It’s called preventive maintenance for a reason. Because – when done consistently – it can prevent costly, time-consuming, and sometimes deadly failures. But too many fire districts assume that annual inspections constitute preventive maintenance. The fact is, if departments rely only on annual inspections, they could be costing their districts up to 30% of their apparatus maintenance budgets each year. Performing in-station maintenance checks and thorough pre-shift inspections can catch critical issues early on, before they become major problems for their departments.
With budgets as tight as ever, here's a tip from a utility government fleet that reduced their out of service time and catastrophic failures by 30% - all with a program that cost virtually nothing.