Lasco Group
Type I Medium Duty Ambulance

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Model Type:

The chassis model is to be a Freightliner M2 106MD cab-chassis, 2 door standard cab with 20,000 lbs GVW.

M2 106MD Conventional Chassis
Setback axle truck package
Straight truck provision
Primary steering location Left hand
Truck Configuration
Rescue & Emergency Service
Emergency Vehicles Business Segment
Ambulance Body
Fixed Load Commodity
100% on highway/city terrain
Smooth concrete or asphalt road surface
Maximum 8% expected grade
Domiciled, USA 50 states (California)
Medium duty truck warranty
Expected Front axle Load    8000 LBS
Expected rear axle load    12000LBS
Expected GVW    20000LBS
Truck body length 14FT
Cab to truck body clear 4IN

ENGINE:

The engine will be a Mercedes MBE900-250, 250 HP at 2300 RPM with 660 LB/FT torque at 1200 RPM and a governor set at 2500 RPM.
It shall have the following Equipment:

Oil Check & fill: Engine Mounted
Side of Hood Air intake /w Firewall Mounted Donaldson Air cleaner.

Alternator: 270 Amp Leece-Neville 4949PA pad mounted.
Batteries: (4) 12V Alliance GRP 31 1231 4400 CCA w/threaded posts.
Battery Box: frame mounted
Single battery box frame mounted LH side under Cab
Frame ground return for battery cables
No clutch.
Compressor: Wabco 15.5 CFM
Discharge Line: Teflon
GVG, Fire & Emergency service vehicles engine warning system

Single Horizontal muffler, with horizontal tail pipe exhaust, Right hand mounted
Horizontal tailpipe, exit forward of rear tires LH
No Retarder
Horton HT-650 Frontal On/Off Engine Fan Clutch.
Automatic controls w/o dash switch
MBE fuel filter
Full flow oil filter
Radiator: 870 Sq inch
Heavy duty coolant: Ethylene Glycol pre-charged SCA to -34 degrees
Coolant Hose: Gates blue stripe hoses
Constant tension clamps for coolant hose
Lower Radiator Guard.
Engine Heater: Phillips-Tempro 1000 watt 115 volt
Heater receptacle temporarily mounted to engine.
Flywheel housing: aluminum

Starter: Delco 29-MT 12 Volt starter
Transmission: Allison 3000EVS Automatic with PTO Provisions
6-speed Fire & Emergency MD/HD Transmission Programming with auto neutral.
PTO mounting LH & RH side of main transmission
Magnetic engine drain & Rear axle fill & drain Plugs
Shift Lever: Dash mounted Push Button
Transmission oil check and fill
Water to oil transmission oil cooler: in radiator end tank
Front Axle: Meritor MFS-08-153B 8,000# axle rating.
Front Brakes: Bosch Hydraulic Pin Slide Disc
Front Brake linings: Non-asbestos
Front disc brake rotors
Front Brake dust shields
Front Oil Seals : Chicago rawhide Scotseal
Standard spindle nuts all axles
Power Steering: TRW THP-45
Power steering pump
Power steering reservoir: 2 Qt see thru
Front Suspension: Taper leaf 8000#
Spring pin bushings: maintenance free rubber
Front Shock absorbers
Rear Axle: Meritor RS-15-120 F-SRS 15000# with single lapped coach gearing
Rear Axle ratio 4.10
Rear Carrier housing: Iron

Main Driveline: Dana Spicer 17T half round yoke

Bosch hydraulic pin-slide disc rear brakes
Non-asbestos brake lining
Rear disc brake rotors
Rear brake dust shields
Parking brake: Rear axle mounted park brake
Rear Oil Seals : Chicago rawhide Scotseal
Rear Suspension: 12000# Airliner
Airliner ride height low
Standard U-bolt pad
Air suspension dump valve : Manual valve with indicator light
Dual instant response leveling valves with ping tank and reserve
Transverse control rods
Rear shock absorbers: one axle
10,000-15000 Airliner Rear Suspension Stabilizer Bar
Bendix AD-9 Brake line air dryer with heater
Wheelbase 168"/4275 MM with cab to axle of 102.75"/2610 MM
Frame 14" x 3" x 10" (6.35mm x 75.85mm x 254mm) steel
Suspension crossmember : standard
Standard rearmost crossmember
End frame square
69" (1750mm) rear frame overhang
Drilling prep for body manufacturer.
Bumper: 12" chromed three piece steel w/ collapsible boxed ends
Bumper mounting for single licence plate
Clear frame rails: Rails with no protrusions outboard both rails back of cab to rear suspension.
Grade 8 threaded hex-headed frame fasteners
Right-hand 40 Gal/155 liter rectangular aluminum fuel tank
No LH fuel tank
Fuel tank : rectangular
Fuel tank & Band Finish: Plain tank w/painted bands
Fuel tank location: forward
Fuel tank cap
Front tires Goodyear G647 RSA 245/70R 19.5
Front hubs Gunnite iron
19.5 x 6.75 Front Steel Accuride 8-hub Disc Wheels part Number 28680
Front wheel nuts: disc wheels
Rear tires Goodyear G647 RSA, 245/70R 19.5
Rear hubs Gunnite iron
19.5 x 6.75 Rear Steel Accuride 8-hub Disc Wheels part Number 28680
Rear wheel nuts: disc wheels
Cab 106" BBC flat roof aluminum conventional cab
Walk-thru opening in back of cab without boot
Exterior grab handles with single rubber insert LH/RH
Cab Mounts Rubber.
Hood mounted Chromed Plastic Grille
Fiberglass hood
Electric Horn dual
Key & lock set: all locks keyed the same
Integral Headlight/Marker Assembly with Chrome Bezel
Marker lights: 5 Amber
Daytime running lights
Omit stop/tail/turn lights provide wiring with separate stop & tail to 4 ft beyond EOF
Turn signals: front Lamps
Dual Bright West Coast Mirrors
Door mounted mirrors
Equipment width: 102 " for mirrors
Auxiliary mirrors: LH 8" /RH 8" convex bright finish mounted under primary
side/rear reflectors
Door windows: tinted w/ non operating door wing windows
Right and left hand electric powered Windows
Windshield tinted
8 liter windshield washer reservoir with fluid level indicator
Opel gray vinyl interior
Gray vinyl floor mats with insulation
Heater, defroster: and air conditioner
Main HVAC controls with recirculation switch
Heater plumbing
Binary control R-134A
Cab insulation
Solid state circuit protection and fuses
Interior lights: Dome light activated LH/RH doors
Door latches with electric locks on both RH and LH doors.

Drivers seat: Bostrom Talledega 910 High back air suspension seat
Pass seat: Bostrom Talledega 910 High back air suspension seat
Arm rests Dual driver / inboard passenger seat
Vinyl with Vinyl insert, Drivers seat
Vinyl with Vinyl insert, Pass seat
Steering column adj telescoping tilt
450MM (18") LK four spoke charcoal Steering wheel
Interior sun visors: driver /Pass
Black guage bezels
Driver instrument panel Gray
Low air pressure warning Light & buzzer
Air system pressure gauge single for hydraulic with air provision
Engine compartment mounted air restriction indicator with graduations and dash mounted warning light.
Cruise Control- Electronic Engine with switches in LH switch panel
Starter control dash mounted
Odo/ trip/ hour/ diag/ voltage display 1x7 char 26 warning lights
Diagnostic interface connector 9pin located below dash
Fuel level gauge electric
Programmable RPM control
Coolant temperature gauge electric
Transmission temperature indicator light
Engine and trip hour meter integral with driver display
Engine oil pressure gauge
Radio: Delco XTA2100 AM/FM/Cassette with weatherband
Radio speakers (2) cab only
Speedometer electronic MPH w/secondary KPH scale w/o odometer
Digital voltage display Integral w/ drivers display
Windshield wiper control: single electric wipers w/ delay
Marker lamp switch integral with headlamp switch
Self cancelling turn signal switch w/dimmer, washer /wiper & hazard in handle
Thermal turn signal flasher

Air Horns:

The chassis shall be equipped with dual Grover air horns O.E.M.. The air horn trumpets shall be connected into the O.E.M. chassis air supply system. The trumpets shall be Grover stuttertone model, 25.75" long with round bells. These trumpets shall be installed on the sides of the fender and controlled by a footswitch on the drivers floorboard.

Cab to Body Connection:

To meet the requirements of paragraphs 3.10.15 of KKK-A-1822E the manufacturer shall provide an opening shall be provided between the cab compartment and the modular body. This opening shall measure approximately 16" high x 21" wide. This area shall be be fully "e-coated" at the same time as the chassis cab to prevent corrosion. After-market modifications do not meet this specification and are not allowed.

Around this connection there shall be provided a weatherproof rubber boot. This boot shall be a reinforced rubber composite. This structure shall form a flexible passageway between the cab and body. This material shall meet the requirements of paragraph 3.9.9 of KKK-A-1822E.

The cab and body bulkheads shall have an aligned window opening of at least 968 square centimeters (150 square inches), for visual checking and voice communications between the cab and the patient's compartment. The window shall be lockable from the cab side and shall be an adjustable, transparent, shatterproof panel. This opening shall meet the requirements of paragraph 3.10.2 of KKK-A-1822E.

The cab side of the area around the pass through window shall be finished in ABS formed panels. These panels shall conform to the cab contours and complement the interior design. Carpet, fabric or other materials that would hold blood or other body fluids is not acceptable.

Dump valves

The manufacturer shall provide dual air suspension dump valves to adjust the ambulance body'd loading height.

Stabilizer Bar

The vehicle shall be equipped with an IPD front stabilizer bar designed for a Freightliner FL-60 chassis. This system shall be installed complete with all components as required in the IPD installation guide.

Exhaust:

The exhaust shall be comprised of a single horizontal muffler with a horizontal exhaust pipe exiting on the left side of the vehicle forward of the rear tires at a 45 degree angle.

Fuel Tank Step:

The fuel tank shall be covered with bright polished aluminum diamond plate. There shall be two (2) entry steps incorporated into this assembly for easy access into the cab. Each of these steps shall have a center step area made of a "grip" surface type open grate. This step assembly shall be mounted in such a manner to support 500 pounds of weight.

Battery Location:

The vehicle's batteries shall be stored in a slide out tray mounted under the driver's door. This tray shall be constructed of polished aluminum diamond plate. There shall be two (2) entry steps incorporated into this assembly for easy access into the cab. Each of these steps shall have a center step area made of a "grip" surface type open grate. This battery storage and step assembly shall be vented to prevent excessive heat build up. The sliding tray shall contain four (4) Group 31 batteries. This tray shall be secured in place with two automotive style rotary locks. These locks shall be activated by a polished chrome paddle handle located on the face of the tray. This tray shall use 500 pound rated slides to support itself in the open position. The interior of the storage tray shall be treated to protect it from corrosion in case of exposure to battery fluids.

Wheel Covers:

The vehicle shall be equipped with Phoenix stainless steel wheel covers.

Rear Mud Flaps:

There shall be heavy duty rubber mud flaps installed on the rear of the vehicle.

Front Mud Flaps:

The cab's front fiberglass fenders shall have attached a set of heavy duty rubber mud flaps.

VEHICLE BODY CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS.

Body Accommodations:

The ambulance body and patient compartment shall be sufficient in size to meet the requirements of this specification and those of paragraph 3.10.1 of KKK-A-1822D. The interior layout shall be such that a technician can administer life support treatments to at least one person during transit.

BODY SIZE- 160 x 96 x 72 inch Headroom
Body, General Construction.

It is the intention of these specifications to require that the ambulance's modular body be of all aluminum, welded construction. The exterior of the body shall be constructed of aluminum sheet with an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32 for strength, ease of welding and corrosion resistance. All frame members shall have alloy and temper strengths of 6063-T6. All extrusions used in the manufacture of the modular ambulance body shall have been designed specifically for the manufacture of emergency vehicles. No "standard" or "stock" catalog extrusions shall be used in the construction of the ambulance body. The Bidder shall submit a signed affidavit that the extrusions used in the construction of the body meet this requirement.

All frame and structural members shall be MIG (metal arc inert gas shielded) welded together to form a "roll cage". No rivets, screws, adhesive or other mechanical fasteners shall be used for the attachment of any structural or frame member used to form this "roll cage".

Corner and Side Wall Assembly:

The corners of the modular body shall be constructed of an extruded hollow aluminum shape. The cavity of this hollow shape shall be no larger than necessary to provide a solid connecting point for the horizontal structural members. Its design must allow for a minimum of six (6) inches of continuous weld where each horizontal structural member abuts the corner extrusion. This extrusion shall have an equivalent wall thickness of .125 inch. The corner extrusion shall have at least one (1) internal wall gusset of at least .188 inch high and .125 inch wide running the entire length of the extrusion. This requirement is to reduce the possibility of the extrusion bending, twisting or suffering other deformation when impacted or otherwise stressed.

