Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus



New coverage of Ultra-High Pressure (UHP) fire pumps makes the 2016 NFPA 1901: Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus essential for manufacturers as well as fire departments nationwide.

Referenced by fire departments throughout the United States, the NFPA 1901 defines the requirements for new automotive fire apparatus designed to be used under emergency conditions for transporting personnel and equipment, and to support the suppression of fires and mitigation of other hazardous situations. This Standard covers everything from pumpers to aerial fire apparatus to special service apparatus, such as rescue vehicles and haz-mat vehicles, as well as quints and mobile foam apparatus.

It's a vital resource for everyone in the process -- from design to purchasing of engines, pumpers, trucks, ladders, tender/tankers, and more.

Manufacturers need the 2016 NFPA 1901 to design and test fire apparatus and components correctly and efficiently. Fire service personnel can use it to develop specifications for department purchasing. In this edition:

  • 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. This important addition provides first-time guidance to manufacturers and purchasers for the design, testing, and performance of this technology.

The latest edition of NFPA 1901 is essential for fire service and other purchasers of fire apparatus, fire apparatus manufacturers, apparatus component manufacturers, and testing companies. (Softbound, 208 pp., 2016)

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