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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

The first Spartan Chassis, Ol’ No.1, was manufactured in 1975, and built for the Covington (OH) Fire Department. After ownership by two departments it was returned to Spartan in 2003. (Photos by author.)

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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

Allison transmission components for the automatic transmission class.

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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

TJ Tennant, “The Tire Guy,” presented a very lively class on tire and wheel materials, components, repairs, and case studies of tire failures. TJ did an excellent job of turning what might have been a dull subject into a very exciting class!

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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

The class on driveline troubleshooting and failure prevention was reinforced by the use of a driveline simulator.

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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

The Hale pump, hands-on pump rebuilding class was well attended.

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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

Bill Foster (right) presents a Fire Service Achievement Award to Buddy Caldwell as Spartan COO Tom Ninneman looks on.

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2018 Spartan Fire Truck Training Conference

Allison Transmission had a trailer truck with an engine/transmission simulator for students to examine.