Fall is the time to make sure fire service vehicles are checked
For most of the summer, it has felt like California has been burning.
Six firefighters and one fire equipment mechanic have lost their lives. Thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed. The Mendocino Complex Fire – the largest in the state’s history – already has charred nearly 500,000 acres … and it’s not out yet. Altogether, more than 1 million acres have burned from one end of the state to the other.
With the wildfire season as bad as it’s ever been in California, it should come as no surprise that the ground-based vehicles used to fight them have been stressed under the most extreme conditions.
All of which puts a premium on the annual inspections performed by the experts at Golden State Fire Apparatus.