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Fire Engineering Books: Fire Apparatus Purchasing Handbook

Fire Engineering Books: Fire Apparatus Purchasing Handbook

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Fire Apparatus Purchasing Handbook by William C. Peters, Battalion Chief and Apparatus Supervisor (Ret.), Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department

This text details the step-by-step instructions needed to write specifications, go out to bid, evaluate the bids, inspect the apparatus, and save your department money.

Chief Peters provides insight into various apparatus features, real-life mishaps, maintenance programs, and warranty information that will help you and the department purchase the right vehicle for the job.

Contents:

  • Do we need a new rig?
  • Justifying the purchase •
  • Apparatus types and features •
  • Refurbishment vs. new purchase •
  • Getting started •
  • Documenting your needs •
  • Special apparatus features •
  • Apparatus electrical and warning signals •
  • Equipment •
  • Writing the final specifications •
  • Going to bid •
  • Bid evaluation •
  • Preconstruction conference and intermediate factory inspection •
  • Final inspections •
  • Delivery and training •
  • Preventive maintenance and warranty •
  • Epilogue •
  • Index

382 pages/Softcover/1994


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