The Small Engine Repair Shop is just one of the shops in the Equipment Maintenance Unit of the Crafts Section. Photo by Douglas G. Morrison.
Story by Nicole Mooradian; photos by Douglas G. Morrison.
One of four units in the Crafts Section, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Equipment Maintenance Unit in Pacoima is dedicated to the repair and maintenance of Emergency Operations’ safety and personal protective equipment, such as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and hose.
The Unit consists of the SCBA Shop, the Small Engine Repair Shop and the Hose Shop. In addition to its primary duties, the unit’s 10 employees also repair and maintain small engine equipment, such as vacuum cleaners and smoke ejectors, and assist with turnout distribution.