1-10. LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
(11) Easy access to all vital components and equipment.
a. Cab, Body, and Aerial.
(1) The cab is divided into two sections. The front portion of the cab (the cockpit) is equipped with an air-
ride driver's seat and one passenger seat. The back portion of the cab (the canopy) is equipped with
four jump seats. The cockpit is equipped with a complete set of gauges and controls. Access to the
engine compartment can be gained through the canopy.
(2) The pump compartment portion of the truck is located between the cab and hose body. The street side
pump panel is equipped with a complete set of controls and gauges for operation of the pump and APU.
The curbside pump panel is equipped with suction and discharge outlets. A pull-out step is attached to
the running board on the streetside.
The hosebody portion of the truck includes ail equipment storage compartments and hose bins. The
aerial hydraulic tank, foam tank, and water tank are also located in the hosebody.
The aerial portion of the truck includes: the aerial ladder and nozzle, turntable, control panels and
outriggers. A hydraulic system powers the aerial ladder.
b. Lights and Safety Equipment.
The lights are grouped as follows: driving lights, warning lights, work lights, and auxiliary lights.
The headlights, parking lights, tail lights, marker lights, and license plate light make up the driving lights
group. These lights are controlled and operated by the driver from the dash panel.
The signal lights, consisting of the turn signal lights, stop lights, and back-up lights are used to indicate
to other traffic that the truck is about to change direction, slow down, or stop. The turn signal lights are
directly controlled by the driver. The stop lights automatically illuminate when the brake pedal is
applied. The back-up lights together with a back-up alarm, operate when the transmission is shifted into
reverse gear. In addition to normal turn indication, all the turn signal lights can be selected to flash
simultaneously. This feature is used to indicate road hazard conditions.
The warning lights include the rotating roof beacons, crossfire lights, and rear strobe lights. These
lights are designed to warn other traffic and pedestrians of approaching emergency vehicle.
The work lights include: two cab mounted spotlights, two rear deck spotlights, four aerial mounted
spotlights, and two 110 VAC hose body mounted portable spotlights. The cab mounted spotlights can
be aimed individually from the cab.
The auxiliary lights include: dash panel lights, pump panel lights, cab maplights, engine compartment
lights, storage compartment lights, and step lights. These lights are provided for crew convenience and
Rear view mirrors including two rectangular mirrors and two convex mirrors are attached to the front
Grab handles, located at all crew stations, are provided for safety when climbing on and off of truck.
An electronic siren/PA (public address) unit is installed in the cab accessible to both driver and
crewmember. The speaker is mounted behind the front bumper. The two air horns located on the cab
roof are controlled by a pull rope from inside the cab.