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    Default Replacement of appliances

    Out of interest, how often are your appliances replaced and according to what criterior? Are your vehicles replaced after reaching a certain milage or after so many years of service? Are rural stations less likely to replace vehicles than city brigades? And what about financial aid? Do you get such help?
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    Our system calls for a (supposed) 20 year life cycle.

    I say supposed because we just replaced a 1972 Truck last year.

    We are a rural department with about 130-150 runs/year (No medical calls).

    We are heavily funded by the county government, but would still be unable to function without donation money.
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    Howdy,

    We currently try to replace at the ten year mark for pumpers and 15 or so for special apps(they have less runs).... we keep a seven year plan and budget for fleet replacement and only finance about a quarter of the cost

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