2-15. ENGAGING FIRE PUMP.
The vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission. A danger exists that should the operator
forget to activate the micro-lock brake control knob (24, figure 2-3), the vehicle could overcome
the parking brake and accidentally move the truck causing a hazard to personnel in the area.
Bring truck to a complete stop. With engine running at idle speed, engage parking brake (10, figure 2-2) and
micro-lock brake control knob (24, figure 2-3).
Place manual transmission gear selector (3, figure 2-2) in the neutral (N) position.
When vehicle is stationary, do not accelerate engine with accelerator pedal (7, figure 2-2) while
fire pump is engaged.
Depress clutch and pull pump/PTO control knob (25, figure 2-3) out to engage fire pump. Pump/PTO
engaged indicator light (26) will be illuminated when pump/PTO is engaged
2-16. PRIMING FIRE PUMP
Priming pump operation is only necessary when using the firefighting system in a draft mode of
Start the engine as described in paragraph 2-8.
Engage the fire pump as described in paragraph 2-15.
Close all drain valves and discharge valves control knobs (figure 2-1).