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Oroville had only one mechanic, a vacancy in staffing, and was falling behind schedule
Here’s a look at some fire service hacks for getting around an unruly Old Man Winter
Can you afford to maintain your apparatus? The real questions is can you afford not to?
Ask and answer these key questions to better understand and improve your fleet
The engine has been in the Los Angeles County Fire Museum shop since the museum was closed for COVID-19 restrictions
Officials said the crash was due to a brake failure during maintenance
The 15,000-square-foot facility sits on 2.5 acres and has six drive-through maintenance bays
The St. George Fire Department is getting a new station and expanded training and maintenance facilities
Salt buildup can occur on just about any area of your fire apparatus or ambulances, but it is especially common on areas affected by road spray
Keep critical gear and equipment stored properly to increase safety and prolong the life of your PPE and tools
Master mechanics and emergency vehicle technicians recommend the following apparatus maintenance tips to keep trucks on the road in soaring temperatures
Emergency vehicle techs report the issues that most commonly cause fire apparatus to go out of service
The first symposium was created to address apparatus, maintenance and maintenance personnel issues
Relying on emergency vehicle techs will improve a department’s bottom line, response capability and overall safety
Budget cuts led the city to discontinue bi-annual cleanings at the fire stations; two fire stations had to be closed due to mold and dead mice in air vents
The borough council decided to cut their contributions to the department’s vehicle maintenence fund by over 50 percent
Here are some expert tips to keep your tower truck functioning through the winter months
On top of being short on funds, fire officials said people have vandalized the department’s fire trucks and taken fuel from them
New salt mixtures are good for keeping roads ice-free, but play havoc on fire apparatus
A power outage disabled the doors and part of the mechanism to manually open them broke