Apparatus Purchasing

A budget-conscious fire department ordered an inexpensive program pumper (sometimes referred to as a stock or demonstrator unit) from a major apparatus manufacturer—a stripped down, bare-bones unit that just meets the minimum requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus.
Apparatus Purchasing

Fire apparatus vendors and purchasers who misuse fire apparatus specifications negate the intent of writing technical purchasing specifications, impede the public bidding process, complicate fire apparatus purchasing, and generally do a disservice to fire departments.