Parker attended a one week Fire Pumps and Accessories class and obtained his EVT certification. This became very helpful that both he and Robbie had obtained this training when recently they were able to completely disassemble and repair the transfer case on one of the fire engines. This one repair saved the City an estimated $5,000 – $8,000 and three weeks of vehicle downtime. In the future they will be able to continue these types of repairs as needed.
Eight new patrol vehicles have arrived. Seven of them are complete and are now in use. The last one should be done next week.
We received around 10 new vehicles in the month of February which has kept us extra busy. Some of these vehicles we send out to be up-fitted such as vehicles for the police department. Most of the pickups we up-fit here in the shop. This includes installing tool boxes, light bars, emergency lights in the grille and tail lights, running boards, etc
The in-car cameras in the patrol cars were around ten years old, and are obsolete to point we were unable to purchase parts for repair. Working together with the Police Department all 63 cameras were removed and
new cameras were installed. Thank you Lieutenant Jeff Bailey, Sergeant Dan Holdaway, Officer Travis Nye, Officer Jared Weech, and our Fleet Mechanics for the many hours required to accomplish this task.
The new dump truck for Waste Water is now fully set-up and put into service.
New asphalt hotbox for the Streets Section. This will keep asphalt warm to help with pothole repairs.
The new snowplow truck for Storm Water is complete and was used during snow removal during the large snow storm we had recently.
Parker Swainston attended a weeklong fire pump and accessories training class. He passed the exam and received the Fire Pumps and Accessories EVT (Emergency Vehicle Technician) certification.