FA Viewpoints

Pump panels and how they are arranged can impact various aspects of how a fire apparatus is designed. This month, we ask Bill Adams and Ricky Riley, “What is your ideal pump panel design?
Apparatus

Northern Des Moines County Rural Fire District, Mediapolis, IA, pumper. Spartan Metro Star MFD cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450-hp engine; and Waterous CX 1,500-gpm pump.
Apparatus

Oxford (NJ) Volunteer Fire Department tanker-pumper. Freightliner M2 112 cab and chassis; Cummins L9 450EV engine; Waterous CSU 1,250-gpm pump; 3,000-gallon APR polypropylene tank; and stainless steel Newton 10-inch square dump valve with electric telescoping chutes.