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SPC News: Emergency Vehicles Free Maintenance Training Class


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On Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2, the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) ambulance program vendor Foster Coach Sales, Inc./Horton Emergency Vehicles will conduct a free training class to better familiarize municipal maintenance personnel with the repair, service and maintenance of ambulances. While this class is geared to the Horton Type I Additional Duty ambulance units, there will also be useful information applicable to other units. A Horton service manager and a senior electrical engineer will be there to instruct and answer questions, as well as a service technician from Foster Coach Sales, Inc., and personnel from International Navistar Corporation.

Topics to be presented include: • Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance & Repair • Air Suspension Maintenance & Repair • Intelliplex & HOPS Repairs • General Maintenance/Seasonal Checks o Torque Hardware (door stays, crash steps, nader pins, latches, body mounts) o Lubrication (crash steps, door handles, hinges) • HVAC Filter Replacement

The first class will be held on Wednesday, October 1 at the Glenview Police Department, 2500 East Lake Avenue. The class on Thursday, October 2 will be held at the Lockport Fire Protection District, 19623 Renwick Road in Lockport. Both classes will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided and attendees will be issued a Certificate of Completion.

Please visit http://www.nwmc-cog.org/SPC-Documents/SPC_FCS_Service_Workshop-Registration.aspx to access the registration forms and additional information. Please note that the RSVP deadline is Monday, September 1 and class sizes are limited to a maximum of 50 participants, so please register as soon as possible. For questions or additional information, please contact Steve Foster, 800-369-4215, ext. 3, or steve@fostercoach.com.

Please support the SPC and SSMMA when making purchases and note that every municipality and government agency in the State of Illinois is authorized to participate in SPC Programs. The SPC catalog can be viewed on our website http://ssmma.org/program-areas/suburban-purchasing-cooperative/. Feel free to contact me at (708) 206-1155 or rita.kueny@ssmma.org with any questions or comments you may have regarding existing SPC programs or additional programs you might like to see added.

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