The side assembly shall be reinforced with square aluminum extruded structural on an average of twelve (12) inch centers. These structural members shall be 2" x 2" extruded box tubing with an equivalent wall thickness of .125 inch. To minimize the possibility of the extrusion bending, twisting or suffering other deformation when stressed the extrusion shall be designed so that each of its three (3) walls incorporates an integral wall gusset of at least .125 inch high and .125 inch wide running the entire length of the extrusion. On the fourth (4th) wall of this extrusion, facing the interior of the body, an integral wall gusset of at least .1875" thick and .375" wide shall run the entire length of the extrusion. This gusset is to provide additional strength as well as to serve as a mounting point for internal equipment or structures. These structural shall be MIG (metal arc inert gas shielded) welded together to form the body's "roll cage".

To provide additional structural integrity in the body's corners where the side wall assemblies abut the front and rear wall assemblies there shall be horizontal gusset structures consisting of a rectangular tube measuring .125" x 1" x 2" x 6" long.

To ensure full weld penetration the vertical wall extrusions shall have a 45 degree "weld bevel" on all four (4) corners of the extrusion. This "weld bevel" can be part of the extrusion design or manually ground off the extrusion prior to assembly. In either case the extrusion's wall thickness shall be a minimum of .125 inch at the corner's bevel point. Extrusions with 90 degree corners are NOT acceptable.

The skin covering the front, side and rear walls shall be a single .125 Aluminum sheet with an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32 for strength, ease of welding and corrosion resistance. Modular bodies fabricated from "multi-piece" front, rear or side skins are not acceptable to this Agency. Where the skin contacts the corner extrusions or the roof rail extrusion it shall be MIG (metal arc inert gas) welded. The skin shall be attached to the vertical and horizontal wall structural with VHB (Very High Bond) adhesive to allow flexibility in the wall assembly. In no case shall screws, rivets or other mechanical fasteners be used to attach the skin to these structural members.

Roof Assembly:

The roof's substructure assembly shall consist of perimeter roof rail extrusions, lateral roof bows, longitudinal center support and interconnecting corner caps. The roof's sub-structure shall have a center longitudinal extrusion running parallel to the side roof rail extrusions. This center support extrusion shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6. It shall measure at least eight (8) inches wide but no more than ten (10) inches wide. The design of this center support extrusion shall be a "U" shaped structure with a hollow cavity to provide both strength and additional insulation qualities. A receiver channel shall be integral to its design to accept an interior ceiling grab handle. This feature shall permit the insertion of an overhead grab handle that is flush with the interior ceiling panels. The depth of the recessed overhead grab handle shall be such as to permit a gloved hand to encircle it. The lateral roof bows shall be welded to this center support extrusion and the outer roof rail extrusions to form the roof substructure.

The patient compartment roof shall have spray foam insulation filling the roof's center support extrusion's hollow shape. In addition the roof shall have rigid foam block insulation between the roof's center support extrusion and the exterior skin.

The perimeter roof rail extrusion shall be an extruded hollow aluminum shape. The cavity of this hollow shape shall be no larger than necessary to provide a solid connecting point for the horizontal structural members. Its design must allow for a minimum of six (6) inches of continuous weld where each horizontal structural member abuts the corner extrusion. This extrusion shall have an equivalent wall thickness of .125 inch. A drip rail shall be included as an integral feature of this extrusion design. A drip rail that is screwed, taped, riveted or otherwise mechanically fastened to the roof extrusion is not acceptable to this Agency.

The lateral roof bows shall be 2" x 2" square aluminum extruded tubing with an equivalent wall thickness of .125 inch. To minimize the possibility of the extrusion bending, twisting or suffering other deformation when stressed the extrusion shall be designed so that each of its three (3) walls incorporates an integral wall gusset of at least .125 inch high and .125 inch wide running the entire length of the extrusion. On the fourth (4th) wall of this extrusion, facing the interior of the body, an integral wall gusset of at least .1875" thick and .375" wide shall run the entire length of the extrusion. This gusset is to provide additional strength as well as to serve as a mounting point for internal equipment or structures. These structural shall be MIG (metal arc inert gas shielded) welded together to form the body's "roll cage".

To ensure full weld penetration the extrusion shall have a 45 degree "weld bevel" on all four (4) corners of the extrusion. This "weld bevel" can be part of the extrusion design or manually ground off the extrusion prior to assembly. In either case the extrusion's wall thickness shall be a minimum of .100 inch at the corner's bevel point. Extrusions with 90 degree corners are NOT acceptable to this Agency.

These structural members shall be located so that the roof skin is supported on a minimum "center" distance of 14 inches. The roof bows shall interconnect with the roof rails and the center support and be continuously welded at all contact points. In no case shall a lateral roof bow have free span of more than 46 inches.

The roof skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The roof skin will be fully seam welded where the skin contacts the roof rail perimeter extrusions. The skin shall be attached to the lateral roof bows with VHB (Very High Bond) adhesive to allow flexibility in the roof assembly. In no case can screws, rivets or other mechanical fasteners be used to attach the skin to the lateral roof bows.

To provide additional strength and to resist crushing, the finished roof structure shall incorporate a "crown" or "roll" so that the center of the roof is at least one and three-quarters (1 3/4") of an inch higher than the perimeter roof rails. In addition to providing extra strength this "crown" or "roll" shall prevent water from standing on the modular roof. This shall be accomplished without weakening the roof members by rolling or de-forming them. Any construction technique used that reduces the strength of the roof members is not acceptable to this Agency.

The corner caps shall be designed to interlock with the roof perimeter and vertical corner extrusions and roof sheet. The corner caps shall be formed of an aluminum casting that is designed to fracture and prevent torsional stresses from being transmitted through the corner assembly in case of side or corner impact. A stamped or formed aluminum corner cap is unacceptable and does not meet the requirements of this specification. The final finish shall be smooth and without deformation or roughness. To further enhance the structural integrity of the modular body all contact points between the corner assembly and the roof perimeter shall be fully welded.

The exterior of the body shall be finished smooth and shall present a modern and aerodynamic appearance and shall embody provisions for doors and windows specified herein.

Floor:

The floor shall be at the lowest level permitted by clearances. The floor structure shall consist primarily of 2" x 2" x .125" structural box tubing extruded of 6063-T6 aluminum. The finished assembly shall be securely welded to the wall structures and exterior compartments. All critical points shall be reinforced with .125" x 1" x 2" diagonal gussets. The floor structural members shall be placed on a combination of 8 inch and 12 inch centers.

The lateral and longitudinal floor structural members shall be 2" x 2" extruded box tubing with an equivalent wall thickness of .125 inch. To minimize the possibility of the extrusion bending, twisting or suffering other deformation when stressed the extrusion shall be designed so that each of its three (3) walls incorporates an integral wall gusset of at least .125 inch high and .125 inch wide running the entire length of the extrusion. On the fourth (4th) wall of this extrusion, facing the interior of the body, an integral wall gusset of at least .1875" thick and .375" wide shall run the entire length of the extrusion. This gusset is to provide additional strength as well as to serve as a mounting point for internal equipment or structures. These structural shall be MIG (metal arc inert gas shielded) welded together to form the body's "roll cage".

To ensure full weld penetration the vertical wall extrusions shall have a 45 degree "weld bevel" on all four (4) corners of the extrusion. This "weld bevel" can be part of the extrusion design or manually ground off the extrusion prior to assembly. In either case the extrusion's wall thickness shall be a minimum of .125 inch at the corner's bevel point. Extrusions with 90 degree corners are NOT acceptable.

Over the floor substructure there shall be applied a moisture barrier of .050 inch thick aluminum skin. This skin shall be attached to the floor structural by a full bed of industrial adhesive. This adhesive bed shall be adequate to completely seal the patient compartment from fumes and moisture from penetrating the interior.

The floor design shall include an enhanced acoustical and insulating barrier of 1/4 inch high density PVC sheet insulation.

Due to an increased concern over carbon monoxide penetration into the patient compartment, it is imperative that the entire underside of the modular body be sealed. All hollow corner structural shall be sealed with either expansion foam or metal plates screwed into place.

Wheel-well Housings:

There shall be a splash shield between the body's wheel-well housing and the wheel(s) extending over the top of the tires to the bottom of the body side skirting. It shall be constructed of .125 inch aluminum sheet construction and be welded in place. The wheel-well housing openings shall allow for tire chain use and easy tire removal and brake service. The inside of the wheel-well housing shall be undercoated.

The portion of the wheel-well housing protruding into the patient compartment shall be insulated to reduce road noise. This insulation shall be a minimum of 1/4 inch thick high density PVC insulation. Other insulating materials shall be unacceptable to this Agency.

Exterior Storage Accommodations:

The ambulance shall have six (6) exterior storage compartments. They shall be provided in the locations as described below:

Street Side Exterior Compartments.

Compartment 1.

Shall be located at the front of the modular body immediately behind the driver's entry door. It shall have interior dimensions of 76" high x 21" wide x 22 3/4" deep. This compartment shall be designed to house the primary oxygen cylinder.

Compartment 2.

Shall be located immediately in front of the rear wheels. It shall have interior dimensions of 40" high x 48" wide x 22 3/4" deep.

Compartment 3.

Shall be located immediately behind the rear wheels. It shall have interior dimensions of 64" high x 35 1/4" wide x 22 3/4" deep.

Curbside Exterior Compartments.

Compartment 6.

Shall be located at the rear on the curbside of the unit. It shall have interior dimensions of 76" high x 15" wide x 22 3/4" deep.

Compartment 7.

Shall be located immediately behind the rear wheels and forward of compartment 6. It shall have interior dimensions of 18" high x 17 1/2" wide x 22 3/4" deep.

Compartment 8.

Shall be located immediately ahead of the curbside entry door. There shall be access into this exterior storage compartment from the patient compartment's interior. It shall have interior dimensions of 76" high x 27" wide x 22 3/4" deep at the bottom and 31" deep above floor level.

The exterior compartments shall be lockable with one key fitting all. They shall be equipped with the handle and door locks as described in the door section of this specification.

The exterior compartments shall be of all welded construction. They shall be welded the full length of their seams and be completely water tight. "Spot" welded seams are NOT acceptable to this Agency. The floor of the exterior compartments shall be of the "sweep" out or "flush floor" design. Compartments that have a "lip" or a "step down" are NOT acceptable to this Agency.

Compartment Sub-Structure.

The exterior compartments shall incorporate supports underneath their floors for additional strength. These floor supports shall be placed on an average of 16 inch centers. These structural members shall be 2" x 2" extruded tubing with a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. These supports shall run from the lower side wall structure to the horizontal floor structure. These supports must provide total support for the bottom of the compartment assembly. Flat bar stock is NOT acceptable for these supports.

Compartment Vent System.

All exterior compartments shall be vented. The vent system shall be so designed as to provide "one way" air flow from the compartment's interior to the exterior environment. This system shall be such as to prevent dust, dirt and moisture from intruding into the compartment. Each compartment shall be properly vented to allow ease of door closure.

Vehicle Body Structure:

All exterior door hinges shall be attached via machine thread screws that are threaded into machine tapped holes. Self tapping fasteners are NOT allowed in this area.

Exterior trim pieces, warning lights and other such attachments shall be secured via 18/8 nonmagnetic stainless steel, "thread cutting" style machine thread screws. These fasteners shall be nickel plated and Vibratite or a similar coating applied to them. A nylon washer shall be placed under the head of each fastener to prevent contact between the fasteners head and the aluminum body surface. The use of "one step", self drilling, self tapping or TEK type fasteners are NOT acceptable to this Agency. Rivets, sheet metal thread screws, plated or coated ferrous steel and other such mechanical fasteners are NOT acceptable to this Agency. Bidders shall submit samples of the fastener they propose to meet the above requirements.

There shall be aluminum tapping plates welded to the body or framing to provide a secure point for the installation of equipment or structures (cabinets, benches, partitions, cylinder holders, etc.).

Body Mounting:

The mounting system shall utilize a series of load bearing platforms. There shall be four (4) mounting platforms that consist of a structural assembly that bolts to the outside of the chassis frame rails. These platforms shall provide a minimum of ten (10) body attachment points. Each attachment point shall consist of a Lord Kinematic body bushing, properly rated and matched to the modular body's operational weight. All body mount bushings shall be encapsulated into an extruded structural channel that provides a uniform load bearing mount for the modular body. All hardware used in this system shall be a minimum of Grade 8 rated fasteners. Any mount system that utilizes "U-bolts". Individual "outrigger" style mounts or any other method that does not uniformly support the floor structure is NOT acceptable to this Agency.

