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Report blasts city firetruck maintenance

Says mechanics and drivers lack training, records shoddy

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By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / March 12, 2009

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The Boston Fire Department for years has taken a "loosey-goosey approach" to "virtually all areas of fleet management," failing to perform adequate preventive maintenance on firetrucks, keeping shoddy records of repairs, and relying on poorly trained maintenance crews that lacked even basic knowledge such as the recommended frequency of oil changes, according to a consultant's review. (Full article: 997 words)

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