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Training: NCFMA – Dec 14th 2017

Sorry for the late Notice

December NCFMA Training
Date:     December 14,2017

Location:    Valley Power System North,
                     855 Stillwater Rd
                     West Sacramento, Ca  95691 – Map – DIRECTIONS
Training will be given by Eloy Florez, Air Resource Board
Presenting CARB/ARB perspective on compliance and regulatory requirements relative to Fire Apparatus/Ambulance and vehicles used OFF HIGHWAY that are powered by Diesel Engines
0900-0930   Meet and Greet
0930-1030   NCFMA Meeting
1030-1200   CARB/ARB Training
1200-1300   BBQ Lunch  provided by Valley Power Systems
1300-1500   CARB/ARB Training
Please RSVP to Ernie Petrocelli
                       Or Marty Schmeltz
                       Or  Dale Eckhardt
CFMA Electrical Systems Challenge/Opt Out Test will be given to any personnel that request the test in advance to the CFMA Office or to Marty Schmeltz 916-416-1663 or
The NCFMA Raffle drawing will be done during the afternoon training

8/14/17 – NCFMA/SCFMA Newsletter


Jobs: SoCalFleet – EVT (Fire Truck Mechanic)

Emergency Vehicle Technician (Fire Truck Mechanic)

Job Purpose:

We are seeking experienced Fire Mechanics with (5+ years) Level I – III certifications from the California Fire Mechanics Academy or equivalent EVT’s. Our company has several locations throughout Southern California, and shops in North Las Vegas, Sacramento, and Arizona. We have a large network of over 85 mobile service trucks and approximately 120 employees in our company. For more information about our company, please visit our web site We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits: Medical, Dental, Life Insurances, 401k Plan, Vacation & Holiday Pay (offered after 90 days), and we also provide opportunities for further training in the Fire Mechanic’s program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong capabilities in diesel engines, air brake systems, pumps, valves, hydraulic systems, electrical & power train diagnostics in computer (ECM & multiplexing) electrical systems. Other knowledge in performing BIT and DOT inspections, cab-air conditioning, and welding would be a plus.

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in journeyman level, heavy duty fire truck repair, and/or EVT experience
  • High school or equivalent
  • ASE certificates or equivalent
  • California Fire Mechanics or equivalent EVT certificates would be desirable
  • Valid driver’s license, Class A or B
  • Clean DMV
  • Must have your own tools
  • Can pass pre-employment background checks.

Physical Requirements:

Sitting, standing, walking, squatting/kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing/pulling, twisting/bending, sifting /carrying up to 50 lbs multiple times per shift, fine manipulation. 

Technical Bulletin: Ford Utility Carbon Monoxide Info

Technical Bulletin: Ford Utility Carbon Monoxide Info
With so much information floating around surrounding the concerns customers are having with the Ford Utility Interceptor we have put together this single bulletin to try to put all existing information into one location for your review. Based on this information you and your department and upfitting resource can decide to take the needed actions to ensure your drivers are safe and your fleet concerns are mitigated.

The following links are to all known information resources we have knowledge of at this time:

From the feedback we have seen in the field the issue does clearly exist in some cases. In other cases the issues being seen are a mix of multiple issues that all need to be resolved and might or might not be specific to only one vehicle concern. Both mechanical and equipment installation related issues have been found

While we have seen and inspected vehicles for carbon monoxide concerns and proper equipment sealing, we have also found those vehicles to be in various states of overall disrepair mechanically. The key is to rule out all issues in your fleet and making your users aware of these concerns but also get them to report these types of issues to their appropriate supervisors so they can be corrected.

As a service to our customers in the Northern CA region we have decided to offer a free inspection service for any vehicles we have worked on or any vehicles you might have a concern about that are affected by this specific issue. This vehicle inspection service can normally be performed while you wait. But in some cases based on equipment installed the vehicle would need to be left at our facility. This service is an inspection only and diagnosis of install practices for information to the fleet manager. The fixes Ford are proposing include changes to the air handling system in the vehicle and other fixes we might not be aware of and thus will not be able to perform. This service would not replace the need to allow Ford to perform those fixes that all Utility Interceptors affected might need to have completed. These inspections are by appointment only, contact information is below.

Please understand the safety of all of our customers is extremely important to us and all users of the Utility Interceptor should understand and utilize the resources above to address any concerns with their fleet in a timely manner. 

If we can be of any assistance please let us know.


Brent Burzycki – General Manager
707-435-9233 –