Structural Load Testing:

The modular ambulance body as a unit shall be designed and built to provide impact resistance. The body shall be of sufficient strength to support the entire weight of the "fully" loaded vehicle on its top or side if overturned, without crushing, separation of joints, or excessive deformation of roof bows or reinforcements, body parts, doors, floor members, inner linings or outer panels. As proof that the modular ambulance body meets the above criteria, the Bidder shall furnish with the bid proposal certifications from an independent testing laboratory that the body being bid meets the Static Load Test Code for Ambulance Body Structure, AMD Standard 001.

Since it is the purpose of these specifications to provide a modular body that will provide many years of service the manufacturer shall provide a twenty (20) year warranty on the modular body structure. A "life time" warranty without a specific time frame is NOT acceptable to this Agency. This warranty shall be in writing and shall be included with the bid proposal. Bidders who fail to meet this requirement shall not be considered responsive to this bid proposal.

To ensure compliance with the structural body requirements of this specification the Bidder shall employ an independent testing facility to inspect the modular body welds for compliance to the American Welding Society ANSI/AWS D1.2, Structural Welding Code. This certification must be for the specific body(s) purchased by this Agency. A type certification is NOT ACCEPTABLE. In addition the welders employed in the construction of this Agency's body shall be certified by the same independent weld inspection company used to certify the modular body. The Bidder shall certify with the bid proposal that such an inspection program has been in place at the company for a minimum of two (2) years. A company weld inspection or certification is NOT ACCEPTABLE and does not meet the requirements of this specification. The Bidder shall submit a sample weld inspection certificate with the bid proposal.

Step-well, Curb Side Door:

The curb side door step well shall be constructed of polished aluminum diamond plate. For easy access into the patient's compartment this step-well shall have two steps. The distance between these steps shall not exceed 12 inches.

Corrosion Protection:

The secondary manufacturer shall use ECK brand anti-corrosion coating on all parts that come in contact with the modular body. All non-aluminum fasteners entering the outside of the body shall also be coated with ECK.

All exterior mounted components shall have either a well nut with a non-metallic insert for all attaching screws or be Eck coated. This well nut will prevent the electrolytic action of dissimilar metals such as stainless steel screws through aluminum skins.

Stepwell (curb side entry door):

To provide easy access into the patient compartment through the curb side door there shall be an aluminum polished diamond plate stepwell. To evenly divide the step height from the curb side door sill to the finished floor there shall be two (2) steps not exceeding nine inches in height. This stepwell shall be supported by a minimum of two 1.5 inch x 2 inch aluminum extrusions welded to the stepwell and the floor subframe. There shall be two .125 inch aluminum angles welded horizontally under each step for additional sup-port.

On the underside of the stepwell there shall be a formed .125 inch aluminum pan that matches the contours of the stepwell welded in place forming a full enclosure of the step-well underside. Between the stepwell and this cover there shall be installed high density PVC sheeting to serve as a sound and thermal barrier.

Exterior Door Drip Rails:

In addition to the drip rail found in the roof extrusion there shall be a drip rail provided over each exterior door. These drip rails shall be attached in such a manner as to provide quick and easy replacement. To prevent unnecessary damage in case of a collision they shall not be riveted or screwed in place. They shall have a bright or polished finish.

Lower body rub rails:

The vehicle shall be provided with lower body rub rails. These rub rails shall be along the lower edge of the modular body skirt. Each rub rail shall consist of a two piece assembly to facilitate ease of repair or replacement. The rub rail shall consist of an anodized aluminum extrusion. This extrusion's design shall incorporate a mated extruded, UV stable, replaceable rubber insert. The rub rail assembly shall be spaced off the body skin at least 1/4 inch. The spacer shall be constructed of either black plastic or rubber. These rails shall provide a pleasing appearance as well as providing impact resistance to the lower body area. Rub rails that are of an all-metal surface are NOT acceptable to this Agency.

The rubber insert shall contain a molded pocket and house a white Scotchlite "Diamond" grade reflective insert.

Rear Body Kickplate:

Above the bumper assembly and below the rear doors, there shall be a full-length riser of polished aluminum diamond plate. This kickplate shall mount to permanent body struc-tures to provide support. Body designs that do not provide rear support to this structure are not acceptable. This kickplate shall incorporate an underride feature of a PVC flap attached at the bottom of the kickplate just above bumper height to allow the bumper to slide under the kickplate without causing structural damage. Kickplate designs that do not provide underride protection are not acceptable.

Front Stone Guards:

There shall be provided on the front of the modular body polished aluminum stone guards. These shall extend from the body corner to the front edge of the cab. They shall extend in height approximately 15 inches.

Body Corner Guards:

For additional protection to the modular body there shall be provided contoured polished aluminum diamond plate stone guards. There shall be one per corner for a total of 4. On the rear of the body these shall extend up to the top of the kickplate. On the front of the body they shall extend to the top of the stone guards.

Rear Bumper:

The rear bumper and step assembly shall be a single unit constructed of 4 inch steel "C" structural channel and .100 inch thick polished aluminum diamond plate. The steel shall be painted to prevent rusting prior to the aluminum diamond plate covers being installed. The center step of the bumper assembly shall be designed to allow it to "flip" up out of the way for easier loading of the patient. This step shall be of open grate material to meet the requirements of KKK-A-1822D. The hinge provided for this step shall be stainless steel piano hinge with a center pin diameter of at least .250 inch. This bumper assembly shall be bolted to the chassis frame. There shall be at least one inch clearance between the bumper assembly and the rear of the modular body.

Rear Dock Bumpers:

The rear bumper assembly shall include one (1) pairs of heavy duty rubber dock bumpers.

Rear Fenders:

There shall be provided on the rear of the vehicle, fender extensions over the wheel housing. They shall be designed to provide protection against wheel wash. These shall be of a heavy duty rubber construction and match the curvature of the body opening.

Doors, General Construction:

The module access doors for the ambulance body shall be constructed of an extruded aluminum frame for increased strength. These extrusions shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6 and have a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. The door design shall allow it to fit "flush" in the compartment opening. To ensure ease of future replacement a "pan formed" or "lap" style door is not acceptable to this Agency.

The exterior door skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The skin shall be bonded to the frame extrusion without stitch welds. The overall door thickness shall be at least 2 inches but shall not exceed 2.25 inches. This limit is to ensure maximum interior compartment space.

Door Hinges, Latches, and Hardware. All exterior modular body doors shall be attached using a full length stainless steel piano hinge with a center rod of at least .250 inch in diameter. To prevent undue stress on the door hinge, the door frame extrusion shall be designed to help support the hinge.

When the doors are opened the hinges, latches, and door checks shall not protrude into the access area. All module access doors as well as exterior compartment doors shall employ the same type locking hardware. All door latches, hinges, and hardware shall comply with the requirements of FMVSS 206. Certifications from an independent test-ing laboratory shall be provided confirming compliance to FMVSS 206. The locking de-vices shall be FMVSS approved, two position rotary locks. There shall be two (2) such locks at both top and bottom (when applicable) of each door. These locks shall latch onto a "Nader" type pin with "head" found in the door frame. This pin shall pass through the door frame and into a threaded steel receiver assembly. This pin shall be adjustable and both it and its receiver shall be easily removable for replacement. The door frame shall be milled so that the pin's receiver can be replaced by the removal of only two screws. Locking systems that do not allow for this service feature are not acceptable.

The locking system shall be actuated from the locking handle by stainless steel push rods. These push rods shall have threaded ends for ease in removal or replacement. Locking systems using cable and pulley assemblies are not acceptable.

NOTE. All Bidders please take special notice to this locking system. Because of safety concerns, no other locking system will be acceptable. There shall be provided certifications from an independent testing laboratory that the supplied system has been tested and complies to AMD Standard 002 as required in paragraph 3.10.9 of Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822D.

Door Gaskets:

All exterior body doors shall be equipped with rubber gaskets. The gasket shall be of a dense closed cell type material forming an extruded hollow design. This gasket shall fit onto the door frame extrusion and shall be unbroken around the full perimeter of the door opening. Any locking system that allows the locking mechanism to break the gasket's integrity is unacceptable.

There shall be a double door opening at the rear of the vehicle for access into the patient's compartment. These rear doors shall cover a clear opening of not less than 63 inches high and 45 inches wide. On the curb side of the vehicle there shall be an entry door with an opening of at least 30.5 inches wide x 85 inches high. This door shall be fitted with a dual spring reciprocating hold open/closure device. The push rod of this assembly shall be of stainless steel construction.

Body Entry Door Interior Trim:

The curbside and rear entry doors into the patient compartment shall be covered with stainless steel panels. The upper and lowe third of the door interior shall be covered with a brushed stainless steel panel. The area around the door handle hardware shall be a horizontal band approximately 5" wide. This band shall serve as an access panel for servicing the door hardware. This horizontal band shall be brushed stainless steel. These stainless steel panels shall be installed so that a formed overlap allows them to fit in to each other without gaps that could collect body fluids and dirt.

Body Compartment Door Interior Trim.

The interior compartment doors shall be covered with polished aluminum diamond plate.

Left Front Compartment door

This door shall be constructed of an extruded aluminum frame for increased strength. These extrusions shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6 and have a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. The door design shall allow it to fit "flush" in the compartment opening. The locking devices shall be FMVSS approved, two position rotary locks. There shall be two (2) such locks at both top and bottom (when applicable) of each door. These locks shall latch onto a "Nader" type pin with "head" found in the door frame.

The exterior door skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The interior door skin shall be bright aluminum diamond plate. The overall door thickness shall be at least 2 inches but shall not exceed 2.25 inches. This limit is to ensure maximum interior compartment space.
Left Center Compartment Double Doors

These doors shall be constructed of an extruded aluminum frame for increased strength. These extrusions shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6 and have a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. The door design shall allow it to fit "flush" in the compartment opening. The locking devices shall be FMVSS approved, two position rotary locks. There shall be two (2) such locks at both top and bottom (when applicable) of each door. These locks shall latch onto a "Nader" type pin with "head" found in the door frame.

The exterior door skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The interior door skin shall be bright aluminum diamond plate. The overall door thickness shall be at least 2 inches but shall not exceed 2.25 inches. This limit is to ensure maximum interior compartment space.

Left Rear Compartment Double Doors

These doors shall be constructed of an extruded aluminum frame for increased strength. These extrusions shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6 and have a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. The door design shall allow it to fit "flush" in the compartment opening. The locking devices shall be FMVSS approved, two position rotary locks. There shall be two (2) such locks at both top and bottom (when applicable) of each door. These locks shall latch onto a "Nader" type pin with "head" found in the door frame.

The exterior door skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The interior door skin shall be bright aluminum diamond plate. The overall door thickness shall be at least 2 inches but shall not exceed 2.25 inches. This limit is to ensure maximum interior compartment space.

Right Rear Compartment Door

This door shall be constructed of an extruded aluminum frame for increased strength. These extrusions shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6 and have a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. The door design shall allow it to fit "flush" in the compartment opening. The locking devices shall be FMVSS approved, two position rotary locks. There shall be two (2) such locks at both top and bottom (when applicable) of each door. These locks shall latch onto a "Nader" type pin with "head" found in the door frame.

The exterior door skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The interior door skin shall be bright aluminum diamond plate. The overall door thickness shall be at least 2 inches but shall not exceed 2.25 inches. This limit is to ensure maximum interior compartment space.

Right Rear Forward Compartment Door

This door shall be constructed of an extruded aluminum frame for increased strength. These extrusions shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6 and have a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. The door design shall allow it to fit "flush" in the compartment opening. The locking devices shall be FMVSS approved, two position rotary locks. There shall be two (2) such locks at both top and bottom (when applicable) of each door. These locks shall latch onto a "Nader" type pin with "head" found in the door frame.

The exterior door skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The interior door skin shall be bright aluminum diamond plate. The overall door thickness shall be at least 2 inches but shall not exceed 2.25 inches. This limit is to ensure maximum interior compartment space.

Right Front Compartment Door

This door shall be constructed of an extruded aluminum frame for increased strength. These extrusions shall have an alloy and temper strength of 6063-T6 and have a minimum wall thickness of .125 inch. The door design shall allow it to fit "flush" in the compartment opening. The locking devices shall be FMVSS approved, two position rotary locks. There shall be two (2) such locks at both top and bottom (when applicable) of each door. These locks shall latch onto a "Nader" type pin with "head" found in the door frame.

