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Some of the axle requirements in NFPA 1901, while well intended, can be ambiguous, causing confusion and even animosity between buyers and sellers. This is not an accusation of vagueness in the NFPA 1901 document. It just might be a matter of individual interpretation.
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Be careful about your spec terminology, especially vague phrases such as "FDNY-style hosebeds" and "low-style-hosebeds," which are open to vast interpretation by the manufacturer. BILL ADAMS
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When you purchase a pump-equipped fire truck, you expect a quality and professional piping installation. But, what you expect may not be what is delivered. A look at the importance of proper spec verbiage. BILL ADAMS 
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Custom cab and chassis vs. commercial cab and chassis is a great debate along the lines of straight tip vs. fog nozzles and aluminum vs. wood ground ladder. Part 1 traces the development of the custom cab. BILL ADAMS