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Repairs & Maintenance

Your Garden State Emergency Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Experts

For ALL your emergency vehicle needs- two locations!

First Priority is a full spectrum vehicle repair center specializing in the maintenance of ambulances, fire apparatus and specialty vehicles from all manufacturers. Our expert staff is dedicated to fast, efficient and cost effective vehicle repair of any type or magnitude. Our wide array of available services include:

  • TIRES
  • OIL CHANGES
  • WHEELS & BRAKES
  • EXHAUST SYSTEMS
  • BODY REPAIR
  • EXPERT PAINT SHOP
  • ELECTRICAL DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
  • APPARATUS REPAIR
  • SUSPENSION REPAIR
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • METAL FABRICATION
  • INTERIOR REPAIRS

FULL ENGINE & TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT WITH WARRANTY CUSTOMIZED PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES

FIRST PRIORITY IS AN AUTHORIZED SALES & SERVICE CENTER FOR THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES:

  • KME
  • BRAUN
  • ROAD RESCUE
  • MCCOY-MILLER
  • DEMERS
  • MARQUE CUSTOM WORKS
  • DARLEY SALES & SERVICE
  • WELDON V-MUX
  • FOAM PRO
  • HARRISON GENERATOR
  • WATEROUS PUMPS
  • HALE PUMPS

Our service centers are fully-equipped to handle all of your Fire Apparatus & Ambulance service needs. Our technicians are factory-trained, EVT and ASE-certified. This factory training includes instruction for most major component manufacturers, including Hale, Waterous, Harrison, and Hendrickson, to name a few.

We repair all makes and models of fire apparatus. We outfit our field service technicians with fully-equipped mobile service units to handle your service needs in the station, or on the road in an emergency. All of our conveniently located service centers offer 3rd party pump & aerial testing.

Fabrication

First Priority prides itself on complete custom fabrication capabilities. We have a dedicated staff of employees that are Certified welders in steel and aluminum, providing your Department or Squad with true custom tool mountings, Fixed shelves, roll out tool boards, swing out tool boards, and roll out-tilt down shelves built to your specifications. Custom Trays, bins, toolboxes, brackets, straps, racks, etc. All mounts can be painted to match cab or compartment color .

Generator Service

Reliability is crucial to a successful emergency generator system. Preventative maintenance contracts save you money with competitive rates, but more importantly, give you peace of mind knowing that your generator will be ready to perform in the event of a power outage. Trained technicians work on your system based upon our basic package or a customized package that meets your specific needs.

Fleet Service Contracts

Ambulance or Fire Apparatus First Priority can make sure that your fleet is ready to go. Plan ahead so that those last minute emergencies don’t happen to you. Call our Service Department today & ask about for a quote for your fleet.

Accident Repairs

Accidents happen; it’s a fact of life. But, when they happen to your apparatus, you can be assured that the experts at First Priority Full Service Auto Body Repair Facility will restore your vehicle to its original quality standards. And the turnaround time will be minimal, so your apparatus can be back into service where it’s needed.

Modifications

Modifications and upgrades are available to comply with current NFPA standards, such as relocation of horns and sirens, new warning lights, plumbing changes, auxiliary braking devices and more. Modifications are available for all makes and models of apparatus.

Service & Repair History

Our software system allows us to maintain the repair history of an individual vehicle or entire fleet of apparatus. We also provide itemized computer-generated invoices for each repair visit.

Pump Maintenance Checklist

  • Shift Mechanism
  • Check Relief Valve Operable
  • Check Gauges
  • Check Tach Port
  • Change Transfer Case Oil
  • Inspect and Lubricate Universal Joints
  • Check Drive Line
  • Lubricate Impeller Shaft
  • Check Pump Packings / Drip Rate
  • Lube Transfer Valve and Mechanism
  • Change Fluid Auto Lube (Hale)
  • Inspect Pump Check Valve
  • Inspect Flapper Valve (2 stage)
  • Inspect Drain Valves for Proper Operation
  • Inspect Anti-Siphon Hole Primer
  • Check Primer Oil Level
  • Visual Inspection of Valves
  • Remove and Check Pump Anodes
  • Check Steamer Inlet Screens

Chassis PM Service Will Include

Engine – Oil Level, Oil Filters, Oil Leaks, Cooling System Fluid Levels, Coolant Filter, Coolant System Hoses, Coolant Tested, Fuel Filter, Air Filter, Belts, Motor Mounts, Exhaust System, Air Compressor Filter, Air System and Drains, Emergency Shutdown and Shutter Operation. Chassis – Lube Chassis, Clutch Linkage, Check Drive Line, Differential Fluid Level, Gaskets and Seals, Mounting Bolts/Body, Axle Studs and Nuts, Springs and U Bolts, Shackle Pins, Shock Absorbers, Tires, Wheels and Lug Nuts, Fuel Tank, Power Steering Fluid Level/Filter/Pump, Hose and Filters, Drag Link and Assist Cylinder, Tie Rod Ends, King Pins, Steering Gear Box Assembly and Gear Box Mounting Bolts. Transmission – Fluid Level, Shift Linkage (Manual), Gaskets and Seals, Lock-up System, Filter, Cooler, PTO. Brakes – Fluid Level, Low Air Alarm, Governor, Leakage, Tank Drains, Air Dryer System, Alcohol Evaporator, System, Moisture Ejector, Parking Brake, Brake Lining and Adjust, Brake Chambers, Tubing/Lines/Fittings and Drums/Rotors.Electrical System – Starting System, Onboard Air Compressor, Charging System, Battery Condition, Battery Load Test, Alternator AMPS Output, Warning Lights, Sirens, Ground/Step Lights, Pump Panel Lights, Compartment Lights, DOT Lights, Gaskets and Seals and Axle Bearings.


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