The Quint is a backup truck. The question is, “Should it be a lower priority for maintenance?”
It was taken in for brake service. The mechanics found the spring on the wheel just about wore in two. It’s hard to tell how long it would have been before failing. If it would have failed it would’ve locked up the wheel. And it’s hard to tell what would have happened after that.
Never underestimate the importance of preventative maintenance. The answer to the question is “no” it should not be a lower priority.