Date: June 22, 2022
As noted in NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus (Annex D), to maximize firefighter capabilities and minimize risk of injuries, it is important the fire apparatus be equipped with the latest safety features and operating capabilities. In the last many years, much progress has been made in upgrading functional capabilities and improving the safety features of fire apparatus. Apparatus manufactured prior to 1991 usually included only a few of the safety upgrades required by the recent editions of the NFPA fire department apparatus standards or the equivalent Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC) standards. Because the changes, upgrades and fine tuning to NFPA 1901 have been truly significant, especially in the area of safety, fire departments should seriously consider replacing apparatus that were manufactured prior to the adoption of the 1991 edition of NFPA 1901.
Waterous has products available for upgrading or refurnishing fire apparatus to improve safety and performance. These safety upgrades, along with various environmental and performance upgrades are highlighted in the brochure titled: How To Get Your Fire Truck Up To Speed, Safely.