The exterior door skin shall be .125 inch thick and have an alloy and temper strength of 5052 H32. The interior door skin shall be bright aluminum diamond plate. The overall door thickness shall be at least 2 inches but shall not exceed 2.25 inches. This limit is to ensure maximum interior compartment space.

Body Entry Door Handles:

The curb side and rear body entry doors shall be a Trimark "flush" style "paddle" style handle of highly polished chrome plated steel construction. These handles shall be equipped with an inside door lock for crew and patient safety.

Exterior Compartment Door Handles:

The exterior storage compartments shall have a flush style "paddle" handle of highly polished chrome plated steel construction. All exterior storage compartments shall be lockable with the same key.

Exterior Compartment Trailing Door Latches:

The exterior storage compartment trailing doors shall have a spoon style latch to prevent the door from inadvertantly opening.

Rear Entry Door Hold Opens:

The rear compartment entry door shall be equipped with Cast Products polished aluminum "Grabber" hold opens. There shall be two (2) hold opens, one(1) mounted top and bottom of the door.

Exterior Compartment Door Hold Opens.

Eight (8) exterior compartment door(s) shall be equipped with an overhead door check style door hold open device. This device shall permit its spring loaded slide to pass over center and hold the door open at 90 degrees. It shall release automatically with a slight push of the door. This device shall be a Cleveland Hardware model CH2395 series heavy duty, double spring, hold open device.

Side Entry Door Upper Window:

The curb side entry door shall be equipped with an upper window that measures 25" high x 16" wide. The window frame shall be of an extruded aluminum design with a protective anodized finish. The window shall slide open and have a screen and positive locking latch accessible from the inside. The glass shall be privacy dark tinted.

Rear Entry Doors Upper Windows:

The rear entry doors shall be equipped with a upper window that measures 25" high by 16" wide. The window frame shall be of an extruded aluminum design with a protective anodized finish. The window shall slide open and have a screen and positive locking latch accessible from the inside. The glass shall have a dark tint.

Exterior Compartment Interior Finish:

The interior finish of the exterior compartments shall be polished aluminum diamond plate. These shall be a minimum of .100 inch thick.

Exterior Shelf Finish:

The shelves and dividers will be standard finish milled aluminum, with the outward facing lip DA'd to remove any scratches in the shear and brake processes.

Compartment #1

The interior of compartment #1 shall contain the following components:

Unless specified otherwise there shall be one (1) fixed shelf shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate. The shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. The shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

There shall be unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-strut track installed on the side walls of the compartment. An adjustable shelf shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate with the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track. The shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. The shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

Compartment #2

The interior of compartment #2 shall contain the following components.

There shall be unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-strut track installed on the side walls of the compartment. An adjustable shelf shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate with the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track. The shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. The shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

One (1) additional shelf(ves) shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate. Each shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. Each shelf shall have the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track already installed. Each shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

Compartment #3

The interior of compartment #3 shall contain the following components.

There shall be unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-strut track installed on the side walls of the compartment. An adjustable shelf shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate with the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track. The shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. The shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

One (1) additional shelf(ves) shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate. Each shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. Each shelf shall have the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track already installed. Each shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

Compartment #6

The interior of compartment #6 shall contain the following components.

The compartment shall have an aluminum vertical divider running from the floor of the compartment to its ceiling.

Compartment #7

The interior of compartment #7 shall contain the following components.

There shall be unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-strut track installed on the side walls of the compartment. An adjustable shelf shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate with the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track. The shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. The shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

Compartment #8

The interior of compartment #8 shall contain the following components.

Unless specified otherwise there shall be one (1) fixed shelf shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate. The shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. The shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

Additional Shelf(ves)

One (1) additional shelf(ves) shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate. The shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. The shelf shall have the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track installed. The shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

Two (2) additional shelf(ves) shall be made of .125" thick smooth aluminum plate. Each shelf shall have sidewalls of 1.5" high. Each shelf shall have the necessary hardware installed to fit the specified unpainted, galvanized steel Uni-Strut track already installed. Each shelf shall be rated to support 250 pounds.

Compartment Floor Decking.

The six (6) compartment floors shall be covered with red Turtle Tile. The door entry edge shall be finished with matching beveled Turtle Tile.

Shelf Decking:

The following ten (10) compartment shelves shall have red Turtle Tile decking:

Exterior Compartment Lighting.

When the compartment is opened these lights shall be automatically lighted. To prevent unnecessary power drain the ambulance's electrical system shall be so designed that only the light in the compartment that is opened shall light. Systems that activate lights in compartments that are closed are not acceptable.

The lighting system to be used shall be Mini Dura Rope lights. These shall be installed on both vertical sides of the compartment door opening and across the top door edge. There shall be one (1) four inch rubber grommeted light with separate switch in the action area to illuminate the oxygen bottle gauge.

Patient Compartment Insulation.

The entire ambulance body around the patient's compartment including the sides, front, rear, roof, and floor shall be insulated to enhance the environmental criteria specified in paragraphs 3.4.2 and 3.13.1 of Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822E.

Within the modular structure the manufacturer shall supply an insulating material that is nonflammable with a Class A, Class 1 fire rating. It shall be certified to meet the smoke and flammability requirements of FMVSS 302. Certification from the insulation manufacturer that the insulation meets these requirements shall be furnished with the bid. Bids not meeting this requirement cannot be accepted.
The insulating material used shall be of a non-settling type, vermin-proof, mildew-proof, fire retardant, non-toxic, and non-hygroscopic. It shall be resistant to fungi and bacteria growth. To eliminate health hazards associated with airborne fibers a composite fibrous material such as fiberglass shall not be used.

The insulation material used shall be installed so as to create an unbroken thermal, acoustical, and vapor barrier throughout the walls, ceiling and floor of the patient's compartment. This barrier shall have a minimum insulation R-value of 11. Any insulation system that allows an exposed metal structure to transfer heat or cold into the crew compartment is not acceptable. All exterior modular body doors, compartment or access, shall be similarly insulated.

Additional Insulation

Between the structural assemblies there shall be installed 2 inch thick high density polystyrene foam blocks. This is to include the walls, floor and ceiling. Styrofoam is not acceptable. Over this foam a second insulating barrier shall be installed. The insulation material used shall be installed so as to create an unbroken thermal, acoustical, and vapor barrier throughout the walls, ceiling and floor of the patient's compartment. This barrier shall have a minimum insulation R value of 11. Any insulation system that allows an exposed metal structure to transfer heat or cold into the crew compartment is not acceptable. All exterior modular body doors, compartment or access, shall be similarly insulated.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS.

Electrical System:

The ambulance's electrical system shall be equipped with, but not limited to the following. Batteries, generating, starting, lighting, ignition, visual and audible warning systems, specified electronic equipment and devices including master consoles located in the cab and crew compartments and other specified accessory wiring. The electrical system and its equipment shall comply with all applicable FMVSS requirements, including Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) and shall also conform to all the applicable SAE recommended standards and practices, whether or not specifically referenced in this document while complying with the subparagraphs herein. All electrical and electronic compo-nents shall be selected to minimize electrical loads. All electrical system components and wiring shall be readily accessible through access panels for checking and maintenance. All switches, indicators, and consoles shall be located and installed in a manner that facilitates easy removal and servicing. All exterior housings of lamps, electronic devices, and fixtures shall be corrosion resistant and weatherproofed.

Electrical Control System:

The electrical system for this vehicle shall be the most technologically advanced system available for emergency vehicles. It shall not be of an experimental nature, but shall have met all the requirements set forth in the Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822E and the Ambulance Manufacture's Division (AMD) Standards. Installation and use of this system shall not compromise the Guidelines established in the Ford Motor Company QVM Program.

The power distribution units or nodes provide multiple control and management of the electrical power provided by the chassis electrical system and assist in the critical maintenance of vehicle batteries. Nodes shall be positioned in the vehicle to minimize the length of wire runs to the devices they control. For ease of service these nodes shall be centrally located. There shall be provided in this area a grounding buss for each device controlled by a node.

The electrical system shall provide multiple switching and interlocks to turn on outputs from two or three switch locations making control of specific devices more operationally efficient. Multiple devices shall be controlled ON or OFF with a single switching function.

The system shall have the capability to shed extraneous electrical loads from any node output at eight (8) different voltage levels. This feature shall provide micro-management of necessary electrical loads during acute or transitory electrical system failures. This shall allow the vehicle to perform even though there are service issues to attend to.

Sequenced loading of the electrical system shall be accomplished within a range of "0" or "4" seconds delay at any output in a given node. This shall allow for micro-management of an upload of the electrical system at the beginning of an emergency run.

The system shall have the capability to flash any node output in either A or B phase. This means that any light on the vehicle can be programmed to flash without the use of additional flashers or relays. The flash rate shall be eighty (80) flashes per minute with no more than two-tenths (.20v) volts drop through the node. The durability of this system shall equate to one hundred (100) times the durability of a conventional relay-type system.

The system shall provide instant message feedback if any output experiences a failure. If a halogen lamp or strobe tube burns out, an error message will be displayed until such time as the lamp is replaced and the system powered down.

The system shall be designed to survive extreme temperature conditions from -40F to +185F. The system shall be sealed against environmental conditions of moisture, salt and fluids and shall be protected against over voltage and reverse polarity conditions.

Troubleshooting and service shall be accomplished by attaching a PC Diagnostics interface and viewing the messages across the communications node on a laptop computer. Each node shall be capable of being queried for voltage levels and indicate where in the system a voltage drop has occurred. Status of all inputs and outputs shall be determined through the PC interface.

The electrical control system shall be the Weldon Technologies, Inc. (WTI) V-MUX Multiplex System. As Weldon is a vendor whose products are available to any ambulance ma-nufacturer, no other electrical control system will be accepted.

Electrical Load Worksheet:

The Bidder shall submit with the bid response a complete electrical load analysis worksheet. This is required so that this Agency can determine if the vehicle's electrical system is overloaded. The Bidder shall point out in the bid response if the system is overloaded and suggest correction methods. Bids not meeting this requirement cannot be accepted.

All exterior housings of lamps, electric devices and fixtures shall be corrosion resistant and weatherproofed. Electrical fixtures attached to the sides of the ambulance below the 75 inch level shall be near flush mounted, not to protrude more than two (2) inches, except for such items as spotlights and speakers.

Switches, relays, terminals, and connectors shall have a direct current rating of 125 percent of maximum current for which the circuit is protected. To confirm compliance to this requirement the Bidder shall submit with the bid proposal certification from an independent testing laboratory that the electrical system has been tested to and complies with paragraph 3.7.2.1 of Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822E.

All electronic devices and equipment installed which produce RFI, shall have the proper filters, suppressors or shielding to prevent electromagnetic radiation and the resultant interference to radios and other medical electronics. These suppression devices shall meet the requirements of paragraph 3.7.12 of KKK-A-1822E. Certification from an indepen-dent testing laboratory that the electrical system is in compliance with this requirement shall be submitted with the bid response.

Wiring Installation:

The ambulance body and accessory electrical equipment shall be serviced by circuit(s) that are separate and distinct from the vehicle chassis circuits. All wiring provided by the ambulance manufacturer shall be copper and conform to all the SAE J1292 requirements and shall have type GXL "cross linked" high temperature polyethylene or better insulation rated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and conforming to SAE J1127 and J1128.

The wiring shall be permanently color coded to identify wire function. Wires shall be permanently heat ink embossed with both number and function codes. The function codes shall be the "descriptive" name of the circuit served. The number code shall be the exact purpose of that circuit. This number code shall be completely referenced in a detailed wiring schematic provided with the vehicle. Samples of the manufacturer's wiring schematic drawings shall be provided with the bid. The function and number code shall be embossed at a minimum of 4 inch intervals the entire length of the wire. The wires leading to the switch consoles shall utilize a multi-conductor cable of a minimum of 18 AWG. The wires in this multi-conductor cable shall be color coded but do not need the number or function codes embossed as described above.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS: Wiring code numbers that are paper or plastic which are glued or otherwise attached to the wire are not considered by this Agency to be permanent and will not be accepted.

Wiring installed in the "second stage" manufacturing process shall be routed in conduit or high temperature loom with a rating of 300 degrees Fahrenheit where necessary to protect it. All added wiring shall be located in accessible, enclosed, and protected locations and kept at least six inches away from the exhaust system components. Electrical wiring and components shall not terminate in the oxygen storage compartment except for the oxygen-controlled solenoid, compartment light, and switch. Wiring necessarily passing through an oxygen compartment shall be routed in metal conduit. All conduits, looms, and wiring shall be secured to the body or frame with insulated metal cable straps in order to prevent sagging and movement which results in chafing, pinching, snagging, or any other damage. All apertures on the vehicle shall be properly grommeted and sealed for passing wiring and conform to SAE 1292. All items used for protecting or securing the wiring shall be appropriate for the specific application and be standard automotive, aircraft, marine or electronic hardware.

