Parts are the death of projects when you have a lot of them to do and not the time and the space for them to stay for a period of time. Potential places you can get parts for vehicles, are NAPA, Kenworth, Cummings, Ford, Dodge, International, Light House, ect. I say parts are the death because you can get parts soon as you walk into the parts store or you have to wait 1 day or 2 to 3 weeks later depending on how fast the company can get it to you and what part it is. Whatever truck you are working on once you order the parts then you need to call the client and inform then on the updated estimated time the vehicle will be done. Getting parts from the dealerships or manufactures are most likely the place you will get the parts you are looking for.
5. Pump Testing
Pump Testing is when we test all fire trucks that have pumps on them and make sure they can still put out the required GPM(gallons per minute). Essentially you have one truck at a time and one porter tank, and a testing trailer. At first you have to do a dry vac. test that makes sure that there are no air leaks in the pump. If so the truck has failed already if it meets a certain amount. Pump testing is essential for all Fire Departments to have done on a yearly basics. Possibility of catastrophic failure on a call with the pump is high if it does not get inspected and tested every so often.