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29th Annual Emergency and Municipal Apparatus Maintenance Symposium

OAEVT is happy to announce that the Annual Emergency and Municipal Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Program will return in September.
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Officer Elections

It is not too late to volunteer for a position on the OAEVT Board or nominate somebody that you feel will make a progressive impact with OAEVT.

Nominations can also be made at the Annual meeting.  Two positions at this time are open. To date the following Nominations have been received:
President:  Ed Starkovic
Central Director: Doc Metzger of Violet Township
Ronald Whitaker of Lebanon Division of Fire

Reminder for OAEVT of the Year nominations

Nominations MUST be received by September 2, 2021.  

Please include some resume information with the nomination so we may determine the best qualified OAEVT for 2021!  We know there are several qualified candidates, however we can only bestow this years award on one EVT so please include certifications, contributions to the Fire Department, Community, Work Place or any other pertinent information.  The Committee will review all nominations and announce the winner at the 2021 Banquet.  

Please send all nominations to: or or or

Thank You!

NFPA 1910

Standard for Marine Firefighting Vessels and the Inspection, Maintenance, Testing, Refurbishing, and Retirement of In-Service Emergency Vehicles

We have been very busy these past few years with NFPA.  We still Chair the NFPA 1071/1910 Standard and participate in all of the Proffessional Qualification Standards (29).  So your OAEVT is active in the process. 

NFPA began an aggressive effort to consolidate Standards a few years ago.  Our 1071 Professional Qualification for EVT’s Standard is being consolidated with 1911 Automotive Testing Standard, 1925 Standard for Marine Firefighting Vessels, 1912 Refurbishing Standard.  The new standard will be numbered 1910 and tentative effective date will be 2024.

We have worked through the first stage of combining those standards .  Public comments are open for consideration from September 3, 2021 through November 12, 2021.

Below is the link to go to so you can see what the new 1910 Standard will look like. It is divided into separate chapters where specifics are necessary. This new version will include all Emergency Vehicles (see the new revised definition) including ARFF, Ambulance, Trailers, Refurbs, Marine Vessels, Testing, High Pressure Pumps, EVT’s and more.  You can view the purposed 1910 and make comments on-line.  All comments will be addressed by the Committee so this is your chance to make improvements in YOUR Standard!  Note at this stage no NEW Subject material can be added, however corrections and additions to existing content are welcomed.  The NFPA web site will ask for a sign on, If you or your FD are not members you can still register and get a sign on FREE!  Should you have an issue maneuvering into the 1910 document don’t hesitate contacting me for help, 419-351-8050 or  

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Job Posting

A core value of our company is to provide customers with excellent service before & after the sale, and we take great pride in our service capabilities. The Service Technician role is a critical part of fulfilling this goal. We’re looking for the best combination of technical and mechanical skills to service apparatuses while maintaining positive relations with the Fire Departments we service
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