As with all maintenance, bleeding air tanks is a regular maintenance item that needs to be recorded. Whether your department uses electronic record keeping or writes this data in a logbook, the fact is that action items like this need to be documented.
Marek was honored by Spartan at an awards ceremony at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association’s (FDSOA) Fire Apparatus, Safety, and Maintenance Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
"The last thing i want on their mind is concern for the truck. If my trucks are safe and my trucks are 100%, then my crews that use them are going to be safe and be able to do the best they can."
The two EVTs have reportedly saved the city $150,000 by reducing the need to outsource fire apparatus maintenance to an outside company.
As trucks continue to evolve, the specification, purchasing, and maintenance processes do as well. It is important for agencies of any size to fully understand the items written in a spec and be able to articulate why they have chosen the things they have.