Circuit connections shall be made on barrier style terminal blocks utilizing binding post screws for positive mechanical connections. To minimize the potential for wiring shorts and voltage drops all wiring terminals shall be tin plated, annealed, ETP copper with a nylon high heat insulation. The wire terminal shall be a closed brazed multi-grooved wire barrel with a funnel wire insulation grip. This is to insure uniform compression of the conductor wire and provide "strain relief" for the conductor. These wire terminals shall be machine crimped with a device that requires a complete crimp motion before release.

The use of "Scotch-Lock" type fasteners are NOT ACCEPTABLE. To insure minimal voltage drop and secure connections NO "splices" shall be allowed in the wiring harness.

All wiring installed in the "second stage" manufacturing process that carrying a load of more than 5 amperes shall be a minimum of 16 AWG. To insure a strong ground path and reduce voltage drops, all "ground" wires shall be of the same size as the "power" feed wire required for the circuit. All ground wires shall be black in color. No wires other than the ground wires may be the color black. All ground wires shall terminate in a common ground buss panel. The random grounding of wires where convenient for the manufacturer is not acceptable.

All cables larger than 10 AWG shall have the terminals mechanically crimped and solder dipped with 60% tin solder to insure minimal voltage drop and resistance to corrosion.

The successful Bidder shall deliver with the finished vehicle a complete set of "as built" electrical diagrams. Should the vehicle not have these drawings at delivery it may be rejected or monies withheld until the drawings are provided. The Bidder shall submit with their bid package a sample set of the wiring schematics that would be provided with the finished vehicle. Bids not meeting this requirement shall not be accepted.

Wiring Criteria.

All wiring devices, switches, outlets, etc., except circuit breakers, shall be rated to carry at least 125% of the maximum ampere load for which the circuit is protected.

A service loop of wire or harness shall be provided at all electrical components, terminals, and connection points. All low power relays shall be mounted for ease of serviceability. All high current diodes shall be heat sink mounted. One spare 15-ampere circuit breaker shall be provided for future use. All wiring between the cab and module shall be connected to a terminal strip(s) or circuit boards. All connections and terminals provided shall comply with SAE J163, J561 or J928 as applicable. Documentation from an independent testing laboratory that the electrical system is in compliance with this requirement shall be submitted with the Bidder's proposal.

Electromagnetic Radiation and Suppression:

Electrical components, electronic equipment and devices used and installed on the ambulance, in addition to all subsystems (chassis, warning systems, etc.), shall be electromagnetic radiation suppressed, filtered, or shielded to prevent interference to radio and telemetry equipment aboard the vehicle and surrounding area. The RFI of the completed ambulance shall not exceed the maximum limits of SAE J551. Electrically operated medical equipment furnished shall comply with MIL-STD-461, electronic interference characteristics requirements for aeromedical equipment.

Sequencer and Load Manager:

The ambulance shall be equipped with an electronic device integral to the V-Mux Control System that will turn on selected functions in a predetermined start up and shut down sequence. This shall prevent a sudden power overload from affecting the electrical charging system. This same device shall also function as a load manager. If a power deficit condition is detected it shall turn off predetermined electrical functions to prevent complete electrical system failure.

ELECTRICAL ACCESS.

Electrical components including the ground circuits and Hercules control nodes shall be located in an interior overhead dropdown access located above the curbside step well. This dropdown shall be supported via a double strap system to prevent accidental release.

12 Volt DC Mil-Spec Outlet.

The patient compartment shall be furnished with a 12 volt DC, 20-ampere separately protected circuit, with two (2) outlet receptacles. This circuit shall also include a (low voltage drop) "Schottky" diode to isolate medical equipment batteries from any electrical loads that the remainder of the electrical system may impose.

The Schottky diode shall be heat-sink mounted, have an inverse voltage rating of at least 45 volts, and also be rated to carry the maximum short-circuit current until the circuit breaker opens. The diode shall be physically located in an accessible location and be electrically connected between the circuit breaker and the "action wall" mounted receptacles.

12 Volt DC Cigar Outlet.

The patient compartment shall be furnished with one (1) 12 volt DC, 20-ampere separately protected circuit(s), each with power point receptacle. Each circuit shall also include a (low voltage drop) "Schottky" diode to isolate medical equipment batteries from any electrical loads that the remainder of the electrical system may impose.

Antenna Prewire

The vehicle shall be provided with an antenna opening and one (1) coaxial lead-in wire from the radio storage/mount area to a temporarily sealed antenna port. This port shall be on the center line of the modular body roof. The antenna cable shall be a RG/58U or equal. Approximately 18 inches of extra cable shall be provided at the antenna port and at least 3 feet of extra cable at the radio storage area with a PL-259 connector soldered to the end of the cable.

Additional Antenna Prewire

The vehicle shall be provided with three (3) additional antenna opening(s) and three (3) antenna cable that shall be a RG/58U or equal. Approximately 18 inches of extra cable shall be provided at the antenna port and at least 3 feet of extra cable at the radio storage area with a PL-259 connector soldered to the end of the cable.

Radio Power Buss:

One (1) power buss(es) for this Agency's radios shall be provided for ease of radio installation. This power buss shall be protected by a 30 amp breaker. Exact location of this power supply shall be decided during the pre-construction meeting.

Rear Stereo Speakers:

There shall be two (2) 6" round stereo speakers in the patient compartment. These shall be connected to the cab radio and include a rear volume control in the action area. Location to be determined during the pre-construction meeting.

Electrical Generating System:

The emergency vehicle shall be equipped with a Leece-Neville model 4864JB, 270-amp alternator with AC taps and smartcheck LED diagnostics. To service requirements of this Agency no other alternator will be accepted.

Batteries:

The vehicle shall be equipped with four (4) 12 volt, Group 31 batteries. Two (2) of the batteries shall be the O.E.M. batteries with a combined minimum cold cranking ampere rating of 1600 CCA. The "second stage" manufacturer shall add two (2) additional batteries. They shall be equal to Interstate number 31THD "Workaholic" Group 31 batteries rated at 950 CCA each with a reserve of 185 minutes each.

Engine High-Idle Control:

The vehicle shall be equipped with a high-idle speed control. It shall be pre-set so that, when activated, it will operate the engine at the appropriate RPM to increase alternator output. This device shall operate only when the "MASTER" switch is in the "ON" position and the transmission is in "NEUTRAL" or "PARK" with the parking brake set. The device shall disengage when the operator depresses the brake pedal, or the transmission is placed in gear, and automatically re-engages when the brake is released, or when the transmission is placed in neutral or park.

Shoreline Utility Power:

The vehicle shall be furnished with a 2 wire plus ground 120-volt AC wiring system that is separate and distinct from the vehicle's 12 volt DC wiring system(s). The 120-volt AC electrical system, including wiring and associated equipment, shall comply with Article 551 of the National Electrical Code. This system is to be used while the vehicle is on standby for powering maintenance devices, medical equipment, battery chargers, and any other device(s) deemed necessary by this Agency. The 120-volt system shall incorporate a ground fault interrupter (GFI) device and a 20 ampere circuit breaker which can be used as a "MASTER" 120-volt disconnect switch. The GFI and circuit breaker may be an integral unit. All of the 120-volt AC electrical system components are to be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory, and are to be recognized by OSHA under Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. Documentation of compliance to this requirement from an independent testing laboratory shall be submitted with the Bidder's proposal. The utility power connector shall be a Kussmaul Auto-Eject fixture with a yellow cover.

Engine Block Heater:

The vehicle's engine block heater shall be wired to the shoreline system. This shall include a lighted switch to indicate that the heater is on.

Inverter/charger

A Tripplite inverter/charger shall be supplied with 1000 watts of continuous A/C power and provide for 12VDC 55 amp battery charging capabilities.

Shoreline Power Receptacles:

The patient compartment shall be furnished with a pair of 2-wire plus ground duplex 120 volt AC receptacles. Receptacles shall be near flush mounted with one outlet located on the vertical, primary patient, action wall and the other vertically located in the right front cabinet area.. Both outlets shall be at least 12 inches from any oxygen outlet. An indicator shall be located within each 120 volt AC receptacle as a line monitor indicating a live (hot) circuit. The receptacles shall be labeled with the following: "120 VOLT AC".

Vehicle Exterior Lighting:

The basic exterior vehicle lighting shall comply to FMVSS Standard 108 and the requirements herein and include: amber front and rear directional signals and hazard warning lights, front, rear and side marker lights, backup light(s), clearance lamps, emergency warning lights, flood lights, and spot light(s). The rear side marker light shall be a minimum of 3" in length and shall also function as a turn signal indicator as described in Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E. Documentation of compliance to FMVSS 108 from an independent testing laboratory shall be submitted with the Bidder's proposal.

The clearance lights on the module shall be Weldon Technologies Inc. LED lights with shields. The street side forward marker light and the curb side rear most marker light shall be wired so that they function whenever the battery switch is on. This is regardless of whether or not the headlight or parking lights are activated. This is a convenience item for the vehicle's operator to indicate that the battery switch has been left in the "on" position.

Rear Tail Lights:

The vehicle's brake lights, taillights and rear turn signals shall be Weldon horizontal Tri-cluster assemblies. The turn signals shall have an amber arrow lens. They shall be set up as brake/tail-RED LED, turn signal -AMBER LED, and back up-CLEAR incandescant.

Body side markers:

There shall be a Peterson 4 inch LED side marker light in the side of the body at eye level. This light shall be installed within NFPA specifications.

Body Reflectors:

The emergency vehicle shall be equipped with body reflectors in accordance with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 108 and the current Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822E.

License Plate Holder:

A Cast Products aluminum license plate holder shall be installed flush in the rear bumper kickplate. The license plate area shall be illuminated when the parking lights are activated.

Back Up Alarm:

A back up alert alarm; audible warning device activated when the vehicle is shifted into and/or moving in reverse shall be provided. This alarm shall meet the requirements of NFPA 1901, paragraph 3-3.5.8 as well as those of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E.

The back up alarm shall be equipped with a cut off switch that automatically resets to the on position after each use.

WARNING LIGHTS

The following warning lights shall be in compliance with the current standards of KKK-A-1822E.

Additional Lighting

Under the OEM headlights shall be a three position aluminum cast light housing cast to match the contour of the body. Mounted inside this housing shall be two (2) outer Whelen high intensity model 500 red LED with a center blank.

Front Lightbar.

There shall be a code 3, #2147A1RR , 47" wide lightbar installed ..... Functions include four corner and four front facing red LED X with alley and takedown lights. Actual functions and lens arrangements will be decided by this Agency during a pre-construction conference.

Lightbar Mounting.

The lightbar described above shall be installed on the cab roof which shall be re-enforced to prevent oil canning.

Warning Light Flasher.

The LED warning lights shall be operated by the Weldon V-Mux multiplex system.

Headlight Light Flasher.

The flashing headlights shall be operated by the Weldon V-Mux multiplex system. No additional flasher is required.

Scene Lighting
Scene and Loading Lights (Exterior).

Scene and loading lights shall not be less than 75 inches above the ground and unobstructed by open doors. Scene lights shall be located on the left and right sides of the emergency vehicle, and be firmly fastened to the reinforced body surfaces below the roofline. The lamp(s) H-V shall be projected downward at an angle of 13 degrees from the horizontal plane.

The lighting on each side of the emergency vehicle shall consist of two (2) Weldon 7x9 halogen lights with a clear lens (total of 4). Scene light switches shall be located in the cab console, and control each pair of scene lights independently.

The rear curbside and rear streetside scene lights shall also activate when the vehicle is placed in reverse or if the rear patient compartment doors are opened.

Loading Lights (Exterior).

There shall be two (2) Whelen series 900 halogen lights with a gradient optical lens. Loading light(s) shall automatically be activated when the rear door(s) are opened and shall be incorporated into the FMVSS backup lighting system.

Spotlight.

One (1) hand held spotlight(s) shall be provided with a minimum 100,000 candlepower lamp. This shall have an 50 watt sealed beam halogen bulb. It shall be in a one piece unibody neoprene housing with a momentary on switch and a minimum 8-foot heavy duty coiled cord. It shall be hard wired into the vehicle 12v DC system (for anti-theft reasons) and be stowed in an applicable storage holder in the cab that is accessible to both the driver and passenger.

Stepwell Entry Light.

