In June, Squad 18 went down to our local shop for its yearly preventative maintenance. During the DOT inspection, significant rust was found on the frame and in hidden areas under the body.
The decision was made to look into having the unit repaired. We made contact with Marco Equipment who was recommended from various other fire companies. The squad was taken to their shop in Honey Brook, PA for them to evaluate. After looking over the unit, corrosion and electrolysis was found in various aread of the frame, body, and cab. Due to the current apparatus long term plan and the need to replace other units before this unit, the comapny decided to go ahead with the work as quoted. This work includes pulling thte body and pump off of the frame, repairing rust spots and media blasting and repainting the entire unit along with some additions and changes to meet the operational needs of the company.
On Sunday 9/23, members worked throughout the day to remove all of the equipment from the Squad and store it in the fire house. The unit was delivered to Marco Equipment Sales on Monday 9/24.
On Friday 9/28, we received our first set of weekly photos describing the work completed throughout the week. We will share additional photos from the project as they become available.