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Sample Apparatus/Vehicle Replacement Guideline

Excellent Condition

  • Less than five years old
  • Fewer than 800 engine hours
  • Fewer than 25,000 miles if not used in stationary application
  • No known mechanical defects
  • Very short downtime and very few operating expenses
  • Excellent parts availability
  • Very good resale value
  • Meets all present NFPA 1911 [2012] Edition safety standards

Very Good Condition

  • More than five but less than ten years old
  • More than 800 but fewer than 1,600 engine hours
  • More than 25,000 but fewer than 50,000 miles if not used in stationary applications
  • No known mechanical or suspension defects present
  • Low downtime and above average operating costs
  • Good parts availability
  • Good resale value
  • Meets NFPA 1911 [2012] safety standards

Good Condition

  • More than ten but less than 15 years old
  • Some rust or damage to the body or cab
  • More than 1,600 but less than 2,400 engine hours
  • Some existing mechanical or suspension repairs necessary
  • Downtime and operational costs are beginning to increase but not terribly above the average
  • Parts are still available but getting difficult to find
  • Resale value decreasing
  • Meets all NFPA 1911 [2012] safety standards

Fair Condition

  • More than 15 but less than 20 years old
  • Rust, corrosion, or body damage apparent on body or cab
  • More than 2,400 engine hours
  • More than 75,000 but fewer than 100,000 miles if not used in stationary applications
  • Existing mechanical or suspension repairs necessary
  • Downtime is increasing and operational costs are above the historical average
  • Parts are becoming harder to find and/or obsolete
  • Very little resale value
  • Does not meet all NFPA 1911 [2012] safety standards

Poor Condition

  • More than 20 years old
  • Rust, corrosion, or damage to the body of cab impacting use of the apparatus
  • More than 2,400 engine hours or 100,000 miles
  • Existing mechanical or suspension problems affecting operation of the apparatus
  • Downtime is exceeding in-service availability
  • Operational costs are exceeding the resale value of the apparatus
  • Parts are obsolete
  • Does not meet all NFPA 1911 [2012] safety standards

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Article Courtesy of Brian Brown,   http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/articles/print/volume-16/issue-12/features/maintaining-your-fleet-in-a-down-economy.html

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