The Apparatus Architects: Working with Dealers and Warranties


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Whether your department is looking to buy a used fire truck or designing a new unit, this month's edition of The Apparatus Architects is a must. Hosts Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur use their experience to offer advice on the purchase of used apparatus. Hear about how a department lucked out and purchased a 20-year-old ladder truck with only 6,500 miles.

They also will give valuable tips to use when establishing a relationship and negotiating with dealers. After all, your investment may have to last more than 20 years. This podcast also looks at warranties. It's essential you get one that fits the bill.

The Architects discuss a question about a department's new policy not use the "Jake Brake" because of noise complaints. They also will offer comment on recent news including the impact of firefighters nabbed for driving under the influence.

Please send any suggestions, questions or comments, to: podcast@firehouse.com.

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