HME Ahrens-Fox (HMEAF or the Company) acknowledged the leadership of both the Monroe County Fire Apparatus Committee and the Emergency Services Department in conceptualizing, and subsequently delivering, a new deployment model that equalizes incident service levels across the disparate needs of the county, reduces operating expenses within their combination department, and improves firefighter safety.
Monroe County, which is also home of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA, spans 398 square miles and has a population of over 26,000 citizens. The legacy equipment previously in place across the county is varied and did not allow for:
• Standardized firefighter training
• Standardized apparatus testing and maintenance
• A single point of contact for field service needs, parts sourcing, or warranty claims
“As we implement the new deployment model and standardize our apparatus, Monroe County will be able to send any firefighter (full time or volunteer) to any of our firehouses and know they will be more efficient, provide the same level of incidence response and be safer. We will achieve this more balanced service model at a lower total cost to the citizens of the county,” said Matt Jackson, Fire Chief, Monroe County Emergency Services.
Six of the 12 HME Ahrens-Fox apparatuses were inspected by the customer on December 6th and are in transit to Monroe County (GA) Emergency Services to be placed into service.
“There are so many instances – many of them unheard – of fire department leaders like Monroe County sheading muscle memory, legacy practices and costs by taking a more innovative and customer-centric approach to the planning and management of their operations. We are certainly pleased that HMEAF was afforded the opportunity to help enable the department’s vision by building trucks that will perform,” said Todd Grasman, President, HME Ahrens-Fox.
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