi­cle will have a DC taper type bat­ter charg­er or an auto­mat­ic bat­tery con­di­tion­er, or volt­age mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem, pro­vid­ing a min­i­mum 12 amp out­put. The charger/​conditioner will be per­ma­nent­ly mount­ed on the vehi­cle in a prop­er­ly ven­ti­lat­ed, acces­si­ble loca­tion. The charger/​conditioner will be pow­ered from the elec­tri­cal shore­line recep­ta­cle (see 3.10.1). A charg­ing indi­ca­tor will be installed next to the recep­ta­cle. When a bat­tery con­di­tion­er is pro­vid­ed, the con­di­tion­er will mon­i­tor the bat­tery state of charge and, as nec­es­sary, auto­mat­i­cal­ly charge or main­tain the bat­ter­ies with­out gassing, deplet­ing flu­id lev­el, over­heat­ing, or over­charg­ing. A slave recep­ta­cle will be pro­vid­ed at the rear or on either side of the vehi­cle cab. Bat­tery jump studs may be installed on the exte­ri­or of the bat­tery box in lieu of a slave receptacle. 

3.9.4 Elec­tro­mag­net­ic inter­fer­ence. The vehi­cle elec­tri­cal sys­tem will be in accor­dance with SAE J5512 for elec­tro­mag­net­ic interference. 

3.9.5 Work light­ing.

3.9.5.1 Cab inte­ri­or lights. Cab inte­ri­or light lev­els will be suf­fi­cient for read­ing maps or man­u­als. At least one red and one white cab inte­ri­or dome light will be provided. 

3.9.5.2 Com­part­ment lights. White light­ing suf­fi­cient to pro­vide an aver­age min­i­mum illu­mi­na­tion of 1.0 foot-can­dle will be pro­vid­ed in each com­part­ment greater than 4.0 cubic feet and hav­ing an open­ing greater than 144 square inch­es. Where a shelf is pro­vid­ed, this illu­mi­na­tion will be pro­vid­ed both above and below the shelf. All com­part­ments will be pro­vid­ed with weath­er­proof lights that are switched to auto­mat­i­cal­ly illu­mi­nate when com­part­ment doors are opened and the vehi­cle mas­ter switch is in the on’ posi­tion. Light switch­es will be of the mag­net­ic (non-mechan­i­cal) type. 

3.9.5.3 Lad­der, step, walk­way, and area lights. Non-glare white or amber light­ing will be pro­vid­ed at lad­ders and access steps where per­son­nel work or climb dur­ing night oper­a­tions. In addi­tion, ground light­ing will be pro­vid­ed. Ground lights will be acti­vat­ed when the park­ing brake is set in accor­dance with AC 150÷522010, Guide Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing (ARFF) Vehi­cles. These area lights will be con­trolled with three-way switch­es on the cab instru­ment pan­el and near the light source. The switch locat­ed in the cab will be a mas­ter switch and must be turned on before aux­il­iary switch­es near the light sources are operational. 

3.9.5.4 Spot/​Floodlights. Two spot/​floodlights will be attached at the end of the pri­ma­ry tur­ret or at the end of the HRET assem­bly. The lights will illu­mi­nate the area cov­ered by the tur­ret. Both lights will be con­trolled from switch­es in the cab. LED lights will be used. 

3.9.5.5 Flood lights. Two tele­scop­ing flood­lights will be pro­vid­ed. One light will be mount­ed on the left and right sides of the vehi­cle. 250 W LED lights will be used.

Both lights will be mount­ed on exten­sion tubes and con­trolled from switch­es in the cab and man­u­al­ly raised. To pre­vent these lights from acci­den­tal dam­age, the cab will be equipped with a visu­al warn­ing sig­nal to alert the dri­ver if the lights are inad­ver­tent­ly left in the up” position. 

3.9.5.6 Scene lights. A total of six high mount­ed flood­lights will be pro­vid­ed to illu­mi­nate the work areas around the vehi­cle. Two lights will be mount­ed on the front and two will be mount­ed on each side of the vehi­cle. The lights will be pow­ered by the vehi­cle alter­na­tor dri­ven sys­tem or aux­il­iary gen­er­a­tor, and the lights in the front will be con­trolled from switch­es in the cab. LED lights will be used. 