One (1) bright finish, recessed mounted light(s) shall be installed in the sidewall of the curbside entry door stepwell. The light(s) shall be equal to a Peterson #438. The light(s) shall acti-vate when either the curbside or rear entry doors are opened.

Interior Lighting
Headliner

There shall be installed a headliner of a non-porous white fiberglass reinforced plastic attached to the roof structure to present a finished appearance. The liner shall have an air conditioner ducting system attached to the backside, which aligns with the air conditioner/heater to provide the ducted air return through eight adjustable air vents.

Patient Compartment Illumination.

The patient compartment shall be provided with seven (7) overhead "dual-intensity" halogen lights. There shall be four (4) lights located over the "primary" patient area and three (3) over the squad bench. These lights shall be mounted into the patient compartment headliner and protrude minimally into the patient compartment. The supplied lights shall have "dual-element" bulbs for two (2) levels of illumination. The "low" or "dim" level shall be provided for the patient's comfort.

The attendant shall be able to control these lighting levels from the patient compartment console. These dual levels shall work together or differ from side to side. This light level shall not be provided by the use of a rheostat, but by switches found in the attendant's console. When either the curbside or rear door(s) are opened, the four (4) lights over the "primary" patient shall light automatically. The lights over the squad bench shall not light to conserve power.

Any system using either rheostat controlled lighting or fluorescent lighting shall be unacceptable and shall not be considered. Patient compartment lighting shall meet the requirements of paragraph 3.8.5.1 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E. Certifications shall be provided by an independent testing laboratory of compliance to this requirement.

Time Out Timer.

There shall be a electric time out timer activated by a auto reset switch. The timer will be utilized to allow the crew ten (10) minutes of "check out " time before the system automatically shuts off the lights. The timer shall be wired to the hot side of the battery switch. Actual location of the timer switch will be determined at a pre-construction conference.

Action Area Lighting.

In the attendant's work or action area there shall be provided a 18" long incandescent, twin bulb, 12v DC light. This light shall be controlled by a switch on either the light itself or the attendant's control console.
Fluorescent Lighting.

In the ceiling of the patient's compartment there shall be four (4) Liteco 19.5", 12v DC lights. Each light produces 155 ft candles or 1669 lumens. The light fixture carries a three year warranty. These shall be activated from a control switch in the patient compartment console.

Map Light

There shall be two (2) overhead map light(s) with red and white bulbs in the same housing for lighting control. Actual placement of the light will be determined at a pre-construction conference.

Audible Emergency Warning
Siren.

The vehicle shall be equipped with a Whelen WS 295 HFS2 electronic siren. This siren shall have a built in silent speaker test mode.

Federal EQ2B Siren.

Federal model EQ2B electric siren with BP200-Q speaker (Flush mount) shall be provided on the apparatus. The siren shall be activated with a switch. A siren brake switch shall be installed on the chassis dash.

The siren speaker shall be installed on the front bumper.

Siren Horn Ring Connection.

Provisions shall be made so that the electronic siren can be operated from the vehicle's steering wheel horn ring.

Siren Speakers

The vehicle shall be equpped with Federal MS100 -100 watt siren speakers.

Cab Control Console.

Between the driver and passenger's seat there shall be provided a control console. This console shall house the siren control, battery selector switch, gauges and switches as required herein. There shall be a clear area provided for the installation of radio control heads. It shall be constructed to match the lines, contours and color of the cab interior. The console shall be easily accessible for service and maintenance. It shall not interfere with any function or feature of the O.E.M. dash.

At the rear of the console there shall be an area provided for the storage of map books and other items. This area shall feature several divided areas for sectional storage of these items.

The driver's control console shall be constructed in a way that the switches and gauges are easily serviced. They shall be accessible through service panels. These panels shall be secured in the closed position in a positive manner, yet can be easily opened for service.

Cab Console Control Switches.

The driver's control console shall incorporate soft-touch style, moisture resistant, button type switches that are UL listed and CSA approved. The switch legends and functions shall be displayed on the EL 1/4 VGA Vista display screen utilizing a series of related "menus" for the control of each required function. The front Vista display panel shall contain the following features:

Main Menu
EMERGENCY MASTER Menuselect (Emergency Lights ON) Primary/Secondary Override, Heat/AC, Right Scene, Left Scene, Rear load lights. MODULE POWER MENU (ON/OFF), Amperage readings(alternator), Voltage readings (batteries).

Embedded Data (always visible)
Amperage readings (alternator), Voltage readings (batteries), Module Power ON/OFF, Door/Compartment Open, Patient Code Indicators.

Emergency Lights Menu
Emergency Warning Lights ON/OFF, Park Override ON/OFF, Siren/Horn switch, voltage, amperage.

Auxiliary Functions Menu
Left Flood, Rear Flood, Right Flood, Spare Function, Vehicle Information, Diagnostics.

Vehicle Information Menu
Product Number, Vehicle Identification Number, Chassis fluid specifications.

Master Module Disconnect Switch.

This switch shall be located on the driver's compartment console and permanently marked. It shall be of a different color than the cab control switches. This switch shall supply power to activate the other switches in the cab and rear control panels. If this switch is off then the other switches within the vehicle's electrical circuits are not supplied with power.

Primary/Secondary Lighting Control.

As required by paragraph 3.8.2.3 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E the emergency light switches shall be wired to provide the warning light signal modes and combinations as specified. The Primary/Secondary mode switch shall have an indicator light to show the driver which mode is activated. The vehicle shall be equipped with an automatic switch that places the warning light system into the "secondary" mode when placed in "park" or "neutral". A manual override switch shall be provided to allow the operator to switch the warning light system back to "primary" mode.

Battery Switching.

There shall be furnished a Cole-Hersee 300 amp battery switch. This switch shall be mounted on the left side of the driver's console. The battery system shall be wired in accordance with the requirements of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E per modified figure 5 drawing for diesel engine applications. Documentation from an independent testing laboratory that the electrical system is in compliance with this requirement shall be submitted with the Bidder's proposal.

All battery cable added by the "second stage" manufacturer shall be 3/0 AWG battery cable with SGX insulation as required by the Ford QVM Program. Original chassis cables (O.E.M.) being used as supplied by the "first stage" manufacturer may stay as supplied.

Additional Switches

There shall be three (3) additional switch(es) installed. The switch(es) shall perform functions as required by this Agency.

Additional Switches

There shall be one (1) additional momentary rocker switch(es) installed. The switch(es) shall perform functions as required by this Agency.

Switch, additional momentary push button

There shall be installed two (2) push button style momentary switch(es) located as di-rected by this agency.

Air Ride Dump Control.

The streetside rear access door shall have an additional door switch to dump the air suspension for easier patient loading. When the rear doors are then closed or the vehicle is placed in gear the suspension system shall automatically re-inflate.

Air Ride Dump Control.

Located in the cab console there shall be a control switch to allow the operator to manually dump the air suspension for easier patient loading. When the rear doors are then closed or the vehicle is placed in gear the suspension system shall automatically re-inflate.

Ammeter.

The electrical system shall incorporate an ammeter, which is capable of indicating a current of 300 amperes to or from (charging or discharging) the battery storage bank. The ammeter shall incorporate an external shunt which does not exceed 200 millivolts at maximum current. The ammeter and shunt shall have a combined accuracy of approximately 10 percent of the full-scale reading. The shunt shall be protected against physical damage, weather and road spray and shall be mounted in an easily accessible location, which shall minimize the length of the power cables. The readout for the ammeter display shall be within the Vista control display screen.
Voltmeter.

The vehicle shall be equipped with a voltmeter to monitor system voltage. The voltmeter connection shall be direct to eliminate erroneous readings from connection voltage drops. The readout for the voltmeter display shall be within the Vista control display screen.

Clock.

One (1) 6-inch clock with sweep hand showing time in both 12 hour and 24 hour formats shall be installed on the rear colemnan.

Patient Compartment Control Console.

The patient compartment lighting, air conditioning, heating, and other electrical functions shall be controlled from a control panel located in the streetside wall action area. The console shall incorporate soft-touch style, moisture resistant, button type switches that are UL listed and CSA approved. The switch legends and functions shall be displayed on the EL 1/4 VGA Vista display screen utilizing a series of related "menus" for the control of each required function. The Vista display panel shall contain the following features:

Main Menu
Lights Menu, HVAC Menu, Oxygen System, Suction System, Inverter, Exhaust Fan, and two Spare Functions. Embedded Data (always visible) Module Temperature, Oxygen Contents, Outside Temperature.

Lighting Menu
Left Dome, Right Dome, Oxygen System, Suction System, Cabinet Lights, Fluorescent Lights, Action Area Lights, Spare Function. Embedded Data (always visible) Module Temperature, Oxygen Contents.

HVAC Menu
Heat or AC Selection, Spare Function, Oxygen System, Suction System, Fan Speed, three Spare Functions. Embedded Data (always visible) Set Temperature, Module Temperature, Oxygen Contents.

Door Open Warning Indicator.

There shall be a vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) in the cabs control console that will provide a readout indicating if a door is open and that doors location on the vehicle. Next to this display there shall be a -inch diameter flashing light. This light shall flash to draw attention to the message in the VFD when a door is open. Should the vehicle be placed in gear with an open door an audible alarm shall sound.

Battery Indicator.

A battery "ON" indicator light shall be provided. This shall be a GREEN Backlit label located in the cab control console that will illuminate when the battery switch is in the "ON" position. This indicator shall be labeled to define its function.
Interior Surfaces.

The interior of the patient's compartment shall be free of all sharp projections. Exposed edges and corners shall be broken with a radius, chamfered, padded or shall be covered with a highly polished stainless steel trim piece.

The finish of the entire patient's compartment, including storage cabinets and equipment, shall be impervious to soap and water, disinfectants, mildew and shall be fire resistant as per FMVSS 301. All interior cabinets, including the location of medical equipment and supplies and the equipment and supplies necessary for airway care, artificial ventilation, oxygenation and suction shall be within easy reach of the technician at the head of the stretcher.

Interior Stowage Accommodations:

The interior of the patient compartment shall provide the following cabinets and storage space. The Bidder is required to submit with the bid two (2) "A" size drawings of the proposed ambulance design. Bids not meeting this requirement cannot be properly evaluated and will not be considered responsive.

Where specified there shall be adjustable shelves in the cabinets. The cabinets shall be constructed of a combination of 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch birch and AC grade fir plywood and shall be covered on all surfaces and edges with a high-grade plastic laminate. This Agency shall choose the color scheme from samples supplied by the successful Bidder. Fiberglass, metal, plastic, or particle board cabinet construction shall be unacceptable. These cabinets shall be firmly anchored (bolted) to the mounting plates found in the ambulance structure.

Street Side Storage.

The first (1st) interior street side storage cabinet shall be located at the rear of the cabinet near the ceiling. It shall have interior dimensions of 19 1/4" H x 27" W x 22 3/4" D. This cabinet shall have one (1) full width adjustable shelf.

The second (2nd) interior street side storage cabinet shall be located over the primary action area. It shall have interior dimensions of 19 1/4" H x 50" W x 18 3/4" D. This cabinet shall have one (1) full width adjustable shelf.

The third (3rd) interior street side storage cabinet shall be located below the first cabinet . It shall have interior dimensions of 22 1/2" H x 32 1/2" W x 22 3/4" D.

To the front of the above-described storage cabinet there shall be a medical "telemetry area" for patient care items during treatment. This action area shall measure 14" L x 28" H. All edges of this work surface shall be sealed to prevent blood and other fluids from seeping into the storage cabinets and to aid in clean up after a call.

To the front of the wall cabinet there shall be a medical "action area" for patient care items during treatment. This action area shall measure 48" L x 28" H. All edges of this work surface shall be sealed to prevent blood and other fluids from seeping into the storage cabinets and to aid in clean up after a call.
At the rear of the action area there shall be a CPR side seat. This seat shall have both seat and backrest cushions. A seat belt with retraction shall be provided for the attendant.

Immediately below the rear action area there shall be a storage cabinet with interior dimensions of 21 1/2" H x 18" W x 22 3/4" D. This cabinet shall have one (1) full width adjustable shelf.

CPR SIDE SEAT

Over the wheel well area there shall be installed a CPR side facing attendant seat with FMVSS approved seat belts. This seat shall be approximately 26" wide. The backrest shall have a padded cushion hinged to the rear wall such that it can be lowered to form an extended action area surface. Under the seat cushion there shall be a storage compartment measuring 5" high x 25" wide x 20" deep. It shall have a padded seat cushion. The upper head area shall have full padding on either side for crew protection.

Bulkhead Storage.

