The Apparatus Architects: Cherry Hill's Emergency Vehicle Maintenance Program

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This month on The Apparatus Architects, Tom Shand and Michael Wilbur talk with Captain Tom Parks of the Cherry Hill, NJ, Fire Department. Captain Parks heads the department's Motor Maintenance Division which oversees a fleet of more than 50 vehicles.

Tom and Mike talk with Captain Parks about a number of subjects including fleet maintenance, auxiliary braking systems and apparatus specifications.

Captain Parks examines the finer points of a preventative maintenance program using the slogan "Without us, they walk!"

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See Tom Shand Live and Mike Wilbur Live! Tom and Mike will host the "Apparatus Architects" podcast with a variety of apparatus manufacturers Firehouse Expo on July 22. Stop by Room 313 at 10:15 a.m. to take part in the podcast. Tom and Mike will be presenting the following sessions: "Aerial Ladder & Tower Ladder Placement and Operation," "Apparatus Rebuilding: Is this the Answer to Your Replacement Problem?," "Common Problems that Can Lead to Accidents, Overweight Apparatus, and Dangers Therein," and "Preventative Maintenance in Today's Economy" and "Driver Training With Your Eyes, Head, Hands and Feet!!" Tom will also be moderating "Managing Your Fleet Repairs."