Section III. UNIT PMCS
The purpose of scheduled preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) is to prevent trouble, reduce
down time, and ensure that the fire truck is ready for operation at all times.
Records and reports of preventive maintenance checks and services must be made in accordance with
requirements set forth in DA PAM 738-750. The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS). Use the PMCS
Table item No. column to get the number of the TM ITEM NO. column of DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and
Explanation Of Table
Item Number Column. The Item No column of the PMCS table is used to get the number for the TM ITEM
NO column of DA FORM 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet).
Interval Column. The interval column of the PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
Always keep in mind all CAUTIONS and WARNINGS when performing PMCS.
The following coding is used
Weekly Checks: These checks are carried out once a week.
Monthly Checks: These checks are carried out monthly.
Semi-Annual Checks: These checks are carried out twice per year.
Annual: These checks are carried out annually.
Bi-Annual Checks: These checks and services are carried out once every two years.
Explanation of ITEM TO BE INSPECTED/Procedure column. The ITEM TO BE INSPECTED/Procedure
column of the PMCS table tells you what item to inspect and tells you how to do the required checks and services.
Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the tools, or if the procedures tells you to, have Direct Support
Maintenance do the work.