EMV Trader Blog

Tires On Emergency Vehicles

Should we inspect our tires for wear and age? Every fire department, EMS agency or emergency vehicle fleet maintenance should have a solid tire management process in place. This does not require an app or some great piece of software. If checking your wear, pressures and age of your tires is not on your daily...

Apparatus Trade Off’s – Chris Dubois

National Fire Radio PodcastJeremy Donch with Chris Dubois, Sales Manager for Absolute Fire Protection Listen to the National Fire Radio Podcast discussing the "trade off's" when designing new fire apparatus. Chris Dubois is the Sales Manager for Absolute Fire Protection in New Jersey. There are trade off's when designing a new fire truck. Chris discusses...

Fire Truck Colors

Visual science plays a role in your fire truck color and lighting Through the years there has been a lot of conversation about the additional safety a bright colored truck provides verses the traditional red or white over red fire truck. We have seen many colors of the rainbow exit the manufacturing lines. Everything from...

Annual Fire Pump Testing

Is it really that important? Yes, we believe an annual pump test is one of the most important maintenance items that can be performed on your fire apparatus. Not only for the piece of mind that the pump will perform to its capabilities, but to avoid putting your firefighters in a very bad situation. So...

Generator On a Fire Truck

Should we put a generator on our new fire truck? It wasn't that long ago that the only way to effectively light up an emergency scene was to employ 115V scene lights. Need a fan, cord reel or other AC driven appliance? No problem just plug into your on board generator. Need to run your...

Warning Light Upgrades

Is it time to upgrade your warning lights to LED? So your on your third alternator replacement and you have replaced your truck batteries multiple times. Maybe it's time to consider decreasing the amperage draw on the charging system and increasing the visibility of your fire truck or other emergency vehicle. Whether your buying a...

Emergency Vehicle Parts

How do I obtain parts for my fire truck or ambulance? If you have an older fire truck you could be finding it difficult to find the right fire truck parts or ambulance replacement equipment. Dealerships have resources available to them today that are far reaching. The internet alone is a great source for finding...

Single Stage or Two Stage Fire Pump

What is the difference between the two? Single Stage Fire Pump Single stage pumps use a single impeller to produce water pressure. There are no Volume/Pressure (Series/Parallel) Transfer valves to manipulate. Single stage fire pumps usually have larger impellers than Two-Stage Pumps to generate the desired volume and pressure combinations. Impellers of pumps are classified...

High Water Flood Rescue Truck

What in the world is a HWFR truck? Over the last few years a different kind of truck has been gaining popularity. Termed "High Water Flood Rescue" or "High Water Rescue", these trucks have surfaced with fording capabilities and on / off road maneuverability with either 4x4 or 6x6 drive. One such company, Acela Truck...

What Is A Full Service Dealer

Selecting your repair facility is important Having your fire trucks serviced annually by a qualified service provider is just as important as daily and routine checks. During this service, major operating components will be checked for proper performance, adjustments can be made if needed and repairs can be completed by qualified EVT Technicians. Selecting your...

Overcoming Emergency Vehicle Budget Challenges

Why do fire and EMS departments use lease financing? Financing your new or used fire truck or ambulance can seem like a challenge. Chicken barbeques and other fund raising activities only go so far these days. Fortunately there are finance companies that specialize in emergency vehicle purchase financing. One such company; Leasing2, specializes in providing...

Is A Refurb The Same As A Remount

Refurbishment / Remount - Are They Different Technically yes, but maybe not.........it depends on your or your salesperson's definition of a refurbishment or remount. We have heard it explained ninety different ways and will most likely add twenty more before the end of the week. Let's tackle "refurbishment" first. The term refurbishment is so loosely...

Is Maintenance Really That Important

There are some things that money can't buy! Money can buy you the maintenance labor and mechanical parts but can never buy you the piece of mind in knowing that your fire truck, ambulance or other emergency vehicle is properly serviced and maintained. Preventative maintenance is like a money back guarantee. Not only does it...

What Is A Fire Truck Broker

How does a fire truck broker work? Brokers for used fire trucks and used ambulances are generally a small business that advertises used emergency vehicles for sale in print media, social media and the internet. Some history.... Twenty plus years ago you could count the number of brokers and used fire truck dealers on a...

Sell To A Used Emergency Vehicle Dealer

Should I sell my used emergency vehicle to a dealer? A common question we are often discussing with sellers is should we sell our truck to a dealer or just advertise it ourselves? Question: Our new truck dealer wants to give us a trade in number included in our new truck purchase agreement. Is this...

Advertise Your Truck Now Or Later

Should I wait to advertise my used fire truck or ambulance? So your new truck is ordered and your dealer is telling you it will be 24 months before delivery happens. After the shock of learning that it will be 2 years, you soon wonder what to do with your current apparatus. Should you advertise...

Emergency Vehicle & Fire-Rescue Equipment Advertising Made Simple

Sell Your Emergency Vehicle or Firefighting Tools & Equipment

Advertise and sell your fire apparatus, ambulance, utility vehicle, command vehicle or trailer, fire-rescue boat and firefighting tools. Are you ready to maximize your sale revenue and take control of your sale?

Before You Advertise Your Emergency Vehicle For Sale

What do emergency vehicle buyers want to see?

  • Buyers like detailed information, accurate pricing, a bunch of photos and a video if possible. Don’t be the emergency vehicle ad that gets skimmed over due to lack of information or effort put into the ad.
  • Take great pictures of the emergency vehicle or firefighting equipment that you are selling. Move your vehicle outside on a sunny day and start taking your pictures. Take pictures of all four corners of the vehicle, side shots, front shots, rear shots, cab interior shots and body compartments.

How long will it take to sell my fire truck, ambulance or other emergency vehicle?

  • On average, most emergency vehicle sales happen within 60 days of being advertised. Some trucks may sell fast, some emergency vehicles may take longer depending on the year of the used emergency vehicle, condition and mileage.

Basically you should make your advertisement stand out!

  • Get creative in the ad text box and note the nitty gritty details. Especially the mechanicals and obviously the options. It is most important to supply as much information as possible. That will make your ad stand out.