Fire Apparatus Maintenance Shop
The Fire Apparatus Maintenance Shop handles all work orders for repairs to department apparatus on a daily basis. The work orders range from minor repairs to major overhauls as well as regular preventative maintenance. There are 35- pieces of apparatus including; 14- pumpers, 3- ladder trucks, 3- quints, 2- rescue trucks, 1-light/air unit, 1- hazardous material unit, 1- decontamination unit, 2- ARFF units, 3- USAR units, 3- Brush units, 1-passenger bus, 1-mobile command unit. Apparatus mechanics are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
Maintenance is based on engine hours or months depending on the assignment or use of the particular piece of apparatus.
Tires are ordered through the City Fleet Services, however, the Fire Apparatus Maintenance Shop personnel replace tires on all apparatus.
Additionally, staff reviews specifications for new fire apparatus for comments.
The Logistics Section supports the mission of the Department of Fire & Life Safety by providing supplies and equipment for fire suppression, emergency medical response, haz-mat response, and technical rescue to 9 engine companies, 3 ladder companies, 1 rescue company, 1 ARFF company, 2 battalions, and all divisions. This support enables the department to respond and mitigate all emergencies effectively. Logistics is also responsible for maintaining and supplying 193 employees with uniforms, protective clothing, supplies, and materials, such as helmets, gloves, boots, turnout coats and pants.
Logistics is also responsible for management of facility maintenance for 10 fire stations and associated structures, including household and office necessity.
Logistics constantly strives to enhance its capabilities and service through the use of technology; including electronic submission of requests for supplies, equipment, materials, and repairs to facilities. This allows the Logistics Section to respond quickly to requests.
Repairs to self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), nozzles, and hydraulic tools are repaired or coordinated by Logistics.