Vehicle Maintenance

The DeKalb Fire Department Maintenance Team is responsible for care, maintenance, and repairs of all fire apparatus in the fire departments fleet.  The fleet consists of four fire engines, one ladder truck, six ambulances, three light duty squads, one heavy rescue, six administrative or command vehicles, one semi tractor-trailer, an airport crash truck, and three trailers.  In addition to the rolling stock, the team also is responsible for numerous small tools such as chain saws, rotary saws, positive pressure fans, and generators.  The team is staffed with one team coordinator, three assistant coordinators, and two mechanics. 

The team members all have some background in vehicle maintenance.  The team is also responsible for the annual testing that is mandated by NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) for the ground ladders, aerial ladders, and water pumps that are carried on the fire apparatus.  

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    Mike Thomas

    Fire Chief

    DeKalb Fire Department

    700 Pine Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115