Functions & Responsibilities
The Equipment Maintenance Division's functions and responsibilities are to:
Assist in drafting specifications for new apparatus and equipment
Develop and perform preventative maintenance programs
Develop driver training programs
Handle any mechanical problems with self-contained breathing apparatus, engines, or ladder trucks
Maintain records relating to stock purchases, apparatus, and inventory
Repair and maintain the department's apparatus and related equipment such as hoses, fittings, self-contained breathing apparatus, emergency tools, and appliances
Respond to all multiple alarm fires
The goal of the Maintenance Division is to ensure that the Fire Department's fleet of 25 vehicles and the department's emergency equipment are in working condition at all times so that a reliable and rapid response to emergencies is assured.
To deliver these services and goals a maintenance shop is housed at Fire Station 1 and is staffed by 1 master mechanic and 1 general mechanic.