Apparatus, Chassis Components, Features, Pumpers

Nontypical Pump Panel Locations

This pump panel on a rear mount pumper built by Rosenbauer is located behind a rollup door in the L3 compartment at the far back end of the vehicle. (Photo courtesy of Rosenbauer.)

Stop in any fire department and ask about preferences for pump panel location, and you’re likely to get involved in a lively discussion. More on Pump Panel locations at: Nontypical Pump Panel Locations Reflect Specific Needs.

The most typical pump panel locations are midmount pump panels on the driver’s side followed by top-mount panels, but then there are those in more unusual locations like the upper rear-mount location and the outboard or curbside pump panel for rear-mount pumps. And, of course, there’s always the front-mount pump panel, which has almost disappeared from general use.