Acquired Vehicle Safety Inspection

SUBJECT: Acquired Vehicle Safety Inspection TOPIC: Safety of acquired vehicles used for hands-on training OBJECTIVE: Given a donated vehicle for hands-on skills training and a model safety inspection checklist, the lead instructor and...


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TASK: Using this model policy as a guide, the Lead Instructor and Safety Officer shall develop a departmental Acquired Vehicle Inspection Checklist form and incorporate this procedure into preparation for fire suppression, EMS, or extrication training with acquired vehicles.

An electronic copy of this Acquired Vehicle Safety Inspection checklist will be provided to anyone interested in obtaining it. Simply e-mail Ron Moore at Rmoore@firehouse.com and request the Acquired Vehicle Safety Inspection checklist. It will be provided to you as a Micrsoft Word document.


RON MOORE, a Firehouse contributing editor, is a battalion chief and the training officer for the McKinney, TX, Fire Department. He also authors a monthly online article in the Firehouse.com "MembersZone" and serves as the Forum Moderator for the extrication section of the Firehouse.com website. Moore can be contacted directly at Rmoore@firehouse.com.