CHAPTER 4. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Section 1. Preliminary Procedures
The following instructions are for the personnel responsible for the operation of the fire truck.
The operator should know how to perform every operation of which the fire truck is capable. This chapter
provides instructions for starting and stopping the fire truck, and how to operate the controls to perform basic
functions for which the fire truck was designed.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Set the parking brake control.
Place the transmission gear shifting lever into NEUTRAL.
Select either battery #1 or #2 by turning the battery selector switch located below drivers seat to ON position.
Turn the starter switch key clockwise to engage starter.
Pull out the throttle control or depress the accelerator sufficiently to "crack" the throttle. The engine will then run
at "fast idle" speed. The throttle control should be gradually pushed in until the proper idle speed is obtained.
Place transmission shifting lever in NEUTRAL.
Set parking brake control.
Turn the ignition key switch off.
Turn battery selector switch to OFF position.
Never turn battery selector switch to off before engine has stopped. Serious damage could occur to
alternator or voltage regulator.