Section II. OPERATOR'S PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first column of the PMCS table provides the item number (order) accomplishments of checks and services.
The interval column of the PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service using the following coding:
After Mission: Checks and services to be carried out after a mission. These services ready the
fire truck for the next emergency.
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
Weekly Checks: These checks are carried out once a week. You should perform W/PMCS as
well as D/PMCS if:
You are the assigned operator and these checks have not been carried out for a full week.
You are operating the fire truck for the first time.
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
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