The Apparatus Division has developed standard work orders for each of the various vehicles ranging from 2.5 hours per small fleet vehicle to 70-80 hours for an annual inspection on a large Aerial platform vehicle with fire pump.
In 1995, our Administration allowed the Division to offer its services to the surrounding municipal fire departments and we continue to do so to date. We also are authorized to do warranty and repair work for some fire truck manufacturers and dealers allowing our units to be repaired quickly in Windsor and remain in service.
We provide 24 hour service to both the city and county and have worked with ULC to provide pump test facilities. We also provide consultation services to the surrounding fire departments when purchasing new fire apparatus. This Division has one of the few pump test facilities in the province, allowing us to provide year round fire pump testing to Windsor Fire & Rescue and surrounding municipalities.
The future plans to increase efficiencies in this Division include specialized computer programs to handle our different work orders, inventory control, and maintenance scheduling.
This is but a brief overview of the Apparatus Division. I hope that it has provided a better insight into what the Division does as an integral part of the Fire Department.