The cuts in municipal and fire department budgets have forced many chiefs and fleet managers to consider refurbishing existing apparatus or postponing the purchase of new apparatus for a couple years.

In this blog post, the author offers views from officials at several equipment manufacturers. The topics: when to refurbish fire apparatus and engine regeneration. One expert provides three questions that fleet managers should ask to help them determine whether a vehicle should be refurbished or replaced.

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