NFPA 1500 requires all firefighters be seated and belted while riding aboard a fire apparatus. NFPA 1906 has approved an exception to this requirement, which accommodates a new fire apparatus designed specifically for fighting wildfires. The change in NFPA 1906 could directly impact the current NFPA 1500 requirement.
- Do you think it’s safe for firefighters to ride unseated and unbelted in specific fire apparatus?
- Do you think the NFPA 1906 change should be additionally accepted in NFPA 1500, Section 6.3? Why or why not?