Buyers Guide Aerial Apparatus Aerial devices come in many configurations. Read this guide to help determine the best configuration for your department. TC031
Buyers Guide Aux Engine Braking Systems Auxiliary Brake System are required on every fire apparatus over 33,000 lbs gross vehicle weight. This guide describes the four basis types of brake and the advantages of each. TC033
Buyers Guide Electronic Pressure Governors Describes the history, use, and function of the fire apparatus electronic pressure governor. TC052
Buyers Guide Foam Proportioning Systems This presentation suggests things to consider when specifying a foam system on a fire apparatus. TC030
Buyers Guide Pumps Water pumps types and capacities are described in this guide to help determine the right specifications for new apparatus. TC024
Buyer\’s Guide FAMA Apparatus Improvement White Paper – 2016 This report details the history of safety features on fire apparatus. It can be used as a tool for determining and justifying funding requirements, and can assist the forward-thinking fire service administrator in analyzing the department’s future equipment needs. TC005 – 2016
FAMA Standards Fire Apparatus Common Safety Signs This catalog of safety signs addresses common fire apparatus hazards. While no manufacturer is required to use these signs, this resource can be used by those fire departments who wish to specify industry standard safety signs on their apparatus. TC010
FAMA Standards Graphical Symbols This document gives the fire and rescue community an option for labeling common controls with a graphical representation of their function. While FAMA apparatus and equipment manufacturers are not required to use these symbols, this resource can be used by those fire departments who wish to specify industry standard text-free control symbols on their apparatus. TC008
Fire Service Statistics NFPA Fire Service Needs Assessment This third Fire Service Needs Assessment Survey was conducted by NFPA in 2010 and follows two earlier surveys in 2001 and 2005. Needs are identified by comparing what departments have with what existing consensus standards, government regulations, and other nationally recognized guidance documents say they need to have in order to be safe and effective in conducting their many responsibilities. TC020
Fire Service Statistics Changes in Fire Apparatus – Now and in the future This presentation given to the Metro Chiefs conference in 2010 gives an overview of changes in the fire service and how apparatus are changing in response. TC019
Fire Service Statistics NFPA Fire Service Needs Assessment Overview This presentation provides an overview of the NFPA Third Fire Service Needs Assessment Survey Report. TC021
Legal Emergency Vehicle Size and Weight Regulation Guideline Fire apparatus are often larger and heavier than other trucks of their same class. This white paper explores the reasons behind the weight, and offers guidelines for truck size and weight regulating authorities. TC009
Legal Importance of Fire Apparatus New Technology -Gimme What you Got There are tens of thousands of out-dated fire apparatus on the road. This presentation is an informative discussion by trial lawyer Jim Juneau on the role of new technology in fire apparatus, and why it is important for departments to consider embracing the latest apparatus technology. TC017
Legal Safety Standards and Fire Apparatus – Selling the Standard This presentation can be used to educate fire department personnel, purchasing authorities, and government officials on the importance of NFPA standard compliance. TC015
NFPA NFPA Standards New Process Presentation NFPA has created an on-line system for submission of comments on standards. This presentation was given to FAMA members in April of 2013 to educate on the standards process and how to submit comments using the new system. TC022
Research Fire Apparatus Duty Cycle Survey This report uses the results from fire chief surveys as well as actual fire apparatus engine data to estimate the average fire apparatus duty cycles in terms of road miles, engine hours, pump hours, and aerial hours. Results are subdivided by demographics and apparatus type. TC001
Research Fire Fighter Size and Weight Study This study provides measurements of fire fighters in bunker gear. Primarily used by apparatus designers, this information may also be useful to fire departments planning for facilities that must be designed around the smallest and the largest fire fighter shapes, sizes, and weights. TC002
Research NIOSH Anthropometric Study These documents provide the results of a study by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on firefighter size and weight measurements. TC032
Service Guide Diesel Engine DPF SCR Guidance Document This guide is intended to help fire service personnel understand the emissions systems on fire apparatus and to provide specific guidance on how to address emissions related concerns. The issues addressed will cover CUSTOM CHASSIS apparatus equipped with either Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) or Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) aftertreatment devices. TC011
Service Guide Diesel Engine Emissions Impact on Indoor Air Quality – 2007 As new diesel engines burn cleaner every year, some Chiefs wonder what impact the exhaust emissions have on air quality inside the station garage. This analytical study looks at the various tailpipe pollutants and suggests a method of answering this question. TC004
Specification Tools Fire Apparatus Equipment Weight and Cube Calculator Use this spreadsheet to track the equipment that you plan to store on your fire apparatus. Estimated weights and volumes are provided for typical pieces of equipment so that you can calculate the total weight of your equipment and determine the total compartment volume needed to store it all. Provide this information to your apparatus manufacturer so that you will be sure to purchase a truck that will hold all your equipment. TC018