Truck Tech: How to prevent vehicle breakdown before it happens

By Chris Dennis

All emergency services need some kind of vehicle to get the job done. But the job cannot be done if your vehicle doesn’t work when you need it. Proper vehicle maintenance is essential to ensure first responders can safely and efficiently get to calls.

Items used to extinguish fire must be inspected and kept in working order. Preventative maintenance is a regularly performed service on a piece of equipment to lower the chances of it failing. Preventative maintenance should be performed while the equipment is still working, so that it does not break down unexpectedly.

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