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OPERATOR PMCS PROCEDURES - TM-5-4210-220-12_88
TM 5-4210-220-12 Section II.  OPERATOR'S PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) 2-6.  GENERAL. Operator's  Preventive  Maintenance  Checks  and  Services  (PMCS)  are  required  inspections  and  care  of  your  fire  truck necessary to keep it in good working order.  All instructions and intervals are mandatory. a. Before you operate equipment.  Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.  Perform your Before (B) PMCS prior to the equipment's leaving its containment area or performing its intended mission. b. While you operate equipment.  Always keep in mind the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.  Perform your During (D) PMCS when the equipment is being used in its intended mission. c. After you operate equipment.  Be sure to perform your After (A) PMCS after the equipment has been taken out of Its mission mode or returned to its containment area. 2-7.  OPERATOR PMCS PROCEDURES. a.    The purpose of the PMCS table is to indicate the order in which checks are to be done, as well as to indicate when they are to be done. b. Routine checks like equipment inventory, cleaning, dusting, washing, stowing items not in use, and checking for loose nuts and bolts are not listed in the PMCS table.  They are things you should do anytime you see they must be done if you find a routine check like one of these listed in the PMCS table, it is listed because it is either a very critical component or other operators reported problems with this item. c. The first column of the PMCS table provides the item number (order) accomplishments of checks and services. d. The interval column of the PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service using the following coding: A: After Mission: Checks and services to be carried out after a mission.  These services ready the fire truck for the next emergency. D: Daily Checks: These checks are carried out once per day.  If you are the first operator to check that truck that day, do your daily checks at the beginning of the shift so you know the fire truck is ready to respond to an emergency W: Weekly Checks: These checks are carried out once a week.  You should perform W/PMCS as well as D/PMCS if: (1) You are the assigned operator and these checks have not been carried out for a full week. (2) You are operating the fire truck for the first time. e. 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  procedure  tells  you  to,  have  Unit Maintenance do the work. f.    Explanation of Equipment is Not Ready/Available If: column.  This column tells you when and why your fire truck cannot be used.  If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3 under Change 5  2-21

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