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Apparatus Service

As a full-line provider of fire and rescue equipment, Hoosier Fire Equipment, Inc. has always lived by the mantra, “We service, what we sell!” While the phrase may be old and clichéd, we back it up with a serious investment in our factory trained and “real world” experienced, service personnel, fully equipped Mobile Service Units, and in-house service centers at both our Valparaiso (Main Office) and Indianapolis (Mid-State) facilities.


They are not just "trucks" in for "lube jobs". Fire trucks are becoming increasingly intricate machines! With the initiation of computerized pump controls, EPA regulations, multiplexing electrical systems, new collision safety features- the need for apparatus specialists is crucial. At Hoosier Fire Equipment, we understand the interface of the “truck” and the “fire fighting” parts of the apparatus. We also endeavor to stay on top of the latest manufacturers’ recommendations for regular maintenance intervals and lubrication specifications. For these reasons, we have expanded into the “truck” portion of apparatus maintenance. To further support and enhance the regular scheduled maintenance of the entire apparatus, we are also capable of a great deal of repair work to the various chassis components including air conditioning work as well.


At the heart of all fire departments is the pumper fire apparatus. Will the pump perform as expected on the next fire? Our pump preventative maintenance service is based on the recommendations of the major pump manufacturers. All valves, including the drains, are checked for proper operation. Pump transmission oil is changed, and drive systems are lubricated. Packing is adjusted as necessary, and a vacuum test is performed. A written report of the inspection and service is provided upon completion.


What kind of shape is the heart of the department in? Will it deliver the big water needed at the next extraordinary fire? An annual pump test is the stress test for the heart of the department, and is also worth points on the ISO rating. Pump testing, along with our chassis and pump PM programs, will give you reasonable assurance that the “heart” will perform at its best, when you need it the most.


Need an extra shelf in a compartment? Maybe a new electrical cord reel would make that rescue last night a little faster. How about relieving the load on your electrical system with some new LED lights? We have an excellent fabricator on staff for any custom made sheet metal work that you may require. We can also do up-fitting conversions for command vehicles, paramedic units, and custom wild land fire fighting vehicles.

To Schedule Your Apparatus Service
Please Contact Ken Hughes
(219) 462-1707