3.9.6 Audi­ble warn­ing devices.

3.9.6.1 Siren. The vehi­cle will be equipped with an elec­tron­ic siren sys­tem. The ampli­fi­er unit will include vol­ume con­trol and selec­tion of Radio”, PA”, Man­u­al”, Yelp”, Wail”, and Hi-Lo” (Euro­pean) modes, and a mag­net­ic noise can­cel­ing micro­phone. The ampli­fi­er, micro­phone, and con­trols will be with­in reach of the dri­ver and the tur­ret oper­a­tor. Siren acti­vat­ing foot switch­es will be locat­ed in front of the dri­ver and the tur­ret oper­a­tor. The siren speak­er will be rat­ed at 100 watts min­i­mum and will be locat­ed in a guard­ed posi­tion as low and as far for­ward on the vehi­cle as practical. 

3.9.6.2 Horn. Dual for­ward-fac­ing air horns will be installed in pro­tect­ed loca­tions near the front of the vehi­cle. Air horn acti­vat­ing foot switch­es will be locat­ed in front of the dri­ver and the tur­ret operator.

3.9.7 Emer­gency warn­ing lights. All emer­gency warn­ing lights must meet the require­ments of AC 150÷52105. Where applic­a­ble LED lights will be used as the pri­ma­ry light type. Light­ing units will be installed on the top front, sides, and rear of the vehi­cle to pro­vide 360˚ vis­i­bil­i­ty. A switch will be pro­vid­ed on the instru­ment pan­el to con­trol all of the top, side, front and rear emer­gency warn­ing lights. A switch will also be pro­vid­ed on the instru­ment pan­el to dis­able all low­er emer­gency warn­ing lights when desired. All light­ing sys­tems will meet NFPA 414 emer­gency light­ing criteria.

3.9.7.1 Emer­gency warn­ing light col­or. All emer­gency warn­ing lights will meet the require­ments of AC 150÷52105.

3.9.7.2 Head­light flash­ing sys­tem. A high beam, alternating/​flashing, head­light sys­tem will be pro­vid­ed. The head­light flash­er will be sep­a­rate­ly switched from the warn­ing light pan­el. All emer­gency warn­ing lights will meet the require­ments of AC 150÷52105.

3.9.8 Radio cir­cuit. The vehi­cle will have three sep­a­rate 30-amp cir­cuits with break­ers and con­nec­tions pro­vid­ed in a space adja­cent to the dri­ver and tur­ret oper­a­tor for instal­la­tion of radios and oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment after the vehi­cle has been deliv­ered. To facil­i­tate the instal­la­tion of the com­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment the man­u­fac­tur­er will pro­vide three anten­nas pre-installed on top of the cab. Radios are an air­port respon­si­bil­i­ty and not part of this specification.

3.9.9 Pow­er receptacles.

3.9.9.1 Pri­ma­ry pow­er recep­ta­cles. The vehi­cle will have two duplex 15-amp 110-volt pow­er recep­ta­cles, one installed adja­cent to the cab door on each side of the vehi­cle. Each duplex recep­ta­cle will include one straight blade and one twist-lock con­nec­tion. These out­lets will be pow­ered by the generator.

3.9.9.2 Aux­il­iary pow­er recep­ta­cles. The vehi­cle will have 2 – 12-volt aux­il­iary pow­er recep­ta­cles mount­ed adja­cent to the dri­ver and crew mem­ber posi­tions, prefer­ably in the instru­ment panel. 

3.9.9.3 Cable reel. The vehi­cle will be equipped with an elec­tri­cal reel, locat­ed with­in a com­part­ment. The reel will be equipped with 200 feet of 20 amp, 600 volt, 90˚C insu­lat­ed elec­tri­cal cable. The elec­tri­cal cable will be equipped with a rub­ber ball stop to pre­vent cable pull through dur­ing rewind­ing oper­a­tions. A four-way roller guide will be pro­vid­ed on the cable reel to pre­vent chaf­ing of cable insu­la­tion. The cable reel will have an elec­tric rewind motor with pro­vi­sions for man­u­al rewind in the event of motor fail­ure; the man­u­al rewind han­dle will be secure­ly stored near the cable reel. A portable weath­er­proof duplex out­let box, with built-in cir­cuit break­ers and twist-lock recep­ta­cles, will be pro­vid­ed for on the cable end. The cable reel will be pow­ered by the aux­il­iary generator. 

