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    Thumbs up Monthly Apparatus Inspection

    We are looking to obtain any monthly apparatus inspection form. We are trying to get a better handle on our monthly vehicle inspections andwould like to cover all the bases.
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    I think we need more information. what r u looking to inspect mechanical, equipment, or your personnels ability to drive. Also, what kind of department are u; volunteer with one meeting night a month or career with 10 guys at the station 24hrs.

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    Yep, you need to be more specific in what your looking for, as for inspections.

    Is it equipment inventory?

    The condition of the rig?

    The checks that should be done daily, or weekly??

    Are you fulltime paid, or a Volly?

    What type of rigs do you have, and who does the maintenance on them? And how often, and what do they do, or not do.

    Sorry, but it's an empty request, and a loaded question.

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    Default Monthly Apparatus Inspection

    What we are looking for is a general vehicle maintance form. We are a vol company and we inspect the vehicle every month. Something like a check list: IE undercarriage, fluid leaks, engine compartment,pump panel, light, heaters, wipers, etc.
    At present we are just using a check list which is very generic. I hope that this helps clarify things a little more

    Thanks

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    OFD the simplest answer i can give u is do a google search for cdl pre-trip inspections. This should give u some sample worksheets that can get u started.

    If you have questions about what some of items are you can download your state dmv's cdl manual or go to your local office and pickup the hard copy. Also, you might be able to get a couple of guys from your town highway department to come over and show you how to do the check correctly.

    Hope this helps, good luck and be safe.

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    Got this from the VFIS website (https://secure.glatfelters.com/vfis/vfisresourcecenter.nsf/(vfisweb-viewlist_by_category_anonymous _new)/853991BC47FFF777852571E3005629 68/$FILE/Weekly+Emergency+Vehicle+Repor t+1006.pdf)
    It's a weekly form but should do for a good starting piont.

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    They also have a lot of other information available (http://www.vfis.com/resources.htm)

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    I don't know how many calls you run,but you may want to consider going to a weekly check of your apparatus. 3-4 weeks is a long time to run with a leaking radiator hose, an oil leak,or any other thing you didn't notice during your monthly inspection. We have 3 separate looseleaf binders for our truck,one is for air packs only,another one is for equipment,and the other one is for the truck itself.
    Air Packs- Cylinder pressure,cleanliness,pass devices,low air alarm,mask condition,belts,and straps, and static test date.
    Equipment-check it's all there and it the right compartment,hose condition, flashlights,radios,and any other battery operated equipment is charged.
    Truck- Engine/Transmission check all fluids,belts,and hoses,check for leaks.Tires/wheels check condition and air pressure.Check suspension. Brakes check service brakes,and parking brake operation,and have them adjusted if necessary. Air system drain tanks for moisture,check for leaks,and hose condition,make sure low air alarm is working. Lights headlights,tail,clearance,dire ctional,brake,reverse lights,and back up alarm compartment lights. Emergency warning system,emergency lights,sirens,air horns.Generator, flood lights,scene lights. Pump check primer oil level,look for leaks,water tank level,check operation of valves,and drains. Cab check all controls,heater/defroster,air conditioning,windshield wipers,mirrors,seat belts,guages,warning lights and buzzers.Document the date,mileage,engine hours,and pump hours at each check,and who is doing the vehicle inspection.
    I'm sure I probably forgot something.

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    Try NFPA 1911. There's forms in there for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual inspections. If you try to follow NFPA standards as closely as you can you'll be covered in the event of an accident or failure resulting in injury or loss of life.

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