Rockford (IL) Profits from Opening Fire Apparatus Repair to Other Fire Departments

City officials said that opening the Rockford Fire Department vehicle repair shop to other fire departments is producing a modest profit, reports

The program also covers the cost for an extra mechanic which helps repair and return Rockford fire equipment to service quickly.

Rockford piloted the program this year. Through October, the program had generated $102,863 by performing fire truck and equipment repairs for area fire departments and protection districts that might otherwise have to travel into the Chicago suburbs to find a qualified repair shop. 

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