3.9.10 Aux­il­iary gen­er­a­tor. A min­i­mum 10 kilo­watt (kW) (con­tin­u­ous rat­ing), 120/240-volt, 60 hertz, diesel, hydraulic, or split shaft Pow­er Take­off (PTO)-driven gen­er­a­tor will be provided. 

3.10 Line volt­age elec­tri­cal system.

3.10.1 Elec­tri­cal shore­line con­nec­tion. The bat­tery charger/​conditioner will be pow­ered from a cov­ered, polar­ized, insu­lat­ed, labeled, recessed (flush mount­ed), male, 110-volt AC auto-eject recep­ta­cle. The con­nec­tion will be locat­ed on the exte­ri­or of the vehi­cle at the rear or on either side of the cab. A weath­er­proof charge meter will be installed next to the recep­ta­cle. A 15-amp rat­ed, 110 – 12-volt, AC straight blade (non-twist-lock) con­nec­tor will be provided.

3.11 Air sys­tems.

3.11.1 Air hose reel. An air hose reel will be pro­vid­ed in an enclosed com­part­ment on the vehi­cle. The hose reel will be equipped with 200 feet of 3/​8‑inch I.D. hose­line. A 3/​8‑inch Nation­al Pipe Taper (NPT) fit­ting and female style quick dis­con­nect will be con­nect­ed to the end of the hose­line. A four-way roller guide will be pro­vid­ed for the hose reel to pre­vent hose chaf­ing and kink­ing. The hose­line will be equipped with a rub­ber ball stop to pre­vent hose pull through on roller guides dur­ing rewind­ing oper­a­tions. The hose reel will have an elec­tric rewind motor and pro­vi­sions for man­u­al rewind in the event of motor fail­ure; the man­u­al rewind han­dle will be secure­ly stored near the hose reel. A pres­sure pro­tect­ed air sup­ply from the chas­sis air sys­tem will be con­nect­ed to the hose reel. The air sup­ply lines will be rout­ed with min­i­mum bends and locat­ed or guard­ed from dam­age from the car­ried equipment. 

3.12 Qual­i­ty of Work­man­ship. The vehi­cle, includ­ing all parts and acces­sories, will be fab­ri­cat­ed in a thor­ough work­man­like man­ner. Par­tic­u­lar atten­tion will be giv­en to free­dom from blem­ish­es, burrs, defects, and sharp edges; accu­ra­cy of dimen­sions, radii of fil­lets, and mark­ing of parts and assem­blies; thor­ough­ness of weld­ing, braz­ing, sol­der­ing, riv­et­ing, and paint­ing; align­ment of parts; tight­ness of fas­ten­ers; et cetra. The vehi­cle will be thor­ough­ly cleaned of all for­eign matter. 

4. REG­U­LA­TO­RY REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Recov­er­able Mate­ri­als. The con­trac­tor is encour­aged to use recov­ered mate­ri­als to the max­i­mum extent prac­ti­ca­ble, in accor­dance with Title 48: Fed­er­al Acqui­si­tion Reg­u­la­tions Sys­tem, Part 2823-Envi­ron­ment, Con­ser­va­tion, Occu­pa­tion­al Safe­ty, and Drug-Free Work­place, Sub­part 2823.4 Use of Recov­ered Mate­r­i­al, 403 Pol­i­cy and 404 Procedures. 

4.2 Green Pro­cure­ment Pro­gram. Green Pro­cure­ment Pro­gram (GPP) is a manda­to­ry fed­er­al acqui­si­tion pro­gram that focus­es on the pur­chase and use of envi­ron­men­tal­ly prefer­able prod­ucts and ser­vices. GPP require­ments apply to all acqui­si­tions using appro­pri­at­ed funds, includ­ing ser­vices and new require­ments. FAR 23.404(b) applies and states the GPP requires 100% of EPA des­ig­nat­ed prod­uct pur­chas­es that are includ­ed in the Com­pre­hen­sive Pro­cure­ment Guide­lines list that con­tains recov­ered mate­ri­als, unless the item can­not be acquired:

a. com­pet­i­tive­ly with­in a rea­son­able timeframe;

b. meet appro­pri­ate per­for­mance stan­dards, or 

c. at a rea­son­able price. 

