The Community Fire Protection District under the leadership of the Board of Directors have embarked on a recycling program that is saving the tax payers a minimum of 40% on ambulance replacement. We have upgraded our fleet from open seamed ambulances to unitized all welded, all aluminum ambulances. The resulting ambulance is stronger and resist compartment intrusion in an accident. A benefit to the stronger ambulance is an enhanced ability to remount the box. Watch this page for updates as we go through our Fourth remount.
August 28 2008 - Specifications reviewed for chassis for next remount. Release date for chassis bid January 2009
November 20 2008 - Meeting to be held in December to review needed repairs during remount process.
Members of the department reviewing needed repairs.
Narrowing of bumper to body gap.
rust from road salts
Tear in rear head knocker.
Puncture wound to attendant seat.
Crack in L1 interior door.
Electrolysis L2-3 hinge
Electrolysis L1 hinge
Due to heavy road salt use in the area electrolysis is present around the lower edge of doors more pronounced at hinges. However due to extensive prep work at time of painting we have not experienced paint break though nor do we expect to prior to remount.
January 2 2009 - Remount specifications are being drawn up expected release this month.
January 12 2009 - Remount specifications printed and are under review by staff.
January 21 2009 - Bids released for chassis and remount
February 4 2009 - Remount Bid awarded to Excellance,inc.
February 9 2009 - Production number RM-943 assigned.
February 11 2009 - Chassis Bid awarded to Lou Fusz
February 12 2009 - Chassis: Estimated build date is first week of April with an estimated delivery date to be about three weeks after that.
February 12 2009 - Update portal opened at Excellance
February 27 2009 - Tentative date for pre-construction conference set for July 29 2009 at the factory
April 22 2009 - Chassis arrived at ExcellanceReviewReviewCustomerProduction
Paperwork Released for Internal Review
All Questions Answered by Customer
Unit Paperwork Released to Production
Remount arrival at Factory
On July 27th a pre-construction meeting was held at Excellance and the ambulance was turned over to the factory. We expect delivery of our refurbished ambulance in September.
Striped and dismounted
in body shop
Grind - Rough welds ground smooth, flush with body.
Body - Body filler used to make smooth surface.
In Buff Forward View
In Buff Aft View
Prime - Body prepared "primed" for paint.
Buff - Final stage of paint to smooth paint surface.
In Final aft view
In final interior
In final forward view
Mount - Body and chassis are bolted together.
Final Assembly - Exterior lights, upholstery, etc., & final detail.