The curb side bulkhead cabinet adjacent to the curb side entry door shall be equipped with an access door into the exterior storage compartment forward of the entry door. This door shall be equipped with a positive latching mechanism to secure the door from accidental opening. The access opening shall be approximately 65" high x 35" wide.

RF Bulkhead Cabinet

Access into the curbside forward interior/exterior storage compartment shall be through a wood door with 3/16" Lexan insert.

Left Front Bulkhead Cabinet

The inlet plenum for the air conditioning shall have a wood door to allow radio storage in this cooled cabinet.

Cabinet "A" door.

The doors for this cabinet shall be 3/16" sliding Lexan in an extruded aluminum track. The top of the frame shall be hinged to allow restocking of this cabinet. The frame shall be held open with two gas struts and have a positive latch when shut.

Cabinet "C" door.

The doors for this cabinet shall be 3/16" sliding Lexan in an extruded aluminum track. The top of the frame shall be hinged to allow restocking of this cabinet. The frame shall be held open with two gas struts and have a positive latch when shut.

Cabinet "D" Inside/Outside access door.

The doors for this cabinet shall be 3/16" sliding Lexan in an extruded aluminum track. The top of the wood frame shall be hinged to allow restocking of this cabinet. The wood frame shall be held open with two gas struts and have a positive latch when shut.

Cabinet "F" door.

The door for this cabinet shall be hinged wood.

Bio-Waste and Sharps Disposal.

At the head of the squad bench near the curb side door stepwell there shall be a storage compartment for the disposal of infectious waste materials. Located inside this compartment there shall be a "sharps" type container for needles and syringes. An infectious waste container for "red bag" materials shall also be supplied in this compartment. This compartment shall be designed to allow removal of its waste containers from the curb side door stepwell area.

Bio-Waste and Sharps Disposal.

In the face of the action area there shall be a storage compartment for the disposal of infectious waste materials. Located inside this compartment there shall be a "sharps" type container for needles and syringes. An infectious waste container for "red bag" materials shall also be supplied in this compartment. This compartment shall be designed to allow removal of its waste containers from the aisle side of the action area.

Cabinet Lock:

The one (1) following interior cabinet(s) shall have a KV70 key lock installed.

Curbside Splint Cabinet

Located above the squad bench there shall be two (2) interior storage cabinets. These shall be identical in size with a solid divider wall between the two. They shall have interior dimensions of 9" H x 33" W x 9" D.

Cabinet Door

The doors for this cabinet shall be 3/16" sliding clear Lexan in an extruded aluminum track.

Attendant Seat.

The rear attendant seat shall be an EVS brand child safety seat with integral, hidden, four (4) point restraint & harness mounted on an EVS supplied swivel pedestal.

Squad Bench hold opens

There shall be two (2) Jedco ratchet style "hold open" devices for the squad bench lid.
Squad bench storage

The squad bench will have a storage area above the wheelwell accessed thru top of bench.

Squad Bench Latch

The squad bench lid will have a latch to prevent the lid from coming open unintentionally.

Seatbelt

There shall be seatbelts mounted on the squad bench for three (3) persons. This mounting shall be in accordance with FMVSS specifications.

Retaining Strap

There shall be two (2) additional quick clip style retaining strap located per this agency.

Squad Bench Face Trim.

The face of the squad bench on the aisle shall be covered in polished 20 gauge stainless steel trim.

Street Side Cabinet Trim.

The lower portion of the street side wall cabinet shall be covered in polished 20 gauge stainless steel trim.

Action Area Surface

The action area table shall be covered by a sheet of solid color pearl gray Corian. All edges of this work surface shall be sealed to prevent blood and other fluids from seeping into the storage cabinets and to aid in clean up after a call.

Telemetry Area Surface

The telemetry area table shall be covered by a sheet of solid color pearl gray Corian. All edges of this work surface shall be sealed to prevent blood and other fluids from seeping into the storage cabinets and to aid in clean up after a call.

Entry Door Grab Handles:

There shall be grab handles provided on the curbside entry door and on each rear door. This handle shall be a minimum of 24-inches long in a "bent L" shape to both assist in entry to the vehicle as well as assist in shutting the door .

Certifications shall be supplied with the bid that the grab handles have been tested to and passed the requirements of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822D.

Patient Compartment Ceiling Grab Rail:

The overhead grab rail in the patient compartment shall be of an all-metal "ribbed" construction. These ribs shall be close enough together to provide a good gripping surface but not so close as to prevent easy cleanup if soiled or bloodied. The grab rail shall be so designed so it cannot slip or spin in its mounts is a set screw becomes loose. The grab rail shall run the full length of the patient compartment ceiling. The mounting brackets for the grab rail shall fit into a metal mount that is a part of the roof's structural assembly. Mounts screwed or bolted into a fiberglass, wood or other material is not acceptable and will be rejected. The grab rail shall be recessed into the ceiling structure to help prevent head injuries. Certifications from an independent testing laboratory shall be provided that compliance to this requirement as well as paragraph 3.15.2(c) of KKK-A-1822D has been met.

Cabinet Finish:

The patient compartment cabinets shall be covered with a high quality cabinet laminate. The color scheme of the interior shall be "Gray" over "Brittany Blue".

Upholstery:

Upholstered cushions shall be a minimum of 36-ounce upholstery material. The vinyl material used to cover these cushions shall be treated with an anti-bacterial/anti-microbial surface seal. The vinyl shall also be mildew resistant on both backing and face.

The vinyl used shall be tested to meet the following "flammability" requirements:

1. Boston Fire Department Test (sect. 11.07 fire code 1959).
2. California State Fire Marshall Test (par. 1273.3 fire code Title 19).
3. New York Port Authority.
4. Federal specification CCC-A-680A.
5. Federal specification CCC-A-700E.
6. FAA, FAR 25.853
7. ASTM D626 55T.
8. Ohio & Cincinnati Bldg. Code.
9. California Flammability Regulation 117.75, Section E.

Literature shall be provided with the bid response showing that the proposed vinyl to be used meets the above requirements.

They shall be assembled in such a fashion as to eliminate exposed welting and assure a minimum of exposed seams. This shall be done to reduce areas where contaminated fluids can collect.

The interior upholstery and trim pieces shall be "Royal Blue" in color.

Lexan Windows and Doors:

Where specified the storage cabinets shall have shatterproof Lexan windows or doors. Where sliding doors are required the Lexan shall be set in an extruded anodized aluminum frame. This frame will incorporate a replaceable track section.
The Lexan used in these areas shall be at least 3/16 inch thick. The color is to be "clear".

Handles on Lexan Doors.

The sliding lexan doors are to have a full length aluminum extruded handle. This shall allow the operator to easily open the sliding lexan doors.

Floor Coverings and Color:

The floor covering shall be a vinyl material with a high PVC content. This covering shall be of a color that matches and compliments the color scheme of the interior.

The floor material shall be Lonplate #165 Sapphire.

Floor

The floor covering shall extend up the cabinet walls 4 inches for ease of cleaning.

IV Management
IV Holders for Intravenous Fluid Containers:

Two (2) flush style, I.V. ceiling holder(s) with a Velcro type strap to hold and control I.V. bags/bottles, shall be provided. This holder shall be a Cast Products model IV2008. One (1) holder shall be installed on the street side of the ceiling mounted grab rail. One (1) holder shall be located on the curb side of the ceiling mounted grab rail with both near where the "head" end of the ambulance cot will be located.

Stretcher Mounting
Litter Fasteners and Anchorages:

Shall be as specified in paragraph 3.11.7 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822E. A Ferno model 175-4 cot fastening system shall be installed.

Environmental Systems
Patient Compartment Environmental System:

The ambulance shall be equipped with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems that can be made to collectively operate using re-circulated air and ambient air and shall be capable of maintaining interior temperature within the established comfort zone of 68 degrees Fahrenheit, to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, when operated between 0 degrees to 95 degrees Fahrenheit ambient. The air systems shall be high volume capacity with low velocity delivery for minimum draft circulation while providing a positive pressure within the patient compartment. Environmental system components shall be readily accessible for servicing at the installed location(s). Connecting hoses for heating and the air conditioning system shall be supported by rubber-insulated metal clamping devices at least every 12 inches. The patient's compartment environment shall not in any way be dependent upon the driver's compartment for temperature control settings.

Patient Compartment Environmental Equipment:

The patient compartment shall be heated and air conditioned to comply with the criteria specified herein. The airflow selector switch shall provide a high, medium and low setting. This switch shall be a common switch for both the heater and air conditioner. These environmental control switches shall be immediately accessible to the attendant while seated in the primary attendant seat located at the head of the primary patient. Systems that require the attendant to leave this seat or unbuckle the seat belt are unsafe and therefore NOT ACCEPTABLE to this Agency.

Heating Criteria:

The heater shall provide 35,000 BTUs of heat.

Air Conditioning Criteria:

The air conditioner shall be located near the ceiling in close proximity to the patient compartment's centerline. It shall be rated at a minimum cooling capacity of 27,700 BTUs. The air conditioner's blower shall have a minimum free airflow of 465 cubic feet per minute (CFM). The airflow under load shall be at least 325 cubic feet per minute at one (1) inch static pressure.

The patient compartment's air conditioning shall be distributed throughout the compartment via multiple air vents. These vents shall be placed so as to provide wide distribution of air conditioning throughout the patient's compartment. There shall be a minimum of eight (8) vents in the patient compartment's ceiling. Of these one (1) vent shall be over the attendant's seat at the head of the primary patient. Three (3) vents shall be over the primary patient. Four (4) vents shall be over the squad bench area. These vents shall be designed to give full control over the airflow direction including the ability to cut the airflow off. The air duct system being used shall be properly insulated to prevent condensation at the air outlets. Air conditioning systems using a single location to mount the main unit, even with multiple discharge vents, for air distribution is NOT ACCEPTABLE to this Agency.

This Agency is concerned with having the most efficient air conditioning system possible. With this in mind the air conditioning system shall provide full air re-circulation through the patient compartment. A dedicated return air plenum shall be provided to force all return air through a charcoal pre-filter enroute to the air conditioning unit. This filter shall be easily replaceable and provide entrapment of foreign particles to enhance the life cycle of the air conditioning unit.

The Bidder shall provide with the bid response documentation that the air conditioner and its distribution system have been tested by an independent testing laboratory for compliance to paragraph 4.4.2 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822D. These certification documents must be included in the bid response.

Thermostat:

A thermostat for heat/air conditioning system, 12VDC, Digital for temperature, range 60 to 99F, shall be included in the Vista display in the action area.

Secondary Air Conditioner Compressor:

The second stage manufacturer shall install a second air conditioner compressor complete with hoses and belts.

Secondary Air Conditioner Condenser:

The second stage manufacturer shall install an auxiliary air conditioner condenser with a capacity of at least 45,000 BTUs. This condenser shall be installed under the vehicle and not on the cab roof or body.

Exhaust Ventilator:

A 4" exhaust ventilator rated at 230 CFM shall be installed in the patient compartment. A switch shall be provided in the patient compartment action area to operate this ventilator.

Oxygen and Medical Gas Systems
Oxygen, Main Supply and Installation:

The ambulance shall have a hospital type piped oxygen system capable of storing and supplying a minimum of 3,000 liters of medical oxygen. The cylinder controls shall be accessible from inside the patient compartment. The oxygen cylinder pressure gauge shall be visible from either the attendant's seat or from the squad bench. Bidders shall indicate on the drawings submitted with the bid response the location of the main oxygen supply cylinder.

Oxygen Outlets:

There shall be two (2) self-sealing Ohio type adaptable oxygen outlets located in the primary action area near the patient's head area.

Additional Oxygen Outlets:

In addition to the oxygen outlets specified above there shall be two (2) additional Ohio style outlets installed. The additional outlet(s) shall be installed ....

Oxygen Cylinder Retention:

The oxygen cylinder shall be secured in its compartment by a Zico QR-OTS bracket which lowers the cylinder to floor level for removal. This rack shall secure a "H" size cylinder in a vertical position so that its gauge is visible through the oxygen viewing window. Certifications from an independent testing laboratory that the oxygen cylinder restraint to be used has been tested to and passed the requirements of KKK-A-1822E and to AMD Standard 003, Oxygen Tank Retention System.

Oxygen Outlet Pressure Gauge:

In the action area next to the oxygen outlets there shall be installed an oxygen system line pressure gauge. This gauge shall read the outlet pressure "in line" between the cylinder pressure regulator and the oxygen outlets. This gauge shall be labeled "Oxygen Line Pressure".