The prime con­trac­tor is respon­si­ble for ensur­ing that all sub­con­trac­tors com­ply with this require­ment. Infor­ma­tion on the GPP can be found at:

http://www.dot.gov.ost/m60/DOT_policy_letters/apl8_04.pdf or FAR 23.404(b): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/current/html/Subpart%2023_4.html.

5. PROD­UCT CON­FOR­MANCE PROVISIONS.

5.1 Clas­si­fi­ca­tion of inspec­tions. The inspec­tion require­ments spec­i­fied here­in are clas­si­fied as follows:

a. Per­for­mance inspec­tion (see 5.2).

b. Con­for­mance inspec­tion (see 5.3).

5.2 Per­for­mance inspec­tion. The vehi­cle will be sub­ject­ed to the exam­i­na­tions and tests described in 5.6.3.5 (if applic­a­ble). The con­trac­tor will pro­vide or arrange for all test equip­ment, per­son­nel, sched­ule, and facilities.

5.3 Con­for­mance inspec­tion. The vehi­cle will be sub­ject­ed to the exam­i­na­tions and tests described in 5.6.3.1 through 5.6.3.5 (if applic­a­ble). The con­trac­tor will pro­vide or arrange for all test equip­ment, per­son­nel, and facilities. 

5.4 Prod­uct con­for­mance. The prod­ucts pro­vid­ed will meet the per­for­mance char­ac­ter­is­tics of this PS, con­form to the producer’s own draw­ings, spec­i­fi­ca­tions, stan­dards, and qual­i­ty assur­ance prac­tices, and be the same prod­uct offered for sale in the com­mer­cial mar­ket­place. The pur­chas­er reserves the right to require proof of such conformance. 

5.5 Tech­ni­cal pro­pos­al. The offeror/​contractor will pro­vide an item­ized tech­ni­cal pro­pos­al that describes how the pro­posed mod­el com­plies with each char­ac­ter­is­tic of this PS; a para­graph by para­graph response to the char­ac­ter­is­tics sec­tion of this PS will be pro­vid­ed. The offeror/​contractor will pro­vide two copies of their com­mer­cial descrip­tive cat­a­logs with their offer as sup­port­ing ref­er­ence to the item­ized tech­ni­cal pro­pos­al. The offeror/​contractor will iden­ti­fy all mod­i­fi­ca­tions made to their com­mer­cial mod­el in order to com­ply with the require­ments here­in. The vehi­cle fur­nished will com­ply with the com­mer­cial item” def­i­n­i­tion of FAR 2.101 as of the date of award. The pur­chas­er reserves the right to require the offeror/​contractor to prove that their prod­uct com­plies with the ref­er­enced com­mer­cial­i­ty require­ments and each conformance/​performance char­ac­ter­is­tics of this PS.

5.6 Inspec­tion requirements.

5.6.1 Gen­er­al inspec­tion require­ments. Appa­ra­tus used in con­junc­tion with the inspec­tions spec­i­fied here­in will be lab­o­ra­to­ry pre­ci­sion type, cal­i­brat­ed at prop­er inter­vals to ensure lab­o­ra­to­ry accuracy.

