The Mechanics maintain over 40 Fire assigned vehicles, performing annual State Inspections, upkeep and the required repairs.
During this procedure the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA’s) are also flowed to specifications and are checked for wear and fatigued parts spare SCBA’s and all air bottles.Along with SCBA’s all off board power plants, such as chain saws, portable generators, and vent fans are also serviced.
Hurst Tool (Jaws of Life) cutters, spreaders, generators, power plant hoses, are also inspected and repaired by the EFD mechanics.
The mechanics also perform duties outside of their repair shop. This consists of maintaining the Plymo vent system, (Exhaust gas filtration system) removing diesel exhaust fumes from the firehouse. And also servicing the emergency house generators at each fire station.
Mechanics perform annual pump tests on the fire trucks and ladder tests on the aerial trucks front line and backup.
All fire mechanics must have and maintain a CDL drivers license, state inspection license, and a complete set of hand tools separate from city owned tools. They are also certified by the Hale Pump Corp. and the MSA Breathing service making them an authorized repair center.