Have equipment ready to work
By Mark van der Feyst
In our fire trucks we have all kinds of equipment that we use for various operations and uses. This equipment is checked on a regular basis to ensure that they work properly. Any problems identified will be corrected and repaired.
When the equipment is placed back on the truck, is it ready to go? By this I mean, has it been set up to pull off the truck and operate quickly? For example, the chainsaw should have the choke pulled out, the on switch turned on and fuel tank full. The operator just has to grab the chainsaw and pull the chord to start it. This can be done for any mechanical tool like the positive pressure fan, hydraulic pump and generators. Think of the time that it will save.
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