5.6.2 Test rejec­tion cri­te­ria. Through­out all tests spec­i­fied here­in, the vehi­cle will be close­ly observed for the fol­low­ing con­di­tions, which will be cause for rejection:

a. Fail­ure to con­form to design or per­for­mance require­ments spec­i­fied here­in or in the contractor’s tech­ni­cal proposal.

b. Any spillage or leak­age of any liq­uid, includ­ing fuel, coolant, lubri­cant, or hydraulic flu­id, under any con­di­tion, except as allowed herein.

c. Struc­tur­al fail­ure of any com­po­nent, includ­ing per­ma­nent defor­ma­tion, or evi­dence of impend­ing failure.

d. Evi­dence of exces­sive wear. 

e. Inter­fer­ence between the vehi­cle com­po­nents or between the vehi­cle, the ground, and all required obsta­cles, with the excep­tion of nor­mal con­tact by the tires.

f. Mis­align­ment of components.

g. Evi­dence of unde­sir­able road abil­i­ty char­ac­ter­is­tics, includ­ing insta­bil­i­ty in han­dling dur­ing cor­ner­ing, brak­ing, and while tra­vers­ing all required terrain. 

h. Con­di­tions that present a safe­ty haz­ard to per­son­nel dur­ing oper­a­tion, ser­vic­ing, or maintenance.

i. Over­heat­ing of the engine, trans­mis­sion, or any oth­er vehi­cle component.

j. Evi­dence of corrosion. 

k. Fail­ure of the fire­fight­ing sys­tem and sub-systems.

5.6.3 Detailed inspec­tion requirements.

5.6.3.1 Exam­i­na­tion of prod­uct. All com­po­nent man­u­fac­tur­ers’ cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, as well as the pro­to­type and production/​operational vehi­cle test­ing out­lined in Table 1, will be exam­ined to ver­i­fy com­pli­ance with the require­ments here­in. Atten­tion will be giv­en to mate­ri­als, work­man­ship, dimen­sions, sur­face fin­ish­es, pro­tec­tive coat­ings and sealants and their appli­ca­tion, weld­ing, fas­ten­ing, and mark­ings. Prop­er oper­a­tion of vehi­cle func­tions will be ver­i­fied as defined by NFPA 414, Accep­tance Cri­te­ria chap­ter. A copy of the vehi­cle manufacturer’s cer­ti­fi­ca­tions will be pro­vid­ed with each vehi­cle in accor­dance with NFPA 414. The air­port may accept a man­u­fac­tur­er or third-par­ty cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for any/​all pro­to­type and production/​operational vehi­cle test­ing per­formed pri­or to deliv­ery which proves that the vehi­cle meets the per­for­mance para­me­ters of NFPA 414.

Table 1. Vehi­cle Test Data

NFPA 414 Paragraph

Test

Pro­duc­tion Vehi­cle Oper­a­tional Test (NFPA 414 – Sec­tion 6.4)

(6.4.1)

Vehi­cle Test­ing, Side Slope

(6.4.2)

Weight/​Weight Distribution

(6.4.3)

Accel­er­a­tion. NOTE: With the mod­i­fi­ca­tion that the instru­men­ta­tion must be a GPS-based elec­tron­ic data col­lec­tion system.

(6.4.4)

Top Speed

(6.4.5)

Brake Oper­a­tional Test

(6.4.6)

Air Sys­tem / Air Com­pres­sor Test

(6.4.7)

Agent Dis­charge Pump­ing Test

(6.4.8)

Dual Pump­ing Sys­tem Test (As Applicable)

(6.4.9)

Pump and Maneu­ver Test

(6.4.10)

Hydro­sta­t­ic Pres­sure Test 

(6.4.11)

Foam Con­cen­trate Test

(6.4.12)

Pri­ma­ry Tur­ret Flow Rate Test

(6.4.13)

Piercing/​Penetration Noz­zle Test­ing (As Applicable)

Pro­to­type Vehi­cle Test (NFPA 414-Sec­tion 6.3)

(6.3.1)

Rat­ed Water and Foam Tank Capac­i­ty Test

(6.3.2)

Cor­ner­ing Sta­bil­i­ty. NOTE: With the mod­i­fi­ca­tion that the eva­sive maneu­ver / dou­ble-lane change test must be con­duct­ed at 35 mph (56 kph).

