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"A HUGE thank you to Tim and the rest of the guys at Fire Line Equipment on this extensive project that turned out so much better than ever anticipated. Thanks again to Fire Line for making this project a huge asset to the community and a great addition to the fleet ! Also a thanks to the Eden Fire Company for allowing this transaction to take place so the truck could "ripen" into its new color!"

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Fire Apparatus Refurbishment

Breathing Life Back Into Your Fire Apparatus
Are your department's fire apparatus up to speed? Fire Line Equipment can update your fire truck with services including original body remounts, fire pump overhaul, aerial refurbishment, NFPA compliant warning light upgrades, paint, lettering & striping. Repairs also include chassis repairs, brakes, suspension, drive train, tires and exhaust repairs.

1997 Pierce Rescue Pumper - Before Refurbishment
Before Refurbishment

  • Custom Tool Storage Cabinets
  • EMS Cabinets, Roll Up Doors, Cargo Net Doors, Hinged Door Repair & Replacement
  • Custom Rescue Tool Mounting
  • Shelving, Sliding Trays, Sliding Tool Boards, Swing Out Trays and Tool Boards
  • Cascade Mounting Systems
  • Consoles, Map Pockets & Computer Mounts
  • Air Bottle Storage Racks

1997 Pierce Rescue Pumper - After Refurbishment
After Refurbishment

  • Aluminum Equipment Storage racks
  • Spot Repairs To Total Repaints
  • Wreck Damage & Rust Repairs
  • Compartment Interior Repairs and Upgrades
  • Graphics, Reflective Tape, Vinyl Lettering
  • Steel & Poly Booster Tank Replacements
  • Fire Pump Upgrades & Foam System Installation
  • Warning Light Upgrades - Halogen, Strobe & LED

Fire Truck Parts Specials

  • Britax Marker Light STD $35.95 BUY
  • Britax Marker Light LED $55.32 BUY
  • Britax Light - End Short $52.50 BUY
  • Amber Marker 12V LED $26.64 BUY
  • Red Marker 12V LED $40.52 BUY
  • Dome Light Red/Clear $25.74 BUY

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Refurbish or replace? NFPA 1901 Annex D explained

By Alan Saulsbury

According to the U.S. Fire Administration's Fire Service Needs Assessment, researched by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and published in December 2002, 16 percent of all fire engines (pumpers) are 15–19 years old; 21 percent are 20–29 years old; 13 percent (more than 10,000) are more than 30 years old. The report concludes that more than half of all fire engines are more than 15 years old.

Significant changes in NFPA Standards (1901, 1906, 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1915) in the past 13 years have resulted in dramatic new safety improvements in fire apparatus. The recent release of the 2003 edition of NFPA 1901 noted a new section, Annex D, referencing apparatus replacement or refurbishment. This document now outlines the basic requirements for a first-line response apparatus vs. reserve apparatus. In addition, Annex D provides guidelines on items to be refurbished and updated.

Every fire department has a responsibility to provide safe apparatus and equipment for its personnel to safely perform their responsibilities to their community. The apparatus should be compliant with national standards and must also adhere to state and local requirements.

Fire departments should audit their fleets in comparison to the following new definitions:

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