Section II. OPERATOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services means systematic caring, inspection, and servicing of equipment to keep
it in good condition and ready to use. As the operator, your mission is to:
Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you use the Fire Suppression Equipment Set.
Do your "Before" PMCS Just before you use the equipment.
Do your "After" PMCS right after using the equipment.
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that you
discover before, during, or after use, unless you can fix the fault. You DO NOT need to record faults that you fix.
2-8. PMCS PROCEDURES.
Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services, table 2-1, lists inspections and care required to keep your
equipment in good operating condition.
The "Interval" column of table 2-1 tells you when to do a certain check or service
The "Procedure" column of table 2-1 tells you how to do required checks and services.
Terms "ready/available" and "mission capable" refer to same status Equipment is on hand
and ready to perform its mission. (See DA Pam 738-750.)
The "Equipment Is Not Ready/Available If:" column in table 2-1 tells you when your equipment is non-mission
capable and why it cannot be used.