(6.3.3)

Vehi­cle Dimensions

(6.3.4)

Dri­ver Vision Measurement

(6.3.5)

Pump and Roll on a 40 Per­cent Grade

(6.3.6)

Elec­tri­cal Charg­ing System 

(6.3.7)

Radio Sup­pres­sion

(6.3.8)

Grad­abil­i­ty Test

(6.3.9)

Body and Chas­sis Flex­i­bil­i­ty Test 

(6.3.10)

Service/​Emergency Brake Test

(6.3.11)

Service/​Emergency Brake Grade Hold­ing Test

(6.3.12)

Steer­ing Con­trol Test

(6.3.13)

Vehi­cle Clear­ance Cir­cle Test

(6.3.14)

Agent Pump(s)/Tank Vent Dis­charge Test

(6.3.15)

Water Tank Fill and Over­flow Test

(6.3.16)

Flush­ing Sys­tem Test

(6.3.17)

Pri­ma­ry Tur­ret Flow Rate Test

(6.3.18)

Pri­ma­ry Tur­ret Pat­tern Test

(6.3.19)

Pri­ma­ry Tur­ret Con­trol Force Measurement

(6.3.20)

Pri­ma­ry Tur­ret Artic­u­la­tion Test 

(6.3.21)

Han­d­line Noz­zle Flow Rate Test

(6.3.22)

Han­d­line Noz­zle Pat­tern Test

(6.3.23)

Ground Sweep/​Bumper Tur­ret Flow Rate

(6.3.24)

Ground Sweep/​Bumper Tur­ret Pat­tern Con­trol Test

(6.3.25)

Under­truck Noz­zle Test

(6.3.26)

Foam Concentration/​Foam Qual­i­ty Test

(6.3.27)

Warn­ing Siren Test

(6.3.28)

Pro­pel­lant Gas

(6.3.29)

Pres­sure Regulation

(6.3.30)

AFFF Pre­mix Pip­ing and Valves

(6.3.31)

Pres­sur­ized Agent Purg­ing and Venting

(6.3.32)

Com­ple­men­tary Agent Han­d­line Flow Rate and Range

(6.3.33)

Dry Chem­i­cal Tur­ret Flow Rate and Range

(6.3.34)

Cab Inte­ri­or Noise Test

6. Pack­ag­ing.

6.1 Preser­va­tion, pack­ing, and mark­ing will be as spec­i­fied in the Pro­cure­ment Spec­i­fi­ca­tion, con­tract or deliv­ery order. 

6.2 The Vehi­cle must be deliv­ered with full oper­a­tional quan­ti­ties of lubri­cants, brake and hydraulic flu­ids, and cool­ing sys­tem flu­id all of which must be suit­able for use in the tem­per­a­ture range expect­ed at the airport. 

6.3 The vehi­cle must be deliv­ered with one com­plete load of fire­fight­ing agents and pro­pel­lants. One com­plete load is defined as all of the agents and pro­pel­lants nec­es­sary for the vehi­cle to be ful­ly oper­a­tional. One load would include, at a min­i­mum: one fill of a foam tank; one fill of a dry chem­i­cal tank (if applic­a­ble); one fill of a halo­genat­ed tank (if applic­a­ble); one spare nitro­gen cylin­der for a dry chem­i­cal sys­tem (if applic­a­ble); and one spare argon cylin­der for a halo­genat­ed sys­tem (if applic­a­ble). Agents and pro­pel­lants for required test­ing or train­ing are not includ­ed. For the ini­tial train­ing peri­od, water should be used in place of oth­er extin­guish­ing agents. The man­u­fac­tur­er may pre-ship agents and pro­pel­lants to a receiv­ing air­port to reduce over­all pro­cure­ment costs. 

6.4 The vehi­cle man­u­fac­tur­er must pro­vide ini­tial adjust­ments to the vehi­cle for oper­a­tional readi­ness and mount any ancil­lary appli­ances pur­chased through the vehi­cle man­u­fac­tur­er as part of the vehicle. 

7. TRAIN­ING.

7.1 Upon deliv­ery of the vehi­cle to the air­port, the man­u­fac­tur­er must, at no addi­tion­al cost, pro­vide the ser­vices of a qual­i­fied tech­ni­cian for five con­sec­u­tive days for train­ing. This is con­sid­ered suf­fi­cient time for the pur­chas­er to adjust shift work sched­ules to get max­i­mum employ­ee atten­dance to train­ing ses­sions at some point dur­ing the train­ing peri­od. Dur­ing this time suf­fi­cient repet­i­tive learn­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties must be pro­vid­ed by the man­u­fac­tur­er to allow var­i­ous shifts to com­plete the train­ing requirements. 