Oxygen System Monitor:

The oxygen system shall be equipped with monitoring system that measures and monitors the pressure in the on board oxygen system. The monitor status shall be part of the Vista Display installed in the action area and connect to a preset oxygen regulator/transducer that must be included for compliance to this specification's requirements. The monitoring system shall be powered by 12 volts DC and is to be protected against voltage transients and reversals.

Oxygen Flow Control:

An electric solenoid valve shall be installed in the oxygen line to control oxygen flow. The control switch and a manual control valve shall be controlled by the Vista Display Panel in the action area to control the oxygen flow from the cylinder regulator to the oxygen outlets.

Suction Aspirator, Primary Patient:

The ambulance shall be supplied with an on board vacuum aspirator. The unit shall be an Impact Model 324K suction system with 6' suction hose, 5' exhaust hose, (2) 1200 ml disposable canisters with lid and an integral basket style canister holder. Electronics certified to meet Mil-Std 461/462 as required by KKK-A-1822ED.

PREPARATION FOR PAINTING, COLOR, AND MARKINGS.

Color, Paint, and Finish:

As required in paragraph 6-3.1 of NFPA 1901 and paragraph 3.16.1 of Federal Specification KKK-A-1822D the ambulance shall have all exposed metal surfaces not chrome plated, stainless steel or bright polished aluminum diamond plate thoroughly cleaned, prepared and painted.

The exterior body paint and priming components to be used are to be PPG brand materials. The final "second stage" manufacturer's painted components shall have a paint film not less than 2 mils thick and a minimum total thickness of 4 mils, including primers. The final film of painted surfaces shall be smooth and uniform, free of grit, streaks, blushing, runs, sagging, blisters, "fish-eyes", pinholes, or other surface irregularities.

The painted exterior sheet metal of the ambulance body shall be capable of withstanding 250 hours of salt spray tested in accordance with ASTM B 117-64. The specimen used for the salt spray test shall be run through all steps of the cleaning and treating process, including priming. The painted specimen shall be scored from corner to corner using a sharp knife. After the test, the specimen panels shall exhibit no failure and not more than 1/8 inch rust or blister creepage from the scored lines. The Bidder shall submit certifications from an independent testing laboratory that the "second stage" manufacturer being bid has been tested for compliance and does comply with this requirement.

To insure the best possible surface protection, finish and appearance the following procedures must be complied with. The body shall be primed and finish painted with all exterior mounted items removed. This includes door hardware, warning lights, D.O.T. lighting, metal trim pieces, etc. It is NOT permissible under these bid requirements to tape/mask off these items and paint around them. Full finish paint application must be behind all door hinges. The "second stage" manufacturer must then apply a vinyl tape made for preventing electrolysis between the stainless steel hinge and the painted doorjamb. This Agency will not accept a finished vehicle not meeting this requirement.

Paint Color:

The finished base paint color shall be PPG white to match the Freightliner chassis. Correct codes shall be supplied to the successful bidder.

D.O.T. Roof Star:

The ambulance shall be supplied with the a 36 inch blue Star of Life for the roof.

Cab and Body Reflective Striping:

One (1) Reflective Scotchlite stripes shall be affixed to the perimeter of the apparatus. The stripe shall conform to ASTM D4956, Standard Specifications for Retroreflective Sheeting for Traffic Control, Type III, Class 1 or 3.

The stripe of the ambulance shall consist of reflective White 3M brand adhesive tape. This tape shall be 8 inches wide.

Stripe samples, application methodology, application breaks, plcaement and detailing shall be determined and finalized at the pre-construction meeting.

Fire Extinguishers:

Unless otherwise precluded by this specification, the ambulance shall be equipped with two (2) 5 lbs. ABC dry chemical multi-purpose fire extinguishers with quick release brackets. These extinguishers shall be shipped loose with the vehicle unless mounting instructions are provided by this Agency during the pre-construction meeting.

Finished Vehicle Weight Rating:

The manufacturer shall supply a weight-rating nameplate. In addition the Bidder shall include in the Delivery Manual a certified weight scale receipt showing the final finished weight of the vehicle and its permanent equipment as specified in this specification.

Markings, Data Plates, Warranty Notice, Etc.:

The manufacturer's caution plates and identification plates shall be conspicuously installed for all equipment or functions requiring such notices.

Finished Vehicle Height.

The manufacturer shall supply the finished height nameplate as required by NFPA 1901, paragraph 3-1.2. In addition the Bidder shall include in the Delivery Manual a copy of the finished height.

Park Brake Warning Plate.

The manufacturer's caution plates for the parking brake shall be conspicuously installed on the dash.

Pre-Delivery Cleaning and Detail.

Prior to delivery to this Agency the manufacturer shall clean and detail the finished vehicle. The exterior of the vehicle shall be hot water, pressure washed to remove any dirt that might scratch the paint during delivery.

Pre-Delivery Requirements.

The manufacturer, prior to delivery to this Agency shall perform the following functions:

1. Weight the complete vehicle on a certified scale. A copy of this weight certification shall be included in the owner's manual.
2. Fill with fuel.
3. Check and top off transmission fluid.
4. Check and top off engine oil.
5. Check and top off power steering fluid.
6. Check and top off radiator overflow container.
7. Check and adjust tire pressure.
8. Perform a 30-mile road test and document route traveled.
9. Provide owner's manuals and electrical drawings.

QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS.

Workmanship:

Defective components shall not be furnished. Parts, equipment, and assemblies, which have been repaired or modified to overcome deficiencies; shall not be furnished without the written approval of this Agency. Construction processes and techniques shall be in accordance with the accepted standards of the industry. Component parts and units shall be manufactured to definite standard dimensions with proper fits, clearances, and uniformity. The general appearance of the vehicle shall not show any evidence of poor workmanship.

The following shall be cause for vehicle rejection at time of delivery:

1. Rough, sharp, or unfinished edges, burrs, seams, sharp corners, joints, cracks, and dents.
2. Paint runs, sags, orange peel, "fish eyes", etc., in addition to items listed under the paint requirements portion of these specifications as well as any other imperfection or lack of complete coverage.
3. Body panels that are uneven, unsealed, or contain voids.
4. Misalignment of body fasteners, glass, viewing panels, light housings, other items with large or uneven gaps, spacing, etc., such as door, body panels or hinged panels.
5. Improper body design or interface with the chassis that could cause injury during normal use or maintenance.
6. Improperly fabricated or routed wiring or harnesses.
7. Improperly supported or secured hoses, wires, wiring harnesses, mechanical controls, etc.
8. Loose, vibrating, abrading body parts, components, subassemblies, hoses, wiring harnesses or trim.
9. Interference of chassis components, body parts, doors, etc.
10. Leaks of any fuel, vacuum, air, or other fluid lines. (Ex: air conditioner, coolant, oil, etc.)
11. Noise, panel vibrations, etc.
12. Sagging, non-form fitting upholstery or padding.
13. Incomplete or incorrect application of undercoating or rustproofing.
14. Inappropriate or incorrect use of hardware, fasteners, components, or methods of construction.
15. Incomplete or improper welds.
16. Visual deformities.
17. Lack of uniformity and symmetry where applicable.
18. Unsealed appurtenances or other body components, gaskets, etc.

In addition, any deviation from the requirements of this specification, unless previously approved by this Agency, that affects form, fit, function, durability, reliability, safety, performance or appearance shall be cause for rejection.

Responsibility for Inspection and Tests:

The Bidder is responsible for the performance of all inspections and test requirements specified herein. The Bidder may use his own or any other facilities suitable for the pre-delivery and acceptance inspections unless disapproved by this Agency. This Agency reserves the right to perform any of the inspections and tests set forth in this specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure that the vehicle conforms to these specifications and contract. The Bidder shall provide this Agency's inspection representatives with instruments and all such assistance as they may find necessary.


Tests:

The following performance tests on the emergency medical care vehicle, items, systems, and equipment shall be submitted on a type model of the vehicle being bid. The complete test document from an independent testing laboratory shall be submitted to the Purchaser with the Bid Proposal. The paragraph numbers referenced below are those found in Federal Ambulance Specification KKK-A-1822D.

A. Ambulance Physical Dimensions.

KKK-A-1822D (3.4.11 through 3.4.11.7 and 3.10 to 3.11.4)

B. Vehicle Weight Distribution.

KKK-A-1822D (4.4.3 and 4.4.3.1)

C. Road Test and Performance Tests.

KKK-A-1822D (4.4.4)

D. Exterior Mounted Devices Tested for Temperature.

KKK-A-1822D (3.4.2)

E. Cooling System.

KKK-A-1822D (3.6.4.5)

F. Electrical Systems and Components.

KKK-A-1822D (3.7 to 3.8.5.2)

G. Electrical Generating System.

KKK-A-1822D (3.7.6 through 3.7.6.3)

H. Electromagnetic Radiation and Suppression.

KKK-A-1822D (3.7.12)

I. Warning Light and Siren System.

KKK-A-1822D (3.8.2 to 3.8.2.5, and 3.14.6)

J. Tests of Ambulance Body Structure.

KKK-A-1822D (3.10.5 and 3.10.9)

K. Patient Compartment Interior Surfaces, FMVSS 302.

KKK-A-1822D (3.10.7)

L. Oxygen System and Tests.

KKK-A-1822D (3.11.3, 3.12.1, and 3.12.1.1)

M. Litter Fastener and Anchorage Test.

KKK-A-1822D (3.11.7)

N. Suction Aspiration System Test.

KKK-A-1822D (3.12.3 and 3.12.4)

O. Environmental System Tests.

KKK-A-1822D (3.13.1 to 3.13.7, and 3.6.3.2)

P. Patient Compartment Sound Level Test.

KKK-A-1822D (3.13.8)

Q. Painting, Color, and Marking.

KKK-A-1822D (3.16 to 3.16.4)

R. Manuals and Handbook.

KKK-A-1822D (3.20 and 6.8)

Warranty.

American LaFrance MedicMaster warrants to the owner of this vehicle that all items of its manufacturer will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of thirty six (36) months/36,000 miles whichever occurs first.
American LaFrance MedicMaster does not warrant any component which carries a warranty of another manufacturer or that is manufactured by another manufacturer and American LaFrance MedicMaster's sole responsibility regarding such items shall be to pass on any existing manufacturer's warranty to the purchaser. The warranty period shall begin on the date the vehicle is delivered to the Owner.
The sole responsibility of American LaFrance MedicMaster under this warranty shall be to replace or repair any defective part at its option. American LaFrance MedicMaster shall not be liable for any consequential damages whatsoever.
ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO AND APPROVED BY THE MANUFACTURER PRIOR TO REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR.

American LaFrance MedicMaster warrants to the owner of this vehicle that all items of its manufacturer found in the electrical system will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of sixty (60) months or seventy five thousand (75,000) miles, whichever comes first.
American LaFrance MedicMaster does not warrant any component which carries a warranty of another manufacturer or that is manufactured by another manufacturer and American LaFrance MedicMaster's sole responsibility regarding such items shall be to pass on any existing manufacturer's warranty to the purchaser. The warranty period shall begin on the date the vehicle is delivered to the Owner.
The sole responsibility of American LaFrance MedicMaster under this warranty shall be to replace or repair any defective part at its option. American LaFrance MedicMaster shall not be liable for any consequential damages whatsoever.
ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO AND APPROVED BY THE MANUFACTURER PRIOR TO REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR.

American LaFrance MedicMaster warrants to the original owner subject to the provisions, limitations, and conditions set forth in this warranty that the aluminum modular body is structurally sound and free of joint separation, cracks, and all other structural defects of both materials and workmanship and further warrants that it will maintain its structural integrity as long as said body is owned and maintained by the original purchaser for a period of 20 years.
The sole responsibility of American LaFrance MedicMaster under this warranty shall be to replace or repair any defective part at its option. American LaFrance MedicMaster shall not be liable for any consequential damages, whatsoever. The warranty period shall begin on the date the vehicle is delivered to the Owner.
Written notice of a claim under this warranty shall be given to American LaFrance MedicMaster within a reasonable time after any defect is discovered or should have been discovered.

American LaFrance MedicMaster warrants to the original owner subject to the provisions, limitations, and conditions set forth in this warranty that the paint shall be free of cracks, blistering and pealing as long as said body is owned and maintained by the original purchaser for a period of 10 years.
The sole responsibility of American LaFrance MedicMaster under this warranty shall be to replace or repair any defective part at its option. American LaFrance MedicMaster shall not be liable for any consequential damages, whatsoever. The warranty period shall begin on the date the vehicle is delivered to the Owner.
Written notice of a claim under this warranty shall be given to American LaFrance MedicMaster within a reasonable time after any defect is discovered or should have been discovered.

ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO AND APPROVED BY THE MANUFACTURER PRIOR TO REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR.