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Service & Maintenance 2011-05-12T17:01:06+00:00

Blaze Emergency Equipment provides quality maintenance programs to help avoid costly repairs and keeping all your apparatus and equipment up and running in a state of readiness. We come prepared to service your fire apparatus at your station or, if necessary, move your equipment to our facility centrally located off of State Highway Rt. 37 in Ocean County.

While there is no guarantee that a truck will start every time the tones sound, a good maintenance program is the best way to avoid costly repairs and keep all apparatus and equipment in a state of response readiness. Our service crew can handle anything that comes their way 24/7. There are several different programs that may be used, based on the individual piece of equipment, activity and geographic location, as recommended by the NFPA 1911 Standard for the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, and Retirement of In-Service Fire Apparatus, 2007 edition.

Administrative and ambulance vehicle maintenance should be based on miles and rotated for preventive maintenance on a 3,000 to 5,000-mile interval. Schedule your pumpers, towers, heavy rescues, hazmat units and quints for preventative maintenance on quarterly intervals based on the level of call activity and training time. Wildland units, tenders and most reserves may be scheduled for maintenance once a year, based on the location and activity of the unit.

 

Apparatus Maintenance Programs

Include but are not limited to the following;

1. Engine

Oil Level, Oil Filters, Oil Leaks, Cooling System Fluid Levels, Coolant Filter, Coolant System Hose’s, Coolant Tested, Fuel Filter, Air Filter, Belts, Motor Mounts, Exhaust System, Air Compressor Filter, Air System and Drains, Emergency Shutdown and Shutter Operation.

2. Chassis

Lube Chassis, Clutch Linkage, Check Drive Line, Differential Fluid Level, Gaskets and Seals, Mounting Bolts/Body, Axle Studs and Nuts, Springs and U Bolts, Shackle Pins, Shock Absorbers, Tires, Wheels and Lube Nuts, Fuel Tank, Power Steering Fluid Level/Filter/Pump, Hose and Filters, Drag Link and Asst. Cylinder, Tie Rod Ends, King Pins, Steering Gear Box Assembly and Gear Box Mounting Bolts.

3. Transmission

Fluid Level, Shift Linkage (Manual), Gaskets and Seals, Lock-up System, Filter, Cooler, PTO.

4. Brakes

Fluid Level, Low Air Alarm, Governor, Leakage, Tank Drains, Air Dryer System, Alcohol Evap. System, Moisture Ejectors, Parking, Brake Linings and Adjust, Brake Chambers, Tubing/Lines/Fittings and Drums/Rotators.

5. Electrical System

Starting System, Onboard Air Compressor, Charging System, Battery Condition, Battery Load Test, Alternator AMPS Output, Warning Lights, Sirens, Ground/Step Lights, Pump Panel Lights, Compartment Lights, DOT Lights, Gaskets and Seals and Axle Bearings.

6. Pump

Change Over Valve, Relief Valve, Pressure Governor, Controls/Linkage, Strainers, Priming System, Gauges, Drains and Bleeders, Pump Packing, Valves, Anodes and Heat Exchanger Valve.

7. Pump Transmission

Oil Level, Noise, Linkage and Control, Mounting Bolts and Gaskets/Seals.

8. Booster Tank

Dump Chutes, Leaks/Overflow Piping and Tank Seal.

9. Foam Tank

Foam System and Foam System Piping.

10. Portable Pump

Remote Start, Battery, Oil/Oil Filter, Fuel Filter, Air Filter, Exhaust System, Controls/Linkage, Mounting Bolts, Valves, Packing’s, “T” Case, Oil and Noise.

11. Cab

Wipers/Wash, Headlights, DOT Lights, Instruments and Controls, Glass, Seats and Seat Belts, Door Latches and Locks, Heater Defroster, HVAC System, Cab Tilt/Locks/Pivot, Cab Tilt Cylinders, Spot Lights and Interior Lights.

12. Generator/Inverter

Remote Start, Oil/Hydraulic Filter, Fuel Filters, Air Filters, Exhaust System, Quartz Lights, receptacles and PTO/Pump.

13. Aerial

PTO, Outriggers, Turntable, Ladder, EPU, Interlocks, Footplates, Hoses, Electrical, Warning Decals, Controls, Sheave Wheels, Cables, Wear Pads/Rollers, Deicing Valve, Intercom, Hoses, Waterway, Platform, Cab area, Hydraulic oil Reservoir, Performance, Cradle, Breathing Air System, Monitor and Wireless Remote.

14. PTO & 110 Volt Generators

Driveshaft, Slip Yoke, Hanger Bearings, Transfer Case Oil, Oil, Oil Filter, Air Cleaner and performance check.

15. CAFS Service

Compressor Oil, Air Filter, Compressor Oil Filter, Oil/Air Separator, Drive Belt, Wye Strainer (water & foam), Foam Pump Oil, and performance check.