7.2 The tech­ni­cian must pro­vide thor­ough instruc­tion in the use, oper­a­tion, main­te­nance and test­ing of the vehi­cle. This set­up must include oper­a­tor train­ing for the pri­ma­ry oper­a­tors, which will give them suf­fi­cient knowl­edge to train oth­er per­son­nel in the func­tion­al use of all fire fight­ing and vehi­cle oper­at­ing sys­tems. Pri­or to leav­ing the vehi­cle, the tech­ni­cian should review the main­te­nance instruc­tions with the purchaser’s per­son­nel to acquaint them with main­te­nance pro­ce­dures as well as how to obtain sup­port ser­vices for the vehicle.

7.3 Train­ing must include writ­ten oper­at­ing instruc­tions, elec­tron­ic train­ing aids (video/​power point), or oth­er graph­ics that depict the step-by-step oper­a­tion of the vehi­cle. Writ­ten instruc­tions must include mate­ri­als that can be used to train sub­se­quent new operators.

8. REF­ER­ENCE DOCUMENTS.

8.1 Source of documents.

8.1.1 The CFR may be obtained from the Super­in­ten­dent of Doc­u­ments, U.S. Gov­ern­ment Print­ing Office, Wash­ing­ton DC 20402.

Title 14, Code of Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tions (CFR), Part 139, Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of Air­ports (14 CFR Part 139)

Sec­tion 139.315 Air­craft Res­cue and Fire­fight­ing: Index Determination.

Sec­tion 139.317 Air­craft Res­cue and Fire­fight­ing: Equip­ment and Agents.

Sec­tion 139.319 Air­craft Res­cue and Fire­fight­ing: Oper­a­tional Requirements.

Title 49; Code of Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tions (CFR), Part 393: Parts and Acces­sories Nec­es­sary for Safe Oper­a­tion: Sub­part C – Brakes.

Title 49; Code of Fed­er­al Reg­u­la­tions (CFR), Part 571, Motor Car­ri­er Vehi­cle Safe­ty Stan­dards, Part 209, Stan­dard No. 209; Seat Belt Assemblies.

8.1.2 SAE doc­u­ments may be obtained from SAE, Inc., 400 Com­mon­wealth Dri­ve, War­ran­dale PA 15096.

8.1.3 Nation­al Fire Pro­tec­tion Asso­ci­a­tion (NFPA): NFPA doc­u­ments may be obtained from NFPA, Bat­tery­march Park, Quin­cy MA 02269 – 9101.

NFPA 412, Stan­dard for Eval­u­at­ing Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing Foam Equip­ment (2009 Edition)

NFPA 414, Stan­dard for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing Vehi­cles (2007 Edition)

NFPA 1901, Stan­dard for Auto­mo­tive Fire Appa­ra­tus (2009 Edition)

8.1.4 Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (FAA): FAA ACs may be obtained from the FAA web­site: http://www/faa/gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/.

AC 150÷522010, Guide Spec­i­fi­ca­tion for Air­craft Res­cue and Fire Fight­ing (ARFF) Vehicles 

AC 150÷52105, Paint­ing, Mark­ing, and Light­ing of Vehi­cles Used on an Airport

FAA Orders, Spec­i­fi­ca­tions, and Draw­ings may be obtained from: Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion, ATO‑W CM-NAS Doc­u­men­ta­tion, Con­trol Cen­ter, 800 Inde­pen­dence Avenue, SW, Wash­ing­ton, DC 20591. Tele­phone: (202) 5485256, FAX: (202) 5485501 and web­site: http://​www​.faa​.gov/​a​b​o​u​t​/​o​f​f​i​c​e​_​o​r​g​/​h​e​a​d​q​u​a​r​t​e​r​s​_​o​f​f​i​c​e​s​/​a​t​o​/​s​e​r​v​i​c​e​_​u​n​i​t​s​/​t​e​c​h​o​p​s​/​a​t​c​_​f​a​c​i​l​i​t​i​e​s​/​c​m​/​c​m​_​d​o​c​u​m​e​n​t​a​tion/