FDSOA’s New Aerial Maintenance Program

The Fire Department Safety Officer Association announced a new hands-on Aerial Maintenance program will be part of the 2019 Apparatus Maintenance & Specification Symposium. Aerial Maintenance: What you need to know program, with Instructor Mike Adams, Fleet Supervisor, South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA), Colorado, on Wednesday, January 23rd in Orlando, Florida.

“The class is a crash course on aerial maintenance,” said Adams. “Traditionally, that’s the most neglected piece of equipment in the fleet and yet it is expected to work as it is supposed to.”

The course will feature an overview of the vehicle and what crews should be looking for as part of routine checks.

“Anyone involved with maintenance should attend this focused class,” Adams added. “Emergency vehicle technicians, officers in charge of fleets or anyone who works on the vehicles.”

Adams is a Fire Apparatus EVT Level III Master and ARFF EVT Level III Master Technician, and passed his EVT M1 Level I Supervisor Certification. Adams has been actively involved in the Colorado Emergency Vehicle Technicians Association’s annual Fire Mechanics Academy. He was also named the 2015 Emergency Vehicle Technician of the Year by Firehouse and the FDSOA.

“We’re going to try and condense a full week worth of information into one day,” Adams said. “And that’s why we’ll limit attendance to 25 individuals.” For safety, no open-toed shoes and no shorts will be allowed on attendees.

New this year, FDSOA is offering $50 off with Early Bird registration before October 1! Visit www.FDSOA.org for details.

The FDSOA Apparatus Specification and Maintenance Symposium will be held Monday, January 20th to Wednesday, January 23rd. Concurrently the FDSOA Safety Forum will hold the two-day Incident Safety Officer Academy and the Health & Safety Officer Academy on January 21-22.

For more information visit: www.fdsoa.org.