Apparatus Maintenance

The Civilian manager for this office is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the Fire/EMS Department fleet.

The personnel assigned must have a thorough knowledge of office practices, procedures and methods, and their efficient application. Additionally, they must have both experience and a mechanical knowledge of Fire/EMS apparatus and equipment in order to establish policies and procedures that affect the entire Department.



  • Ensures blanket purchase orders are sufficiently funded in order to prevent any interruption of service
  • Develops detailed specifications for fire/rescue apparatus purchase
  • Oversees the major repairs and maintenance procedures including
  • Coordinates breathing apparatus repairs/maintenance
  • Issues Apparatus Maintenance Instructions
  • Monitors significant repair trends
  • Conducts annual testing for aerial ladders
  • Schedules MD State Inspections for large apparatus